Thursday, December 29, 2016
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|Raft of the Medusa, by Gericault|
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
While it's back, I'm going to do a fuller post.
Our next assignment for Drawing 300 is to choose no fewer than 10 objects that relate to our drawing and/or art practice. This is an interesting project cuz it is more like sculpture than drawing. So I'm not sure what the prof is getting at with this assignment . . . drawing as objects in space? or objects as implied drawing?
Not sure how I feel about this assignment yet, but here's some objects from my studio that inspire me or lead me to reverie.
We'll have time to talk to Matt next class about the project, so I hope to get some good feedback then :)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Had a good crit today in class. Its awesome when your prof and fellow students point out the things that need improving in your work in a way that inspires you to try harder. There are presentation issues in my work (all my work to be honest) which i think is an important and doable aspect to imrpove on. I think that sole fact is worth the tuition right there because i seem to suffer from tunnel vision and these comments might help me to take my work one step further in quality.
Ill post images later once i take some gallery quality ones!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Im excited to start my drawing class this term. One of our first assignments is to make a drawing machine. It doesnt have to be a mechanical thing that makes marks, but it could take the idea of the machine and interpret it as the crestion of a scenario that produces marks. Like a sol lewitt wall drawing.
Listening to the preamble in class, i got to think about what drawing is fundamentally. Its a record of movement (which involves time and space).
So what if my machine was a scenario that recorded the movement of something that doesnt appear to move? I have no idea what that would be . . . a pretty interesting assignment. Cant wait to get started.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
This is an experiment for how to mount my large portrait paintings. I had my piece 3.2 accepted into the semi final of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series show in Vancouver next week (Winsor gallery) and now I'm in a bit of a panic cuz I want to mount it flat and not on a stretcher. So heres a trial run using foam core and pva glue. Fingers crossed!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Here is a sneak peek at one of several new paintings for my upcoming shows on the mainland in the fall. Its been nice to revisit this work and try to beef up the series a little. The initial inspiration may have changed, but the spirit remains the same.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
|Peter Doig, No Foreign Lands|
Saturday, June 18, 2016
I am inspired by painters who paint the figure in a gestural and abstract fashion. I believe these kinds of paintings have the right kind of life and energy that I'm after in my own work, but I feel like there needs to be more of this kind of painting. I am unsatisfied with the state of the current visual landscape. In my opinion, it has become homogenized and devoid of genuine emotion. I am inspired to try and be a part of the remedy to this situation through painting.
My art signifies a response to the current monoply of the digital image on the visual landscape, a desire to break through the surface to a deeper understanding of what it is to see. My art prompts the viewer to do the same.
My art is specific to the current dialogue of contemporary painting because it combines the supposed binaries of representation and abstraction simultaneously. My art is distinctive because it uses traditional tools to create contemporary images and uses contemporary images to create traditional art objects.
The meaning in my art lies in inviting the viewer to participate in looking and deciphering the painting. My art is a challenge, puzzle, or visual riddle. My art extends the discussion of the relevance of painting started by Modernism, questioned by post-modernism, and its constant reevaluation in contemporary art dialogue.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This latest series of paintings I'm working is very exciting for me, but I'm having trouble verbalizing what I'm doing with these. I hope to flesh it out.
why i make my art?
-I make art to feel a connection to the world. The act of painting or drawing helps me to process how I feel about my sphere of daily life.
-I make art because I feel like there's a gap in the culture that I can fill with my painting. This gap is found somewhere between photographs of people and gestural painting.
-I make art to test the limits of my perception of art. I often ask myself "Is this a painting?"
what inspires me to make it?
-I am inspired by painters who paint the figure in a gestural and abstract fashion. I believe these kinds of paintings have the right kind of life and energy that I'm after in my own work.
-I am unsatisfied with the state of the current visual landscape. I feel it is homogenized and devoid of feeling. I am inspired to try and remedy this situation with my paintings.
-I am inspired by the way colours and light interact.
what does my art signify or represent?
-My art signifies a response to the current monoply of the digital image on the visual landscape.
-My art represents what I think about the way that other people look like.
-My art represents my thoughts about contemporary painting.
what is unique or special about how I make my art?
-My art is unique because I combines representation and abstract simultaneously.
-My art is special because it uses traditional tools to create contemporary images.
-My art is special because it uses contemporary images to create a traditional art object.
what my art means to me?
-My art means a challenge to try and decipher it.
-My art means a trail that I'm leaving myself to look back on. Each painting leads to another.
-My art means a break from the mundane. I feel in dialogue with all of history's past and future painters and makers of culture.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
|Jacques Louis David|
|Leonardo Da Vinci|
|John Singer Sargent|
|Vincent Van Gogh|