Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Portrait of Neil Libbert

Neil Libbert is an acclaimed reportage & portrait photographer. The first photograph he remembers taking was of a waterfall in Wales when he was a boy.

His street photography, in particular, is arresting and poetic. It was great to spend the afternoon in a visual dialogue with him.

This photograph was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection.








Saturday, 27 October 2012

AOP Open Awards: The Spy Wins Award

Delighted to announce that my image The Spy won an award at the AOP Open Awards 2012.

Judge's Choice - Zena Holloway.



AOP OPEN AWARDS

The AOP Open is run by the Association of Photographers and is the only competition where professionals and amateurs compete on equal terms. There are no categories or themes in this competition so the choice of work submitted is entirely up to the photographer. The competition has been running for 12 years and each year it attracts approximately 1500 entries from around the world.

Out of 1500 images 60 were chosen for the exhibition.




Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Solution



80 x 41.5 cm, oil on board

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We have to transport a large horse along the waterway on a boat, and when we come to the end of the waterway, we disembark. 



There’s a turnstile to get through and steep concrete steps down to the road. Across the road is a field where the horse will live. We wonder how we will get the horse through the turnstile, let alone down the steep steps.



Then I remember that we don’t need to try and get the horse through the turnstile at all, as next to it is a narrow chalky path cutting down the embankment to the road. Problem solved. 



Having realised this, we turn around to fetch the horse only to see that he has shrunk to the size of a dog. We can now simply carry him down in our arms. We look at him and wonder what his name might be. We all agree at once that his name must be Sebastian. We laugh. 



We put him on a coffee table and give him a drink of water. As he drinks he becomes invisible; only a watery outline remains and this we can only see at certain angles. 


A Dream

Friday, 21 September 2012

Portrait of Jane Perry Woodgate











“Blessed is the lion that the man consumes, and the lion becomes man. And cursed is the man that the lion consumes, and the man becomes lion.”


Monday, 20 August 2012

& Then It Dawned On Me

& Then It Dawned On Me from Gaynor Perry on Vimeo.


These things terrify me & I'm all for quitting
Laying down today
But I keep turning the page I can help myself release the rage
Make room for something new


We can walk there in the dark
Above the stars, the view
& then it dawned on me
We are shining too

Looking at the world through your eyes
It's all up for grabs
& we are forging ahead, we can help ourselves be warm & fed
Without too much trouble


When we close our eyes we see the beauty of our own understanding
In the deepest forest there are treasures hidden just like you, baby


Our love is whispered in the language of the trees that sway
The roots of all things growing
& our dreams are alive, they're just as real as how we feel
The sun caress our skin




We can walk there in the dark
Above the stars, the view
& then it dawned on me
We are shining too


Film & Soundtrack
Written, recorded & produced
© Gaynor Perry

Bass: Ace
Bad Dog: Stan
Available to download:










Friday, 15 June 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Liminal States



existing on the threshold between two states of being

A group show bringing together the work of four artists who share a bold and uncompromising attitude to life. To be alive means passing through a series of transitions; from conception to extinction nothing is ever static.

Embracing these transient states and refusing the safe haven of certainty allows each to be fully immersed in the sea of all possibilities; free to explore these inner changes without pre‐conceived outcomes.


PAULA DAY
As a visual kleptomaniac, Paula keeps and hoards personal and collected images recreating them through the act of translation.

Since a painted scene can never be the absolute translation, it is the loss between the act of looking and that of painting which Paula is interested in. Narratives and associations start to develop revealing the struggle between memory and forgetting.

www.pauladay.co.uk


Totem
75 x 56 cm
oil on canvas
Paula Day

GAYNOR PERRY
Shrugging off the mannered cloak of self‐ awareness, Gaynor delves into the visual world echoed in the dreaming mind. She treads a path where the impossibility of dreams remains possible and summons forth the emotional truth hidden in plain view.

Invoking these dream characters through various mediums, Gaynor aims to capture the fleeting moments between perception and imagination.

www.gaynorperry.com

STAN
Starting from the premiss that we mostly exist in two places at any one time, where conscious thought is only ever an observer of our actions, Stan looks behind the mind's constant babble to explore the inner drivers of this will and desire. Recognising the changing nature of this unspeaking underlying animal self.

DEBORAH GRIFFIN
Deborah wields a confrontational politic and exhilarating sense of fun and transgression. This informs her current sculptural, installation and image based artwork, exploring the relationship between the simultaneous banality and violence of all that is beautiful and the poetic gravity of all that is ugly.

www.deborahgriffin.carbonmade.com


Foetalmania
91.4 x 121.9 cm
permanent marker, acrylic paint, metal leaf on canvas
Deborah Griffin



to truly discover something new, you must dissolve all points of reference


Exhibition Photos - my exhibits:


The Jezebel Hussy & The Spy
76.2 x 50.8 cm
b&w print, acrylic, aluminium


Haunting This Place Alive
80 x 80 cm
oil on board


Physical Medium: Case Study I
37 x 27 x 8.7 cm
leather bound wooden case containing six 15.2 x 10.2 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan


tim-lay-lav
20 x 25 x 18 cm
air dried clay


The Man Whose Name I Dreamed
21 x 30 cm
wire bound book, hand-sewn cover


Thornhide
76.2 x 50.8 cm
b&w print, acrylic, aluminium


The Speed At Which Things Happen
80 x 80 cm
oil on board


Videos:
Physical Medium (2mins)
The Jezebel Hussy (2mins)
Thornhide (2mins)



Ectoplasm Prints #1-9
30 x 21 cm each
b&w prints on paper







Starting From Scratch
20 x 17 x 9 cm
hand tooled, leather bound book containing
nine 12.7 x 10.6 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan


PRIVATE VIEWS


Jo reading The Man Whose Name I Dreamed



Marnie



Marnie photographing photo of Marnie


The McCarricks


Click this link for full set of exhibition photos on Face Book.

Exhibition venue:
Arbeit Gallery, 4 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ