6 December 2011
31 October 2011
4 October 2011
I went to London yesterday to visit the Charles Matton exhibition in Kings Cross, I only spent the one night, so got back this afternoon.
Matton's exhibition was amazing, I absolutely loved it. On entry, the room was dimly lit, and immediatly the audience is presented with a number of boxes scattered around the room. Each box was pretty much eye level, so that you can see directly inside. The boxes displayed immaculatly put together rooms, made up of tiny furniture and hand crafted objects...the detail was amazing, and something which I can only imagine would take years and years to create so perfectly proportioned.
Each box is Matton's replica of 'Artists' Studio spaces' all of which are uncanny, and when pictured close-up, seem practicaly lifesize, it's unreal and something which has really and truly inspired me. I'm SO glad I went to the exhibition.
I'm now concentrating on my dissertation, and also on my new ideas for my project. I plan to use light and mirroring as a part of my work, something which Matton has opened my mind to.
14 September 2011
So i was told about the artist Charles Matton recently, he is a French artist who creates meticulous miniature versions of the interiors of studio spaces which were used by the likes of Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Hopper and Giacometti, as well as Baudrillards’s library and Freud’s study. The atmospheric boxes are handmade with intricate details in miniature, including light sockets, furniture and fading wallpaper.
Matton's minature boxes fascinate me, because the detail seems unreal, i feel like he's a step above the rest...and when i look back at the other artists who've interested me such as Slinkachu and Pablo Degaldo, I realise that although their style is completely different, i also think their concept of the noun 'minature' have a diverse meaning to the eachother.
I'm very excited, because Matton's current exhibition, 'Enclosures' is being showcased at All Visual Arts in Kings Cross, London. The exhibition will display his boxes of minature scenes, and i'll be able to see firsthand the intricate detail which has been put into each piece of furniture, wallpaper, lighting and other specific items.
The exhibiton finishes October 6th, so i'm making a visit before it closes! Also i need to go the Liverpool Tate before the end of October to see Robert Therrien's Smoke Signals, while it's still there!
...I think both exhibitions will give me the inspiration i've been looking for.
6 September 2011
This is a little door i've made, i still have a few things to finish it, i need to paint the door and add a few details here and there. I'm going to take the door and place it around Manchester, putting it in places which will question its significence...i want peolpe to question why it's there, what's behind it and who lives there? To me, it's a secret door, and there's no right or wrong answer, and it can be whatever you want it to be.
I've photgraphed my blackberry next to the door, so you can see the scale of the door.
29 August 2011
27 July 2011
I'm eager to go to Liverpool Tate sometime soon, before october, to see the work of Robert Therrien. His work is related to scale which is something I can relate to, whereby i choose to work with small scale and Therrien works on the opposite end, producing huge pieces of furniture and household items. So i'm really excited to visit the gallery and get some more inspiration!
I'm really stuck with my dissertation...i'm getting really frustrated, because i'm constantly forcing myself to think of ideas. I've come to the conclusion that the only way I'm going to come up with a subject is to draw up a map of all my interests and then research through them, and hopefully i'll fall upon something which I have a passion to write about.