Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I'm going to be doing another sound based performance this week (Thursday after 6 for the opening) as part of a group show called MisFit, this will be a less structured piece more of an improvised performance with electronics, if your in Dublin come check it out.
heres the info Opening 29th of April @ 6pm Running until the 2nd of May

‘MisFit’ an exhibition of works by international artists to take place from the 29th of April to the 2nd of May at The Dublin Art Mill, Mill Street, Dublin 8.

This exhibition brings together for the first time over 20 of Europe’s freshest contemporary artists whose work, although diverse in style and medium, has been carefully knitted together under the umbrella term ‘Mis-Fit’. Curated by Polish artist Patryk Starzykowski and Niamh Murphy (Straylight/ Darklight Film Festival), visitors to the exhibition which runs over the May Bank Holiday weekend can expect to see performances, paintings, videos and installations, in a celebration of all that is ‘subversive’, ‘corrupted’ and ‘in-between’.

The International element to the show is a reflection of current trends within the Irish art world; encouraged by the increasing availability of exhibition and studio space Ireland is beginning to become a viable destination for European Artists to set up base: a potential positive outcome of the otherwise gloomy recession.

Speaking about the exhibition the curators describe how; ‘we have searched for artists whose work when displayed collectively would challenge the very notion of a themed exhibition. In the art gallery as in society as a whole there are certain rules we must conform to, certain boundaries, the idea is that art could be used as a tool to deconstruct these notions or at the very least open up some kind of dialogue’

Featured artists include: John Kenny, Anna Nitchaeff, Samson Guyomard, Laura Burke, Alexandra Bodea,
Joan Healy, Paraic Leahy, Leo Boyd, Heather Gray, Pearl Heneghan, and Jenny Keane and many others. ( i guess im part of others) ps check out Joan Healy's work click the pink go on!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Digital Print, RGB 300 dpi, Digital Version

Matias Faldbakken

Matias Faldbakken
Artist and writer based in Oslo He made his literary debut in 2001 with The Cocka Hola Company, the first part of his Scandinavian Misanthropy Trilogy. Macht und Rebel was released two years later, following most recently by Unfun, in Spring 2008, which completed his trilogy. All three novels are published under the pseudonym Abo Rasul.
Unfun is being released soon in english i hope the others follow.
His art deals with abstraction and interventions.
hes one of my favourite artist ever
More info from Standard in Oslo

Friday, April 2, 2010

Aurel Schmidt

Aurel Schmidt is one of my favourite artists, she is irritatingly good at drawing horrible things but making them look so pretty. Schmidt builds Arcimboldo-esque accumulations from street trash, the darker elements in nature, and researched historical imagery. Drawn with an elegant and sensitive line, she slurries together her brew of beasts and spreads them over the page to form faces, bodies, landscapes, or abstract artworks. A Grecian bust is transformed into a terrible tangle of twisting snakes. A face forms out of discarded fast food and maggots. A crooked cigarette butt smile appears over wormy lips as a woman’s burned out eyeholes stare blankly forward. robbed from deitch.
Her book Maneater is here and grab Burnouts form here.
Maneater is winging its way to me as you read, it could already be here.
I havent had a proper chance to write about Schmidt's work yet so I'll let her drawings do the talking.