the veggie pics are achieved by literally arranging whatever your chosen object is, directly onto the scanner plate ....and press 'scan'.
it's really easy, if you've got a scanner ..... may be try it at home, it's good fun.... much depends how imaginative you are in choosing an object to scan initially ....although natural organic forms tend to turn out in particular detail.
it's a sort of progression on, from sitting on the works photo copier i suppose!
obviously, the famous brother link is the key to exhibiting publicly in the 2011......as lots of unfamous people have used this method already - since domestic pc/scanners became the household norm in the 90s. (helen chadwick was the first artist to do this, (in the 80s) that i'm aware of, and to fantastic effect. the veg is quite mundane in comparison (imv).
michael landy's 'credit card destroyer' machine is probably the only piece at 'frieze' that i'd genuinely like to see, although if landy's partner gillian wearing is exhibiting, she's usually well worth a look too.
this item, 'r4 'analysis', probably should have its own thread. but perhaps international exhibitionism differs little in objective to decisions made by exhibition curators here. both seek maximum attention.
british arts & cultural image abroad, according to the home office:
How effective is 'cultural diplomacy' as a weapon of 'soft power'........... in iran?
featuring grayson perry!
well worth a listen imv, (and still time left on the iplayer).
Thoroughly recommend the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Tate Modern. The photograph inspired paintings of some 40 plus years are tear jerking whilst his vast abstracts have inspired me to play with a squeegee. Wish I had bigger walls.
The Tate Britain has a fascinating exhibition of 19th Century John Martin. Again huge pictures. Rather like a religious JWMTurner mixed with Manga.
i was reading adrian searl's stuff about gerhard's 'terror and tenderness' in the guardian ....
isn't a squeegee a fantastic technique? especially combined with his figuritive painting.
twin towers pic....agog, speechless
also famous and v beautiful big(ish)abstract colour paintings in horizontal strands, with intermitent fabric notches, burrs of paint.. gorgeous.
(typically, squeegying much copied technique-wise).
i don't mind them being big at all.
...turner and manga - oh dear, chris newman .... sounds very odd/weird, so i shall have to have a look now! http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...e-tate-britain
you're right, spot on: turner + manga!!!! flippin eck....panoramic..... popular 19th c taste eh! quite lurid....turner might be upset, i suspect!