Enjoying available materials. Applying gesso with gusto is a ‘secret’ pleasure. The physicality inspires. Drawing with a paint marker, indeed a pen of any kind, is pure bliss. Peeling back the surface layer of the corrugated paper board reminded me of my year, as a sixteen year old, working in a (then) local paper board mill as an apprentice lab technician. Good memories!
Corrugated paper board, gesso, paint marker, acrylic.
A double sided FREEDOM STREAM print is folded into a paper plane for REVAD’s contribution to the International Exhibition: OUT OF HOME – WINGS FOR FREEDOM. Opening: June 9, 2022, from 11 am to 8 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 9 to July 9, 2022. Venue: Espaço Cultural do Instituto Cervantes São Paulo-SP – Brazil
So, there we have it, my Artweeks installation is complete. I had planned to post the summary views one per day, this week. But, I now have other things to do, and this forced my hand, so they are all here posted today. In addition, here is another view to summarise the summary. This one image overview is a boon for the lazy viewer! To finish, (I must say) this has been a very enjoyable project. A project where I have created many new outcomes and ideas for continued pursuit. Watch out for derivative outcomes as time passes by. Open edition prints are, of course, available from the usual source:
The 40th anniversary edition of the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks begins tomorrow, Saturday 7th May 2022. This year my participation is via a virtual exhibition. Plus, there are open edition prints available from codedimages.com.
Two concepts for installing A R T die sublimation metal prints. Conceived for Oxfordshire Artweeks 2022. The first concept is a single vertical panoramic print (up to 28 x 84 inches). The second concept is a triptych of square prints (up to 40 x 40 inches each). Prints are available from my ARTWEEKS collection.
1984 – thirty seven years on and we are almost there! Orwell’s social science fiction has never been as close to the truth as it is today. The internet is fast becoming the key enabler for: dystopian, mass surveillance, propaganda, doublethink, thought police, thoughtcrime, newspeak, totalitarianism. 2021.
I have increased the importance of this digital print archive by forwarding my (long held) domain codedimages.com. The space has the main intention of being a convenient and organised archive of concepts (1,500 images and growing). Concepts realised (mostly) in the digital virtual domain. Then there is the side effect of making open edition prints available (on a selection of substrates and sizes). I do not see this as a commercial enterprise. I am not a commercial artist. I am not a business. I am not an entrepreneur. I consider it just another space to employ on my journey. When someone buys a print (it happens occasionally), it is a small bonus, and contributes much needed funds for art related services and materials. In 2022, an aim is to stabilise this space and take my fidgeting elsewhere. For me, that is a huge ask..!
My first complete virtual installation of 2022 can now be viewed via: artweeks . I will be using this REVAD CODEDIMAGES space for my ARTWEEKS 2022 portfolio in May. Between now and then, installations may come and go, without warning. Enjoy them while they exist. Everything is transient.