Wednesday, 27 February 2013

NWOSN Exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn

Lisa Carter / Helen Lopez

Gwahoddir chwi i agoriad o’r arddangosfa gan

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition by
Rhwydwaith Stiwdios Agored Gogledd Cymru
North Wales Open
Studios Network

Dydd Sadwrn, Mawrth 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Dominic Clare / Barry Morris / Richard Daniels

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Oriel Ynys Môn:
01248 7244444
Mi fydd caffi Blas Mwy ar agor
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01248 751516

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01248 724444
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01248 751516
Sara-Jane Harper / Carloe Randall
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Monday, 25 February 2013

Caught My Eye: John Moores Painting Prize China

The Prizewinners from the China leg of the Painting Prize were absolutely jawdropping, photorealism was the prevailing trend, and as a fan of realism I was blown away by these two paintings in particular...

You can out more information about the Prize HERE

Hu Wenlong
Oil on Canvas 
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Pu Yingwen 
Oil on Canvas
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Artist Statement:
The body is the last property of the individual. Even the poorest tramp has his own body, over which he can exercise control. But for a long time, people have connected birth and death with 'life' and not with the ‘body’ as such. The body has been demoted within the concept of humanity, becoming a completely neutral word. You could say that the notion of the body has been obscured by the meanings and concepts applied on its behalf.
Yet, the body is where life exists. Only in the body do life and all of the associated meanings of life exist. Based on this idea, I started making my work about the history of the body, the body-politic of life, and the transformation of post-modern physiology, trying to explore the body’s different states within current society and in history. Desire is an attempt to analyse and examine myself through the body. It expresses the silent state to be found within lust, hope and reality.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Caught My Eye: John Moores Painting Prize 2012

It seems like an age since I saw the John Moores Painting Prize [I saw it 3 times actually] but I've been so busy with my day-job and trying to fit in time in the studio that I've had to let the blog slide a little... so finally here's a few paintings that caught my eye in the exhibition...

Theo Cuff
Oil on Canvas
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

James Bloomfield 
Collateral Damage - The Killing Jar 14.1.2012
Household Paint on Reclaimed Plasterboard
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Damien Meade
Oil on Linen on Board 
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Jarik Jongman
Waiting Room (1)
Oil on Canvas
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Matt Welch
Painting of IKEA shelf brackets arranged in such a way as to signify towards IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s involvement with Nazism and Swedish Nationalism, distracted by varying levels of perspectival depth, variations in colour and visually dominated by some form of unknown dark oval in the background
Oil on stretched Linen on Board 
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]

Narbi Price 
Untitled Kerbstone Painting (MJK)
Acrylic on Canvas 
[Courtesy: (c) National Museums Liverpool]