Pamela Kleeman

January 28, 2008

I met an intriguing artist a few months ago, Pamela Kleeman. She did a floor talk at the ANCA Gallery in Canberra and the works that she has displayed spoke about ideas of the body. Ideas of the bodies identity becoming diminished by the way that society treats it. One piece consisted of an arrangement of stainless steel trays displayed on a red banquet table. Each tray held imagery of a fragment of a human body. Some showing close up of wrinkled skin, others a plate of hair. The imagery had been achieved through liquid emulsion. I think i appreciated her writing and ideas even more than her visual work. Visit her website and have a read.
Artwork by Pamela Kleeman

Lydia Ashe – Lolly Art

October 30, 2007

Lydia Ashe - Lolly Art

Lydia Ashe is a sculpture artist who’s art just makes me pop. Her work is always playful, quirky and ironic. This particular piece has been put together by removing the face of this iron and replacing it with what is essentially toffee. She’s also done the same with a range of other house hold items including; a toaster, a pot, a teapot and a beater.

If you need some happy take a look at her blog.

Penetration

Penetration 1993-94

Installation
sewn and stuffed fabric elements, angora wool, eight lights
overall (variable) 500.0 (h) x 500.0 (w) x 1100.0 (d) cm

Annette Messager works in such a diverse range of media that it seems no artist is immune to finding inspiration in her work. Brightly coloured organs hanging from the ceiling, what more could you want! At one stage i was trying to create soft sculpture organs through thermoplastic moulding and when i discovered Messager i felt like i was suddenly looking in the mirror. I think for now i’ll leave the 3D organs up to her.

Grafuck

September 24, 2007

Grafuck

James Jean is an artist i have just discovered and he has definitely wooed me into his disturbing but intruigingly beautiful acrylics, and drawings. This is one of his most recent and it really ties in with my current inspirations with growth and organs. Have a closer look at his work at his blog processrecess

Thanx James