Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Andrew Mazorol & Tynan Kerr AMTK

'As two artists working together, we attempt to keep a practice which allows a shifting and challenging exchange for each of us. Processes of negotiation, cooperation and sabotage lead to paintings which are nudged in certain directions but ultimately take a form of their own. These are things that neither of us would make alone, which seem to arrive through accidental intersections of our intentions. This synthesis of oppositional intentions can manifest as a third actor with its own sensibilities and conditions. If this shadow actor refuses to appear, we can be left stranded and situated more as assistants; building canvases, filling in backgrounds, waiting and creating conditions for this voice to rise again.' Andrew Mazorol & Tynan Kerr AMTK

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dawid Ryski

I love this polish artists work..... Dawid Ryski .

“Dawid Ryski, Chief Fire Officer Only Son. Instead of following his beloved Father’s Footsteps to rescue people from burning houses & crush doors with firefighter axe, he fell in love with skateboarding & hard core / punk. He spent his wonder years trashing his desks & watching skateboarding magazines & videos religiously. Heavily influenced by the mentioned culture he developed his very own style where street art meets illustration.”

Monday, January 13, 2014

Albert Exergian

I love these posters, I spotted them in Paris when I was there a few months back.. Created out of a love for Posters, Modernism and Television, there wasn't a client out there to commission such a job so Austrian designer Albert Exergian wrote his own brief and created this self initiated series of posters throwing all of the above inspirations into the creative melting pot.

Friday, January 10, 2014

George Shaw-Tate Shots

George Shaw

I finally went to check out the George Shaw show 'Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow' at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. The paintings were atmospheric, dark and beautiful, I love how he paints. George Shaw has become well known for his pictures of the English housing estate where he grew up in the 1970s. Highly detailed and naturalistic, they are normally painted with Humbrol enamels, which are more commonly used to colour model aircraft. In 2011, following a major exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, he was short-listed for the Turner Prize.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Milton Avery

Milton Avery 1885-1965 was an American modern painter. Avery's work is seminal to American abstract painting—while his work is clearly representational, it focuses on color relations and is not concerned with creating the illusion of depth as most conventional Western painting since the Renaissance has.