Object expressionism: 12th-21st February @ 242 gallery

Object expressionism
12th-21st February @ 242 gallery.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm.

242 Cambridge Heath Road Bethnal Green, London.
(Opposite Cambridge Heath mainline station).

Tube: Bethnal Green. Bus: D6, 48, 253, 254. Rail: Cambridge Heath Road.
More info’ about 242 gallery…

Deconstructing football boots, jab pads and dancing rubber gloves; every object deserves some attention, 15 minutes of fame.

What would we be without objects? They fill our lives.
Pretty and practical, roses and daises are normally used as symbolic objects but they deserve a bit of attention and recognition in their own right.

Boxing glove

Drawing of a boxing glove in black oil pastel.
Left-hand boxing glove in black oil pastel.

I like boxing gloves. Not only are they tools, they are made up of layers of materials, cut-to-size and stitched together to make the final object.

I’m about to start deconstructing a pair of boxing gloves, work that will be in my next exhibition at 242 gallery.

You can see more boxing glove drawings here >>>

Deconstruction of a jab pad

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUZlZneJts

Drawings of jab pads in Oil pastel on paper and raised on thin cardboard.

Jab pads are used for boxing training, the trainer puts one pad on each hand and the boxer strikes out at the pads developing combinations of punches whilst developing fitness.
This jab pad has been deconstructed and as it was broken down I drew it in different stages of its decomposition.

Skull drawings

I keep drawing the human skull; it’s a visually complex object, which allows me to return time and time again. Viewing it from different angles it’s possible to see something you haven’t seen before.Is a skull an object, part of a larger object or something that is just in a state of decay and so not worth thinking of as an object in its own right?

The Experiment @ Guerrilla zoo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM4kJyyaN4s

Guerrilla zoo presents “The experiment “.

Images from the exhibition

Friday 20th October 2006, 8pm-4am @ The Corsica Arts Club, London.

The theme of the show was “the experiment”, I chose to experiment with my drawing and the way in which I depicted and worked with my subject matter.

I’m interested in depicting characteristics of the objects I am drawing, a major characteristic is the way in which an object functions and/or is constructed. By using a number of drawings Images from the exhibition to show the disintegration of the football boot.

Dead head haunts @ Guerrilla zoo

See images from the exhibition.

Part of a group show event, for one night only. Guerilla zoo is “a collective army of underground artists un-caged and exhibited to the public“. Guerilla zoo runs a quarterly one-night-only arts event in south London.
This is the third event in a series of underground happenings organised by Guerrilla Zoo.

Live drawing diary
On the night I’ll be drawing objects that people have with them, so bring something interesting along.

Drawing diary
The Drawing diary.

All the drawings will be pinned to a board on-site, which will act as a diary of the night in 2D object form.

I’ll be drawing your shoes, handbags, trainers, in fact anything that will fit on an A3 or A4 piece of paper

Skeletons & roses
In the main gallery area I’ll be displaying some event-specific drawings. Since the theme of the night is deadheads – fans of the grateful dead –

Skull sketches.

I’ve taken two of the symbols commonly associated with these people and drawn them.

Part of the orthographic projection drawing of a skeleton.