Ferens Open Exhibition – Comics Related Art, Accepted!


I had thought my submissions for this years event had been rejected, and was pretty pleased to get an eleventh hour message letting me know that, in fact, one of my submissions had made the cut, being accepted into the annual Open Exhibition at Hull’s Ferens Gallery

The piece in question is one of the works first seen at Salt earlier in the year (a joint exhibition with Joseph Cox, nice to see his work at the Open as well, see image below, second from the right).

The piece I submitted was originally one of a set of comics iconography inspired, cinematic pieces called Hero Noir.

All were created using a number of techniques from traditional ink and paint on board, to digital paint on the iPad. Finally printed using the giclee print process onto textured paper and worked into traditionally one last time before each embellished print is signed and rubber stamped.

It will be interesting to see what the general art audience makes of it all.

Comics… divisive stuff I hear.

 

Art Exhibition – Coming Soon

Just a quick half update… I should be able to announce a forthcoming exhibition of my “Hero Noir” work very soon, it’s a series of experimental pieces (for me at least) that play with comics, film noir and early SF imagery, mostly trying to achieve something nostalgic and cinematic.

It should include another copy of this,

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…and some new images in the series which will look a little like this I guess.

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The two week event is a shared exhibition with another local artist, looking forward to seeing our work in the same space.

Like I said, more info when I get it.

I’ll replace this post with the promotional material for the show as soon as it is released.