Brandstroms (Stockholm) Vennissage Nov 20th Matthew McCaslin
Installation art And fantastic job in my opinion!
One of may favourite was a TV screen the had rippling water playing on and on and mounted next to the screen three modern fans, it was as if they where actually blowing the water. This I loved. The entrance has a piece called Wall flower this is the picture tried to google, but couldn't. He had four/five small TV with recorded footage of flowers opening in bloom. All plugged in to a central plug point as if the soil to make them grow, a virtual garden almost. I thought that this was really original idea. The exhibition is on until Dec 21st and well worth a quick look.
The latest a commission still in the "Card game theme" and this is near match to 20mm a canvas that I made for my other half. My friend Had asked to buy this canvas, so I offered to try and recreate the best I could.
Projects been on hold for a while, but I finally gotten around to nearly completing it!
Royale as in Casino Royale(007,Just in case your not a fan!) That seemed to just fit this painting.
All I need to do to complete is add some of the J,P splatter.;-) my favourite part.
Acrylic flat boards(cheap equivalent to using canvas) to experiment with, acrylic paints Blue,Yellow and a sponge. The beaded sample I made a while back using Uho glue and old charity shop beads poured into a plastic sweet pot lid. It took three days to set properly.
Lace doily from a charity shop. An old klimt picture that I have kept. This I pva glued to a piece of pink craft shop felt. This is flat canvas the end of a roll that I painted and then sponged. I want to team all three together and then stitch over using a sowing machine with bright cotton. Watch this space..........
Original above. The Joker will be Part of a triptych. Which I have now nearly completed. The King and the Queen are from 2007. A commission for a friend and she wanted a third a Joker. With my style of art, all are originals, they can be similar in colour and a I can use the same knit sample but it would be impossible to re-create. So here is the 2008 version. So far.......:-)
Taken with the flash. Big scale, this is hanging on my door to show scale and made in three seperate pieces. Then I have used crochet to attachall three, and then edged it with a cotton yarn, which makes for a stronger edge.
Calaverade la Catrina , print artist from around 1913 wikipedia info A trip to a local museum for the celebration of the dead, Mexican style and new inspiration I have never heard or seen any of this art before. A Mexican friend from my Sunday knit cafe recommend that I took my daughter and had a look at how it is in Mexico. A fun way to deal with death.
As a child I was so afraid of death. In the Uk it's just sad and tears but not in Mexico.
It is Tim Burton "Nightmare before Christmas" but in techno colour.
Really inspired by the culture they have a day for children where they eat death bread and then an adult celebration, which I should images would be very lively and extremely colourful.