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.
A fusion drawing series presented in book form with construction notes.
Outcomes from the SIXzz RYB exploration span both the virtual and real worlds, with pure digital outcomes and fusion outcomes. The fusion outcomes mix print and hand drawn marker pen. These outcomes are presented as three collections of five outcomes bound together with hand made construction notes.
I have rather neglected this space, since April. Much artwork has been made in that time. I have set myself the task of bringing this space up to date by the end of 2021. So, if you are interested, please keep an eye on progress.
This plugs the site into my use of the handles: revad, codedimages and revadcodedimages on social media and other relevant virtual spaces. Maybe, I should place a map of those spaces on here?! Another task gets added to the list.
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.
Whatever the medium, my intent is to draw. I am showing here, a number of current and recent enquiries, with each enquiry recorded in my studio space. An eclectic mix of subject, material, and technique. Each idea feeds back to influence what comes next. This mix of current and recent enquiry outcomes will continue (on social media) between now and the end of ARTWEEKS in May. See: revad.com for social media links.
I have contributed four prints and an online animation to this ongoing international project.
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.