Sunday, April 28, 2013

Almost done

This picture I started last year is nearly complete. Just some minor touch ups and a certain effect I'm still working on.

Blurry iPhone shot


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gallery tour with Jin Meyerson

On Friday Jin Meyerson was kind enough to take a mix of SCAD HK students on a small gallery tour. We visited White Cube, Gallerie Perrotin and Cat Street Gallery.

At White Cube there was an exhibit of Damien Hirst collages. One type was made up entirely of insect collections and the other was made up of razor blades and scalpels. A sort of play with beauty and death.
At Galleries Perrotin we saw two shows. One is a painter, the other a sculptor.
Professor Johnson speaking with students.
Ronald Ventura's show "Voids and Cages" was on display. The images are full of crafted details of death and pop culture (look for the Angry Birds).
Professor Johnson speaking with students.
Wim Delvoye also had a show of detailed sculptures on display, including this Gothic semi trailer.
At Cat Street Gallery there is a show of heavily textured landscapes by Melanie Comber.

Jin finishing up the evening tour.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Van Dyck value analysis

This is a fun activity that I've had the students in my DSGN 100 class do, where we take the van der Geest portrait by Van Dyck and draw out three value pattern shapes and then make cut paper versions of them. I have the gray cut out now on the right and the white traced off on the left with the draw over analysis on the center. The idea here is to learn to see the simple patterns as real tactile objects that can be handled and ultimately manipulated. It also helps the students see that these simple patterns are what really make things identifiable.
I rubbed graphite on the back of the photocopy to transfer the shapes.
Filters courtesy of Instagram. Look for me as petersakievich there.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Recent Studies

Moving to Hong Kong, getting oriented, and setting up here has taken up a lot of my time over the last 6 months or so. Here are some small studies I've done recently. More to follow. I painted these from my imagination and are on shellacked paper with sennelier walnut ink imprimaturas and oil painting on top.

See my instagram account there on the side for shots of other works in progress and sights seen.