Some really good news, on the 14th of July I’ll be taking part in Barcelona’s Showcase. I tackled the bull by the horns and am trying to produce as much work to select from. The theme I’m working with stays true to my statement and I will work with my cultural background and the process of adapting to London. When I finish my paintings I will need to make the correct preparations for this showcase that includes framing, printing of business cards and flyers. But first things first I need to get my paintings in order.
Then I’ve had news from Rome’s Exhibition - The Glance of Others - this exhibition should take place on the 26th of May and today I should receive definite confirmation because they might extend the dates.... Hopefully, the dates will stay the same! We’re a whole entourage going down for the opening, so if dates are extended then I guess it will turn into holiday time instead.
Also, I was accepted to sign a 3 month contract with Debut Contemporary, however they charge the artists £95 / week (3month minimum).... After many a debate and back and forth while trying to get as much input from other artists, gallerist and or colleagues, I decided that it is slightly out of my price range and since I could not get any definite, positive feedback, I did not accept the contract. If anyone knows about Debut Contemporary and have dealt with them as a contracted artist, or had any experience with Debut Contemporary please do get in touch with me to share your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d appreciate any / all feedback.
During March I attended a sticker workshop through ‘Secrets of the Sticker Shed’ at the High Roller Society. My expectations of the workshop was about being completely involved throughout the workshop, but instead we had to watch the processes and did not even got our hands dirty. A bit of a let down. The closest we got to be involved was to do a quick screen print of their design that’s already been set up and demonstrated, what was left for us to do was to pull the squeegee... So slightly disappointed from my side because as an artist we want to get involved, get our hands dirty, work on our own designs and be creative. But nevertheless it did remind me of the meticulous process of doing a screen print. I’ve added some images from the workshop for you to view here on my blog: http://www.sdkvisart.com.
Some really good news for my art fund... I managed to get some work - finally! I’m working at the London school of Economics and the Natural History Museum, one of the perks are that I can be part of some stunning exhibitions such as ‘Animals Inside Out’ by Gunther von Hagen. Here is a review from the current exhibition: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/03/animals-inside-out-exhibition
I would most definitely recommend this exhibition!!
That would be wrapping up this month as for next month I will definitely give feedback regarding Rome and hopefully the exhibition - Papergirl Bristol will take place, but more of that next month.