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Showing posts from March, 2015

'Evident Care' by Miranda Blennerhassett at The Suttie Art Space!

'Evident Care' is the latest big scale show up at the Suttie Art Space, located just off one of the main corridors in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. A series of large scale murals have been created by Miranda Blennerhassett, each one painstakingly hand painted and taking hundreds of hours to complete. 

Each piece is almost perfectly symetrical, hinting at some OCD style precision. And the effect is stunning, the skill and patience it must have taken to complete the murals is incredible while the actual patters and motifs of each design hint towards some of Aberdeen's own history in the form of the mosaic tiled floors which adorn many a tenemant building. Each design employs its own motifs but share a common palette, quite understated and slightly muted, allowing the shapes to speak for themselves.

Its also interesting to note how the process behind each piece can be viewed from the bottom up with the initial lines slowly morphing into more detailed sketches before morphing into t…

In The Studio With Ade Adesina!

Since his degree show in 2012 Ade Adesina has kept incredibly busy with shows up and down the country and the continuation and refinement of his studio practice. A big part of Ade's process is the ideas which spill out into his etchings and lino cuts. Having admired his work from a distance I decided it would be cool to make some short films and find out a little bit more about the work and the man behind it! 

Over the course of an evening we chatted about his back ground, the themes and ideas behind some of his work and began tracing the evolution of his work as he prepared for his degree show back in 2012. Its incredible how sometimes its the simplest things which have resulted in the most intricate of prints, each piece of paper jam packed full of details and motifs, hand carved into the lino with skill and precision. One of the biggest things that struck me seeing the used linos sitting around the studio is how Ade has managed to perfect each composition but in reverse as each …

Geotypes # 1 Zine Launch at Ruthrieston Temporary Studio!

Its been a few years since the Mural Project which is the last proper solo creative thing I've done so its been a real pleasure to start a new project which is 100% my ideas and designs. Certainly artists like Basik and Never2501 have inspired a desire to explore minimalism while the work of Andreco has almost certainly set some aesthetic precedent which has fed into a few of the designs but thats not a bad thing. 

The process for creating each design has been a relatively simple one, taking a rectangular layer in photoshop and cutting away bits until creating a shape which holds some aesthetic value, for me at least. A uniform wooden backdrop is used for each design with some shapes being burned into the wood to mimic a varnished effect. Each shape had about 3 variations and from these a final image was selected to feature in the zine. The phrase Geotypes was derived from the word geotopes, each design has geometric stone like qualities but with their digital nature geotypes made …