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    Updates

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    I have not posted about my recent activities in a while. So here we are..

    1. RA – I made an application to the Royal Academy of Arts, to submit my work for the Summer 2019 exhibition. I got my rejection email a few days ago. Truth be told, I feel a little bit dejected by not being able to branch out, into the London audience. I just need a break, someone or something to give me a platform to showcase my work. We dust off, and move on I suppose.

    Anyone got Charles Saatchi’s direct number….

    2. I had a meeting with studionAme and St Matthews Big local. We are working on putting up a few workshops for engagement with the local school. The initial application was submitted a few weeks ago. We need to go away, and review the requirements again.

     

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    Influence #6

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    Yayoi Kusama
    Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.

    More information is available on WIKI

    Inspiration
    I only got familiar with Yayoi’s work a few years ago. Previous to this, I would see shots of colour, that would resemble Damien Hirst’s Spot Painitngs.  Thinking nothing of this, I stumbled upon a Art documentary.

    Some Works
    The works speak for themselves. Here are some images.

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  • Influence #5

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    Jan Tschichold
    Jan Tschichold was a calligrapher, typographer and book designer. He played a significant role in the development of graphic design in the 20th century – first, by developing and promoting principles of typographic modernism, and subsequently idealizing conservative typographic structures.

    More information is available on WIKI

    Inspiration
    His work stands out from most, because of the delicate interplay of type and space. Almost like butterflies hovering over flowers, the work is well balanced and way ahead of its time. Jan, would break out of the conventional grid, and try something bold and exciting. I spent many hours, deliberating over his techniques. His vision to let the words be free adds weight to his amazing work.

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    Influence #4

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    After finishing secondary school, I signed up for an art course.  I fell in love with this one poster in class.

    It was by Georges Seurat. The exact poster image is hazy, it may have been ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’.

    I distinctly remember the huge font at the bottom ‘Seurat’.

    I would reference and benchmark his work as much as possible. I loved the delicate interplay of the dots.

    Here is a direct link to Google images.

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    RA Submission

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    I entered one of my pieces of work for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition last night.

    The closing date is today, and the deadline is only a few hours away.

    I found the application very easy. Although, I would have liked the opportunity to justify my work.

    The curator will need to make a judgement on my entry. And looking through the list there are a lot of painters.

    Let us wait and see. I will find out within the month.

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