THOMAS DEMAND

In an effort to garner some inspiration for a series of prints (that will also be transferred onto t-shirts) I’ve been mooching through one of my favourite books; Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art.

Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art

It’s a great book for anyone interested in Contemporary Art and Collage, so check it out if you can.

It’s got plenty of artists and examples of their work, but I’d totally forgotten about an artist who was a massive inspiration for my practice when I was at uni. THOMAS DEMAND creates highly technical and elaborate architectural locations and interior structures – using just paper and card. Often creating the illusion of reality, (since his work is made, photographed and then destroyed) meaning the viewer can only see each piece as a photograph.

There is a juxtaposition of mundanity and the uncanny which creates an unsettled reading of the image. The 3D model/structure becomes flat, a plane, an image of a place that was built intentionally to be seen in 2D. It is this denial that makes the viewer aware of a ‘set’; the photograph offers the viewer an answer to what they see as an ‘uncertain reality’, allowing them into the image and a chance to pull apart the illusion.

Simulator by Thomas Demand

PRISM

I’ll be showing work at the next PRISM event.

PRISM is a bi-monthly contemporary art event. Established at The Showroom Cinema in 2008 it utilises various venues across Sheffield to exhibit work by emerging and established artists. This January it continues its residency at Bank St Arts – have a look at their SITE, they do good things!

For details, have a look on the FACEBOOK page or check out the BLOG.

I’m excited.

AUCTION

Sheffield Hallam Fine Art degree show 2009 will hold a fundraising auction of t-shirts, customised by local, national and international contemporary artists.
Bid on limited edition t-shirt’s from both established artists and artists emerging as names for the future; invest in your future!

Order of events:
6.30 – 7.30pm – viewing of t-shirts.
7.30pm – auction begins.

Hosted by Sharon Kivland.

Date:
02 April 2009
Time:
18:30 – 21:30
Location:
Furnival Building (Atrium)
Street:
Furnival Street
Town/City:
Sheffield, United Kingdom


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