28 Jun 2014

Sookyoung Huh


I came across Korean artist Sookyoung Hun's work at an exhibition in Nottingham in 2011. The piece was from her Core series. The technical aspects of the work are filled with challenges and Hun handles them like she was born with a camera in hand but the concept took my breath away. The work couldn't be lighter. Minimalist seems too shallow a word but dust with the mass of the sun screams a beating of life here. I can't tell you how much I wanted to walk out with the piece in hand. I will never forget it. These are a selection of works from her Core Series. Thank you Ms Hun.




For more from Sookyoung Hun, visit her website here.

21 Jun 2014

Juan Cabana

Juan Cabana

I've been a big fan of Juan Cabana for a few years now. Almost as long as I've wanted to build a feejee Mermaid. Like the sea, the ebb and flow of the internet seems to be washing up a few oceanus hominum lately, mine is almost finished too. It's no easy task creating realistic creatures but sea beasts are another proverbial kettle and Cabana for me is the bench mark. This is only a small sample of his work but head over to this site for further bounty.

Sea Sage



From Cabana's website - "Cabana's mermaids are no gentle pre-Raphaelite maidens. These mermaids seduce us, not with their siren beauty, but with parchment skin and haunted eyes. Their allure lies in their hypnotic honesty. Cabana's mermaids have been dredged from the stygian depths, where the pressure and endless darkness breed spine-toothed monsters and grotesque simian scavengers. These creatures are the sisters and brothers of Barnum's Mermaid, some crawling from the banks of a lagoon, others laid out like wizened specimens in a laboratory. They seethe with life, they call to us with shrill tongues and crooked fingers, they beg to drag us down into the abyss. From the mid-ocean trenches and the bottomless channels they come". - Kim Bannerman 



6 Jun 2014

The Twin's throne.

I had a period when I use to paint quite a bit so I thought I'd share a couple of old pieces. I really enjoyed it for a time but I am certainly no painter. It is a very demanding process. Mine, then, mostly fuelled by Vodka, a gift from a gentlemen called Captain Knoxious of the book 'Why cats paint' and mostly my cats. Good times. I look forward to having another go. I really can't recommend biodegradables enough to get the proverbial juices going.

The Twin's throne. Birds and acrylic on board. 210 x 297mm 2010

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