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Geometric Forms

Three experiments from yesterday’s zoom drawing club meet up: initially cutting-out freehand objects and the re-positioning of geometric forms. Fluid layouts encouraged subsequent reassessments, with explorations of shape and negative space floating upon a mid-grey paper (Clairefontaine Gris). Finally with a spray of adhesive the position of elements within the paper collages was fixed.

Sol y Sombra – cut paper, A4 size
Intervention – cut paper, A4 size
Dansen op de vulkaan – cut paper, A4 size
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art Sketchbook

Voyage of a tiny sketchbook

A tiny sketchbook embarked upon a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean bound for New York. It was due to take up a position within the Brooklyn Art Library as part of a diminutive collection in the (Tiny) Sketchbook Project, but although it arrived at its destination before the postal deadline, and tracking indeed confirmed its arrival, the little book was never catalogued, its fate remains unknown. It would never receive its library reference number, or join its peers within a tiny suitcase, visiting exotic locations on the other side of the world. All that remains are some scans (below) from its pages made just before this tiny sketchbook departed for an uncertain future and unforeseen disappearance, never to return again to the studio.

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art exhibition photography

Nieuwsbrief 5/20

An exto newsletter is out today showing some current artwork on display in my gallery at mtva.exto.nl

Beste kunstliefhebber, in deze nieuwsbrief vind je de laatste updates van mijn werk. Veel leesplezier en graag tot ziens in mijn online galerie! Contact met mij opnemen? Laat een reactie achter op mijn site.

Aan de rand van de hemel
Uit een reeks afbeeldingen over het overschrijden van grenzen en de taal van wegwijzers.

De rode boom
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Opwekker
De erfenis van elektronische kleppen; van elektronenstroom tussen anode en kathode….

De keuze (is aan jou)
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Transmission (Uitzending)
Digitale collage en gemengde techniek –  beschikbaar in c-print editie

Tweeling
Een reeks monochrome ontwerpen op basis van lettertypen – de eenvoudige schoonheid van…

Verhalen over het onverwachte
Een korte serie verhalen van één pagina.

A tot B
Een reeks monochrome ontwerpen op basis van lettertypen – de eenvoudige schoonheid van…

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art

Colour bar generation

Today was a colour rich day of experiments. Casting my mind back to the old coloured wooden blocks I remember that I played with for counting and maths when really young. Then fast forward a couple of decades to the colour bar generators in video production. Those early memories provided a starting point for further exploration, moving, grouping, re-arranging, re-colouring, and taking pleasure from a varied colour palette.
Although abstract in form and narrative, it is impossible not to view these as landscape-like in the days of the Keukenhof festival.
Four examples in development towards collage and paint, output to c-type print:

La Vie en Rose
Parallels
Keukenhof
The Sun Rising

#colour #fields # colourbars #artinisolation #artinthetimeofCovid

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La Montagne travels to Brooklyn

There is a tangible sense of achievement once a sketchbook project is concluded, a process has taken place from start to finish; from cover to cover. In reality however, it is never really completed, as there will always be ‘that’ little detail or textual element to enhance or embellish.

‘La Montagne’ is my most recent sketchbook, exploring geometric mountain-like forms, collaged onto a pre-defined booklet supplied by The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn NY. With paper cut-outs assembled and mounted into position, my sketchbook was registered onto the project website to obtain its unique searchable barcode, before being placed in the post to commence its transatlantic voyage to the real-life library in New York.

This is quite an emotional feeling, a parting in as much as I will never see the sketchbook in its physical form again – or be able to add anything further to the ideas / collages mounted within. It will now reside on a different continent, catalogued and viewable within the offline library there, before being scanned into the projects’ online library and finally viewable worldwide across the web. Although never to return home to its studio of origin, I will see updates from time to time about its interactions and the places it visits, so we will never really lose touch.

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art exhibition

5 new postcard collages

This weekend I’ve been busy preparing 5 new collaged postcards for entry in the forthcoming DC Postcard Show in Eastbourne; and feeling excited now as these completed works are popped in the postbox, and travel along the south coast to the Devonshire Collective.

The new vibrant exhibition will show original postcard artworks in a range of media by artists from across the UK and beyond. The show will be displayed at the DC3 Project Space, at 1-5 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NA during Eastbourne Artists Open Houses 2018
(7/8 April and 14/15 April).
All postcards will be on sale during the exhibition priced at £20 each.
The exhibition will be open 10am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday. Payment can be made with cash, card, cheque or Paypal.


Devonshire Collective – http://devonshirecollective.co.uk/
DC Postcard Show #DCWeAreOne
Part of the DC 1st Birthday Celebrations!
DC3 Project Space
1-5 Seaside
Eastbourne, BN227NA
#DCWeAreOne
#DCBirthday