Saturday, 30 January 2010

Jesus and Birthday wishes, 2009


I've always preferred to make a gift instead of buying (partly because I'm a tight fisted bastard). This was the front of a card I made for my Dad's 49th birthday, it took a lot of time, but I was determined to have a go at illustrating using purely typography and breaking down the iconic face of Jesus into a pixellated type image. God Bless.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Loughborough University Art Foundation 2008-9: Final Major Project exhibition

De-fragmented photography, June 2009

Taking a mundane architecture photograph then by breaking down and subtracting abstract shapes I created an exciting montage of colour vs. white space. I wanted to deal with the first impression as a judgement of whats inside/beyond the original image and question the viewers perception of this dull photo.It was also inspired by Richard Galpins work and exhibition Elevation at The Hales Gallery, London.

'Don't judge a book by its cover until you know what's inside', June 2009

Experimenting with photography and a well known British phrase to question our initial perception of objects/situations. I believe its a natural human response, when filtering images, we will often simply disregard an image/object because of pre-conceived beliefs. I wanted to glorify the mundane and give the binned images a last chance to become something of beauty/desire.

First Impressions: A typographic mind-map of thinking, June 2009

As part of my art foundation final project exhibition I explored the subject of First Impressions and one of the pieces I displayed was a bold, bright and busy response in the form of this typographic poster design- I took inspiration from the human brain and town maps to communicate some very colloquial language we might use to describe our first impressions when meeting a new person. I took inspiration from the book Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behaviour by Desmond Morris and the dominating online social networking culture (Facebook) to translate how today we communicate and express ourselves.

Favourite part my final project...having the words 'F*ck', 'Bell End' and 'Quim' in my exhibition and being able to claim that its genuine work.

'Fake Book', 2009

A comedy response, thrown together last minute but exhibited to vent some frustration with how there are so many things wrong with Facebook. I found out about networking as a way to connect with people, but instead I think social networking online has the opposite effects, giving people the opportunity to create superficial personalities and breaking down the crucial element of human interaction within communicating.

First Impressions

Everything we do begins with imagination...

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and
then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

...and should end with a smile :-)