I very much appreciated that my fellow student, Robin Weijers, commented on my Pictopoiesis video – his observation being that at the end of the video there needs to be a longer pause, to allow for more contemplation, before the credits come in. Below then is version 2 with the longer pause.
I particularly like making these short pictopoiesis videos because the Spark video format is simple and limited in contrast with the complexity of the painting. The below video, which has a written narrative and a minimal sound track is my submission for the upcoming interim show. Throughout the painting I had practopoiesis in mind, hence its […]
Painting (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm) followed by free writing, WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL. WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL Suspended between infinity and nothingness An appearance not by degrees A large body of matter with no definite shape Developing in compactness Located out of the normal […]
Above, the painting as it is now. I have to take a step back to decide whether it is completed or not. The following free verse, arises out of re-reading the painting, working through the layers of thought that are embodied in its poiesis: YOUR OWN MEANING What if you could begin again? Organelle, […]
I have just created a new level of the painting. It has taken 3 days to create and I would like to review it with practopoiesis in mind. All based on lines*, the refinement of this new passage of paint ended only when after three days the paint had stiffened (through its oxidation) to make further […]
Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections. Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]
In the first stage of the painting, I begin to set down shapes Shape: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_and_form_(visual_arts) Specifically, it is an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements of art. Shapes are limited to two dimensions: length and width. These shapes grow from within. Each one feels its own extension and is aware of […]
Beginning the next painting, (125 x 127 cm, oil on aluminium) So here you are and we begin again you are beautiful just as you are I turn you around and around all ways I would like to keep you forever just like this but I can only have you for a short time because […]