Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017 opens tomorrow at 11.00 am (Venue 353.) I’ll be showing four painted outcomes (including two diptychs) in the upper hall. With forty other artists, this is a large exhibition installed all over the South Oxford Community Centre. There is a wide variety of contemporary work, although the upper hall (mostly) concentrates on abstract work and paintings of significant scale. As I was one of the first to install my outcomes, I am looking forward to popping in (at some point) to see all the other work in-context. If you are in this part of Oxford, why not pop in and take a look yourself. I’ll post pictures of my individual outcomes in the next few posts…
Two drizzle outcomes will be exhibited from Friday this week. Each outcome was made by drizzling acrylic paint onto shredded financial receipts on a reclaimed frame and panel. I consider the two outcomes to be one diptych, but they can equally be seen as individual. From one perspective, noise becomes code.
A large format (61cm x 61cm) Chromaluxe print on aluminium, made for an Experimental Drawing Hub (HUB) exhibition. Seen here in room 1 fake gallery.
Now on exhibit in:
A multilayered image created by merging real world and virtual world components. Where, the circles were drawn by hand and scanned, the lines were drawn on a computer, and the overall aesthetic was created using some bespoke Photoshop actions, actions designed to introduce a controlled level of noise to give the image a depth and interest beyond the initial coding.
Here are three of the stages in more detail:
Making a set of twenty foundation layers to combine. There is (maybe) more to be made of each individual layer too. But that will be for another time, if it ever happens at all.