Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Residue explores the juxtaposition of contained gestures within geometric abstract forms. Unlike previous monochromatic works, grey the mediator is employed as a medium as well as a surface. 
The photograph above is the first complete series within this ongoing project. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Commission News: Slice

Slice, a Pakistani–UK collaboration, curated by Fatima Hussein and Scale

TBC Artists' Collective have today been commissioned to produce work for SLICE, a Pakistani–UK collaborative website and accompanying exhibitions in London and Lahore curated by Fatima Hussein, artists and co-director of Other Asias, and Scale, the collaborative arts project run by artists and theatremakers Simon Daw and Paul Burgess. SLICE aims to encourage dialogue between two diverse cultures by linking communities in both countries via the creation of a new artwork that enters into dialogue with the social and physical fabric of two iconic, complex and historically linked cities. Ten artists from London and ten from Lahore have been commissioned to participate in SLICE.

TBC members Beverley Bennett, Charley Peters, Laura Davidson and Paul Mendez will produce a collaborative work for the project, which will be exhibited in both cities on online. The group members will also participate in two international web conferences.

The exhibition dates are as follows:
July 2011 Exhibition opens and SLICE website launch at Ideas Store, Whitechapel, London
September 2011 Exhibition opens at Rich Mix, London
September 2011 Exhibition opens at Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore

TBC are very excited by the project and will post more news about their developing work on their Online Project Space, 12-Pages, and here on Carbon Particles, during the duration of their involvement with SLICE.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

12-Pages: Pin Point Introspective

The new issue of 12-Pages, TBC Artists' Collective's online journal is now live on the TBC blog - Edited by Elizabeth Oniri, the project challenged TBC members and their invited open submissions to contribute to the theme of Pinpoint Introspection.

Project News: Research for 12-Pages 'Movement'

I came across Steve Reich's work a while ago, but consciously decided to really listen to his compositions when Timothy Knights reintroduced me to him last year. The repetitive, complex arrangements, yet minimalistic music he creates evokes a emotional response that lyrics cannot express.
His use of phrasing has been described as a kaleidoscope that is gradually shifting. 'Four Organs' and 'Drumming' are examples of 'movement' that I find rather exciting in relation to the current 12-Pages brief.

Studio: Residue sketches

Residue Grey series has been scaled down significantly to being slightly smaller than A4. Currently these are works in process, however I'm happy with the outcome. They appear to have more of the energy that was produced within my sketchbook works.