Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Collections in Artist's work

Robert Rauschenberg

Tony Hayward

Tony Cragg

Sophie Calle

Susan Hiller

Mike Kelley

Daniel Spoerri

Jake Tilson

Collection Display possibilities

Designer/Graphic Artist Ed Fella's Letters On America....His Polaroid collections of found type (often hand-drawn signs and notices) show his interest in the flouting of rules and strictures, when it comes to typographic and graphic design, that is so evident in his own work. However the book has a very simple grid system into which each Polaroid is given space.

Designer/Graphic Artist Alan Fletcher's workspace reveals a very ordered and spatially considered approach to displaying stuff that matters to him. He was an ardent collector of stuff...Found ephemera, found letters cutout from cardboard boxes, different used pencils, inspirational quotes, postcards, newspaper cuttings, etc, all catalogued and stored in an aesthetically pleasing manner. They were the inspiration for his inspiration-inducing books The Art of Looking Sideways, and Picturing and Poeting.

Paul Elliman's Bits...A typeface derived from the collection of parts and utensils that interested him

Classification / Labelling/Describing of collections of toolheads from archaeological finds.

Daniel Spoerri, whose collections find their way into his work in seemingly allegorical combinations in their display.

Joseph Cornell's "Object (Roses des Vents)". This took him nearly ten years to make and contained images and objects that represented all the voyages that he never took but clearly fantasised about.

Annette Messager's work often uses newspaper cutouts, illustrations and found and handcrafted objects, and collages them into installations reminiscent of taxidermy or specimen display, depicting such themes as self-identity, sexuality and the body, explorations of life and death, good and evil, human and animal.

Eduardo Paolozzi's work ... referencing the objects he was an avid collector of, and classifying and ordering them in their appearance in his innovations in collage, silkscreen and sculpture that made him so influential.

Peter Blake, pop art legend and avid collector, also drew on his collections as constant sources for his work.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Approaches for Perform brief

Whilst these are all filmed, they have real time movement and employ imagemaking and atmosphere making techniques that are within your grasp in a live performance. Many also have a the sense of a static viewpoint, much the same as you will likely be dealing with with an audience watching you perform within a certain space.

PANDA BEAR "Surfer's Hymn" from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo. Clever use of darkness and projections and high contrast black and white.

The Paper Cinema. Nic Beard, the creator, came to talk to our first year a couple of years ago. He is an avid location sketcher and is able to capture so much character in his static imagery that when combined with the movement of the images on batons in layers in front of a camera, you almost forget that this is not animation in the conventional sense.

Bad Things That Could Happen from This Is It on Vimeo. Playful use of scale and movement, and ingenuity in creating illusions of things such as fire and written words, all using simple materials with clever attention to detail and strong aesthetic cohesion.

Assemblage Boy - By Michael Swaney and Simon Williams ©2010 from Michael Swaney on Vimeo. Employing abstract "seeing sound" approach to surreally amusing effect.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Nick Broomfield film documenting the life of said rappers, watch here.

something to see at the Barbican for free.

Elizabeth Peyton

Drawings of Keith Richards

Some images of home made helmets made during the unrest in Egypt.

Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Delhomme images of Karl Largerfeld

Dryden Goodwin

images of tube workers. see more here.

Gleb Kosorukov

Portrait photographs of cole miners. See more here

Saturday, 12 March 2011


Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. More here.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Colonel Gaddafi - The Green Book

Kate Adie: The Gaddafi I knew


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Lindisfarne Gospel

The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated Latin manuscript of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke andJohn in the British Library. The manuscript was produced on Lindisfarne in Northumbria in the late 7th century or early 8th century.

Voticism Manifesto

The Vorticism group began with the Rebel Art Centre which Wyndham Lewis and others established after disagreeing with Omega Workshops founder Roger Fry, and has roots in the Bloomsbury Group, Cubism, and Futurism.

The Stuckists

Stuckism is an international art movement that was founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. The first group of thirteen British artists has since expanded, as of February 2011, to 211 groups in 48 countries. Read their manifesto here.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

John Stezaker

Whitechapel Gallery, London
29th January - 18th March


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Costumes in Construction