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..!
A diptych of 12 x 16 inch Chromaluxe die sublimation prints, on aluminium. These should be presented in the same space, but not necessarily side-by-side. Here they are installed near a corner in the room. Opposite walls would make a visual connection across the room.
OXONARTWEEKS is an installation of REVADXYZ animations and derived prints. Six lines of enquiry are explored: WINGS FOR FREEDOM, RADICAL LINE STREAM ONE, BATTLE OF IDEAS, FOR COVIMETRY, DUAL SPIRAL STREAM, and RADICAL SPIRAL STREAM. Each component outcome is also available as an individual print, as wall art and on a selection of products.
A paper plane has been constructed and sent to Brazil for inclusion in the OFF HOME – WINGS FOR FREEDOM international exhibition. The skin of the plane is derived from my FREEDOM STREAM animation. The same skin was printed to both sides of a sheet of 50gsm office paper and then folded into the paper plane.
My print shop at REVAD.PIXELS.COM has been pruned back to a small selection of prints from current projects. A review suggested it is not a viable space to act as a print archive. Too much investment in time required to keep it current. This is how the shop front looks today.
Behind the shop front, you will find four public collections. The number of available prints has dropped, from a peak of 700+, to around 20. As ever, if you see anything of mine anywhere and would like a print, get in touch via the contact page at REVAD.COM.
A virtual exhibition, featuring a never ending contemporary algorithmic animation.
The random colour spirals seemed to fit with these COVID times. The spiral representing geometry. Then, combined with the random colour and mark size, representing the spread of the virus outward from the source. I then decided to offset the spiral to represent the asymmetric infection pattern in the population, between age groups in particular. But, these things are just my motivation for constructing these abstract algorithmic serial outcomes.
It is (maybe) worth saying, the mask is used here as a symbol of our time and as a tool to add context. I do not make masks and I do not sell masks. Indeed, I question their use as anything more than a symbol of compliance. My anecdotal observation is, they cause the user to touch their face more often, and are just as likely to be counter productive. I make no scientific claims, this is just my own gut (dare I say) common sense feeling. The point is, I do not encourage or condone their use as anything more than a symbol of our time.