Sunday, 28 February 2010

Book About Death

My work [well the above piece] has been accepted for 'The Book About Death' exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=282317339339&ref=mf
I have to say a big Thank You to Sonja Benskin Mesher for telling me about the exhibition and for accepting my entry! The Exhibition is a collection of postcards [made by various artists] on the theme of Death, after the exhibition is over the cards will be bound into a book and remain as part of the Collection in MOMA Wales. My entry is a photo of the Climbing Frame I made as part of the Birdland Project, which dealt with my first experiences with Death [the deaths of my Aunt and Nain] the Frame is an exact replica of the one my father built in our garden, and 5 birds sit on top to represent my family [myself, my parents and 2 brothers] I was also making a reference towards the idea of gatherings of black birds as an ominous event - usually connected with death after all a group of crows is known as a 'Murder'...

Monday, 22 February 2010

Rah-rah- Roma-Roma-ma-ah Ga-ga-ooh-la-la





I have become slightly obsessed with Lady Gaga, not so much the music [although it is growing on me] but her as a complete package of Performance Art. I'm finding the drawings I'm working on at the moment are heavily influenced by her style, costumes and makeup.

There's also a person whose made Barbie versions of her: http://www.flickr.com/photos/veik11/sets/72157621855594581/ which are awesome!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Punk Forever














Photos I took of the Exhibition "Punk Forever" at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor. Featuring the work of Jamie Reid and James Cauty [and others - but I mainly took pics of those two] Apologises for the crap quality of the photos, I was trying not to get noticed taking photos [seems pointless now that I've posted them on here?] and the gallery is really bright - theres windows everywere so reflections are a major issue, plus I'm just shit at taking pictures!

I Went to pick up my rejected paintings from the Gallery - they didn't get into the Open Exhibition :( but the day had a silver lining. I managed to see the 'Punk Forever' exhibition, and I highly recommend it [I think it could be the best thing I've ever seen in a North Wales Gallery - but then I do love the bands featured in the exhibition aswell as the art] anyways one of the main artists in the exhibition is the legend Jamie Reid [He designed the artwork for the Sex Pistols to those of you who don't know] he was giving a lecture there that night, and he happened to be there while i was snooping about!! I bumped into him in the doorway to the room were my work was, but just as soon as I realized who he was [but before I could speak] some bloke from the gallery whisked him away into a 'staff only' zone [the fucker!] but I breathed the same air as Jamie Reid! I'm happy!! Gutted I didn't have the chance to [a] say 'hey' and maybe get a photo with him and [b] make an idiot out of myself and show him my work :( nevermind, suppose its for the best!

Here's a link to the exhibitions website:
www.punkforever.co.uk