Showing posts with label Surgeons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surgeons. Show all posts

Friday, January 23, 2009

Expanding Paintings

The intention is to extend the collage from the surface into the space. What happens to the painting when it is displayed next to other objects? Can the collage be continued from the 2D surface into 3D space?

Bowl painting displayed. 
Bowl painting displayed

Quick installation playing with the notion of domesticated setting, moving away from the focus on meaning to object quality.






Curtain painting displayed.  








Curtain painting displayed

Extending collage into the space around by adding elements in front. Displayed against the window to detract the viewer from studying the painting surface and focus on compositional elements instead. 














Further exploration of the idea – around 40 shots taken in miscellaneous locations, selection presented.

Extending Collage EP7
EP5 EP4

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Surgeons II

Based on a set of collages, I have been placing people in unexpected environments e.g. surgeons in designer living areas.

I want to explore the feeling that something is not totally right and create the tension & ambiguity with this more playful approach.

I have been experimenting with translating the images into painting. My strategy for this is to:
  • explore work of Matthias Weischer, Dexter Dalwood, Rosemary Trockel and Richard Woods
  • consider what are the differences between the collages and paintings
  • understand the surfaces and their quality (smooth, detail level, accuracy), how edges work against each other, explore light sources across different elements
  • need to work larger to explore language of paint, textures and to allow for complex content
  • try different support grounds and copying techniques – projection, cut-outs, stencilling, masking off
  • consider not only adding in but taking away – creating tension as something is missing
  • be aware of the difference between an image that has a surreal quality vs collage. How does the viewer read it – is the painting too overloaded and read as separate elements or does the image read as coherent ambiguous space? 

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Curtain

Camera Cube

Friday, August 29, 2008

Surgeons

Based on a set of collages, I have been placing people in unexpected environments e.g. surgeons in designer living areas. I want to explore the feeling that something is not totally right and create the tension & ambiguity with this more playful approach.

I have started taking the images into painting. My strategy for is to:
  • explore work of Richard Hamilton, Dexter Dalwood, Patrick Caulfield and David Salle
  • consider what are the differences between the collages and paintings
  • understand the surfaces and their quality (smooth, detail level, accuracy), how edges work against each other, explore light sources across different elements
  • need to scale up (blow up the collages, slide project)
  • try different support techniques – image transfer, cut-outs, stencilling, masking off
  • use gouache or acrylic for quick studies
  • explore mark making at different scales – use of pouring, squeegees, rollers, rugs
Click on the images below for more paintings on the subject.