Saturday, November 26, 2011

Colour Study

I have been in the studio again for a second weekend in recent weeks (With the work loads on the Hobbit, I have been finding it hard to find the energy to get into the home studio). There I have been working on a small colour study toward making a new painting. I'm still toying with the idea of a physical piece, maybe experimenting with oils, but digital work is just to convenient.
I need to start painting in physical paint again, hence the colour study. A small water colour on cartridge paper in a sketch book, not the best medium for water colour but there you are.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pictoplasma Exhibition 2011

I am pleased to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in this yearsPictoplasma Exhibition to be held in Paris, France as a part of the Missing Link Research Project.
Pictoplasma is the worlds leading organization dedicated to contemporary character design and art in all it's many facets and media. It is under this umbrella that the Missing Link exhibition has been announced.
My own entry for the exhibition is a sketch that forms part of an ongoing project that I am working on at the moment, a new painting in the Marmayak series. The Marmayak has been a very popular painting over the past couple of months and so it was with this that it has developed further into a series. I am now thinking about the next piece and so have taken the opportunity to submit and sketch from this new work.
Submissions for this show amounted to some 5000+ entries from which only 500 have been chosen to form the main body of work on display. The exhibition will run during December from the 7th - 31st at the new museum La Gaite Lyrique, Paris.

A small update on the Pictoplasma exhibition in Paris this December. The work is now being placed on the walls of the museum La Gaite Lyrique. You can follow the show on the Pictoplasma Facebook page which is where I pinched the above photo of the work being installed. My piece is in this photo, like 'where's Wally' see if you can spot it!

Blooom Art Fair Cologne, Germany

So, an update on what I have been up to recently. Since the opening of the September Unscripted exhibition here in Wellington I have had a small measure of interest in my work.
It seems that Unscripted has turned out to have been a wonderful springboard for me in promoting myself and my work to the public and to the greater art scene here in Wellington. As a result I have been fortunate to have been picked up by Eyeball Kicks in Wellington who now represent me in NZ which has been a huge boost to my confidence and to my work as a whole.
As well as local interest I was very fortunate to have been asked to exhibit in Cologne, Germany at Blooom, The Creative Industries Art Show which ran from October 29th - November 1st.
I twas a fantastic opportunity to expand my profile and to be a part of an exciting show as this and to display my work along side the cream of NZ talent as part of the White Cloud Worlds showcase. A big thank you must go to Paul Tobin and Kate Jorgensen for inviting me to be a part of their showcase at Blooom and for making it the huge success that it was.

Here are a few photos taken by Paul for the show.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Back in the Studio

I'm finally back in the studio with a pencil in my hand. It feels so long since I actually sat down with my sketch book and drew that I fear my pencils have revolted and f*cked off else where to find the company of a more attentive owner. Lucky for me they haven't, and are now in full employment once again.
So I'm beginning work on a new painting, after I might add some considerable time of contemplating and over analyzing the possibilities. The new work will be a continuation of the Marmayak family and more excitingly will be a physical piece rather than digital. Yes, I'm also pulling the brushes out from their forced hiatus! So watch this space for forthcoming posts on this subject. I hope to get something together soon. I think that's about it for now!