Today starts the public display of my work chosen by the Lane Cove Council – follow my journey through my twitter moment
Titled “This Space we Have” 2017, this digital artwork has been submitted for a public art project. An aspect of the brief related to light and whimsical. The title refers to both a public space we have through the art project but also, references to suggestions of space within the artwork itself.
The geometric lines and abstraction allows viewers to perceive parts of things that may refer to aspects of the real but also from imagined or memory. The sense of fun through colour and design could be more prevalent in architecture. Forego the sense of seriousness for just a little and let that creative and freedom loose – just a little.
The colours are obviously bright, a definite change from my cooler, often more somber hues.
The latest (THIS WEEK!) instalment of my workings with structures and abstraction. The variations of space and layering continues to provide visual interest as well as inspirations for an imagined connection of ideas and lines, shape and colour
Have trouble imagining what my work will look like on your wall? Or the best place to position my pieces in your own place?
This app iArtView allows you to “see before you buy”.
Being a digital work, size is variable and can be accommodated to fir a large or smaller space. The featured piece is my latest addition to the After the Figure series. Check my contact page for details and pricing
The ability for artists to see and develop ideas is imperative – beyond the usual and everyday. Creativity isn’t for the faint hearted.
In abstract works, people often like to “see” something represented. “It looks like a…” or “I can see a ….there in the painting”. While looking and thinking is good way to start looking at an artwork. Accepting the lines and shapes and colours as an arrangement is equally valid.
These works are made “after” a figure drawing. In a way, a remnant but also like a phoenix too – rising from erasing and working over part of the initial drawing. It references too, the cityscapes from earlier works. The style and overlapping flatness returns.
Can you see the figure? Can you see the city? Does it matter? What do you see?
The subtle colours of Autumn, the geometric and organic play of shape and line provides the context for the latest work.
The questioning of still-life vs abstraction..can it be both? How is each term defined and which “sits” more comfortably with the audience.
The above artwork was completed on the iPadPro using the Paper53 app and the Apple Pencil. It is hard to describe the techniques and effects available through the pencil. Making it work for me as an artist has been a 6 month time of experimentation and constant recharging. As with any media, making it work for you is the ultimate challenge. I feel its working.
Abstraction and abstracted images plays a large part in my work. The idea of a “suggestion” or “reference” is certainly entertained and played upon.
This from 1986 is no exception. Collaging and drawing to create a suggested landscape…or is it? What do you find in there? Feel free, it’s OK to see and feel other ideas and thoughts about what the work might be about. Asking questions and thinking about possibilities is good and welcomed.
As with most contemporary art…you might not connect at first but keep thinking, keep trying.