Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lock Screen III



Vector illustration with digital collage, (1136 x 640 326 ppi).


These images fit the specs of an iPhone 5 screen (my current model) to serve as a wallpaper for both the lock screen and the home screen. The altered colours of the second image (and burred resolution) facilitate a subtle transition to the home screen, as animated by the standard operating system of the phone.

This is the third composition for iPhone I have made, and this time it is purely digital, with the vector paths drawn in Adobe illustrator and the background skin a pixel sorted image made from a digital photograph I took with my iPhone. Pixel sorting is a method of distorting an image by shifting the positions of pixels using a code. I manipulated my photograph using a program called Processing and an open-source script written by experimental media artist Kim Asendorf.

These two images are free to use as your own lock screen and home screen backgrounds.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Material Figments



Material Figments, 2017. Acrylic, pine, nails, liquid nails, screws and play dough. [installation view]


Unnamed Imaginary Exhibition, currently on view at Our Neon Foe, 411 Parramatta Rd Leichhardt.

To make something for the gallery space, a shop front window facing onto Parramatta road, I conceived of a painting in exploded view. Working from an image in my mind, I saw the wall parallel to the window as the ground of the painting and the geometries of the tiled floor as a grid from which linear structures could extend up, out and around in three dimensions.
I played with elements of symmetries, colour and depth, where painted surfaces interact with hand made structures of wood and play dough. This was an opportunity to experiment with ideas of painting and the expanded field, utilizing the entire gallery space to make a site-specific installation. Images from my mind extend out, and balance into reality.


The exhibition is open on week ends, 11am to 5pm until the 16th of April.


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Friday, 3 March 2017

Finger Painting


These digital images were made using a free drawing app for iPhone called Brushes.

It is a simple interface with a few variations of pixelated brush tips to choose from which limits your gestures to dragging a finger across the small screen of the smartphone.

I have been using this app to experiment with colour combinations intended to be translated into my paintings, and I find having the colour wheel to select from extremely useful.

Drawing in this way sacrifices the precision of working with a pen or brush but retains the enjoyment of drawing with immediacy and vibrant colour.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Laser Guided



This was my first time having something laser cut, small ply wood boards approximately 72cm x 39cm in size. The precision of the cutting is very satisfying, and it enables the two pieces to be layered and joined perfectly.

Shown here is the two layers pressed and glued, where the line-work is the supporting frame of the back of the board. This line-work mimics the composition I intend to paint on the reverse side.

I also really like the pieces left over, cut out from the negative spaces. They are beautiful little shapes to play with, like that of a children's educational puzzle.


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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Nice One Picasso



The Woods, Pine, spray paint, acrylic and enamel. (Dimensions variable)


I am currently making new work for the exhibition Nice One Picasso as a part of the 2017 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival.

The exhibition will showcase work from current students and graduates of Sydney College of the Arts including:

Vicky Browne, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Eugene Choi, Chris Dolman, Chris Fox, Liam Garstang, Francesca Heinz, Hana Hoogedeure + Luke O'Donnell, Robin Hungerford, Harley Ives, Biljana Jancic, Richard Kean, Clare Milledge, Jonny Niesche, Kate Scardifield, Ben Terakes, Kai Wasikowski and Justene Williams.


Thanks to Sunday Punch Projects, and curator Liam Garstang for including me.

More info and artist profiles @ sundaypunch.com.au

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

TWINS


Acrylic, ink and Posca on board, 2016. [diptych / dimensions variable]

These paintings were made for display in a group show at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.

TWINS is a revision of the first mirrored pair I made in 2015 during my MFA titled Situs Inversus. Utilizing my now refined geometries while reworking a known outcome, using the same colour scheme was an enjoyable exercise and I am happy with the (updated) result.

Articulate Turns Six is on until the 24th of December and includes work by: Adrian Hall, Adrian Hobbs, Alan Schacher/Mike Leggett, Alexandra Mitchell, Anke St├Ącker, Anya Pesce, Barbara Halnan, Cecilia White, Chantal Grech, Christine Myerscough, Danica Knezevic, Elizabeth Ashburn, Elizabeth Day, Jennifer O’Brien, John von Sturmer, Julie Brooke, Kirsten Drewes/Elizabeth Rankin, Lesley Giovanelli, Liz Coats, Margaret Roberts, Marlene Sarroff, Marta Ferracin, Niall Robb, Nola Farman, Noelene Lucas, Pam Leung, Paul Sutton, Raw Contemporary (Ryuichi Fujimura, Linda Luke, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Kirsten Packham, Angela French, Renay Pepita), Ro Murray, Rose Ann McGreevy, Rox de luca, Steven Fasan, Sue Callanan, Susan Buret, Sylvia Griffin, Vivienne Dadour, Toni Warburton and Yvette Hamilton.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

RE-ATTEMPTS


Mutant, acrylic, ink and posca on board, 2016. [40 x 30 cm]


RE-ATTEMPTS is a group exhibition to be held at gWilson Gallery, Lewisham and opening on Sunday 20th November 3-6pm.

I will be showing new work made recently at 411 studios.

Also included in the exhibition is work by Ciaran Begley, Priscilla Bourne, Simon Lawrence, and Kasane Low.

Thanks to Ciaran Begley and Priscilla Bourne for organizing it all.

The exhibition will run until the 4th of December 2016.

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