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Sun, 19/5/13

Fine Art Self Directed

Current Thoughts and Ideas:


Currently everything i'm working on is geared towards my final display for the degree show.  There are going to be three main pieces, the new yellow version of Disintegrate, Futile, and Evidence of a Struggle.  There will quite probably be a fourth piece on the floor and this will be Relentless, the newer shredded piece i'm working on, though i'm not sure it will contextualise with the others.  At the moment in the space i have had all three frames attached to the wall, ready for their cut-out canvas surfaces to be attached.  I have also re-painted and had parts of their frames cut away to match their surfaces, adding to the general theme of disintegration.

Working Photos:

I actually love these singular painted frames on their own, without the material on top - the colour is striking and LUMINOUS with the then effect of fading into nothing - blending into the white of the space, a very Minimalist aspect i feel. This liking of these is probably due to recently reading Minimalism by David Batchelor, but also my general love of geometric forms and radiant colour.  Feedback from others have often involved asking me why the use of these colours particularly..i feel it's because primary colours were the simplest and it originally started out being more about the concepts behind the work rather than their colours.

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The task here was RE-PAINTING these frames..the white surroundings brought out the patchy effects of acrylic paint on wood, so i've had to re-blend them more or less all over again.

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The frame for Evidence of a Struggle

Next i had some parts of each frame taken away.  I feel this already says something about painting and the FRAME without having the patterned canvas over the top now.  However, having recently tried the material over the top of this i feel because there is so LITTLE of the canvas left..it doesn't detract away from the frame.  However i feel they will say something different with their canvas on, which may not get as good reception by the viewer perhaps.
Nonetheless I now plan to place their canvases on over the next few days, re-paint the floor white and add the shredded piece to the floor.

Other Thoughts:

At the moment i am also finishing cutting the yellow piece of canvas for the centre yellow frame.  At a size of 7ft x 4ft it has been the biggest piece to cut so far; in addition to the canvas shredding i feel the work has been heavily about REPETITIVE actions and perfection.  There has been a huge aspect of perfection in blending both the surfaces of the canvases and also their frame; trying to blend colour seamlessly and going over and over it again.

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The yellow canvas for the new version of Disintegrate.  Really enjoying how this is turning out - using yellow has made it much more striking.

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Some interesting and seductive close-ups.  I still feel there is very much an association with textiles in my work; there is definitely a love of fabric, surface and material.

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But what to do with the pieces?? I also love these - layed out as a single floor piece perhaps.

Shredded Progress:

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I have now finished another piece to add to Relentless, now in Viridian green.  In order to go with the other wall based pieces, the next piece i will add will be blue doing back into white, going back into unprimed canvas..hopefully then it will look like the colour has drained away, just like the canvases are breaking up on the walls.  This involves doing another two pieces of which then it will be finished. For now...

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