Saturday, 14 May 2011

Open Draw Art and Design Auction Event for Japan: Help the sun raise again!

Open Draw & ASC: Art and Design Fundraising Auction For Japan
& After Auction Garden Party
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 6:30 PM - 11:10 PM (GMT)
@ASC Artists’ Studio Company
128 Blackfriars Road
SE1 8EQ London
United Kingdom

Following the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, Open Draw artist and designers and ASC have partnered to raise funds for the crisis. We would like to invite you to our special auction to raise desperately needed funds to help those affected.

Art, music, life drawing, ruffle prices including Nobu dinner and much more.
Incredible opportunity to contribute to a great cause and to buy original artworks from Allen Jones, Bob & Roberta Smith, Sigrid Holmwood, Antony & Alison, Jake Tilson, Tomoko Yoneda, Leon Woolls and much more...

Complementary nibbles Noriko Tanaka from prestigious Nobu London.
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Friday, 6 May 2011

Disorient express

Watch Mariana Gordan- Disorient express video and join the debate about the Eastern and Western Europe.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Gino Saccone at Lemoncello Gallery

I went to see an exhibition at Lemoncello Gallery in east London.
It showing Gino Saccone's work. The works themselves don't have the finest finish, it's very rough, indeed. The works hung by bent nails and sheet of accetate seem falling down any minutes. Donald Judd would not be able to stare them more than a second so it put me off but somehow his work made me think about his work still in next day..

"Gino Saccone is occupied with making sculptures, images and films that explore the basic mechanics of language and how information can be formulated and expressed. The works are the result of both symbolic and intuitive processes that are concerned with the potential for movement and metaphor to engender meaning and inspire a feeling. Through a process of inter-relating different elements Saccone intends to open up potential fictions, cultural references and psychological spaces."

Monday, 14 February 2011

Let's go bowling

From 10 February 2011 - 22 May 2011 @ The Curve Barbican

Since eighteenth century phantasmagoria, magic lanterns, and other multimedia illusions, to Marcel Duchamp's inventions and 1960s Kinetic and Op Art. Media art reexamine and redefine key media art theory terms--machine, media, exhibition--and consider the blurred dividing lines between art products and consumer products and between art images and science images.
Cory Arcangel fills the Curve with noise, light projections and computer generated images. A visual history of how games computer generated images have evolved from Atari days back in the 70s to the contemporary PS. No strikes babe!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

"Drawing, Drawing and then Drawing

One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil. (Balthus)

Believe it or not, I can actually draw. (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

I draw like other people bite their nails. (Pablo Picasso)

As technology advances at an alarming pace, the place of drawing remains as valid as ever in the creation of art and architecture. (Prince Charles)

When I look at a drawing of a person, I look at that person as living. (Francesco Clemente)

Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace, if you will. (Susan Avishai)

Drawing is risk. If risk is eliminated at any stage of the act it is no longer drawing. (Lorne Coutts)

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali)

My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make, it's about talking as clearly as I can. (Jim Dine)
Drawing by Darren O'Brien

Drawing, within the visual arts, seems to hold the position of being closest to pure thought. (John Elderfield)

Drawing is not following a line on the model, it is drawing your sense of the thing. (Robert Henri)

I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing. (Vincent van Gogh)

A sketch has charm because of its truth – not because it is unfinished. (Charles Hawthorne)

Drawing is intimate and reveals exactly where we are, and in a culture that isn't comfortable with that, it frightens many. You just cannot cheat when you draw. (Sandy Davison)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Antoni + Alison, the power of a t shirt!

Antoni + Alison, for the first time in their careers, have allowed another company into the fold to work with and re create some of the single most recognised pieces from their renowned collections. A slogan for our time, these archive pieces resonate with global culture decades on and highlight what UNIQLO already recognise–the power of a t shirt! Available from March 2011.
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