Ian Ferguson (Hydeon) is a contemporary artist, illustrator, and designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from San Diego, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California – San Diego in 2006. Since then his talents have taken him across the United States and South America. Where his work has been highly received and featured at galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, New York, and São Paulo, Brazil.
Inspired by life experiences, his thoughtfully detailed illustrative style evokes a sense of contemplative meaning in each piece. Using his characters and subjects as conduits for storytelling, Hydeon is able to deploy his thoughts and ideas through them. The aesthetics of his works, are often inspired by ancient historical civilizations, European Renaissance, Victorian Era, and the 1800’s American Civil War Era. His work can be seen featured on notable brands such as Converse Shoes, 1994 and Brick & Cotton. His large scale murals and installation pieces can be seen in Chicago, the East Village New York, and the World Trade Center Gallery.
The attention to detail and meticulous line work in his drawings reflects his patience and passion for his work. He often uses Indian ink, gouache, and acrylic to create his drawings, paintings, and murals. Hydeons dream-like pieces harbor a vivid post folk art/graphic surrealist presentation emphasizing consciousness through the life experience.