To see close-ups of the paper sculptures click here.
I just came back from a trip to Paris where I picked up some old Opus International magazines in a bookshop in the Marais. I discovered the work of a fellow Piscean, the Italian artist Emilio Scanavino. Here are some of his beautiful abstract paintings. You can see more of his work here.
La Lunetta, 1971
Alfabeto Senza Fine 4, 1970
Alfabeto Senza Fine 7, 1970
Here are pics of my yearly trip to the photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles, which was particularly good this year.
Standouts this year included a retrospective of the work of Sergio Larrain (very moving and beautiful street photography set in Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Rome mostly, like filmic snapshots of everyday life in the 1950’s and 1960’s), photos by Viviane Sassen (I fell in love with her compositions and colours), an inventive photo narrative by Cristina de Middel set in Zambia, polaroids and black and white photos of Guy Bourdin‘s early work, and the collages of John Stezaker (which I blogged about here back in 2011).
Cristina de Middel
Cristina de Middel
I just came back from a holiday in the south of France where I took pictures of some of my new paper sculptures. Here they are!
And here is a pic of the shoes being made.
Sorry it’s been a while since I blogged, I’ve been busy with a few projects. Here are a few of the recent paper sculptures I made and shot and some pics of the blue slingbacks being made.
One of the most inspiring exhibitions I’ve seen in a while! I went to see AxME by the American artist Ellen Gallagher at the Tate Modern a couple days ago . The kind of exhibition that makes you excited and itching to go make things!
Her collages of retro beauty ads and plasticine in particular are sheer amazingness! As are her animations and paper relief artworks.
Go and see it! Runs until the 1st of September.
Runs until the 26th of May at the Londonewcastle Project Space.
I know I’m obsessed with sunglasses! But how cool is this poster? I’ve always been a big fan of Sofia Coppola’s films and can’t wait to see this one! It opens at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard selection and should come out here in the UK on the 5th of July.
Pick Me Up’s come round again… I didn’t think it was as good as previous years (see posts of past years here and here) but there were some good bits. I had a lot of fun with my friend Chris at the “Face Stamp!” Human After All stand where we made our own personalised faces with the ink stamps on display designed by a selection of illustrators (Malika Fravre, Emily Forgot, Siggi Eggertsson, Jean Julien, Craig & Karl, Supermundane, Adrian Johnson and Hattie Stewart). Other highlights included Anna Lomax‘s installation of strange and singular objects and prints, Malika Favre‘s elegant and pared down Kama Sutra screen prints, and Crispin Finn‘s minimalist prints of classic cocktails.
To see the full programme and book tickets click here.
Last night I went to a fascinating talk, part of the Patternity festival Superstripe, celebrating patterns and stripes in particular (click here for more info about Patternity and the Superstripe festival).
As most of you who have been following my blog and work know, I am constantly fascinated by geometric shapes and patterns (and have also worked with Patternity before – click here to see pics).
Geometric shapes and patterns feed into my abstract work and even some of the more figurative things I make. So it was really interesting to hear people from such a variety of backgrounds and professions talk about patterns within their field of expertise and show images of these different patterns.
The panel included:
Jude Stewart – Design Writer
Daniel Bor – Neuroscientist
Isamaya Ffrench – Makeup Artist & Illustrator
Richard Weston – Professor of Architecture, Author, Inventor & Designer
Robert Storey – Artist & Set Designer
Björn Atterstam – Positive Psychologist & Entrepreneur
Check out their inspiring work at the links above!
Wall created for the Superstripe exhibition and festival