Monday, 31 January 2011

Idea's for new work

Last night I watched the overly grim film Harry Brown, although I found it very distressing I have not seen a film that good in months or maybe years even! It has inspired my recent thinking (well, overnight thinking) along with the work of Francis Alys (especially his film ''Rehearsal II'').  You can view Alys work on the link below;

I have always admired Alys work,  A few Years back, I think it may have been at MoMA Paris, I saw 'Patriotic Tales', 1997, in which Alys lead a circle of sheep around the flag in el Zocalo in Mexico City. (Image still below) I find the silence in his work mesmerizing, and it makes me want to stay put (and very rarely does that happen, I could have sat and watched it for hours.

Will be posting drawings shortly.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

My latest exhibition

My next exhibition is at BlankSpace, hosted by Blank Media Collective.

Details of private view, opening times and other artists below.

Thursday 27th January - Sunday 13th February, BLANKSPACE, Manchester
Thursday 27 January 2011, 6-9pm
Friday 28 January - Sunday 13 February 2011
BLANKSPACE, Manchester

Alexander Ashton Andrew Broadey Andy Nash Andy Nizinskyj Ben Sloat Claudia Borgna Daniel Fogarty Hadas Tapouchi Hannah Brown Hannah Wiles Jane Lawson Jen Ross Jez Dolan Jude Macpherson Karl Kolley Katrina Vivian Lucy Ridges Lyndsey Searle Matthew Stanners Michael Thorp Rachael Gittins Rebecca Wild Rose Barraclough Ruth O’Brien Scott Kershaw Shreepad Jonglekar Stephen White

After four years of championing emerging artists, Blank Media Collective is now introducing BLANKSPACE, a new creative hub in Manchester. Blank Media Collective’s inaugural exhibition at BLANKSPACE, BlankExpression 2011 is the perfect start to a New Year and the exciting opportunities that it brings to artists and audiences spread far and wide.

BlankExpression 2011 is an ambitious and exciting showcase of works by twenty-seven emerging practitioners from London to Victoria, Barnsley to Tel Aviv and anywhere in between. Taken from an open submission call, works will engage, stimulate and challenge each and every viewer. With a wide variety of works spanning over a range of disciplines, BlankExpression 2011 there’s something for everyone. BlankExpression 2011 promises to be the start of something very special happening at the iconic 43 Hulme Street building.

Selected works from BlankExpression 2011 are available for purchase from BlankMarket, Blank Media Collective’s online store.

BLANKSPACE 43 Hulme Street Manchester M15 6 AW 0161 222 6164

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1-7pm Tuesday 1-9pm Saturday & Sunday 11-4pm

Monday, 24 January 2011

On going work 2011

Excuse the quality, it is Nokia's fault!

Here are two paintings I am currently working on. They are unfinished!