More from from Gus Fisher visit: Sam Harrison’s woodcut prints
(Bottom image from internet search, not from the exhibition - ‘Bridget’, Woodcut by Sam Harrison, 2009, found here.)
Ales Novak, untitled, 84x60cm, charcoal on paper, 2011
real birds tweet on twitter
I don’t know why I’m laughing so hard at this :’)
Relieved some stress with #monotypes yesterday. #printmaking
Love the way it breaks the frame
East London Printmakers at The London Illustration Fair!
Next weekend a select group of artists from ELP will be exhibiting their work at the London Illustration Fair.
This week we’ll be getting to know the exhibiting artists and their work.
Dolores de Sade
Dolores de Sade is a British artist who trained at Royal College of Art. Following her graduation she was awarded Royal Etcher status. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally. Dolores de Sade’s work is concerned with the representation of place. Focused mainly on the landscape, her work is as much about what is not included in such depictions – the absent figure, the ever-shifting horizon, the need for wilderness, the authority of knowledge.
Dolores de Sade will be premiering individual pages from my artists’ book ‘Interesting Concrete Formations of the Hoo Penninsula.
This series documents a series of concrete formations found in the Hoo Penninsula, Kent, an area known for its quality concrete production since the mid Nineteenth Century. Boris Johnson has proposed that this area be cemented over for a new airport. This book is an attempt to catalogue existing concrete formations before they are lost.
Artists from ELP will be exhibiting alongside Hello Print Studio, Hato Press and Made in Arts London and many more!
Come along next weekend for an illustration bonanza. Buy tickets online - for 30% discount quote ‘tropicana’
London Illustration Fair
5th & 6th July
402 Cremer St
Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos.
I am a socialist because I believe that socialism will solve the misery of the world — give work to the man who is hungry and idle and at least give to little children the right to be born free … I believe socialism is practical.
You tell me the unemployed are unfit. Under socialism they will not be unfit because they will not be overtaxed. With the idle rich and idle poor working, and the work day 4 hours long, their bodies will grow strong again and their minds sane.
There are so many people in prison who should be out — with their minds and bodies given a chance to grow straight. There are so many out of prison who more deserve to be inside. There are those who enslave men and women and little children, paying wages that will not let them live…. It is them and the system under which they live that are responsible for the unemployed who have been treated like inhuman things by our society.
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