Archives for posts with tag: Markings
Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World, 2015

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Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World (I), 2015– Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World (I), 2015 –

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Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World (II), 2015– Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World (II), 2015 –

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The way you wear your hat/ I can ruin the world in pictures/ the way you sip your tea/ bring about apocalypse/ the memory of all that/ brush the dust off my hands/ no they can’t take that away from me/ and walk away

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La Rossa, 2015

La Rossa, 2015
Street photography and digital manipulation

From the moment I started taking street shots in earnest, I wanted to see them next to abstract paintings. It seemed like it would make an interesting fit. Since then I have taken a lot of street shots and developed a more abstract way of working with the images I take. So it seemed natural to bring the two strands of what I do together. La Rossa is a work in progress, or rather an element of a larger work. Having taken the step of combining works I discovered what La Rossa is missing is another element: a tabletop sculpture…back to work.

La Rossa (I), 2015– La Rossa (I), 2015 –

La Rossa (II), 2015– La Rossa (II), 2015 –

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La Rossa is the third track on Van der Graaf Generator’s 1976 album, Still Life. You can listen to the song (9:54 of sonic heaven) here.

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Leon Hart, who has been a friend of TFIPM for a long time and been thrice captured in street portrait form, (the last time being here) has an exhibition of his paintings from the last two years coming up at the Leyden Gallery in London 24-28th November 2015. Leon’s work is great, so this is a must see.

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And finally, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out!

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Garden II (sketch), 2015– Garden II (sketch), 2015 –

Thanks for all your good wishes – I’m feeling a lot better now. Here’s a sketch from Thursday night. All the photographs used were taken earlier in the week. More substantial stuff on the way…including another gallery visit with David Cook, a collaboration with Dan Parnell and some (yes, I’m going to use the term), diptyches I’ve been working on.

In the meantime you could visit Ashley Lily Scarlett and my dialogue in pictures, Between Scarlett and Guest. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here. Or take a look at the project Barry Comer and I recently completed.

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Today’s post title is taken from the forth track on Peter Hammill’s 1974 album, The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage. You can listen to it here.

Untitled (Mutie #1), 2015

Untitled (Mutie #1), 2015, acrylic on paper, digital manipulation

 

During my break, (and as a result of working with Barry Comer (our project can be viewed here) and Dan Parnell (a post about our collaboration is coming soon) I began to wonder what it would be like doing my thing with one of my own paintings as a starting point. The answer is: very different from working with another person (and the anonymous others whose markings I photograph around London and use in my regular digital constructs).

While I like certain aspects of working this way, there’s a slight feeling of airlessness and claustrophobia about it (and I think I went for a wilder composition as a result). It’s kind of like when a recording artist plays every instrument on their latest album. Paul McCartney has done this, as has Prince, and most of Peter Hammill’s albums are made this way. Sometimes it works spectacularly, but on other occassions there’s something a little too “regular” or realised about a track. A fine line…I’m going to make some more.

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This post is named after the track Gog on Peter Hammill’s 1974 album, In Camera. It was his first to be almost entirely played by himself. Drumming is by the great Guy Evans. Backing vocals on one track by the great Chris Judge Smith.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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You Scream / I Scream, 2015– You Scream / I Scream, 2015 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Densitive, 2015– Densitive, 2015 –

As far as I’m concerned, this is the definition of loose – the image was put together over a few nights. Once the main elements were in place, I made only minor adjustments, left it for a week and then went with it. But I still look at it and think, “my God, you’re uptight”. To top off the looseness, the title is not mine but my son’s – a conflation of density and sensitive.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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Light / Fireworks, 2015– Light / Fireworks, 2015 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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30th June 2015 (sketch), 2015– 30th June 2015 (sketch), 2015 –

Keen observers of TFIPM will have noticed that posts are usually made three times a week on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Today I’m unable to publish a finished picture (very disorganised/ couldn’t decide on a single image etc), so you are getting TFIPM’s first work in progress post.

The image above is constructed entirely from shots taken on the 30th June 2015 in Central London. At the moment, I’m unsure about the central image. Right up until I started writing this post, it had the title, The Joy of Conservatism, 2015. But, I’m dithering about that too.

Here are a couple of early iterations…

30th June 2015 (sketch) Early Version #1

Two identifiable elements here are a builder’s sheet (the big blue blob at centre), and a billboard image (clouds).

30th June 2015 (sketch) Early Version #2Sadly, I came across a decapitated bird. The image in the top left corner is of a makeshift shelter made from a boarded up gap between two abandoned buildings.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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If You Go Away, 2015– If You Go Away, 2015 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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Newton's Cradle, 2015– Newton’s Cradle, 2015 –

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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