Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Trip To Cologne

A few weeks ago I went over to Cologne for "Eight Days A Week" an exchange between Liverpool and Cologne which are twin cities. The exhibition that I was part of was called Young Blood and was curated by Priya and Caroline of Wolstenholme Creative space here in liverpool. I went over on eurostar through paris and stayed over near the sacre coeur in paris then on to Koln where i stayed with a very nice couple of artists and their small daughter.I was made to feel very at home and found that the city had a lot in common with liverpool. I really recommend train travel in europe its so much more relaxing that dealing with airports and long check-in waiting. you can check out the program and official web page at the link below.

Eight Days a Week Website

Birds And Ladies 2009


This box was from an analogy about atoms, it goes something like If an atom was a church, and the nucleus was the alter the electrons would be like bats flying around in the spaceThis made me think what makes up the space in-between the bats? it also is a kind of remake of a previous picture I printed in 2009.


I made this series of boxed scenes early in the year for the SPECTRUM show at Wolstenholme Creative Space Liverpool, and then took them on to be shown at HERE THERE EVERYWHERE in Sheffield. I made my first diorama several years’ back which I wasn't too pleased with, it was kind of a holiday box to look into and imagine you too are there, it sits on a shelf above my desk now. I have always been fond of the categorising and organising thoughts and feelings and I like to look up at tower blocks glowing against the night sky with many situations and relations happening alongside each other in one divided cube, its kind of absurd and a little surreal.

l'sol tace (where the sun is silent)

These boxes are scenes or dioramas inspired by Dante's inferno part one. To me they represent an a reverse attitude toward god or seeking out a divine purpose - they are about moving away from archaic and illogical explanations and toward a sense of true freedom to live without judgment, by our own morality and are own mistakes. I have been working through this idea for some time but this is just the beginning of a series I intend to continue based around this concept - my starting point is loosely followed but my aim is not intended to be considered to seriously, make of it what you will draw your own conclusions.