CONTEMPORARY MIXED MEDIUM 3D ASSEMBLAGE WALL RELIEF
EXHIBITING at SOHO GALLERIES, during ART MONTH and throughout 2013.
Pop composite is the first exhibition of
‘composite assemblage’ artworks – an idea that came about over a year ago.
I wanted to create a ‘pop’ influenced exhibition
using modern composite materials.
I had painted using acrylics on canvas for many
years but felt the medium had become too restricting as to what I was imagining
and wanted to achieve in my art. The skills I had learned outside of art seemed
like a wasted resource so I began to blend everything together and
significantly changed the direction of the work I was doing.
My aim was to keep my style visually but bring
colour to the work that paint alone didn’t offer and literally build the works
using modern materials and techniques I was familiar with but weren’t commonly
associated with art.Carbon fibre, foam, Perspex, epoxy resins, teak,
plywood, enamel and electric light.
This body of work goes much deeper than the
surface of the artworks – the use of the many materials are often an art in
themselves – you don’t have room for error when using materials like these, the
works are true ‘one off’ pieces that require planning and a lot of pre
preparation, laminating and fabricating parts to suit the individual piece.
It’s very hard to go backwards on a piece once it’s started - you can’t undo
anything involving epoxies and carbon fiber so the risk is far greater than
simply applying paint to a surface.
The addition of electricity added another
dimension to the work. These pieces are interactive and allow the viewer to
create different effects through light and alter the colour of a piece to suit
their mood or environment.
As with all my exhibitions the themes are varied
and some are familiar but the content is always fun. I love creating new things
and this is an exhibition of things I loved creating.