Thursday, 27 November 2014

Serge Zhukov

I am really enjoying figurative drawing this week and continuing with this theme, this is the work of Serge Zhukov. Serge is a Russian artist who graduated from St Petersburg Academy of Art in 1980 he has been living and working in Philadelphia since 1990 and exhibits regularly at FAN gallery.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Being part of other peoples art

My favourite thing is to work with other artists and creators.
Currently I am modeling for costume student Emily Bates at ECA, this is giving me great insight into the methodology and commitment of practitioners in this area and it is great to watch her designs evolve.
I also have also managed a second photo shoot with Laurence Winram
It is great just to spend time with other creative people, to watch them at work and be part of their process. Laurence is currently creating a series using silhouette and double exposure.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Maria Kreyn

Maria Kreyn is a classic figurative artist from Russia now based in New York, who produces stunningly beautiful drawings.

"I think that empathic experience we have through seeing images of other human beings is relevant, especially in a world chock full of disposable content and imagery. My challenge is to counter the inertia towards the fast-paced disposable. I think the best things in life are these magical points of concentrated meaning and emotional density." Maria Kreyn

Monday, 24 November 2014

Steven Assael

Steven Assael is a figurative painter from America, but it is his drawings that I love for their presence and perception. He captures wonderful textures and his rendering of hair is superbe.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Marina Richterova

Russian born Czech artist Marina Richterova's work is dark and folkloric. It brings to mind the medieval fantasy depicted in the works of Bruegel and Bosch but also has the elegance of illuminated texts.  

Friday, 21 November 2014

T Dylan Moore I

T Dylan Moore is an illustrator from Atlanta who produces these beautifully rendered textural drawings. His drawings often work on concepts of humans in nature swaddled, embraced or buried by it.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Giada Ricci II

Delicate, surreal, wintery collaged drawings by Italian illustrator Giada Ricci whose imagined world always seems to be in winter. It struck me as strange this morning that someones illustrations could be so representative of a single season.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Fun at work

Sometimes I love my job so much! Yesterday was one of those days.

Inspired by Rolf Harder(1929-2013), When Alcohol Distorts Reality, Poster, 1963. (above) I set a new task, of a self portrait through glass. To help my students I took photographs of them through a variety of glass objects. The resulting photos sometimes made us cry with laughter, sometimes want to run with fear. It was the best hall of mirrors ever. I am really looking forward to seeing the work that they produce.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Megumi Yamaguchi

Yet again I have joyfully been discovering the work of contemporary Japanese illustrators. this is the wonderfully joyful work of Megumi Yamaguchi.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

Rob Hodgeson

Friday is the perfect day for this illustration by Bristol based designer Rob Hodgeson. A wonderful strong French horn proclaiming Boop!