24.6.09

Artist's Jam - Saturday June 27th

ARTISTS JAM!!

Saturday June 27th
7 PM
My studio

Best described by the people who came last time:

"The most fun I've had all year"
"I haven't felt like that since art school"
"I can't describe it, when is the next one?"

Bring a refreshment and your latest finished piece or work in progress ... even if it's a random idea written on a bar napkin or your painted pant leg.

Speaking of pants - Do *not* dress up - or you know you'll sit in charcoal.

4.6.09

Student's Car Vinishes - Way to Go

It's great to see students doing things like this - submitted by Naz Akbar.

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/vanishing_act.php

Vanishing act

Drawing and Image Making student Sara Watson with her invisible car

Art installation sees car disappears before you eyes

A UCLan student has used her artistic talents to produce an eye catching illusion that will certainly make you look twice.

Sara Watson, a second year student studying Drawing and Image Making, has transformed a Skoda Fabia into a canvas which matches the background of a parking space outside her studio in UCLan’s Hanover Building.

She was given the car out of the breakers' yard at Preston recycling firm Recycling Lives last month, and has been working non stop for three weeks to ensure that every inch of the vehicle matched the background.

Now the company which donated the car is looking at using her trickery to advertise its own disappearing act by recycling unwanted cars.

Sara commented: "I was experimenting with the whole concept of illusion but needed something a bit more physical to make a real impact." she said.

Steve Jackson, the founder of Recycling Lives said: "Sara has taken a slightly less brutal approach to making a car disappear, we break them up and recycle them while Sara has used a more novel way of making them vanish.

"When I first saw the photos I was convinced it was something which had been done on the computer, but when you look more closely you see the effort and attention to detail she has put into it. It is just amazing."

2.6.09

Caricatures

Having been inspired by Honore Daumier's caricatures (photo of his work here) at the Smithsonion along with the exaggeration of life in a good portrait - I'm caricatures researching them today.

Here are a few new artists for reference:

http://www.sebastian-kruger.com/

http://www.alhirschfeld.com/artwork/originals.html
http://www.illoz.com/cowles/?section=portfolios&gallery_id=444


They have vastly different styles.

Extra: (a link to footnotes about french caricature)
http://www.hsl.virginia.edu/historical/artifacts/caricatures/fr8-appdx.cfm