Another set of studies for the second two artists to sit for this new series. Ben Frost and Luke Cornish (ELK). Two pioneers in their respective genres, paving the way for others to emerge in street art and stencil art. From this set of studies I produce two paintings of each artist, two sides of their personality through abstraction.
My new series is under way.. with the portrait element I've had three artists sit for me so far, all these chaps (no ladies yet) are super interesting. It's been challenging striking the balance between abstracting facial elements and maintaining the emotion and essence of each person. So far each sitter has two images that come out, which captures duel sides of the personality. It's quite and emotional and intense vibe working like this, but I'm enjoying the process, and already really energised by the results. It's still early days. But feeling about this series!
And I'm off. After a couple of months of thinking about, planning, and musing around the idea of doing an abstract portrait series, I've got a couple of paintings on the go. Relief Alfred. Angst be gone. First artist to sit Aaron Tyler @creativebytyler
Starting to make some progress on this new series. Have photographed and started working through artist portraits of ELK (Luke Cornish), Ben Frost, Aaron Tyler and Le Grizz to name a couple. There will be more faces to come touching on character and personality from graffiti, street art, urban art, pop art. Delving into infamous and influential artistic characters I find interesting. Looking forward to seeing the energy unfold as I move through each personality.
Starting a new series based on 'the room', emulating the modern living space, it will change as time goes on. I will look at still life composition and portraiture and a mix of both, working with shadows and colour blocks and re interpretation. Day one.