Sunday, 16 March 2014

Doing what you can with what you have

Unfortunately, I had to give up the studio that I was renting due to lack of funds.
I am back to working from home, which isn't the most ideal for the aspiring artist.

As of late, I have been struggling just to survive. Paying my rent on minimum wage is almost impossible. It may sound strange, but, I really do enjoy being poor. The act of reducing one's standard of living for an improved quality of life is a lost art.

Anyway, despite longing for a proper studio space, I have managed to create some new work.
These pieces were made almost entirely out of found materials. I get so much pleasure creating something from nothing.

untitled (2014)

City Nights (2014)
I have been seeking to find a balance between the real and the unreal, the representational and abstract. I am getting closer, I can feel it.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

experiments and studies

latex paint poured on wood panel

Still undecided if these are finished

I'm really enjoying the cracks that formed in the paint as it dried

Bull study drawing on newsprint

Woman with pigeon, study drawing on newsprint

Friday, 21 June 2013

portraits in progress

portrait of the artist's sister Alyana

Self portrait, 20 years old

Portrait of the artist's sister Tegan

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Group Exhibiton at Moniker Gallery

 A couple weeks back I took part in a group show at Moniker Gallery.
I had a sculpture and a painting on display.
Boombox  (2012)

Beautiful Headache (2013)

Myself, critiquing the other artwork

Back on track

I decided to start renting a studio space.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Show Opening at the FCG

 Overall I was very satisfied with the opening. A surprising amount of people showed up and there was a lot of positive response to the artwork. Carson Teal and I were interviewed by LondonFuse, which was pretty sweet. The only negative thing about the opening was the lack of air conditioning, because it was HOT.

People looking at art and feeling sophisticated

Carson and I with big smiles

Yarn-bombed bikes by YUCK

view when you walk in

Carson Teal and one of his paintings

Myself and some of my sculptures

A few of my wooden electronics

Closeup of one of Carson Teal's painting