Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Jaume Plensa

 


Jaume Plensa's 'In Small Places, Close to Home', is  exhibited at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park until the 30th of October.  A very human exhibition exploring the soup of communication and experiences that shape us. 
“As a sculptor, I always need to collaborate with other people to bring my work to life, but when I draw, my work flows directly from my brain and my heart onto my hands and the paper. Drawing is an incredible laboratory where you can develop intuitions – I feel much more free than when I am working with sculpture. Drawing is a place for freedom.” Jaume Plensa











Saturday, 24 September 2022

Janine Burrows


I'm sorry, you have been abandoned for the last few days. I have had a family crisis to deal with. A positive of this was that whilst travelling the length of Britain, I got the chance to stop at the treasure that is The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. wandering through its wonderful grounds revisiting its stunning trees and seeing the gentle work of Janine Burrows with its contemplative and charming observations of land and sea including a sheep watching the birds and clouds dance.
 






Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Mariko Ito



Mariko Ito uses various painting materials such as oil, acrylic, medium, and glass powder to create works that move between the abstract and the figurative, she achieves incredible textures and effects in her paint.


Monday, 19 September 2022

Collin Sekajugo

 


Collin Sekajugo is a Ugandan artist who creates his images on the subject of identity by collaging found textiles, paper and polypropylene bags from the streets of his home town his inclusion of contemporary consumer materials in his art make it very relatable to as viewers have a relationship to and recognise the materials of their intimate daily lives. Collin's works explore issues of social, cultural, economic and political identity within the global community and ecconomy.











Sunday, 18 September 2022

Mehdi Jalalaghdamian.

 


Art in Exile by Mehdi Jalalaghdamian will be on display at Firstsite, Colchester. The exhibition will evolve over a  year, inspired and influenced by Mehdi’s UK experiences, responses from visitors and the community. Currently seeking asylum in the UK, Mehdi draws attention to the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide through the traditional craft of Persian rug making. 

“In today’s world, where art is replaced by technology and mechanization, honesty and integrity are replaced by lies and sarcasm, former comforts have been replaced by modern luxury, let’s support the dying arts and crafts. Hoping for a world with natural, happy and relaxing colours for people’s souls." Mehdi Jalalaghdamian