Thursday, 1 February 2018

...THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY?

It's great when I get requests from students in the UK and around the world, who want to interview me regarding my POLYGRAPH NUDES drawings. Some of them have even done really cool versions of their own in this style. At some point, I'll compile them into a blog article.

There are other people in the internet - seemingly professional artists - who are also intent on heavily imitating this style... to varying degrees of success.

This style has taken on a life of its own since I originally drew them in 2011 / 2012. A portfolio of the nudes made its wider internet debut in 2013 in Robert Kothe's great but short-lived art magazine The Corner, and then in a gallery debut in the West Midlands Open in 2014. The following year, they appeared in NORA Apartments, Orlando, and continue to generate interest wherever they go.

I'll be embarking on a new chapter in this style, later in 2017, but in the meantime, enjoy one of the classics from the original period.


Woman Disrobing, Pen & Ink on Paper, 2012.





HIDDEN MESSAGES

Experimental Digital Composition, 01 / 02 / 2018


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

NEW WORK IN PROGRESS

PROGRESSIONS

Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 60cm.

Below: Extreme Close-Up,taken today [ 23rd Jan 2018 ].



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Below: Close Up, angle shot Dec 29 2017


Below: Jan 3rd 2018


Below: Jan 4th 2018


Below: Jan 23rd 2018




Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2017 ANNUAL REPORT / 4th QUARTER / FINAL REVIEW

October 2017: Visited New York for a working holiday. Meetings and inspirations!

New York City, as seen from Jersey City:


At Stonehill Taylor Architects ( Oct 24th ):


At Gensler NYC ( Oct 26th ):



The incandescent fall colours of the Adirondack Mountains, upstate New York:



Empire State Building, shrouded in low cloud ( a certain Gershwin song springs to mind ):


People watching:



Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017 ANNUAL REPORT / 3rd QUARTER REVIEW

[ For best viewing on your phones, click 'VIEW WEB VERSION' at the bottom of this page. ]

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JULY 2017: ELASTICITY, BOOK COVER ART [ based on a my 'Brazil Mood Flag' painting ] and my book signing at the launch in London.





Full article here.

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AUG 2017: Beginning new series of PEN DRAWINGS in consultation with Kim Edwards, art director at Stonehouse Taylor, New York, for future 'designer hotel' project.
- FINAL QUARTERLY REVIEW TO BE POSTED ON 9TH JAN 2018 - 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

2017 ANNUAL REPORT / 2nd QUARTER REVIEW

APRIL 2017: SPLITTING INFINITIES [ THE ABSTRACTION OF MODERN TRAVEL ]
- Continuing my Abstract Life series of articles and pictorials -


For full article click here.

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MAY - JUNE 2017

CARBON BLACK: Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 50cm



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U.S. AIN'T: Further experiments with Digital / Vector Art


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2017 ANNUAL REPORT / 1st QUARTER REVIEW


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JANUARY 2017: ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL REMIXES OF ABSTRACT PAINTINGS


Above: Stealth, as a Digital Vector Image ( with texture )

One of the obvious down-sides of creating a painted composition, is that once it's sold, the design is no longer in your hands. In the case of my work, it takes months to finely balance a piece ( it's a form of automatic composition, in that apart from a starting grid, everything is ad-libbed until the picture 'feels' finished ). On that journey, many interesting forms and motifs may evolve. In late 2016 / early 2017, I decided to painstakingly go about re-creating some of my recent paintings in digital 'vector' form. This allows me to do two things: 1 ) Significantly enlarge the composition without loss of quality or pixellation; 2 ) Deconstruct my artwork so that it can be remixed, recoloured and recomposed.

Below: The original Stealth and Encryption, Acrylic on Canvas, 40cm x 60cm


Below: Stealth, as Digital Vector Image ( with texture )


( For more examples of vector experiments, see the link to January 2017, here )

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FEBRUARY 2017: BLISS IN CONCRETE, Acrylic On Canvas, 60cm x 60cm



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MARCH 2017: Up-and-coming American folk singer SYDNEY ROBINSON uses 'WOMAN DISROBING' for her debut digital single artwork.




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- QUARTERLY REVIEWS TO CONTINUE DAILY FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK - 

Monday, 18 December 2017

TWISTING REALITIES

Real-life: London, St. James's Park, Feb 2017


Digital: Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway, Oct 2014