Friday, September 30, 2011


Boris Tellegen's sculptures draw heavily from both architecture and design. Dutch artist Tellegen aka DELTA was a pioneer of the European graffiti scene in the 1980's. His sculptures are the unison of physical versions of his graffiti tags and expertly drafted architectural drawings. I came across this artist when I was researching for my sculpture/painting last year. I love his's such a amalgamation of influences.

Check out this installation video.

exothermic from over x growth on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dexter Dalwood

I am really looking forward to the Dexter Dalwood talk happening in connection with Dublin Contemporary. It is on at The National Gallery of Ireland @ 10.30 AM 11 Oct, 2011....check out his work .....

Dexter Dalwood’s collages and paintings typically depict imagined and constructed interiors or landscapes. These are usually devoid of figures and act as memorials or descriptions of various historic people, places or moments.

I like this interview with Dalwood (2010 via Tateshots

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Damien Flood

Damien Flood's work is situated between fact and fiction. The paintings are modern landscapes that reference the history of painting with an underlying fantastical element. A fleeting familiarity can be found in the work that is soon replaced by an ambiguous questioning. Gathering imagery from varied sources, the artist is particularly interested in the research trips of the nineteenth century that explored the oceans and 'new territories'. The illustrations gathered on these voyages evoke an otherworldly feel; although they are of actual plants and creatures, they contain a mystery and scepticism. It is this notion of the undiscovered, the other, the foreign landscape that Flood searches for within his practice.

I seem to be attracted to darker palettes lately, like the colours in Damien Flood's work could be that autumn has arrived. I went to check out Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the other day, wow it was looked so beautiful too. I would recommend it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pakayla Biehn

I was browsing around Artistaday and I came across Pakayla Biehn. I'm really into her Double Exposure Series....I like the layering of figures creating nice movement in the paintings.

Pakayla Biehn’s most recent body of work concerns her congenital vision disability, called Strabismus. Her eyesight consists of mutually exclusive images trying, unsuccessfully, to bond into a cohesive impression. She uses her own embodied identity as a starting point for her paintings and installations. Her goal is to find a visual language to negotiate the intersection of imagery and create a similar perspective to give the viewer an understanding of her own optical condition.

Damien Tran

Tran is a freelance graphic designer and screenprinter, currently living in Berlin, Germany. He works with the screenprint collective Mehr Siebdruck. I think his posters are incredible..i love the colours and layering.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thee More Shallows

Another great band with Anticon I would recommend......Thee More Shallows

David Fulford

I came across David Fulford at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool when I was looking through the John Moores 2010 catalogue.

'Near the site'

One aspect of his painting over the past three years has involved an exploration of the portrait. In recent work Fulford has been drawn to elements of biography and the images that surround an individual. By interpreting and reconstructing imagery from the past, he creates oblique narratives that concern a desire for a sense of connectivity.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Peter Broderick '4 Track Songs'

In his earliest days as a recording artist, Peter Broderick assembled two CD-Rs based on sketched recordings committed to tape with old, worn-in microphones. The discs were labeled "4 Track Songs" and got bundled off to Type Records' headquarters. Here is a beautiful short track from this called Piano & Rain.


I was away in Liverpool this week checking out some art. I was at the Walker Gallery and saw a Peter Doig painting, which I was excited about. It is titled 'Blotter'.

I went out to Crosby beach to see Antony Gormley's Another Place. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Contractors spent three weeks lifting the figures into place and driving them into the beach on the-metre-high foundation piles. The Another Place figures each one weighing 650 kilos are made from casts of the artist's own body and are shown at different stages of rising out of the sand, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.
The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and universal sentiments associated with emigration - sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jane Eyre

I went to see Jane Eyre yesterday...I really enjoyed looked so beautiful. It gave me some ideas for my paintings too which is great because I am in dire need of some inspiration at the moment.
The story is about Jane Eyre who flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence and Mr. Rochester's coldness have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gigi...... Maintenant

Ive gotten into this album....Gigi is a Canadian music recording project, based in Vancouver, formed in 2005 by songwriter Nick Krgovich and record producer Colin Stewart after Stewart got possession of two vintage plate reverb units and asked Krgovich to write songs— Phil Spector-inspired 1950s and 60s-style pop music—to make use of them. With 40 musicians from indie rock bands collaborating, the group released its debut album, Maintenant, on the label Tomlab in 2010, to mostly positive reviews. check out the Pitchfork review here.

This is my fav song.........

Amanda Blake

Today I thought I would post the beautiful work of Amanda Blake......Inspired by religious and literary symbolism, art history, superstition and found photography she works to create narratives that are at once familiar and mysterious. Her paintings often features groupings of figures; families, couples, siblings, friends, both to explore the dynamic that can be created in a piece through small gestures and glances and to create a narrative people can identify with emotionally. Current obsessions and inspirations include imaginary friends, consumerism, superstition, fortunetelling, wildflowers, places she's never been and never plans on going to, the colors of faded Polaroids, and other people's family snapshots.

Check out her shop.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Alice Neel

I visited the Alice Neel exhibition at The Douglas Hyde Gallery today. Well worth the visit.

Alice Neel (1900-1984) was one of the most remarkable American artists of the 20th century. Best known for her intense portraits, Neel was never especially fashionable or in step with avant-garde art movements; pursuing her own path and sympathetic both to the expressionist tradition of Northern European painting and the darker aspects of Spanish art, she worked in a style that was distinctly her own. Although widely admired in her lifetime, Alice Neel's paintings have only recently begun to receive the attention they deserve, and this is in no small part due to the impact of the recent retrospective of her work, Alice Neel: Painted Truths, organised by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which travelled to the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Moderna Museet, Malmo.

Diana Copperwhite

Copperwhite is an artist whose work is concerned primarily with memory. Her subjects are identifiable, sometimes drawing on media images and at other times from her own experiences, but she plays with lighting and colour to create a slightly unreal dreamlike quality. The mood of her work is generally lyrical and soft with liquid layered surfaces that create an air of ambiguity. She works over recognisable images, working and reworking the surface so that objects that take on the fluid quality of being remembered rather than frozen in real time.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Diego Vallejo

Vallejo's homesteads appear lonely and dark to me.. as if in a horror film...I love the delicate technique and palette.