Sunday, 31 January 2010

jonathan lasker picture making

Jonathan laskers work is planned out meticulously, and says each stage has to work before he moves on to the next stage,
(as opposed to building up the surface by layering through trial and error !)

The resulting triumph of technique is palpable with his paintings.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

interesting stuff

segei jensen

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Friday, 8 January 2010

Sigor Ros..

Seems right to play when the heater is on full blast and its minus something outside.
The new studio is in a great location - 10 mins away by bike , a short bike ride by the river Lea, across some fields and onto the industrial estate.
Coming home was earily spooky at 11pm - no-one about - felt otherworldly.
There was a weird alien light in the sky; a 'sick' colour of olive and flurescent green - the snow field was pleasingly crunchy to cycle across. The water incredibly still and the reflecting murky coco pops colours.
Photo being posted tomorrow of a new painting in progress. Spent over 6 hours today getting it off the ground. The battening needs sorting before I get carried away to the next phase.
Hopefully will be decent enough to enter some competitions

Sunday, 3 January 2010

magpie moments from notebook

art is about the business of contriving situations to capture the essence of expressions.

Space is not the setting in which things are arranged, but the means whereby the position of things become possible.

what you see is what you see

Edges very wobbily in shape work

building and erasing

Society attacks artists falseness

frames within frames

yang fudong

Bela Tarr

paintings that explore physical space that is not sculpture

bikes without gears

Saturday, 2 January 2010

A new decade

Winter view of the street.

A new decade ! as the verve once said.