Wednesday, 11 April 2012
I have created a 'postcard' to Kuwabatake Sanjuro (from Kurosawa's masterful Yojimbo) for Postcards to Alphaville. This is an online (hopefully book) exhibition of artists and illustrators who make an original image to a character from their chosen film. Kurosawa is my favourite director of films and although I could have chosen any number of films, I think Mifune is iconic in this role. You can see my postcard and a host of others here http://www.postcardstoalphaville.net/
I will be showing one of my Transitory paintings at the opening show, Collectible at Zeitgeist Art Projects, amongst some very fine company. ZAP is a new space, right near Goldsmiths art college and is run and curated by the esteemable Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley, with a huge amount of discernment, energy and gusto. Transitory Paintings (2011) are full of interesting contradictions as pieces of work. Paintings, yet not made of paint; Representational, yet abstract; Involved with beauty, yet through destroying. They are made from cutting triangular shaped patterns into reproductions of portrait paintings, culled from auction catalogues.
The show features 66 artists, including Graham Crowley, Edwina Ashton, Annabel Dover, Freddie Robins, Emily Speed and Peter Jones, with everyone selling their work for under £500. So there is no excuses for not making a start or adding to your art collections! The private view is on Tuesday 17th April 6-8.30pm and continues until 28th April. More details are here http://www.zeitgeistartsprojects.com/exhibitions.html