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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

1280×1024 wallpaper image

Poem from artwork.

3/16th shy of
totalLife: totalDeath

All knowing falls off
Into timelessSpaceless
No matter; no phenomena @ all
This total burst of power

Concept For New Gallery Site

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I’m currently playing with a concept for a new gallery site in which users can upload artwork and see their pictures displayed in a number of editable gallery settings. Users of the site will then be able to download the resulting view as a desktop wallpaper. This is just a mock-up without any functionality.

Where Is The Art?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Where Is The Art?

Exhibition work coming soon!

Playing Digital Curator In Contemporary Art Gallery

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Contemporary Art In Gallery

Maru Gallery Japan

As part of an effort to get my work seen in galleries oversees I spent the morning looking at contemporary art gallery sites in Japan and Canada. I’ve long been interested in Japanese art, architecture and culture and although I’ve never been there I feel a strong connection to this country. Canada I have been to on a number of occasions and like for its people and exciting multi-cultural cities.

So anyway, I found this picture of the Maru Contemporary Art Gallery in Japan and was stuck by this wonderful space. As it happens the gallery only shows Japanese artists so there is no opportunity for me to use it directly. Still however curious to see what my work would look like in this setting I cheekily took to playing the digital curator in PhotoShop. I probably could have done a better job, but its good enough to get an impression of how the space and art would compliment each other.

Be sure to check out the Maru Gallery as it has some interesting artists represented.

My Art Space for MyArtSpace

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

My Art Space are running a competition which seems half way decent, although they are charging which makes anyone entering, myself included, seem a little gullible and desperate. I did a little research on the jurors and they have a few credentials between them. They include:-

Jessica Morgan, Curator, Contemporary Art, The Tate Modern, London
James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Steven Zevitas, Publisher and Editor of New American Paintings

I figure, assuming they get to see all the entries and they are not picked over first by the MyArtSpace secutery, that at £12 ($25), an entry would be a cheap advert to a very targeted bunch of curators. Its also possible that those jurors spend as much time on the net as the rest of us plebs, and some of that good digital aesthetic that gives form to the prettier places on the net has started to seep into their institutionalised visual vocabularies (and started to liberate them…LOL). If by a miracle my work is recognised as being real art by the jurors and they visit my site and read this, then I’ve probably just shot myself in the bollocks.

Still, I have to enjoy being ‘underground’ whilst I can, before I too become institutionalized.

Digital Mural Installation

Monday, January 1st, 2007

digital art mural

unfortunately for me at least, this is mock-up. i managed to find some very small (3 inchs) men walking down my road and i employed them for a few hours modeling in my personal micro gallery.

you never know, maybe 2007 will be the year when a full size Root2Art exhibition, with full size visitors has a greater chance of happening that the previous one.