Wednesday, 30 December 2009
My close friend Hannah bought 'The Red Tree' for my birthday earlier this year and it is without a doubt one of the best picture books I've ever read; beautiful, profound and thought provoking. If you get a chance to pick up any of his books then do so because he is a very talented bloke.
(sorry the pictures aren't very high res, they don't really do it justice at all, all the more reason to go out a get a copy!)
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I came across Romanian illustrator Ana Botezatu on the brilliant 'book by its cover' site. She uses collage in such a rad, imaginative way that makes me so green with envy i want to gouge my eyes out with a fork. Not only that but she's got mad skills with a pencil and renders some amazing characters that you can't help but want to hear a story about. Beautiful use of media, her sense of colour and space is spot on and i want her work to be my work. Tidy.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Went to the Chloe Early exhibition at Stolenspace in Brick Lane. I've been a fan of her work for a while and having the opportunity to see it close up was a real treat, if you haven't seen her work before then check her out. She does amazing oil paintings on metal, glass and perspex with a superb sense of colour and space. She employs a dynamic combination of expressive brushstrokes and areas of detail, but what I love the most are the spaces in her paintings where there appears to be nothing going on. In these spaces she achieves these beautiful off-white tones and textures that are almost reminiscent of Rauschenberg's 'combine' paintings. Rad stuff.
This is a frame from a project at college, we were given three words at random then told to come up with a short narrative with a clear beginning, middle and end. We had three frames in which to fit the images and we had to integrate the words into the images in some way. My words were - Byzantine, Cage, And (!) So my narrative was about this school teacher who's teaching a lesson on the Byzantine Empire, A punk ass kid who isn't interested writes the word "AND?" on the table, and in the last frame he gets reprimanded when the teacher puts him in a cage. Aaaand we were only allowed to use cut paper and line.