My parallel project based on Found images, intuitive painting/drawing and sculptures that are inspired from the works made during the course.
Initially i have got inspired by the first part and the first assignment piece based on enlargement of an image(sketch). As the course progressed i got interested in the new approaches, techniques and the idea of “looking” for images, which still relates to enlargement of lines and shapes but goes beyond initial imagery. Parallel project as a whole was inspired and “found” in the work that was done during the course, and i feel that this connection is visible in the body of work together.
Each work took a period of time to develop, some are still “work in progress” – i do not want to rush and “finish” a piece , i am working on “finding” and “sculpting” it out and this can take some time. I believe that my Parallel project will continue to develop and some works will be changed later and/or modified – and this is a part of the idea of “finding” a work through process and connection/conversation with the piece through time.
I found inspiration and images to develop in my works and intuitively allowed images to come out through process, conversation between my imagination and experimentation. Of course research into other artists work planted a few seeds but i found my own way of growing them and making the works my own. I enjoyed working in this manner and feel that my voice is starting to come through.
Artists i “met” during research and the way they work varied from abstract to making things, combining both and approaching the process totally intuitively. As a result of this my work took quite a turn and the resulted combination of works was inspired by the research, my own practice during the course and personal discoveries.
I tried to look at artists and get inspired , not imitate someone but find my own way of doing and extracting my own inner voice.
Some of the artists i have got inspired by ( during this course as well as ones before):
Robert Motherwell for example inspires me with his use of line and economy of colour. He used variety of tools to make intuitive and free marks in his linear paintings/drawings.
Jean-Michel Basquiat approach was very emotional and expressive, to some degree almost child like manner of depicting a subject, but visually complicated and engaging. Combination of words line and colour created an explosion of emotions and artists experiences. One must look closer to see more in his work – and find new every time one looks.
Barbara Hepworth – her sculptures inspired me to look closer and extract 3 dimensional shapes/forms out of my own drawings, as if letting the line out for a walk in to the world.
Gina Stepaniuk – her works are inspired by nature and processes around us. It resonates with me and i have implemented this in my works for assignment 5.
Rudy Earnst – free form artist, working using gesture and allowing the forms to come out during the process – looking at his work confirmed my feelings that engagement with the process is as important as the result if not more.
Antony Gormley – his site specific installations and use of his own body as a model. The scale some of his works really take my breath away, the overall mass/size of the sculptures and the way it fits in the landscape creates a new perspective of the place they are in.
Leonardo Da Vinci – artist that never stopped looking.. My favourite quote ( as they say) – “If you look long enough at the wall the images will start to appear” works for me in a way that ” one should never stop looking , something will find it’s way out and all one need is to is grab it and make it work” I mean that inspiration is all around us and as long as we look it will come.
Pavel Tchelitchew – his work can be quite dark but extremely creative, skill-full and engaging. Works where he combined imagery/shapes etc.. correlates with my idea of “found images” in this project.
Francis Picabia – i was really taken by the way he used line and colour to create a multi layered compositions, describe shapes, forms, volume and tell a story. In a way this influenced the idea of placing my works next or/ and in-front of each other to create a layered composition as a group.
Louise Bourgeois – her enlarged sculptures that derived from the drawings she made. I can relate to this connection and idea of making a flat linear drawing into a solid three dimensional object. I find this very engaging, stimulating personally and see how the work can become art of the viewers experience by sharing the space both occupy.
The works i have created for Parallel project are quite different, but i feel that they work as one organism that creates a cohesive group when viewed together.
There are a few canvasses – some still “works in progress” as i have explained in previous post, because they take time to develop and “come out” but i believe this is a part of the project. Some works are drawings on paper and some became sculptures – they walked out of the works done during the course and became solid.
I feel that the parallel project is a work in progress as well as a continuous work of discovery through process, combination and connection between visual and imaginative.
How to display them together? I am thinking of creating an installation , probably in my conservatory, where i can put works together and make a short video as i will not be able to send sculptures as some of them are quite heavy and tall.. I’m working on it at the moment..
So far i have made a few videos where related works placed together. Below is the body of work for my Parallel Project: ( not in order of making)
- Sculpture inspired by Assignment one ( enlarged drawing)
2. Sculpture Inspired by Assignment 2
3. Sculptures inspired by works for Part 3 ( Physicality and Gesture)
Canvass gestural drawing-painting: paints, inks, pastels, shapes created following outlines of my shadow on canvass ( took about 3 weeks) and intuitive/free mark making.
4. Inspired by works for assignment 4 and initially a drawing by L.Da Vinci
5. Abstract intuitive painting – natural shapes ( canvass)
6. two small canvasses – as a supportive group for the “found images” project
7. Drawing/Painting – found images , animal shapes. Watercolour paper
with another “found images” piece ( this watercolour sheet was used in the same project as the “dogs”)
8. Flowing Flowers – petals on canvass ( will update the picture in a few days)
9. Abstract intuitive painting – Day and Night
10 Changing time ( might still modify if i can)
11. Time and the viewer (ongoing work) part of Part 5 project 4 Time and the viewer
12. “cooking a Drawing” Assignment 5
with preparatory sketches