Sunday, 26 January 2014

In response to Muirhead Bone

As part of the Invitation to exhibit at the Royal West of England Academy I have been asked for the piece of work to respond to  works by a war artist. The artist I have been paired with is Muirhead Bone.

 As you can see by the examples above there is a very strong similarity in the aesthetic of his work and my own. We also share the same connection with drawing and the etching process. He had a nickname at the tine as the British Piranesi and the original  Giovanni Battista Piranesi has long been a strong influence on my own work.  
Please see below for examples of Piranesi's Imaginary prison (Carceri d'invenzione) series.

I look forward into seeing how I can look deeper into Muirhead Bones work and hopefully discover more connections and similarities with my own. Within in my own work I want to start looking more into monoliths, monuments and memorials and creating my own form first hand  drawing research and reference. It will be interesting to see how working towards this exhibition can give me more clarity and direction with my own themes and concepts.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

 I have  recently been invited to be a guest Artist for an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. The show will be in the summer will coincide with the centenary of the beginning of the First world war. I will be working on  new piece of work based on my research on the Maunsell sea forts. I thought I would  document the progress of the work from the initial drawings through to the finished etching. I hope then it will help to serve as an example of how and why I take an image from a drawing through to  finished Print. It is the reasoning and rationale behind this that I question within my own students work and it is important that I am able to realise and understand this within my own work.
Please see the images below for the beginning of this new project.

Fort III - Progress drawing 1.

Fort III - Progress drawing2.
Fort III - Progress drawing3.

Submissions for the Royal Academy Summer show.

After the positive response to my work at the Multiplied Print Fair at Christies, I have decided to enter the following two pieces below for the Royal Academy summer show. 

Fort I - Etching 70cm x 65cm, Edition 20

Transmission - Etching 75cm x70cm, Edition 20