Friday, February 18, 2011

Studio: Residue A0

Development has started on increasing the scale of the Residue series, as seen above. However, I found I had to adapt my methodology of creating such works to fit a larger scale. This resulted in forming a pool of grey pastel remains upon the studio floor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sketchbook: Residue Grey

Grey. Grey just has a clear-cut character, it does not unleash emotions or associations, grey is really neither visible nor invisible. Grey is, by virtue if its neutrality, so eminently suited to act as a mediator, to clarify, just as illustionistically as a photograph. And it is better than any other colour for clarifying 'nothingness'.
 - Gerhard Richter, Fundamental Painting, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 25th April - 22nd June 1975

The above quote by Richter maybe true when it comes to the act of painting however, this truth maybe not lend itself to the act of drawing. There are two such occasions within the 'Residue' series where grey refuses to sit in the confines that Richter has decided to place it in. Firstly emotions are highlighted by gestural act, the movement of the pastel upon a surface. Secondly 'nothingness' is depicted by the paper of which grey lays upon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sketchbook: Residue...

Currently unsure as to whether darker or lighter pastels work in this series. Crop details highlight the gestural movements used to create these works.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sketchbook: Residue



something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of, or used; remainder; rest; remnant.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

TBC News: Call for Submissions

TBC Artists' Collective has now announced an open call for submissions to its February 12-Pages Project. Applicants are asked to make a new artwork in response to the theme of 'HYBRID'.

All responses should be sent to by midnight on 28th February 2011 to be considered for inclusion in the 12-Pages publication on TBC's online project space. HYBRID will be online in March 2011.