Award-winning Manchester-based artist Ian Rayer-Smith presents a solo exhibition of new paintings at Zari Gallery from 20 to 29 April 2017.

Strongly influenced by the work of the abstract expressionists and the romantic light of the old masters, Ian Rayer-Smith’s large oil and acrylic paintings effortlessly fuse abstraction, the figurative and the surreal.

Consisting entirely of brand new works produced within the last year, the exhibition explores the very act of painting itself and the process of mark making, which has been man’s most basic form of expression for millennia.

“I like my paintings to carry an emotional charge, not only in its subject matter but also through the energy and visceral nature of the materials I use. Soft and amorphous, they accentuate the tactile feel of nature, avoiding any sense of repetition so as to constantly offer something new
and surprising” Ian Rayer-Smith

Voted one of Manchester’s Top 10 Artists by Manchester Confidential and Winner of the 2014 Warrington Contemporary Prize, Ian Rayer-Smith has been hailed as one of the North’s artists to watch. This is his first solo exhibition in London.


73 Newman Street, London W1T 3EJ

20-29 April

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm (Late Night Opening, Thursday 27th: 10am-8pm)

Saturday 22nd: 11am-5pm. Saturday 29th: 10am-1pm. Sunday: closed

Social Media:

Instagram: @ianrayersmith
Twitter: @ianrspaints
For all press queries, please contact Olivier Joly: – 07747 085 089

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