Thursday, 23 April 2009

Very Limited Edition £20 Print

This is my contribution to the 'edition / power in numbers' show which is a screen-printing exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists. It is being curated and organised by Fred Higginson (Print Club London) and James Hurst (Cure Studio). The image is taken from one of my sketch books and is the original drawing that led to my recent edition of 3 colour Spidey Pods prints.
The exhibition includes work by artists from Pakistan, Germany, Isreal, France, Norway and the UK. It is a mixture of established and emerging artists. All of the work will be an edition of 50 - all of it will be one colour and all of it will have been hand pulled by either Fred or James.
All of the prints will be 50cm x 50cm and cost £20. Once a print has sold out, it has gone. There will be a cash only store at the gallery so if you're interested remember to bring cash, not cards.
The exhibition will take place from Thursday 7th (opening night) – Sunday 23rd May at the Bodhi Art Gallery, Brick Lane. The gallery is split across two floors with a cafe and bar area, and is situated in the heart of East London.
Throughout the life of the show there will be a shop based at the gallery selling copies of the work, an eclectic series of talks and events based around the theme power in numbers and a screenprint bed that will be used for live printing demonstrations and workshops.
Once the gallery show has closed we will continue to sell the prints at Bodhi Art Gallery, on the Print Monger market stall, online and at future events.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Swirly Skull

Swirly Skull, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

Here's my latest drawing, Swirley Skull. It's from a small series of skull sketches that I knocked out one night while finishing off a rather nice bottle of red wine. So I'm surprised that the lines turned out as neat as they did. I'm planning to use it in my next edition of screen prints - although I've not yet decided whether to add colour or just to go with black on white.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

London to Venice

Fledgling Process Drawing, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

Here is my entry for the Travelling Light exhibition which will start off at the WW Gallery in London, then travel on to a palazzo between the Accademia Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, within the orbit of the Venice Biennale.
This piece is a large ink drawing on tracing paper, showing a small selection of redrawn images from my sketchbooks. The idea was to try and show some of the thought processes that I go through when I'm working on ideas for new work - and how some of the pieces evolve or morph into new ones. I don't think that it holds together as a conventional drawing but that wasn't really my intention when I started it. I wanted it seem more like a visual mind map where ideas leak into one another. It was an interesting piece to work on because I started to realise just how much of my work is influenced by earlier pieces that I've done, and by reoccurring themes that run through much of what I do.

So here's the details for the shows -
The exhibition starts off at the WW Gallery, running from 15-28 May, then moves on to Venice, running from 6-11 June. I'm hoping to make it over to Venice this year for the Biennale but if you can't make it that far then please come and join us for the opening party at the WW Gallery on Friday 15th May 2009 from 6-9pm.

WW Gallery
30 Queensdown Rd
London E5 8NN
Nearest stations: Hackney Downs
BR (5 mins from Liverpool St.), Hackney Central BR.
Open Sat-Sun 12-6pm and by appointment during exhibitions.