Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Jenny Bowers


At popular request for more print based artists, here is the work of Jenny Bowers. Beautiful, vibrant and bold images I think you will agree!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Lucie Sheridan




Today I went to the M-Shed in Bristol which is a recently opened museum concentrating on the stories behind Bristol's people and places. I really liked the spaces and also liked the shop which had a section for local artists. Lucie Sheridan's work stood out to me as bold, vibrant and simple.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Theo Mercier



I just stumbled upon the work of sculptor Theo Mercier, I really like his surreal sculptures. They are very strange indeed.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Even more Thailand!





Lou Rota



I just found the work of Lou Rota in an old inspiration book, I really like the way she creates new pieces from unloved old crockery and furniture, her finished works are very appealing to the child in me.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Ricky Swallow




Ricky Swallow is another artist whose work I saw at Sydney Art Gallery. I really like his beautifully detailed sculptures, the top image was on display in the gallery and apart from the bucket is all carved singularly from one piece of wood.

More Thailand





A few more photos from Thailand...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Yoshihiro Suda


Another artist whose work really impressed me was the subtle sculptural work of Japanese artist Yoshihiro Suda. The rose shown is sculpted out of wood.

Jane Ormes



I found the work of Jane Ormes through getting a card to send to my good friend in Canada. She is a printmaker and artist, I love her whimsical pieces and also her description of her recreation time 'She spends any spare time daydreaming about Daniel Craig and ginger flapjack (although not together obviously!)'. Her blog is also worth a peruse here.

Thailand





Here are a few photos from my time in Thailand. I will add a few more as I put more on my computer but as my disc drive is on it's way out it might be quite a slow process! The sunset was from Koh Phangan and the other photos are from Bangkok, the cat was taken at the weekend market which is a must for clothes and vintage bits and pieces for cheap prices!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Revok


Revok is creating some excellent art at the moment, both on the streets and in galleries. I love his use of acidic bright colours and layering. His website is full of photos including those of his most recent show Perseverance.

Tracey Moberly


Whilst reading the Daily Mirror yesterday I came across a story about Tracey Moberly who has kept every text message she has ever received since 1999. Text messages are so disposable as a form or communication that there is something nice and old fashioned about actually recording them properly. I also like some of the other projects that Moberly has undertaken as like Michael Landy's Sydney project they encourage random acts of kindness.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Mad Liz


I saw this in Newport just before I left the UK.

Del Kathryn Barton


I have recently been in Sydney, a city which has a thriving arts scene. One of my favourite places to visit whilst there was the Sydney Art Gallery which houses a very clever changing set of collections. I particularly liked the modern art on the lower floor of the gallery and the work of Del Kathryn Barton really stood out to me. Her pieces are highly labour intensive and detailed and due to this they are wonderful to look at. I really liked the multi layered style in which she works.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Michael Landy


Michael Landy is an artist that has interested me for some time as he concentrates on possessions and the material worth of objects. In 2001 for example he gathered together literally every single thing that he owned and set up a production line to systematically destroy everything. This included photos, his passport and his car. Most recently Landy has collaborated with the city of Sydney in order to collect random acts of kindness. He is collecting stories of kindness between the 20th of July and 20th of August.