Ian Collings at Casa Perfect Los Angeles

Ian Collings Los Angeles Dec 2020


The Future Perfect is pleased to present new works from sculptor Ian Collings. Holding room for a varied history of references, Collings’ work is at once philosophically engaging and visually poignant. Made as touchstones in a larger cosmology of real, psychic and hallucinatory circumstances, these works live through a formalism that is not an apex, but a genesis. 

Ian Collings is an American sculptor and designer based in Ojai, CA and Pavones, Costa Rica. His collections of sculpture and functional objects are influenced by his immersion in the natural world and through an intellectual inquiry into the nature of things.
With a bachelor’s of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Ian Co-founded the furniture design company Fort Standard in 2011. He left the company in 2018 to dedicate himself to his sculptural work which had been a driving motivation throughout the venture. After a three year inspirational hiatus spent living mostly in the rainforest of Central America, his new insights and well developed interests of the past are synthesized in a robust spectrum of new works. The treatment of material into both industrial and organic forms are underpinned by themes of emergence and interconnectedness in his work.

While coalescing his ongoing sculptural practice, he has often focused on furniture making. In 2018 Collings left Fort Standard, the company he co-founded, to dedicate himself to his sculptural work. His work is now on view at Casa Perfect Los Angeles though December.

Images courtesy of photographer Yoshihiro Makino.

Exhibited Works