Let me know your thoughts do you like this finish???
My idea was to create the strong contrast between the matte black and the 24 carat gold leaf.
Now I've done it I'm not sure so what I will do is live with it for a bit.
But let me know your thoughts do you think it works or is it a scrap it and start again???
“If we end the story with decay, we abandon all hope - or turn our attention to other sites of promise and ruin, promise and ruin” - Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The mushroom at the end of the world. On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins.
For this exhibition ‘Amongst Ruins’ we have been particularly inspired by Tsing’s feminist approach to the anthropocene and her ideas on third nature moving beyond our deeply rooted understandings of progress to polyphonic open ended happenings. We find this more nuanced world of fluid intra-actions exciting though it involves much self reflection on understanding and exploring who we are in this mosaic.
The exhibition can been visited
Tues - Fri: 12-5
Teppei Kaneuji will be presenting a performance in France as a part of ‘Asia Now: Paris Asian Art Fair’ entitled ‘White Discharge.’ In it Kaneuji grafts together the detritus of overconsumption, creating candy-colored sculptures. Teppei Kaneuji will also lead a children's workshop, giving them the opportunity to construct these playful sculptures.
Performance: 16 October, 2pm. This is a ticketed event. Please see the Asianow website for more info.
Children’s workshop: 20 October. This is a ticketed event. Please see the Asianow website for more info.
Image: Teppei Kaneuji, 'White Discharge (Built-up Objects #25),' 2013, found objects, resin, glue, 52 x 24 x 20 cm
Ardan Ozmenoglu is a Turkish contemporary artist who works in a wide range of mediums including large-scale 3D glass sculptures, works on Post-It notes and neon lighting.
Ozmenoglu adheres hundreds of post-it notes to her canvases and then silk-screens colorful, pop-inspired imagery on top to create a three-dimensional surface. This singular composition made out of a multitude of similar parts lends the work a formal variety and literal depth. After the canvas undergoes the printing process, each post-it note can behave differently. Some can lay completely flat, while others can curl up and reveal their true colors peaking out from under the overlaid images.
Her work challenges the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas. She uses ubiquitous items, Post-It notes, to create pieces of art that unite seemingly opposing ideas: the past and the present, art history and contemporary art trends, creativity and consumerism, repetition and individuality, the whole and the fragmented. She unites the centuries old practice of printing with modern colors, glitters, paper and images. Her art forces the viewer to consider everyday objects and ideas in a different light. The result is anything but predictable.