Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Good things keep coming!

I am super excited to tell again that good things keep on happening. This time, it was quite unexpected. I submited my entry over the summer while looking for work, with not much of a hope to be honest, just curiousity led really. And ta-daaam- I am semi finalist of Signature Art Prize 2012.
Call for submissions stated:
The Signature Art Prize presents an award for the most promising artists today. The competition invites artists worldwide to apply for a chance to win one of five £1,000.00 cash prizes, representation with DegreeArt, future exhibition opportunities and artistic support, as well as gifts from the prize sponsors.

The Signature Art Prize draws attention to emerging artist's unique perspective, championing their signature themes and aesthetic – and as such the prize is only open to current students and artists who graduated within the last 3 years.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry judges, and shortlisted artists will be selected to exhibit at the Central London awards night, followed by an extended 2-month exhibition at DegreeArt's Execution Room in the cultural hub of Vyner St, East London.

So for one night at least, my work will stay at Spitalfields Market, and then the rest is in hands of the judges.

Old Spitalfields Market, EC1 6EW London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, 25th September, 2012 
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Next on my list- Cabinet Exhibition

The next thing to come for me at the moment- Cabinet Exhibition at Islington Arts Factory. I have been selected along the other 39 artists to showcase our works for a week. I couldn't be happier to get another way of telling and droping my name and showcasing my work at the same time, especially when I am desperate to get into creative working.
So, Cabinet Exhibition is a group show that presents the work of several international emergent artists. Based on the concept of the early modern ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, this exhibition draws together painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and other more contemporary practices, all arranged in a unconventional display. The result is a sort of arrhythmic mosaic intended to present a panoramic view of art production nowadays.
This exhibition aims to be an immersive experience for the curious visitor who will face an unorthodox eclectic selection of artworks, from street art brought into the gallery to paintings on ham and visual soundscapes, amongst others. The dialogue between the artworks displayed will favour new analogies and comparisons, leading the visitors to make fresh associations and come out with new ideas.

 The exhibition will be held at the Islington Arts Factory from the 14th-21st September 2012.
 2 Parkhurst Road
N7 0SF

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Corinne Vionnet: Collective Memories

Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world's most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting through photo sharing sites, this Swiss/French artist carefully layers 200 to 300 photos on top of one another until she gets her desired result.

Look closely and you'll see dim shadows, vague silhouettes that aimlessly wander around. More than anything, these haunting figures make us think about our own fading memories and the inevitable passage of time. "Why do we always take the same picture, if not to interact with what already exists?," Vionnet asks. "The photograph proves our presence. And to be true, the picture will be perfectly consistent with the pictures in our collective memory."

 "This work is intrinsically linked to the people who took these pictures," Vionnet says. "The collaboration is obvious, but it is without their knowledge. These pictures are on the Internet, to be seen by any eventual visitors. I am just one of those visitors. It is the sheer quantity of these almost identical pictures that gave me the idea of superimposing them. I do not think I would have had the idea if I had made all these pictures of the same places myself. Anyway, the work would loose its meaning."

Source here

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Nobuhiro Nakanishi – Layered Transparent Drawings

Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s new installation layers multiple transparent images in a sequence to create a larger more complete piece of art. The first thing that came to my mind after looking at Nobuhiro’s work was systems thinking. The simple thought process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole. OK, maybe it’s not a simple process but the interaction of each individual frame of Nobuhiro’s work makes it seem effortless.
There are too many times where we get caught up in a project or task where tunnel visions sets in and we become fixated on singular portion of the entire system that we’re trying to influence. It’s always a good practice to parcel out each element of the project or task that you’re working on and take note how each piece influences the others. In my experience, doing this exercise provides new insight on how the whole project or task works as a whole and therefor unveiling elements that if changed could innovate the entire system.