Kazimir Malevich,There is movement and movement. There are movements of small tension and movements of great tension and there is also a movement which our eyes cannot catch although it can be felt. In art this state is called dynamic movement.
A key strategy that I employed was a direct questioning of the role/understanding of the chevron shape as a signifier of meaning or not, how the viewer might read it as a 'chevron' or if as a sign it was not important to the overall reading of the paintings. I feel like my artist statement... Continue Reading →
I guess it is helpful for me to talk about the work I chose as my mid year submission and what I wanted to achieve at this the mid way point through the MFA course. September was a massive step for me in that I finally started to realise that I was holding back for... Continue Reading →
Coming back from the September seminar I went back into the studio with a renewed and focused attention, and began immediately to prepare canvas for more paintings. I wanted to keep the momentum going, developing a series of paintings based around the chevron shape that I'm calling (for now) "Road Works”. It made sense to... Continue Reading →
Carmen Herrera is 101 and has been painting since... forever. And it seems ironic to me that after years of being passed over by the critics and contemporaries she is now coming into her own! You have to admire anyone whose commitment to her art drives her to continue to create paintings regardless, regardless of... Continue Reading →
Artist Mary Heilmann recalls a Revlon ad campaign from the 1950s that stuck with her and eventually inspired her painting Fire and Ice Remix (2006). She also identifies Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) as a source of (geometric) inspiration. SFMOMA via From Revlon to Robert Smithson: Mary Heilmann finds inspiration everywhere · SFMOMA Post the September... Continue Reading →