I've taken a break from oil painting and have been experimenting with smaller mixed-media works. I miss drawing and really wanted it to feature more in what I was doing. I've been trying out perspective and isometric grids with the aim of creating strange, exotic and dangerous worlds sometime in the future. Still in experimental phases at the moment.
Monday, 1 August 2011
I got back from Los Angeles last week but am still in recovery mode. I think I was working so hard leading up to the show without taking any breaks that my body has finally said enough is enough. I have been sleeping 10 hrs every night since I got back, catching up on lost sleep from the past months.
The show was great, I was really happy with the work and this it was definitely my best show to date. Thanks so much to all the girls who modeled for me, you guys were so awesome!
I don't have any photos from the opening night, but here are a few of the paintings in the gallery:
Friday, 15 July 2011
Endless Field, oil on canvas, 34x48"
Tomorrow night is the opening for my 'Kigurumi' show. If you're in LA I'd love to see you there. Here are the details:
Kigurumi at LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)
Opening Reception :: Friday, July 15th, 7-10pm
923 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, 2 July 2011
The Fallen, oil on canvas, 34x48"
I've been busy working on my upcoming show at LeBasse Projects (Los Angeles) which opens in 2 weeks time. Here is a sneak peek of one of the paintings for the show. This is my first time working with real models and I had this great (?!) idea to make a large group painting inspired by traditional narrative paintings like you find in museums. The painting resembles an ambiguous, imaginary folktale. My sister and I have been making up stories for it ranging from killing the village maiden to finding a snow white girl mysteriously lying in a field.
I have now discovered that painting so many figures is an insane amount of work! It's like doing 6 portraits in the one painting. I think I spent almost 2 months just on this one work, which is why the upcoming show has less than 10 paintings in it.
Some detail images:
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
This is my painting for the inaugural all-female group show 'Momentum' at the new LeBasse Projects Chinatown location.
The show opens on Sat 9th April, 7:30pm. Details on Facebook.
This could be considered a sneak peak of what's to come for my solo show at LeBasse Projects in July. My friend Neil helped organise a photo shoot of Kigurumi girls so that I could paint them for the show. My sister made a short (but adorable!) video of the girls during the shoot:
Saturday, 8 January 2011
I have a couple of works in the Vernissage 2011 group show at LeBasse Projects. It's a one week exhibition giving a taste of what's to come in 2011. Detail are:
Artists Reception, January 8th, 2011, 7-10pm
Exhibition runs: Jan 8 - Jan 15
There is a preview of the show on the gallery website.