Happy to have been included in this months ‘New This Week’ collection on Saatchi Art. Selected by chief curator Rebecca Wilson, the collection includes a variety of unique and interesting artworks. My painting, ‘Stack No.3’ is making an appearance which I’m delighted about. It’s a relatively new painting and it’s fantastic getting it in front of new audiences. It’s always great having the chance to get involved on the Saatchi Art community and I’m very grateful to have been picked. I have used Saatchi Art as a tool to promote my art for many years and in 2016 was chosen as a ‘One to Watch’ artist which gave me great exposure and garnered fresh interest. However, over the last few years I’ve struggled a little in direction and everything’s been a little quiet. So having this feature on Saatchi Art, albeit a small one, could well act as that all important encouragement every emerging artist needs.
Thank you Saatchi Art, keep up the good work in promoting and supporting aspiring artists!
Heinz Mack is such a fantastic artist, right up there with the greatest living artists. His practice is so varied but the key themes to his work are the use of light and colour as well as movement and the exploratory characteristics of particular materials. I’ve always admired his works, there’s something very philosophical and reflexive about them- both literally and metaphorically. Credit to curator Matthieu Poirier, it’s a beautiful insight onto the artist.
“The principle is just to take one little note and to bring this into a kind of rhythm and repetition. Repetition - step by step, and all these little steps have been over very equal sensitivity and in equal departments for the whole structure. It was very difficult to figure out how much this repetition can go on - because there was a danger involved too. If you go on, go on, and if you don’t stop, then it will become very lonely somehow and we want to concentrate this energy on a certain space.” - Heinz Mack
Really nice video about Takesada Matsutani- a fascinating artistic process using vinyl adhesive glue and graphite. Very tactical in nature, for me his paintings, installations, sculptures have a real living/bodily quality to them- they are formed within an air of chance and happening.
I'm willing myself to get started with this blog again! I feel it's criminal not using one as they can be so beneficial to viewers as it allows people to catch a glimpse of the processes and thoughts behind the artist and work. If I could link my Instagram page I would, but basically Instagram and this blog will be my go to place. If it all goes to plan that is! Onwards and upwards