Today, I created the high shine surface of my coffee table. The epoxy resin I chose to use for this project was the Glass Cast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin from easy-composites. It's designed specifically for use on table tops and floors, so this will transform the surface into something useable. The great thing about this resin is that it self levels, and the air bubbles dissolve automatically, so it's easy to use.
I used 5kg of this resin, and I had hoped I'd ordered enough to make it flush against the metal edge, but it looks as though I may need to buy some more as it didn't quite cover the surface area.
After the resin has fully dried, I will varnish the wooden legs and stain them a darker wood colour. The table will then be finished, signed and ready for sale.
I decided that my art work, 'Priority Shipping' would work really well as a Coffee Table. It was already an artwork designed to be viewed on the floor, so all I had to do was create a wooden table frame for it. With the help of a professional carpenter, this work was transformed from a floor standing piece, to a coffee table height.
Next, I need to cover the surface with epoxy resin to make it usable.
One of the first paintings I've completed so far this year, titled 'Resurfacing' due to its emphasis on the surface texture here. This painting was originally created last year, to only display the texture of the acrylic paint underneath the silver, but I wanted to add something more to it. I decided to paint bright oil colours in the 'voids' of the surface, and scatter them around. Choosing where to apply the colour was a long process of standing back and reevaluating the canvas after adding each individual colour section. I decided it's finished now.
Resurfacing (2018) Acrylic paint, silver spray paint and oil paint on canvas, 70 x 70cm. Click here to find out more.
Mounted prints start at only £40, and all prints come signed and numbered, complete with a signed certificate of authenticity. 'Forest' prints are limited edition of only 300 prints.
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If anyone missed the MA Degree show, check out this film I made to capture it!
See my work and much more at The University of Lincoln.
The degree show is on until the 22nd of September so don't forget to check it out!
Have a look at the work in the show on the Matter Instagram: www.instagram.com/matterfineart/?hl=en
Thank you to everyone who came to our degree show on Friday! A great way to end the year, all that hard work paid off!
I was selected as a finalist for the Hix Award 2016, at Unit London in Soho. I recreated my Balloon Dog installation, this time with fewer crates than I had done previously, titled Balloon Dog II. As a critique of the art market, my suggested price for this piece was £1,000,000 (due to Koons' Balloon Dog selling for much more). This was obviously just a critique and not it's actual price - it was produced as a reaction to the commodification of art at the time. To see more about this piece please go to my Balloon Dog page.
Newport street gallery are showcasing an exhibition of Jeff Koons.
Exhibition runs from 18 MAY 2016 – 16 OCT 2016
Khasanov is a visual artist and designer who creates mesmerising films using materials that react, using digital photography and motion graphics. The main components for the video are ink, soap and oil. "Several years ago, Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov was cooking with oil and soy sauce when he stopped to appreciate the strange relationship between the two fluids as the pooled and mixed in unexpected ways." (Thisiscolossal, 2015) http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/05/odyssey-ruslan-khasanov/
Visually, the imagery is stunning and captivating. Even the stills produced are immersive and really work on this interaction between the viewer and art I am interested with. The vibrancy of the colours, details within material and texture all ameliorate the essence of the work - and portray it as an object of awe.
Detail from Sweet Dreams (2016)