If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
About my artwork
My work looks at how the sprawling urban world of the 21st century is losing its sense of place. The identity of place has become increasingly dissolved by the developments of the modern world. We are spending progressively more time in transit and in non-places and as a result we are becoming more and more removed from place. There is a sense that the idea of place has become more fluid and zones between the real and the virtual are eroding. Our lives are spent in movement between places and in transitory spaces. In a fast paced world I would like to be able to stop for a moment to observe the temporal fragments of the places we experience. My work takes a predictive view of the times we live in- a sprawling city on the brink of turning in on itself, terrain and urban worlds in erosion and no boundaries between the real and cyber places. I want to consider our experiences as we travel between and through places. Our view from a plane or train window separates us from the landscape and cities, we become a viewer. I would like to create work that has a sense of a moment of thought overlain with experience and actual geographical location. In a current world of constant movement and a fast approaching uncertain future.
Artists I like
Julie Mehretu, Per Kirkeby, Kiki Smith, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Franz Ackermann, Matthew Ritchie, Brice Marden, Edvard Munch, Gerhard Richter, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Peter Doig, Raymond Pettibon, Sarah Morris, Tracey Emin, Jason Rhoades, Damien Hirst, Mona Hatoum, Imi Knoebel, Koen van den Broek, CJ Lim ... and many many more
Painting, Photography, Contemporary Art, Modern Architecture, Place, Non-places, Landscape, North, Globalization, Anthropology, Colour, Geography, Music (indie, rock, electro), The Mighty Boosh, Science, Philosophy, Space and Time, Reading, Galleries...
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, Berlin, Beijing, nowhere and everywhere
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.