Project 3 A finer focus. research point

Gwen Hardie – born an educated in Scotland. She uses oil paint and spends no more than a day on her large scale paintings of magnifications of skin lit by a natural light that resemble the light effect found in landscape. She uses the canvass and oil paint to create an illusion of three dimensional space that appears to moves and resembles the outer skin layer.

  image sourse: http://gwenhardie.com/tondos/

Here is one of the videos where her work can be seen on display https://vimeo.com/89131614

I definitely can relate to the idea of magnification – i found it interesting how she explores the same subject in different formats and as a series ( from pores to medical skin conditions etc).  It would be great to see her work close up to get a better understanding of her techniques and experience the “movement” she trying to portray.

 

Richard Wright – born in London, best known for his large scale intricate drawing on walls , glass and buildings. His work sometimes only lasts during the exhibition , temporary art, and then is painted over. His work explores and changes the space it occupies during the installation. He incorporates gold leaf into his work and uses old master techniques as well as intricately designed geometric patterns.

In his interview he mentions that he often looks for a “problem” area ( difficult) and tries to find the solution how his work will change it ( paraphrasing here) – i quite like this incite into how the artist picks his spaces, i can see how this process of changing/modifying the “canvass” works as important part of the whole.

 

Greyson Perry – British artist , work in a variety of media , well known for his ceramics with scenery/themed drawings. He enjoys “doodling” and tries to do it as often as possible for “fun” and generation of ideas. I find “doodling” very helpful, relaxing and feel that it can help to loosen up, lead to unexpected results and be very helpful in generating a starting point.

Paul Noble – British sculptor and draughtsman, best know for his extended over 15 years project “Nobson Newtown” – a series of drawings where he acted as an engineer, creator, architect to portray an imaginary city. His work is very detail and i was really impressed with the sheer number of elements that can be found ones i started looking closer. In the video below some of the works can be seen ( i used a pause button) as well as a short incite into artists working process.

 

Stephen Walter – Londoner that captures his native city’s life, events and history in mapped drawings. His work is highly detailed and annotated using words, symbols and keys. The symbols are not as those one can find in a usual map but personalised and sometimes humorous – from “areas to avoid because of dangerous dogs” to ” great palaces to have a quiet drink” (paraphrasing here). As he explained in his interview (link below) it took him around 1.5 years to complete. Starting with a projection of old city maps the drawing progressed through careful research online, books and personal visits to many places. His maps are record of historical events that happened to the place as well as his personal experiences.. He said in the video ” it is a map of shared history and the piece that acts as a mirror onto the viewer” – i can see how individual the response can be because we all experience different emotions and get involved into different activities in the same place. .

The level of detail in such a drawing leads to a more careful exploration, involvement with the work on deeper level and physical engagement creating a unique experience of discovery.

in Video below he explains about his London map http://www.bl.uk/magnificentmaps/map4.html

 

 

References: http://gwenhardie.com/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Wright-British-artist

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/richard-wright-no-title-2

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/richard-wright-5905

https://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/grayson_perry.htm

https://gagosian.com/exhibitions/2007/paul-noble-dot-to-dot/

http://www.tagfinearts.com/stephen-walter.html

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/may/10/stephen-walter-artist-map-maker-london-interview

 

 

 

 

 

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