—Inspired from artists Hannah Battershell and Carlos Cortes.
Although my work sometimes is defined as texture work, or not that like painting, I always think what I am doing is “painting” . Despite my paintings always contain lots of varied 3D materials, and I make more than I paint with brushes. I think this is only a different approach to painting. My final purpose of making art is still creating a kind of images.
Since last year, I have been putting all my effort on how to through my hands to ‘make’ painting on conventionally rectangular canvas, through those originally not related materials to create a visually more wonderful image. I believe thinking on these already make my brain so crowded and I have no space to take risk on where my created image should be, other than my habitual canvas (or board).
Until now, until I suddenly realised from artist Battershell and Cortes’s work. I like to call my work “Little surprise”, but when I look at their work, I really felt that they surprised me.
I realised that the media that carries image could also be an important part of creating “surprise”, the feeling of freshness is not only for the viewers, but more for the artists, which could inspire more potential of an artist.
I found that the subjects carry images could give a painting more stories, more interesting to look at, more things to discover.
I t should not be something I have no energy to care about, but should be a very crucial part in my work that I need to investigate and experiment.
STORM IN A TEACUP, 2017
Mixed Media and Paper Relief in Vintage Frame
Artist: Hannah Batterhall:
THE CLIMB, 2017
Mixed Media on Paper Collage, Glass, Vintage Vaseline Tin
7 cm diameter
2 3/4 in diameter
RED PIECE TIN (BLUSTERY), 2017
Mixed Media on Paper Collage, Vintage Vaseline Tin and Convex Glass
6 x 6 cm
2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
TICKING ALONG NICELY, 2017
Vintage Tin, Clockwork Parts, Mixed Media and Watch Glass
5 x 5 cm
2 x 2 in
Artist Carlos Cortes:
FULL OF (OLD) BEANS, 2017
Oil on 50+ years old can + beans
8.2 x 7.2 x 7.2 cm
3 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in
AGREE TO DISAGREE, 2016
Oil on Lawn Edger, Wood and Glass
40 x 40 cm
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
ARIEL’S SPEECH, 2016
Oil and Acrylic on Wood
97 x 106.5 cm
TRINCULO – CONFUSED AND COLOURFUL AS EVER, 2015
Oil on Wood and Hinges
33.5 x 18 x 6.5 cm
13 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
SINGING ANGEL, 2016
Oil on Wood, Hinges
19 x 14 x 5.5 cm
7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 in