One of the stand out exhibitions of 2015 was for me Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots at Tate Liverpool from 30th June – 18th October. Instead of offering another re-imagining of Pollock’s famed ‘drip technique’, the exhibition, as the title suggests, offered a valuable new insight into a period we are not so familiar with. Continue reading
Having previously come across Cage’s stunning ‘Ryoanji’ series of drawings and prints from the 1980’s, (see John Cage: Ryoanji Series) inspired by his visit to the Ryoanji temple in Kyoto. I was familiar with the working processes and concept of employing ‘chance’ to dictate the compositional properties and physical application of mark for these pieces. After undertaking further reading around the series I had Continue reading
My approach to Art is somewhat unorthodox and contradictory.
Traditionally a visual entity – accessible through the eyes, the visual appearance is of course very important. Art has always been, despite the best efforts of many visionaries along the way,
I recently stumbled across an article on the BBC website entitled ‘How creativity is helped by failure’. The title immediately grabbed me as the general precept is a notion I have always held central to my work. Experience teaches me that risk taking is an integral part of creative practice – significant breakthroughs Continue reading
I have an oil filled radiator. My radiator generally resides in my study / studio but gets moved around between rooms to service the heating needs of my apartment as and when required. Over a period of time I began to observe a peculiar, regular tapping noise encompassing the space of my apartment. Continue reading
A major part of my research revolves around the concept of ‘equivalents’, particulaly between the visual and the audible (eg. white paper and white noise) – imaging the visual of the audible, and the audible of the visual. Continue reading
Whilst living in an apartment overlooking Aberystwyth marina I made a number of aural observations surrounding the masts of the yachts and cruisers moored in the marina. As the sea flexes Continue reading
Oblique Strategy of the day:
What mistakes did you make last time?
#Brian Eno #Peter Schmidt
I have just returned from China having spent October and November teaching ‘Graphic Representation’ – a first year Fine Art module at Huanghuai university, Zhumadian in China. The module incorporated drawing, printmaking and photography topics and was delivered to a group of 105 first year Fine Art students. Continue reading
Tom Marioni is a conceptual artist who has produced a series of drawings which ‘privilage actions over objects’. one of his most famous pieces, ‘One second sculpture’ 1969 is a piece where he released a coiled measuring tape into the air, allowing it to unravel and fall to the ground, producing an action, a sound work and a drawing through a Continue reading