Young Love

Young Love

Ivar Wigan

Born in Scotland, and raised in London, photographer Ivar Wigan (b. 1979) approaches narrative and portrait scenes with a nuanced sensitivity to social interaction. Through imagery culled from intimate relationships and interactions with his surroundings, the artist aims to break down barriers that society has built up around minority and youth cultures. The impetus to document comes from a place of admiration and in this way, his photographs call to mind the work of Nan Goldin or Richard Billingham, where drama and atmosphere are heightened by acute respect and empathy.Wigan received his MA in History of Art and Ancient History from the University of Edinburgh. 2015 saw the release of The Gods, a collection of photographs created during time spent immersed in the North American sprawl of Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles. It was here that the artist rst became absorbed by the mutable youth and music cultures that unfold out of the African diaspora.

Paul_and_Shanae,_2017.jpg
White_Knight,_2015.jpg
Serial_Killer_Sound,_2015.jpg
My_Room,_2015.jpg
The_Hot_Spot,_2015.jpg
Ramone_Colquhoun,_2017.jpg
Larry,_2017.jpg
Sunshine,_2017.jpg
Zaina,_2017.jpg
Treasure_Beach,_2015.jpg
Tattoo_Shop,_2017.jpg
Stone_Love,_2015.jpg
Ricky_Famous,_2015.jpg
Plants,_2017.jpg
Mysterious_Sue,_2015.jpg
Last_Song,_2015.jpg
Kerry_Ann,_2017.jpg
Alligator_Pond,_2015.jpg
August_Town,_2017.jpg
Back_Road,_2016.jpg
Barbz,_2017.jpg
Bathroom,_2017.jpg
Bike,_2016.jpg
Blacks_II,_2016.jpg
Blacks,_2017.jpg
Bottom_Pen,_2017.jpg
Christina_Powell,_2016.jpg
Chyna,_2015.jpg
Concrete,_2015.jpg
Creepers,_2016.jpg
Danny_and_Regina,_2015.jpg
Downtown_Kingston,_2017.jpg
Eastern,_2017 (2).jpg
Flowers,_2017.jpg
Girl_W_Dogs,_2017.jpg
Janine_and_Ricky,_2016.jpg
Joey,_2015.jpg