Saturday, December 29, 2007
The only survivor from a series of paintings I did this year, they mainly taught me what not to do ie trying to do glazes with house paint! The rest of the photos of the series were lost when my hard drive went bye byes, they may be on a disk somewhere but I've got several million to search through.
Hopefully 2008 will see many many more paintings so a few lost trial runs will be of little consequence.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
In 2001 I hade the bold/idiotic move to open a shop/gallery in the village near my house, fortunately it was on a 6 month lease and I managed to make my rent money back, in another world or maybe a bigger town I would have made a few coins but it was a fun experience and a chance to play fantasy gallery owner. RIP SOUP :(
This is still one of my favourite paintings mainly because I laboured over it for weeks, It's been on the wall in my studio for about 7 years and must have stood the test of time because I can still look at it without recoiling in horror. I'll put up some studio shots in the near future to give an idea of scale.
In tandem with various other bits and pieces I churned out a ton of these, mainly because they were nice and quick and moderately effective, they also bought me beers on numerous occasions when i had no money. Moonflowers may very well make a return in the future in a slightly more matured guise.
In keeping with the upside down and back to front method, these three pieces were the birth of the Alconauts characters I meddled with in another transition of styles. I put them in a long since defunkt gallery in Brighton and they were nicked by a kindly smack head, so they may or may not be messing with someones mind somewhere.
At Uni I did very little drawing and still regret that fact, I specialised in experimental animation and used camcorder footage to string together little sequences of quick fire images. These could be roughly interpreted as moving paintings, the stills are taken from the video monitor hence the spectacular quality :) I'll upload the videos in due course.