As part of my warm up to university next week I was set a summer project from UWE. It simply asked to do ten sketches and ten photos looking through, or out of a window. This broad idea gave me massive oppotunity to experiment. The basis of my photos reflect my transition from country life to city, having moved to Bedminster from Banwell(small village in North Somerset). These juxtaposing themes reflect the window of oppotunity that the move has brought to me. The idea of 'window' is then brought to a completely new context when viewing the photos as a complete set of ideas.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
This summer 'Art from the New World' came to Bristol's Museum to showcase some of the most amazing artists and creaters of the modern art age. In particular Mike Stikey caught my eye. He has a great way of using collected books as a canvas for his unique character designs.
Since this hes had a solo show exhibiting in the Hurly Space Gallery titled 'Reminiscent'. Stilkey depicts a melancholic cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism. Using collected books as installation material is quite inspiring. Id like to try something similar!
Essential marriage between formal aspects of street art and activism. While it is understood that commercial messages do not share our collective interests, we still do not question its use of our shared environments. The Toronto Street Advertising Takeover Project challenges this with striking imagery from over 60 artists within an industrial and commercial environment.
This weird hybrid diagram by Simon Patterson reflects how deeply implanted and trustworthy these catergories and lists have become. We are compelled to their meaning if they are meaningless.