Thursday, 29 July 2010


Images removed from billboards.

This piece is intended on being an image pasted onto 3 ply, with rough cut edges splintered as if it were taken directly from a billboard itself, leaving an advert model mouthless.

Mouthy, Idea. 2010
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Sunday, 25 July 2010


Books & Collage.

When I first started making collaged artwork, I bought second hand books and collected magazine images and text I thought had potential. 

The images and text had this exciting potential to construct situations and structures that would otherwise never happen; Introducing Nuclear explosions to photos of glamorous models, and splicing cavemen into 80's sputnik-esque scenes. 

My early collaged pieces have always felt quite seperate to that of my more recent work, but the adaptation of the concept of collage has made me aware that my practice always returns to the layering of objects, ideas and images, and are borrowed from a limitless variety of sources.

I like being freed when it comes to justifying why I make what I make, although I know it is important to understand why I'm making artwork, I think it is equally important not to tie your ideas to a theoretical lead weight.

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Thursday, 22 July 2010



I was reading today about an artist I wasn't familiar with, A guy calling himself Konx-Om-Pax. I really enjoyed watching these couple of videos up on his site, it reminded me of a previous post with images from an artist I'm a big fan of; John Russell (ex BANK collective founder)

Twin Portal from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

Reading about this Advanced Beauty video, I found the project is inspired by synasthesia,
the rare, sensory experience of seeing sound or tasting colours, and the videos created are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack.

Advanced Beauty from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

 John Russels work definately ties into the same visual string as K-O-P, but seems more attune in subverting   (in earlier work) posters and media images, and more recently taking on a slightly more acid-soaked computer game graphic appeal.


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Mr Pendz

As mentioned in yesterdays post, my new direction of work is definitely a product of a conversation with an old friend, namely an artist working under the nom de plume Mr Pendz.
I thought it would be worth sharing a small a selection of Mr Pendz' more hard-edge graffitti, as opposed to my more 'flouncy' artwork that takes part of its form from being linked with illegal artwork, and intervention.
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Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Over the last 10 months I have been working full time, in a totaly art-unrelated job, which has seriously stunted my artistic output.
I now think I can see why so many artists end up slowing down with their art, or outright stopping art production altogether.

 My new branch of 2D work has really sparked a new interest in me, as pretty much all my university work was sculptural, this alteration of creative approach is really making working new and exciting again.

Another reason I have started with the image based work was after a long chat with an old friend that I used to produce graffitti lettering and characters with, and it made me see that I am more of an image maker, despite having a sculptural view on things, it means I can apply this sensibility to image work.

Although there is (as of yet) no definitive reasoning or statement behind each work, there are ties that are forming that are becoming more obvious as I get more into art making again.
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