If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
A "concrete" artist with a passion for hands on experimentation.
See one of my "nails" pieces at The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2012
About my artwork
Naomi Doran uses raw industrial building materials to create organic, minimal, architectural artworks. Whilst the compositions are fundamentally geometric the properties of the materials and the way in which they age and weather creates the natural randomness which gives them their overwhelmingly organic character.
It is the unpredictability of working with materials such as these that makes every piece a new and exciting experiment for her. Even when she has an end result in mind, often it is the medium that determines its course leading to surprising results.
She takes her inspiration from the architectural and natural landscape surrounding her, from desolate, derelict, decaying constructions but also from the way in which the natural elements manipulate and transform surfaces, colours and forms.
Artists I like
Doris Salcedo, Jackson Pollack, Juan Munoz, Anthony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Serra, Alberto Burri
My current project at Uni is all about concrete - I have fallen in love with the density and texture of the stuff! I am also intrigued by the relationship between the natural environment and man-made industrial materials. Have you seen the 'Coal Coast' photographs by Sirkka Liisa Kottinen? They are worth checking out for inspiration!
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 March 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.
I love Doris Salcedo. She is by far, one of my favorite contemporary artists. I see similarities in your work and mine. I haven't posted much of my cement work, but I swear we've made an identical sculpture.