Friday, 7 January 2011

My New Furniture

I found these chairs and framed art work in a shop in Leeds which sold a range of stuff. I like the chairs because they're plastered with comic strips, cartoons, 'Dennis the Menace'. I like the childhood take on furniture, something that's visible all the time but been refurbished in a sense because of an interest and nostalgia. For my personal project I'm going to experiment with furniture, with scale and pieces that make iconic furniture.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

FROM BACK HOME / Anders Petersen and JH Engstrom

I went to this exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford, and found their take on photography and the way they display it more appealing than the way photography is generally exhibited. In 2001, Petersen and Engström began a seven-year collaboration to photograph the Värmland, the central western area of Sweden where both men spent their formative years. Travelling into the heart of their subject, their potent and captivating photographs became an intense voyage of discovery into both the place and people that shaped them, and their associations with one another. The body of work was published in an award winning book but no exhibited. The images range from affectionate, brutal and sometimes funny, and shows their relationship and how they experienced the same emotions. I find the way the multiple photographs blown up into a large frame intriguing as your eye wanders around them all and each photo has a different emotion.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

When a chore leads to inspiration

Cleaning my bedroom lead to some inspiration, messiness leads to ideas. I like the way objects can get thrown together unconsciously and looking at the way the ripped piece of an envelope and the insulating foam squirter work well together, with a bold silhouette and shape on top of a patterned background. I could progress on this.