Thursday, 17 March 2011

Destructive painting day

A series of videos featuring 6 Artist-in-Residence at The Drumcroon Gallery.  The first one features Faye Power and her beautiful work!

Here is a picture of me below infront of my work 'I'm Not A Feminist, But...' at BlankSpace.

I had only spent over 3 hous in the studio today, and in those two hours I destroyed a piece of work I have been working on for a few months now (picture below).  The piece, amongst everything else that is going on right now, has been frustrating me to fuck!  I could not get the composition correct, the paint kept bleeding, on the photograph, the paint looks texture-less which is my main aim..I want to 'delete' texture, I want to get as far away from a painting as possible...without using collage or print!

'Promising Norman' 2011 ...or was.

On a destructive research time of 10 minutes, I came across the two artists below.

Andrew McAtee
                                                       Acrylic, gloss and spray paint on canvas
                                                                            92 x 92cm

 Iain Andrews

The Eat Me [2010]
Acrylic on canvas (500 mm x 600 mm)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Photos from BlankExpression2011

BlankExpression Launch, Thursday 27 January 2011
Photographs Courtesy of Gareth Hacking
 Ruth O, Promising Norman, 2010

Ruth O, I'm Not A Feminist, But..., 2010

Daniel Fogarty

Friday, 4 March 2011

The painting above is another working progress, they just seem to be building up!  It's difficult to manage, as making stretchers, especially with an MDF surface is expensive...and difficult.  I'm adjusting slowly to the lack of tools, that where once at our mercy when in university.  The one above has 8 days to be complete before I pack up and send it to London, the painting needs to be brought together and tidied up slightly. 

Sneek peak below: