Ian Ferguson (Hydeon) is a contemporary artist, illustrator, and designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Born in 1985, originally from San Diego, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California – San Diego in 2006.
Inspired by life experiences and consciousness, his thoughtfully detailed illustrative style evokes a sense of contemplative meaning in each piece. Using his characters and subjects as conduits for storytelling, Ferguson 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. He has worked with clients such as The Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Brazil), The World Trade Center (NYC), Converse, RedBull, Flavor Paper, PBR, 1 9 9 4 ., The Very Warm, and Brick & Cotton. His work has been in publications such as VICE Media, Forbes Magazine, Hyperallergic, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Tape OP Magazine, Time Out Chicago, and more. Ferguson has exhibited his work in cities throughout the United States as well as internationally in cities such as Paris, Denmark, Oslo, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, and Curitiba.
The attention to detail and meticulous line work in his drawings reflects his patience and passion for his work. He often uses Indian ink, acrylic paint/markers, and gouache to create his drawings, paintings, and murals. Ferguson’s dream-like pieces harbor a vivid post folk art/graphic surrealist presentation emphasizing consciousness through the life experience.