Here is an image of a recent installation submission to a festival in Wales, my concept was to create a piece of work on these gates throughout the festival - making them into points of interest and spaces festival goers would be more inclined to stop and spend time with.
I have had an idea bubbling for a while now relating to the use of holograms, and the application of them in my work.
I am really interested in the filmic quality of this material, but am still in the middle of developing it, but I liked the colour in the image so thought I'd post it to get the work going.
The work I intend to make is potentially going to be an idea I want to call pool. Using lintographs I want to build up a surface of holograms that will react and move as the audience walks towards or past the work, creating small abstract movement and ripples to mimic those seen as you walk past a pond or puddle.
I decided a few weeks back to take images of my analog tv, while breaking up the tv signal by experimenting with moving the aerial in different locations. The result was something I've seen before, but I liked the images I saw so much I thought I really needed to share them on here.
I sometimes get slightly worn out using so many ism's when in conversation about art history and movements, so in response to this I have made some new ideas for some new "artisms" to add the the mountain of other uses of the suffix.
I've also posted a downloadable A4 poster, which you can customise with your own take on ism's. Just click the bottom image to go and download your poster.
In a couple of new pieces of painting I started this week, I have been working further into the concepts I have attached to Neologism (replacing the conventional textual neologism with that of found images)
The works below have a split persona, bringing different moments of painting into the same images. The work ties slow, planned pattern making and graphic imagery to quick, thick mark making.
I am trying to develop a series of paintings that have a destructive style to them, appearing as if the time consuming underpainting has been toyed with by brutish gestural abstraction painting, and is subsequently becoming robbed of its own surface.
A neologism ( /niːˈɒlədʒɪzəm/; from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning "new", and λόγος (lógos), meaning "speech, utterance") is a newly coined term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language. Neologisms are often directly attributable to a specific person, publication, period, or event. Neolexia (Greek: a "new word", or the act of creating a new word) is a fully equivalent term.
In psychiatry, the term neologism is used to describe the use of words that have meaning only to the person who uses them, independent of their common meaning. This is considered normal in children, but a symptom of thought disorder (indicative of a psychotic mental illness, such as schizophrenia) in adults. People with autism also may create neologisms. Additionally, use of neologisms may be related to aphasia acquired after brain damage resulting from a stroke or head injury.
In theology, a neologism is a relatively new doctrine (for example, Transcendentalism). In this sense, a neologist is one who proposes either a new doctrine or a new interpretation of source material such as religious texts.
A good friend of mine from band The Sparrow Song requested for some artwork for their album launch this week, so here it is.
The artwork will be on show this week in a reconditioned factory in Northampton. On the night there will be all artwork from the forthcoming album and an exclusive preview of the bands brilliant debut LP.
Next week is the opening for the Chaos & Order show at the Alekano Club & Gallery in East London. I have been working solidly on a brand new sculpture made from Melanex & second hand record sleeves. I am really excited about showing some new work to a new crowd, and to meet up with some old friends from Bournemouth Arts Institute.
I have been thinking more about the new piece of work I want to make (see previous posts for more info), and have been designing motifs and drawings to add to the surface of the fabric / paper sculpture.
I want the motifs to be simple, line paintings in a lucid colour - maybe pink or orange. The motifs will use imagery from Romani culture - Cart wheels, horse shoes, plants, cast iron kettles. I want the motifs to accompany the naturalistic colours and imagery I will be creating the collage from, but to also add a striking contrast and depth to the work - In another sense I suppose this addition of graphics to the work has elements of graffiti in it. I like the idea of adding to an existing surface and making sure what is added grabs as much attention if not more than the surface it is painted on.
For my next wall hanging I intend on creating a surface to collage onto by stiffening a piece of fabric to a point where it is self supporting. I have done some research and have decided upon fibreglass resin as the hardening medium, as I really don't think PVA or any other water based mediums will give the tensile strength needed to keep the fabric rigid.
Once I have hardened the fabric, I will apply thousands of hand shredded strips (using my hand shredder found in a Charity shop for 99p) Full of imagery relating to my Romani anscestory. The imagery will be a construction rich with visuals sourced from books, featuring both factual and fictional elements to Romani history.
I have been looking at a lot of work at the moment, trying to find work and techniques that I find interesting (see below and previous post for examples)Moving forward I really want to make more wall hangings, firstly because I found the experience of both constructing and exhibiting Shoot (See Below) earlier in the year in Hoxton very fulfilling. I like the development of a surface and the intricacies that can be constructed with such basic materials- fabric, paper, glue.
I like having this paper and fabric as a starting point or medium seems really natural to me, and most of my favourite work has been made in this intuitive fashion. The work reveals itself through the process of creating shape and texture on a surface.
So as a follow up to both my previous post about making some one off altered record sleeves, and the mentione of the Cally Festival heres the fruits of my labour from Sunday while everyone else was making book covers!