Sunday, 29 July 2012

Chiang Lee the silent traveller

From what I have heard from the V & A museum and t'internet,chinese artist and author Chiang Yee was stranded in England in 1942 during the second world war. He had been living in Europe for a decade by this point, and went round recording his experiences of living in England with drawings and paintings. He lived in the East End of London until the blitz destroyed his flat, after that he lived in Oxford.

His drawings are fascinating. He mixes Chinese and Western techniques, and it makes me feel giddy to see familiarly English scenes treated in such an exotic way. Exotic? Different?

I need this book. Will someone buy it for me?

Oh no george!

Chris Haughton children's book, found in the V & A museum in London. I read it cover to cover in the gift shop and was thoroughly charmed.

Dogs, kids, men; they always try to do the right thing but are ultimately tempted to follow their base instincts.
But we love them despite their faults!

Anyway, the link takes you to Haughton's behind the scenes of the book including concept ideas and art and references.

Massimo Carnevale

Digital paintings from Massimo Carnevale, a comic artist. His use of colour and human expression is wonderful.
He also seems to choose the less obvious scenes from films to illustrate. You know these scenes, but when you think "star wars" the cantina isn't the first thing that comes to mind, is it?

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Paper: Tear Rip Fold Crease Cut

 Noriko Ambe; A piece of flat globe

 Richard Sweeney; Icosahedron
 Mia Pearlman; Eye
 Ingrid Siliakus; Reflection on Sagrada Familia
 Peter Callesen; The short distance between time and shadow
 Yulia Brodskaya; Bon Apetit
 Claire Brewster; Swallow (oh the birds)
 Kako Ueda; Gaze
 Jen Stark; Over and Out
 Won Park; Koi
Thomas Allen; Fury

Some of my favourite paper artists from the book in the title of this post. Most fold or cut, but in the last picture, Allen messes about with a pulp fiction cover to make it three dimensional.

I have to overcome my intense hatred of folding paper. Paper is not just for drawing on.