Still Life II
Still Life I
Waiting Around - Just Waiting for the Future
It’s All Going to Happen at Some Point - Just Waiting for the Future
Lying About - Just Waiting for the Future
Spare Time // No Way Know How.
After conversing with varied artists, designers, curators on the subject of movements and trends a point from one of them came up as quite interesting. After asking him if there are any movements happening now Thomas Rassieur stated that a lot of people have lately being using Ed Ruscha’s photographically illustrated books as the jumping-off point for their own work. Whilst it may be counted as a trend, a book describing many of them has recently appeared. That may be the institutional impetus that will make this a movement. Ruscha got the formula from a Japanese artist, so there seems to be this creative recycling some would call it appropriation others would call it copying. Since the use of computers has prominently increased over the past 20 - 30 years it could be said that we are using these still very new tools to digitally recycle what has been into a new age. This image is a abstraction of this conversation.
After conversing with varied artists, designers, curators on the subject of movements and trends a point from one of them came up as quite interesting. Mark Prendergast stated its a bit of an internal battle but that is okay to be aware of them but stay away from using them. He described using them as parasitic, feeding off others creativity. But in one case, branding of a company, he described using trendy imagery okay in that one instance to use it because it was what people would want and take part in, but he couldn’t help but shake the feeling he was just adding to the to everything that looked the same out there. This image is a abstraction of this conversation.
Things I Wish I Could Do Well - Running
A Puddle of Depressed Pugs.
Square. Screen print. From a series called Broken Gradients.