Saturday, 21 November 2009

Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch

Robert Rauschenberg

what a fitty.
uses screeenprinting, paiting, found objects.
Doesnt stick to one style.
Always pusshed the boundrys.

Reserching using junk in art

Arte Povera

The term Arte Povera was introduced by the Italian art critic and curator, Germano Celant, in 1967. His pioneering texts and a series of key exhibitions provided a collective identity for a number of young Italian artists based in Turin, Milan, Genoa and Rome. Arte Povera emerged from within a network of urban cultural activity in these cities, as the Italian economic miracle of the immediate post-war years collapsed into a chaos of economic and political instability. The name means literally 'poor art' but the word poor here refers to the movement's signature exploration of a wide range of materials beyond the quasi-precious traditional ones of oil paint on canvas, or bronze, or carved marble. Arte Povera therefore denotes not an impoverished art, but an art made without restraints, a laboratory situation in which any theoretical basis was rejected in favour of a complete openness towards materials and processes. Leading artists were Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Piero Gilardi, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz,Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Prini and Gilberto Zorio. The heyday of the movement was from 1967–1972, but its influence on later art has been enduring. Can also be seen as Italian contribution to Conceptual art.



there are amazing similarities between the two, even though the dictionary definitions are opposed

1.any old or discarded material, as metal, paper, or rags.
2.anything that is regarded as worthless, meaningless, or contemptible; trash.
3.old cable or cordage used when untwisted for making gaskets, swabs, oakum, etc.
4.Nautical Slang. salt junk.
5.Baseball Slang. relatively slow, unorthodox pitches that are deceptive to the batter in movement or pace, as knuckleballs or forkballs.

1.wealth or riches stored or accumulated, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.
2.wealth, rich materials, or valuable things.
3.any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized: This book was his chief treasure.

Both encourage hoarders and people become overly obsessive about both.

your junk is my treasure.
I collect them and look after them.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Taken from the shapes/silloutees/patterns of the still life in the studio
I started off with the bottom photo, but felt this was too like a landscape so moved onto the top image with is taken from the shapes of the still life in the studio.
I really like the shapes and will continue along this theme

things of interest in the studio today2

set ups etc

For palmsest, I wanted to look at backs of heads (hair) becuse your hair is constantly renewing, and we spend a fortune looking after it even though we dont have to.
hair has alot to do with identity.
Girls especlly cover over there natural haircoulour and change there hair constantly.
Change of hair, change of lifestyle/culture/identity.

Shoes are similar in this respect.
Zareen said when I was taking her photo
"these have alot of history"
Bought for £50 dragged through shit, you leave your mark on them then replace them. A constant loop.

This was the set up in "the cupboard" so all the shops were similar.
Got the idea kind of from the zaberwitz collection.

On other news:
The bedsheet inside out

Trying acrylic painting.
Was looking at when doing it

Zabludowicz Art Projects

Ben, Charlie and me went to see this again.
I still love the use of repitition, and similar objects or themes.
The space is wonderfull also, it holds onto the classic galley theme of 3 large spaces and the rest small, but also makes use of hallways and entrances witout making it feel cluttered.
Also the building holds onto its past and it still has a church hall feel, and is worn away in areas making the buildings details as interesting as the pieces themselves.
I would say the only down point is the slightly over lurky staff whome follow you about.

176 Zabludowicz Collection

Friday, 13 November 2009

Hat making.

I have had this idea since I bought a pound plastic animal (parrot) from Fenwicks in newcastle.
Stolen from 1930's - 1940's hats with a modern twist.
Also I realy realy want a pet

wot i did yesteday

The pillowcase is finished!

I chose a pillowcase because its an old one I have slept on since I was at college dreaming of getting into artschool back in 2006.
It has all the stains of red hairdye and carrys alot of history.
Now im somewhere I am happy and want to pass the pillowcase over to new meaning and ideas.
I wanted to commemorate the fact the course is getting shut down, and an obvious thing to do (especily with the 11th/11th coming up) with war memorials and death lists was to write the names of all the first and second years.
The last of what I feel is a dying breed.
The names are overlapped making it difficult to read, the first years overlapping the second.
All the colours look like its already fading.
It looks like it has been changed by many generations, like the exhobition at the childhood meuseum (V+A).

I personlanly think it works realy well and enjoyed making it.

started a tiny wee 40p canvas

primed mi canvas
aye it is ment to be yellow

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

pillowcase cont.

It looks like this now.
Second years names over the top of the first year in a darker colour.

All the finished first year names.

Tests for how to do the first year names.