In mid April I took part in an artist residency programme at Joya:AiR in the mountains of Almería, Spain. I’ve never done a residency before but I wanted to take myself out of my common place and back onto the land to shift perspective and help refocus my energies.Read More
Remembered; a self portrait has been Selected for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017. Painted from memory, first with granite and then pigment, the portrait embodies the picture I have of myself. The image found inside the head when called to express its external image mixes ideas of self with the those projected onto us by others.Read More
Laura Hudson is a London based artist with a background in film and media curation. This article was commissioned by the Lumen Prize for the Digital Arts Seminar, Hackney House, September, 29 2016. Here is her personal response to a thought provoking day of artist talks, exhibitions and panel discussions.Read More
4 works in the mix at LUBOMIROV / Angus-Hughes summer show.
www.lubomirov-angus-hughes.com on lower Clapton road Hackney, London. Interesting hang and a diverse range of work.
Graphite is a soft, flaky, crystalline form of carbon most commonly used by artists for drawing. Materials research - graphite, Laura HudsonRead More
I am interested in drawing as a record of events, places or times, performative traces where the process informs or becomes the drawing.
Anthony McCall's Five Minute Drawing was first performed at Art Meeting Place, London, in 1974. Standing in front of the wall, he stretched a string to make a long diagonal that approximates the length of his outstretched arms and then snapped the string coated in a dark pigment which left it's trace on the wall. The drawing took roughly five minutes to make hence the title. McCall has said “This drawing is one of a number of works in which I explored the idea that the unfolding of the idea, the process of execution, is the object,”
Anthony McCall continues to perform his 'Five Minute Drawing' such as at the opening of the exhibition 'Time Out of Mind' curated by Todd Levin at Sprüth Magers in Berlin 2011 or The Whitechapel Gallery Drawing and Thinking Exhibition
Further Reading On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century By Cornelia H. Butler, M. Catherine de Zegher, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), and Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations published by Lund Humphries.
Small experiments with inks, intaglio processes and layers - natural inks and hand made ink made from Bideford Black earth pigment.