Friday, December 3, 2010

Chris Ofili




I have posted on Chris Ofilis work before buuuuut...last night I saw this great documentary on his work, it was mainly about this exhibition he was installing at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2003.He talked through the idea process through to its realisation. Twas awesome.....The space where his paintings were hanging was covered with carefully cut coloured glass. Each bit of glass was carefully placed to form an elaborate roof. The walls were clad in felt and the floor was carpeted to enhance the whole experience of the space. I find Chris Ofilis work a bit hit or miss but I thought this exhibition looked great.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jockum Nordstrom




Myself and my friend Atoosa visited The Douglas Hyde Gallery yesterday to see Jockum Nordstrom exhibition. I was really impressed. Jockum Nordström is a Swedish artist, best known for his vivid collages, but also for his drawings, paintings and work as an illustrator.

Busy Busy



I haven't blogged in a while, I've been super busy with college and life. Just wanted to post up a peek of a couple of things i'm working on in college ...im very lucky with my new space ;)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beautiful losers




I watched Beautiful losers again this morning hoping to get inspired to do some work.Every time I see Barry Mcgee's work I just want to paint, I love how he uses the exhibition space to enhance his paintings.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Old Hohner Organ



Myself and Cian were lucky enough to be given a free organ yesterday.Bryan and Cian are already checkin out what it can do....sounds good to me!!!

Life painting


Myself and my sister Lucia went to a life painting class in the Temple Bar Gallery Studios. I found it pretty difficult to get the models features right, I think i changed them about 5 times over. Ive been painting from photos lately and am a bit rusty at the aul life painting but enjoyed it all the same.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chuck Close




I watched this fantastic documentary last night about Chuck Thomas Close. He is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photo realist, through his massive-scale portraits.

Alex Katz





Alex Katz is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art movement. In particular, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Francis Alÿs




I really like the work of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. I especially like his paintings.I found a video with Alys discussing his work on the Tate website which is really interesting.

Painting in progress


Ive no idea where this painting is going. Ive decided to make it a diptych, both panels measuring 70x90cms each.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

I really tried not to watch this trailer until I got around to reading the book....now that I have just read it I'm so god damn excited to see it!

Jean-Michel Basquiat




I'm really looking forward to the Tamra Davis's documentry.... Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. Check out the artform review

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chris Ofili... great video!



I love seeing artists at work in their studio...check it out!

New painting



I started a new painting yesterday..I'm at a bit of a cross roads when it comes to style .My work and my taste in art in general has changed alot over this past year. Although it has been a gradual process, when I compare my old work with my new stuff they seem worlds apart. Maybe this is a good thing! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

David Schnell





I came across the german artist David Schnell today. His work uses perspective, color, and a sense of place.Schnell became fixated with long narrow sheds that played up his fascination with one-point perspectives. These sheds then devolved into abstract shapes that clashed with the flat scenes of nature surrounding them. I love his use of colour and his strong shapes.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Adebisi Shank


Im lovin the new Adebisi Shank song‘International Dreambeat’.... Taken from their second album, This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank. The amazing album art work was created by Craig Potterton. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sherkin project.



I really haven't blogged in a long time...Ive been busy teaching but also I was working on a public sculpture on Sherkin Island. We were given a tree to work with on the island and we had 2 weeks to do it. We kept a daily blog, recording our progress and weather reports!! You can check it out here :) We also had an exhibition there which turned out to be a great night.These are works I had in the exhibition.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Holidays




I cant believe I'm finished my first year of college and have only one year left wwoohhoo!
I never posted those paper waves I was working on..I had major plans for them..but in the end they looked prettier just hanging on the wall by themselves, well you never know how a finished piece is gonna look. That's why i love working with an element of chance.

VERA ILIATOVA




I love these paintings by VERA ILIATOVA, artist from Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Curtis Mann

In this video, 2010 artist Curtis Mann demonstrates how he created After the Dust, Second View (Beirut) by appropriating images from photo-sharing sites, such as Flickr, and using a process involving varnish and bleach to abstract the original images.I love the finished photographs...



Friday, April 30, 2010

DIT 3RD YEAR FINE ART GROUP SHOW


My class are having a group exhibition next thurs, 6th May, lookin forward to it! All Welcome!!! :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mark Ryden

I found this time lapse of Mark Ryden painting 'incarnation' on Right Some Good's Blog ,It's incredible to see him paint!



New poster

There's an awesome gig coming up in Whelans upstairs, Sat 8th May. Bands playin are...Think about life ,Crayonsmith and Patrick Kelleher, should be a great night!!
Thanks myne for helping me with the text!!! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MSO




Just thought Id post up a few awesome walls by MSO..They always keep it fresh with their colour choices and movement in their pieces.... MYNE, PHATS, SCIE