Assignment 5: final images and animations

Assignment 5, on the theme of environment, comprises five pairs of paintings following the demolition and rebuilding of my conservatory/studio over four months in 2020/21. The pairs further comprises a primary painting and a folded print of that piece as individual layers or blocks of paint were applied; and each pair reflects a different stage in the build. By evolution rather than predetermined plan, the pairs also reflect different artistic influences from Chinese to architectural. These are accompanied by texts – the ones on the painting tending towards the more pragmatic or factual, and on the print, rather more mystical … Continue reading Assignment 5: final images and animations

Curation

A factor we’re asked to consider for Assignment 5 is curation – how to display or present our work and what might inform our choices. We’re pointed to a number of artists for examples of how they have curated their own work as a guide. The difficulty I found when following this up was that none, if they had one person exhibitions at all, had curated the content, and most had only one piece of work on show in any given gallery. Nevertheless, the principles still apply – what order (temporal, thematic, drama, palette, size, message impact), what background (I … Continue reading Curation

Part 5, essay – historical and contemporary use of acrylics*

Acrylics – democratising art practice? Until the early 20th century, artists had been working with the same painting materials for hundreds of years …. [t]hen in the 1940s and 50s acrylic paint burst upon the art scene. Artist’s Manual. Collins … Continue reading Part 5, essay – historical and contemporary use of acrylics*

Part 5, Assignment 5 – painting and print #3

After completing the first pair of paintings in quite an abstract style, I’m intending to make a further two pairs in increasingly less abstract style, reflecting the eventual resolution of the studio environment. Today/tomorrow there are electricians, on Monday there … Continue reading Part 5, Assignment 5 – painting and print #3