Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

EXHIBITION at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Leo Fitzmaurice

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Sometimes The Things You Touch Come True

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Upper Space, Visitor Centre
31 March – 10 June 2007

The bombardment of information and the impact it has on our daily lives is the context for work by Liverpool based artist, Leo Fitzmaurice. In the past Fitzmaurice has worked with posters, flyers and commercial packaging; by removing, obscuring or subtly reworking everyday materials he creates intelligent and witty structures, sculptures and installations.


De Stijl, New Media, and the Lessons of Geometry

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

The simplicity that characterizes de Stijl thinking—and the order that can be traced in Dutch painting as far back as the seventeenth century—suggest conceptually provocative yet surprisingly practical methods for organizing space and for achieving visually engaging solutions in screen-based media. Such a hypothesis suggests that we reconsider the screen as a kind of picture plane: with this in mind, this essay suggests that to challenge the picture plane is to radically adjust our thinking about what a screen is, what a computer is, and what role design plays in the mix.


The Influence of De Stijl as an Art Movement

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Many modern graphic design principles loosely follow the rules of De Stijl. In particular, the comparison to van der Leck’s style where shapes and lines are organized to represent an object yet only as the simplest form. In modern design, the image is rarely limited to right angled shapes; rather they can include any number of shapes in any style yet the idea of ultimate representation is still applied. While other art movements have had substantial effect on the elements of graphic design, the extreme approach of De Stijl’s restriction to primary colours plus vertical and horizontal lines has also had a profound influence.


Art Deco Fairs with Retro & 20th Century Decorative Arts

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Our Art Deco fairs across the North of England are the best to found. From Retro, 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, to Art Deco, Art Nouveau & Art & Craft Movement. Everything from furniture, pottery, glass to bronzes, jewellery & ladies accessories!!!

Leeds – Royal Armouries
Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT

Sunday 28th January 2007

Chester – Racecourse
Cheshire CH1 2LY

Sunday 4th March 2007
Sunday 11th November 2007

Show me the Monet

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Damien Noonan looks at the top websites for exhibitions.


The art of the everyday

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Mundane objects become beautiful if seen the right way, say Lucy Davies and Charlie Hopkinson.

‘Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.’ ConfuciusAbstract photography is simply a means of seeing everyday objects in a new light. The end result should be familiar, but presented in an unfamiliar, artistic way. Abstract photography doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing to everyone. It leaves more to the imagination, and forces us to concentrate on texture and colour rather than the subject itself.


REVERSE GRAFFITI: Clean Green Street Art

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

When is cleaning the sidewalks a crime? When you’re doing it to create art. Obviously.

A number of street artists around the world have taken to expressing themselves through an innovative practice known as Reverse Graffiti. Taking a cue from the “Wash Me” messages scrawled on the back of delivery trucks, they seek out soot covered surfaces and inscribe them with images, tags, and even advertising slogans using scrub brushes, scrapers and pressure hoses.

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Reality Hacking

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Like Photoshopping, only real

By taking a perspective usually limited to looking at art in the museum to the everyday world I interact with existing public situations. The consequences of these encounters are interventions or temporary installations which are often abandoned. In this process the artist subjugates himself to the act of perception by being anonymous.