Autumn Week 9

Week 9…week 9 was a fairly calm and reflective week in which we began to think about the pieces we’d submit for the exhibition. I was very pleased with the success of “Nuclei” in Week 8 and wanted to expand on it for my exhibition piece. To consider    

Anthony McCall

Shown above is Anthony McCall’s installation, “Solid Light Works.” Only a glance of this gives an impression of how beautifully ethereal the piece is. We think of light as something that is impossibly fast and completely intangible, so this piece completely challenges our perception of light. Adding the smoke effect transforms it into something solid,…

Jim Lambie

Shown above is an installation by Jim Lambie. The floor is completely covered in coloured tape to create a geometric pattern. This is surely the epitome of responding to the space you’re given. Not only is the art tailored to the specific site, but the art becomes part of the site. The art is the…

Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas is an artist working in film and video installations, as well as photography and television. Born in 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated there at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and has since exhibited widely. Douglas’ work was recommended to me by my studio tutor. Although his practice…

Boyd Webb

Boyd Webb is a visual artist working mainly in photography, alongside sculpture and film. He was born in 1947 in New Zealand before moving to the UK to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London, from which he graduated in 1975. Webb’s work was recommended to me in response to my practice. Although…

Matthew Barney

Some art is weird. Sometimes, art gives you a sense of wonderment; a sense of fairytale-like puzzlement, and sometimes it makes you completely uncomfortable.¬†Even a mere snapshot of Matthew Barney’s art films can achieve this effect. Matthew Barney was born in 1967 in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 and now…

Autumn Week 8

This week, I aimed to further experiment with my week 7 piece – Nuclei. Nuclei had potential, I believed. I think the perspex is an interesting continuation/progression from the paintings I had been doing previously, and I think the reflections that move autonomously around the setting have an eerie, ghostly duality with the main projection….

Autumn Week 7

Week 7 was a period of questioning. So far I had completed four pieces of art involving one or more paintings with abstract animations projected onto them. The feedback I had received in week 5 invited me to question this rather rigid format: what was the function of the painting? How do all the elements…