Ian McCaughrean's seductive paintings depict a world of abundant colour, consumer goods and social freedom. The pictorial component as depicted by the central figurative picture, juxtaposed and surrounded by pure geometric abstract structure, highlights and explores the very nature of the aesthetic, ideal and associated theory. With these paintings the artist continues to explore the tension between pure abstraction and pictorial representation. Ian McCaughrean was born in Plymouth, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in South London. After studying a degree in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art he then went on to study an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. Ian McCaughrean RCA has been painting for over twenty five years and has taken part in many group and solo exhibitions. McCaughrean has works in private and public collections across the UK and abroad.