It was great to see so many different styles of work from so many different eras (and price brackets!). Five pieces that inspired me are below:-
I it find thrilling to stand before Grayson Perry’s work. Why? It pleases my brain immensely. There is humour and darkness and such cleverness…I always look at Perry’s work and wish I could have thought of it myself as it reflects my inner world so beautifully. Genius.
Tom Phillips RA, A Humument pg 168: Twighlight Railings, 2012
This reminded me of work I have seen before at an exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery. I love the meticulous creation of work involving a page from a book. It is sacrilege and reverence in equal measure. There is a delicacy to the transformation of a page. The shape of the words and the path they create like a drawn line.
Again, there is a real delicacy to this piece. It reminds me to explore collage, to work with found images, to incorporate them, to perhaps make them myself and then use in the work? I could combine my own printmaking to then collage? I was also inspired by the use of a 3D object – *Reminder to myself to revisit this artist for Section 2.
Emma Talbot, A Walled Garden, Red 2015
I like Talbot’s work for their drawn quality. There is something ethereal, gentle and disquieting about her work. I like the juxtaposition of the patterned background with the drawings – almost textile in quality.
Strikingly simple, atmospheric, great colour palette *Reminder to research her work for Section 3.
Monoprints – gestural, slightly abstract, reduced to minimal marks but all the more potent for it.