The creator said everything was handmade by himself alone with a simple digital camera and all the drawings are basically improvised on the wall. He did it in Buenos Aires because it is one of the few cities where you can still paint public walls easily. Along with the Lucia video i posted earlier on, it is possibly one of the most amazing pieces of art i have come across and i bet people don't actually realise how much time was spent and how much effort was put into this. He has done many pieces of wall art animations in places such as Berlin, Beograd, Grottague, Modena, Milano and Barcelona.
Meret Oppenheim is probably best known for the fur teacup and spoon, one of the most recognized of Surrealist Objects. Eleanor suggested i looked at her work seen as i am incorporating furniture in my final piece. I'm thinking of depicting the wolf as a man maybe wearing a suit and instead of him being an actual wolf, maybe have him wearing a fur glove similar to Oppenheim's. Ofcourse i am going to draw all of this but i would like to have a real pair of fur gloves in my exhibition space to show this and place them on top of another furniture object which i will create in the style of Fornasetti.
Gemma found this animation for me called Lucia which ties in perfectly with what I'm doing with my illustration wall designs. Lucía is the first short video of the 2-part series “Lucía, Luis y el lobo” (”Lucía, Luis and the Wolf”). The video was shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera. Materials: charcoal, dirt, flowers, found objects and cardboard.
I have already had a go at the Paper Litho Transfer technique so tomorrow i'm going to have a go at Monoprinting. It's so quick and easy and i'm guaranteed some interesting results. I have been looking at the work of Tracey Emin, the well-known modern artist who apparently 'should have won the 1999 Turner Prize but didn't.' She produces autobiographical art...art which is all about herself. Emin's monoprints are a well documented part of her creative output. Her unique drawings represent a diaristic aspect and frequently depict events from the past. Often they incorporate text as well as image, although some bear only text and others only image. Some critics have compared Emin's text-only monoprints to ransom notes. Emin frequently misspells words, deliberately or due to the speed at which she did each drawing. In an interview, Emin said “It's not cute affectation. If I could spell, then I would spell correctly, but I never bothered to learn. So, rather than be inhibited and say I can't write because I can't spell, I just write and get on with it." Emin's monoprints are rarely displayed alone in exhibitions, they're particularly effective as collective fragments of intense emotional confrontation. Emin has made several works documenting painful moments of sadness and loneliness experienced when travelling to foreign cities for various exhibitions.
I'd never tried paper litho transfer printing before but thought i'd give it a go because i wanted to add a bit of texture to my black paper collage images. It is a process where you coat the back of a laser print or xerox with shellac, spread a thin layer of gum arabic on top and roll the copy with oil-based ink and then roll it through the ink press. I've used the collagraph technique before and enjoyed seeing my results after rolling them through. I found this process quicker and much more easier so have created loads of different ones. Here is an example...
Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. In terms of variety of decoration, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century. He is celebrated as being among the most original creative talents of the twentieth century. During his career he created a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable and unceasingly engaging. Fornasetti designed a magical world, saturated in image and colour and filled with whimsy and wit. I've put these images on here because i want to try doing something similar with a chair that features a face. I was thinking of printing the face of a pretty fairytale character i.e Snow White onto one side of the chair (like the above image) and then print a face of an evil/ugly character i.e the Wicked Witch on the other side of the chair so then when it is placed in front of a mirror, you can see both faces. This would then interpret the 'mirror, mirror on the wall...' scene from Snow White...I would also print these words around the mirror above the reflection.
I don't think i have ever seen an illustration presented underwater until i stumbled across Saul Steinberg's 'Girl in Bathtub' 1949. His photo-cartoons, in which objects are drawn upon and then photographed, can be captivating. In the early 1950's, he drew on objects or entire rooms and had a photographer document the results. This has got to be one of my all time favourite pieces of art because the idea is so simple but just amazing! I am going to have a go at making my own and then upload them onto my blog.