Thursday, 29 April 2010

Terry Winters: Knotted Graphs

"Terry Winters is an American painter and printmaker influenced by minimalism and non-narrative abstraction and his work represents various organic shapes, tangled forms and abstracted images of plants and flowers"

The energetic, brightly coloured paintings ... are in contrast with the quiet resonances and ‘economical’ mark-making that can be seen in (his drawing) .... scientific patterns provide the starting point for his explorations in paint.

Nigel Cooke: layers

By taking photographs at stages throughout its production, Cooke has a visual record of everything that came and went during the process. He describes it as a type of archaeology as buildings, figures and landscapes are erased and compositions reformed along the way.

Jim Lambie: vinyl tape

Jim Lambie
"The trademark theme in his artistic practice is using brightly coloured vinyl tape arranged into patterns around the floor of the gallery space, tracing the shape of the room to reveal the idiosyncrasies of its architecture".


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

3D Drawings: Sébastien Preschoux

These yarn installations are made by the French graphic designer and artist Sébastien Preschoux. With his work he tries to realize shapes with traditional materials and tools that computer can realize within seconds – with reference to this to this he calls himself [ hu ] Man vs Machine: 
artist's website

His yarn installations arise from his graphic work and from the observation of the sunlight in nature. “With my work I concentrate on the line and its repetition."

artist interview

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Susan Collis: I Fell For You

Susan Collis is known for her labour-intensive approach to reproducing evidence of everyday actions: from hand-embroidered stains on dust sheets to mother of pearl spillages on an antique table. Here she painstakingly maps out the seemingly arbitrary grid work of a cheap market laundry bag in the creation of a 3-D drawing.

Showing at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK until 16 May 2010