Two of my paintings are on show at the Town Hall in Loughborough as part of ArtSpace’s exhibition Inside / Outside
Time stack photographs were originally used by astronomers to track the positions of stars through the night. Time lapse photographs taken when the camera was on a tripod were superimposed so that the background remaind the same and only the position of the stars changed between each sucessive photograph. The same technique has been used to superimpose light coloured moving objects such as clouds. I have taken time lapse photographs of street scenes and used Photoshop to display the changes between sucessive photographs (which is why the parts that move between one photograph and the next have false colours) and then superimposed them. I have processed the background so that it is sepia coloured and have added noise to make it look like a vintage print. Making it look old echoes the passage of time theme generated by the build up of images taken at 1 second intervals.
This is a comment on our obsession with mobile phones. Although they are means of communiaction they often isolate us from our immediate surroundings, trapping us in a digital world – we might just as well be aliens phoning home. The phrases used in the work are ones that might be heard/texted on phones.
I exhibited 4 works as part of Artspace’s exhibition in the foyer of the Curve Theatre, Leicester with the theme of ‘looking Back’
This ipad painting titled “What’s for Lunch?” was selected for the Leicester OPEN 25 and was exhibited in the New Walk Gallery recently.
Leicester Lanes, digitally abstracted photograph
selected for the Leicester OPEN 24 at the New Walk gallery
“Which Way?” is an ipad painting. The view is of Hertford bridge in Oxford.
I recently visited the “Somewhat Abstract” at the Nottingham Contemporary. There was the usual mix of interesting and strange pieces. I particularly Liked Bridget Rileys work, an oil and pencil sketch by Barbara Hepworth and a table inlaid with a pair of contorted hands, representing colonial oppression.