Monthly Archives: October 2013

Research – Photorealism and hyper-realism

History and development Photorealism originated in the USA in the mid-1960s, involving the precise reproduction of a photograph in paint or the mimicking of real objects in sculpture. Its pioneers included the painters Malcolm Morley, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Audrey … Continue reading

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Exercise – photo based surrealism

I find Gerhard Richter’s approach to his art practice an eye opener, in the sense that his scope of work is wide and diverse. His work is classified into paintings (abstract and photo paintings), atlas (news clippings and photos), editions, drawings, … Continue reading

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Simon Stone Exhibition – Aug 2013

Simon Stone uses a very wide range of painting styles, from abstract expressionism to surrealism, to realism. His brushstrokes of apt tone and colour are particularly prominent and beautiful in his still life’s.   He also uses symbolic collage by … Continue reading

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Research: Photograph based surrealism

Before I start superimposing images, I want to look at, Richard Hamilton and Malcolm Morley and Gerhardt Richter’s work. RICHARD HAMILTON His ideas were shaped around – everyday fashions, lifestyles and commodities and came to be read as critiques of … Continue reading

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Exercise – a painting based on a dream

I haven’t sketched for a while and I’m not sure if I can activate my right brain after our move of house last week. My dream is quite old, but I remember it as clear as crystal. My dream is … Continue reading

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Drawing detail – a page from my sketchbook

Some weeks ago, we fired our pots behind Kim’s gallery, in an outside gas kiln. It was a wonderful experience. We took our pots out of the kiln, while they were still white-hot, and carefully manoeuvred them with long tongs … Continue reading

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