Here we are! Base Art are in the building and WORKING!! We are so excited about this! We have churned out a lot of work already. The ideas have built up since graduation (for me and Sue it’s been since July ’13!), and I think we just couldn’t wait to get it out so it was like an explosion of creativity!!
Me and Sue have an exhibition in Swansea in November and so we’ve started working on our pieces for that. I’ve also made a few cute pot thingys!
If this week is anything to go by, we will have a lot of things made very soon. I wonder if we have enough shelves? … Yeah I’m sure we do, we spent about 2 weeks putting them up!!
The illustration on the door is slowly making progress too, and we have started doodling on the outside wall too. Photos of that to follow in tomorrow’s post :)
- LaraBase Artists are ready to roll!! First working week begins!!!!! Here we are! Base Art are in the building and WORKING!! We are so excited about this!
Finally working in the studio!
So this week we started working, and of course I made a rabbit straight away. I’m amazed by how quickly I’m still able to work – I haven’t worked on my ceramics practice since I graduated in July ’13. I started Monday and finished the rabbit on Wednesday morning! He isn’t that big, but the shape is different from the others I made in my final year of university, so there were a few things I had to take in to account which I didn’t have to before. I’ve also put more work in to the rabbit paws, which to begin with I found quite tricky. He is a prototype, I guess, of a larger rabbit I plan to exhibit in my Swansea exhibition.
I’ve started another one, another ‘test’ piece – smaller than the planned exhibition piece. This one isn’t going as smoothly as the first so maybe I had beginners luck!!!!!!!! Ah it’s OK, I’ll keep at it, it will all work out in the end! Still cute even though he only has one eyebrow and no back!!
First rabbit since University! Finally working in the studio! So this week we started working, and of course I made a rabbit straight away.
Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. He adds another dimension to the lifelike paintings with playful snapshots of himself interacting with his creations.
"the rats is the only animal that is free in the city"
Blek Le Rat
shocking content !
Shen Shaomin’s Beautiful And Terrifying Bone SculpturesBones automatically insinuate death, and often are the only physical remnant that insinuates life once existed. Shen Shaomin‘s bone works are equal parts terrifying and fascinating, man-made memorials to human intervention on the planet. Creatures that never have been or should be are pieced together from human and animal skeletons. The bones are carved and relief-carved with text taken from several sources, including the Bible, the Koran, and various sources. Inscribed in English, Arabic, and Chinese, the texts serve as warnings to the two largest industrial nations in the world of the damage being caused to the planet.via Emmanuel Chaussade
on Saatchi Art, artist on tumblr
Mixed media on paper (collage and acrylic)
Young italian painter living in Como. Above all I wanted to see if I was able to convey emotions, feelings on canvas. The only constant has always been the subject of my work, the human figure, which is the only thing that interested me until now, and my colour palette has always been limited by choice and taste. At first I tried to paint subjects as close as possible to reality, then I started to disfigure, to deform, to follow my instincts more. I realized that the more you try to escape the harsh and cruel reality the more you fall. I try to express loneliness, frustration, restlessness, a constant search for “something