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Tornado made from water vapour

Artwork by Alistair McClymont
“The Limitations of Logic and the Absence of Absolute Certainty” was a tornado shown at the CA2M Museum in Madrid and Laboral in Spain, Shoreditch Town Hall at the Concrete and Glass festival.

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Highlights from the Central Saint Martin’s Art show 2012


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Blind Painting

I came across this video through the E}V Blog. It’s a film about Sargy Mann, a painter, who became gradually blind and then ended up doing his best paintings once he had turned completely blind.

I’m fascinated by the way he uses a stick to feel the dimensions of the canvas. He must be able to feel the wetness of the brush too, or hear it, or maybe just feel for how long he’s been using it for before reloading it. I was thinking ‘I wish I could do that’ but I don’t wish myself blind! It’s a skill that I hope I never will have to have. Not that I’d have to paint if I became blind, but you know what I mean.

I’m in awe of the blind artists in the world.

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The Mystery of Appearance: David Hockney

At first glance this image didn’t interest me. It doesn’t really appeal to me on an aesthetic level. However it is a bit unusual to see completely different styles in the same picture – to an amusing extent. So I loved the title for this one. Continue reading

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The Mystery of Appearance: Patrick Caulfield

Paul Caulfield brings a vibrancy to this painting that Adobe Illustrator could never achieve. This painting from 1967 depicts a graphic aesthetic that you can still see being produced today. Notice the brush strokes in the image below. Continue reading

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Haunch of Venison: The Mystery Of Appearance

At the Haunch of Venison, 10 artists including Hockney and Freud are being shown. Some of the work here was revelatory to me – in particular my discovery of Michael Andrews’ work moved me. Over the next few days I will post about one artist each from the exhibition called The Mystery of Appearance. Continue reading

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Tacita Dean at the Tate


This was in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. The film maker was playing with analogue film, experimenting with what could be done with it. The aesthetic is very different from digital film making. There are digital simulations of analogue effects – I wonder if this film could have been done on a simulation? For a good example of how digital tools can fake analogue very well, have a look at this blog: it’s entirely from Apple products.
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