Born in Scotland, and raised in London, photographer Ivar Wigan (b. 1979) approaches narrative and portrait scenes with a nuanced sensitivity to social interaction. Through imagery culled from intimate relationships and interactions with his collaborators, the artist aims to break down barriers that society has built up around minority and youth cultures. 2015 saw the release of The Gods, a collection of photographs created during time spent immersed in the North American sprawl of Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles. It was here that the artist first became absorbed by the mutable youth and music cultures that unfold out of the African diaspora. The Gods has been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. In 2017 the artist produced his second series Young Love, a collection of photographs made over two years spent living amongst the Dancehall music community of Kingston, Jamaica.