Here is another artist I have found on Pictify – I don’t actually spend all my time looking at art on Pictify by the way! (incidentally there are lots of other good sites: one I have started to use recently is Artavita; like Pictify this site is very easy to use),
I love this work; the artist classifies his work as naive although I suspect you can only be naive by accident rather than by intent.
I don’t really rate my figurative art. It is done almost always to commission (to be honest I usually turn down figurative commissions unless I am desperately short of money or I am asked by a friend) and I rarely bothered to photograph earlier ones; although I do tend to now in the era of smart phones. I haven’t exhibited any for well over ten years.
Anyway here are three chosen at random:
Just to let you know my next Open Studio is tomorrow evening (Friday 22nd 5-8pm) and Saturday 23rd (12 noon to 5pm) at APT 6, Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
This is also part of the London Festival of Architecture as the Co_Laboratory project that I am doing with Nicola Rae see http://www.lfa2012.org/events/view/colaboratory-417.
Also on those days is the Delineation exhibition in the APT Gallery see : http://www.aptstudios.org/ where I have installed my wall of genetically engineered chicks.
Hope you can come along.
Best wishes, Paul Malone
“What is written about a person or an event is frankly an interpretation, as are handmade visual statements, like paintings and drawings. Photographed images do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of it, miniatures of reality that anyone can make or acquire”.
S. Sontag, On Photography 1977)
Concerning Mortality, the past and present within images; my work has stemmed from a discovery of an old Hi-8 tape filmed by my deceased father 20 years previously that no one had ever seen. Upon retrieval of the footage I became completely absorbed by the notion of existence captured, This has led to a vast body of work containing video based media, collaged photographs and installations using phosphorescent paint.
As an artist I am working to challenge and explore the familiar family images we are subjected to and ask the audience to stop and focus on their own presence and existence.
Meg Bullock 2012
I wrote a post on March 19th outlining the unusual difficulties I was having with a work entitled GIRL IN A WICKER CHAIR (in the past I have looked at my works as primarily packets of information – once I have filled the demarcated space the picture was finished) and illustrated this with some of the many stages the painting went through plus variations and spin off works. At the end of May I finished the last of these spin off work and I include it below.
To put the work into some kind of context I have included photographs of earlier works (some dating back to the Seventies) which use a similar format of evolving image strand interacting with a background.