The finished drawing on the stone, I will be processing it with Leighton Bohl, last years AA2A artist, this week and printing next week.
These are some prints that I will be showing in the Journey exhibition in Bolton with this years AA2A artists Tony Knox, Rita Robson and Simon Plum. Just have to frame them now.
Over the past couple of weeks (appropriately with Valentines Day in the middle) I have discovered a new all encompassing true love - WELDING. How could I have lived for the past 40ish years without this in my life?!
There is something all consuming about working with scary machinery - it concentrates the mind and I have twice now realised that five solid hours have passed in a whoosh of smoke in the throes of plasma cutting and sticking bits of metal together.
The only problem now is - how to get it home on the Park and Ride bus?
The next few posts are to share some background of our AA2A artist and some of there past works.
Adam took his FdA Contemporary Art Practice gaining a [Distinction] at Staffordshire University / NULC 2009 / 2011 then went on to get his first class BA in Fine Art alo at Staffordhire Univerity in 2012.
‘Designed for Life’
‘Studio Show 12’
‘Edinburgh Art Fair’
‘NULC Degree Show’
Victoria Mill Gallery
6 – Month Graduate Residency
Through interogation of my practice using both digital and screen-printing processes, I am currently engaged in the three-dimensional aspect of articulating stories through creating real or imagined visual imagery.
I want to engage the viewer in the re-telling and re-authoring of an existing story or memory.
Hi AA2A artists
You should have received by email the latest artists newsletter last week. You can also find it here: AA2A Artists Newsletter
Jonathan Wilkes: Fine Art
“Away from your home you are rarely in control of the area around you, yet your trouser pocket, your wallet or purse etc, is yours to fill with things to help you get through the day. These ubiquitous spaces usually avoid attention, yet they are filled with our private narratives, clues to our persona, ego and history. This is exciting.
But think about it, when did you last get invited into one?”
“My practice is heavily influenced by the constant and developing relationship between people, media and the idea of spectacle, often formalised through a combination of installation and photography.”
This is the proposal for an exhibition that I am carrying out entitled 12 Statements for the 8th May
My work is primarily installation and assemblage based where I integrate found materials such as paper, wood and objects into collage; I also work with digital and Polaroid photography. The work that I am concentrating on at the moment is the dialogue within computer punch print out paper. I am making pencil drawn compositions based on the syntax within such medium.
As an exhibiting artist that regularly composes artist statements and having recently graduated from Manchester School of Art, I have become interested in how the artist statement could be transformed into manifestos for creative means. I am intrigued how the written word can be used to assist the reader in visualizing the creative’s intentions.
As part as my residency at UCBC at Blackburn College and working within the second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students studio space, I aim to facilitate through discussion and workshops their artistic manifestos/statements and then establish an exhibition to present the work. I wish to illustrate through a gallery setting the grounding of artists that are currently in their penultimate year before graduation where the decision is made in what could be their future career as artists. All work will ultimately comprise of the written word and an image of the student’s studios.