Saturday, 27 March 2010

Taste is a matter of opinion.

Whether it is Hip Hop, Rock or obscure gypsy music it doesn't matter so long as it makes you Happy. Take Calireban for example. Something about this video and song cheers her up. I think it is something Freud would have a field day with but at least she is happy. "Special" people like "Special" music. Look at Milli Vanilli, someone bought their tunes....

David Blackmore

For as long as I've known David (all trough my college years and to this day) I have been in awe of the guys intense dedication to his art. For an idea, his "Visual Diary's"are still used as an example to almost every new student who enters the DLIADT, and still scares the crap out of them. This is due to the amount of work that was put into filling the pages of each book that was completed in about a fortnight (usually a student did one every 6 months). And this was also the effort involved when he tackled his photography projects.

In gorilla style he set about spray painting green Irish postboxes blue at the dead of night, photographed himself every day for years, recorded the view from every bus stop he attended, smashed up old mobile phones then rewired them and still found enough time to go mental at the weekends.




Now David has been working on lots of new photography projects as well as other mediums. One project that caught my eye is "Borrowed from my Bank". While David was working out how much money he owed using a pen he took from his local Bank, he wondered how much ink he could use/borrow on one piece of paper. the result is this.



In true time consuming, anxious, artist form, David has been making these intricate pictures and getting allot of attention from the European art world. Have a look at his website as he explains things allot better. He is a conceptual little so and so and I love his work, also his dedication. This is the kind of work that should not go under the radar. He has no time for fannying about with the who's who and just plain gets it done.

http://www.davidblackmore.co.uk

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Bare Bones Isseu 3 and Exhebition

Who would have thought the persistence and momentum of pen pusher Harry Malt would last this long. Not only that it is here for ever. Bare Bones issue 3, on its way baby!!! put the exhibition in your diary, book your plane, train and boat tickets across the water as this one you do not want to miss...

Submissions for issue 4 are being accepted, get them in as there weren't enough pages this time.

http://quarterlybarebones.blogspot.com/

Stuttery Niall gives Q and A

I'm giving a Q and A on my "Superheroes" work with journalist Justin Quirk on the 22nd of April if any one would like to come watch me stutter and contradict my self. It will be a small gathering of 50 lucky attendees who sign up first. Click on the RSVP link and come down. If any one has been to Coney Island it will be kind of like the "Shoot the Freak" show with out any paint ball guns, unless some clever sod brings one.





http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk/content.php?page_id=2598

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Enjoy the Silence, Dizzy and Confused.

Inspiring weekend. Dave (the boy) is a dude, he is only 9 but still knows how to act like Gahan on heroin.