Updated my website with some new works I’ve completed in the last month.
A sense of balance and harmony formed the basis for this collection. I also wanted to find use of flowing fabric and cut it into loose flowing shapes. I used viscose yarns derived from soft wools to create fluid crepe-like textures. The ideation was to find subtle sophistication by blending a spectrum of muted colors and create a fluid sense of cut and drape.
I am very much behind the idea of mixing things in a way that is unexpected. Over the next months or so, I am adding some surprising fabrics and shapes to the dialogue, like sharper cutting techniques to play with the proportions more.
The images illustrate a portion of the collection, which will be made available to purchase in roughly two weeks at egocomplex.com. (currently under major redesign).
I want to express these new additions in a progressive way that is achieved through our photography and also other art forms and new media like illustration and graphic design.
The identity of this label is undeveloped. It needs a logo, crest, or simply elements to work with the photography. I’m curious if anyone might be interested in helping me develop such things…I have some nice clothes I’m willing to trade.
Analog + Digital Graffiti / Type / Texture
The texture that I was keen to execute as a digital visual, was a simulated rough surface that has been sprayed with aerosol. With this in mind, I always seek to put together designs that have multiple uses across the board.
Starting off with a complex looking but basic layout as a pen background, the type and layer fade is all the project needed.
First phase was a template with the letters cut out of card. Initially wanting to do a painted type print, the paint was an incorrect mix and it looked wack.
Second was a mock up on cartridge paper to check the composition. The cut letters were then scanned, including the texture, and the handwriting. The final draft was put together in layers, with colour content added for the aerosol look and minor special effects. It would have been cool to use canned paint for the entire piece, nevertheless an enjoyable project and one to push forward.
‘Lacerate Media’ / Texture / Art
As a reflection of last months site journal post, the 3 images here are the test pieces.
They are mixed method pieces, with the final image being the preferred quality of finish.
As design is a test of ability, the main grind is in finding the easiest and most effective way to do something that is usually a complicated process. My concern for when the storefront is live is that there are only new works available and not something that has been generally ripped off or repeated by other artists previously. The third Razors edge is the first store instalment, using my own stock image and elements. Printing is currently external, although seeking to upscale asap and progress with prints for solo shows. Editorial is of great interest, so pushing to learn more in this area also.
Hello everybody, I just made myself a facebook page wich contains old and new work and will update it frequently.
Give it a try
1 of my Contributions to the latest release from Intrinsic Nature.
Check the full exhibit out http://www.intrinsicnature.org
‘Don’t need NO Devil dust’ / Ian Brown / Mixed method / Experimental Portfolio
In my opinion one of the greatest Great British singer-songwriters of all time.
Ok, so many may disagree. Whatever. This guy has proved himself to be one of the most influential artists in recent years. From a true working class family, to the lead vocalist of The Stone Roses, he has a celebrated history of perfect lyrics and bold collaborations ( personal artistic favs : UNKLE / ADIDAS / BAPE ) which has seen him rise to the top of the ranks. This does not come easy. A solid solo career setting himself aside from the usual suspects in terms of visual art & video appeal, content instruments, tight, challenging lyrics and awesome depth of character has earned him the aforementioned status.
Having seen him perform, I would say he offers a wise expression as opposed to glitter ball stage gimmicks. This gives him an awesome presence. And of course he is renowned for saying that he needs ‘no devil dust’ for his confidence. Mr Brown, a true performer, I salute you.
The Invasionism pack is neat. And possibly collectable. So… let’s make them count.
The one thing about the Southwest, come hell or high water is the tourism. They come for the historical value and the art. And what more do visitors need more than signs? …more signs… I got a real kick watching some visitors in the city see the already existing signage… then promptly get out a smart phone and internet search the words on the stickers.
here are proud KDU members down this way, myself included. The Art Sector itself is always a good source of design gossip / story telling. The who’s who and who’s doing what or who. So awareness was on the agenda. The education system is what it is. When I studied here in the southwest (Devon & Cornwall), most courses were switched mid-way into something rather more defined by digital medium as opposed to personal creative development. Many students found that the level of teaching was slow and unstructured and poor. This in turn offered a poor attendance by many, who realised that the course detail was far from what they signed up for. I know a few that work in dept stores and no longer sketch, let alone feel that a future in art or design is something to consider. Anyhow, it is refreshing to see that nowadays the various mediums and media are embraced and the frayed edges have now been stitched and ironed out. A thriving community of art and design focused individuals have a grand voice and the best selections of art on display at all times of the year. Hence it now being the Art Sector.