Wednesday, 19 May 2010

stroking the surface

Stroking the surface
gloss paint on board

This body of work can be seen as an extension of my dilidante process and direction within my practice .
Each of these paintings feature nature and us humans in harmony,however in contrast the shiny arbitrary colours evoke darker meanings.
The blackness is a change of direction from my previous use of bright colours within my work and i feel represents my initial emotional feelings at the time of painting .
This theme of cats observing people is an idea that originates from last christmas spent a my girlfriends motheres house, which has three naughty,playful cats senario im unacucustomed with. They observed my everymove for five days as i slept on the sofa bed.
A cat watching my movements makes me curiouse as to how they must interpret our existence.
Perhaps by viewing things from a cats perspective things can appear innocent .

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

nature looking at us

A total change in direction ocured , due to my inabilaty to cast the john terry and the silvio berlescoi stencils . i went through 2 weeks of perseviresnce into making the peice work . when plaster cast was not working i tryed to replicate the same idea using gold leaf another disaster.
Both these ideas are still possible but as they relect now the work must i feel responde now this is where my problems lay . my own skill s are at mosts time s unable to carry out my wishes and desires .
As im preparing for a final show of a body of work and my previous plans have failed ,i decided to persue my other idea of depiciting nature looking at us.
bellow is a peek at my studio
Using found palletes and ply wood the images are drawn using a chalk gun which raises the images texture .the wood pallete to me is a reflection on my stlye anything is open to me as artist material in my experimental way.
I have ruiend this painting above through experiment with colour i found the drips intersting but overall i was disapointed with the paintings lackof clarity.
this painting above is in stage 2 and is due to be paintied over nowing when to aplly paint and when to stop is some time s i feel like chating a girl up some times it goes up and down forward and backward s however its a passionte learning feeling discovery .
I have just painted this and is finish (top of post)
it one of my favorites so far .
this is the first time i have drawn animals in my painting s i am fasinated with this style i am creating .I feel so free float float on .............

Sunday, 2 May 2010

waste land object s and a peak in my studio

Its the beging of May and i feel all transisanal and re-born i had strongly beleived that i would be spending the next acadimc year contiuning my fine art degree but as you can add up from post previous things havent paned out that way and as a result i have to ajust and change gear !
im goona be alone more without lectures critisum (so i will have to find new critics )
feel free .
the work below is whats been happening in my studio my foucs recently has been on the wasteland oppersite the studio so you coold say my imidet suroundings as the work also depends on the storys of the moment (john terry ,election s CHANGE politics ) the media way of depicinting menipulating storys pushing there values on us the brothers and sisters of this land .
the wasteland is a place of decronstuction its an urban play space skateboarders and pepole who like to be in a enviorment that feels rule less and free, secret yet dieing as the developers prepare to stop a wasteland being a wasteland .
the pecie below was found by me and is a moss and soil relief of a brick in the wasteland 15/04/10 usworth is the name incribed on the brick releif is mirrored .
i cant alter the peice anymore its beuaty and self preserve are visions of natural growth names living on in the soil ,mud with an artistic earthy stencil tracing the wasteland is a living decomposing artist talent .
we are the nazi s !

This burnt wood was found on the wastland the area whare i found it forced blood to rush to my head as the recently burnt out fire was sensasonl it was surouned by (photo soon) the sound of nature and was crackling softly incialy i wantd to keep all the fire area but as thought kicked in i had to realise im un able to relaisee this i looked within the fire foor a sample of this black dead fire savage enrgey burnt tyres destroy proberbly by kids bored unitersted by the convention right aprouch to learnig .the act of lighting fires is something i relate to as a young claudio looking at the flame s burn diferent colors and size depending on the fule you stoke it with .

Takin plaster casts is a adaption of my stencils a new reepration of some older work but seam s to me very relevent in that i see some of my find s at the wasteland useful object s surface texttures and smells link well in my new seach to present my veiws on media s intrest exposing people by there flaws and alowing it to dominate socititys conversations and interests .
not alowing us to foucs on ourseleves deeper .
this cast belove is of s berlesconi the italian priminister i intend to do one of john terry also both 2 high profile peole one a footballer the other polotion musian media mogal ruler of italy rule breaker. the 2 figure s have both been under scruitiny due to the prmiscuss ways .
the work is now at a bigger scale more A4 in size ad i intend to glue the casts to the burt wood although im unsure how this will look ?

this tyre also was found in thesite of the burnt out remains of the fire i intent to put a mirror inside the tyre and hang above the other found burnt wood allowing personal reflecting whilst viewing the work alowing flowing personl thought s of self as well as i created picture of what my thought in your head.