Artist of the Month

Sorry I have been quiet as of late. It has been almost a month since I have blogged last. I have been busy trying to organize behind the scenes of Black Sheep Studio & Art Gallery, tightening up on my admin and also trying to get some crafts stalls confirmed (which is proving harder than last year unfortunately!)

I have also been thinking a lot about you lot! Yes you! I want to know - what it is you want to be reading about? Is ‘Artist of the Month’ a good read or would you rather find out about upcoming exhibitions, books, processes or anything else? Please let me know I would like to know what interests you as a reader!!!

On that note – Artist of the Month –

This month I was going to write about Andy Warhol & William Morris because I was so inspired by the exhibition at BMAG. But I decided to go back to basics and remember why I got into both of these artists!

During my studies I did probably more reading than making and along the way I was introduced to an amazing book called Chromophobia by David Batchelor!

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At the time of reading this I was exploring colour and the use of colour in space. I was making installations and 3dimensional organic shaped work with colour inside or on the back of the work reflecting out onto the surrounding area.

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My favourite quote to come from this book is actually from another great artist Donald Judd and it is on my website –
'The achievement of Pollock and the others meant that the century's development of colour could continue no further on a

flat surface...Colour, to continue, had to occur in space.'

David Batchelor is a popular artist whose most familiar work is probably those of sculptural installations from objects found in the streets of London, hollowed, stacked and given a new life as empty but brightly coloured light boxes or as unlit composites.

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If you are in anyway interested in the use of colour in art or space I recommend this book highly!!

Until next time folks!

And please let me know any topics you’d like to see covered in my blog!