I’ve started making an actual-size drawing of Pieter Bruegel’s painting Netherlandish Proverbs. In common with the other large pencil drawings I’ve made of extant art works, it will consist of squared panels (forty-eight this time) and emerge over time. I’ll keep updating the image above as more panels are drawn.
Since October last year I’ve been making the Digital Rain series of work. It’s grown and grown – too big to post here in detail, but I post almost everything on Instagram and Twitter, so you can follow my progress there.
Last weekend I made a fifteen minute video that explains how I made one of the series – posted above – and posted it on YouTube. My speech is a bit clipped as I had to slightly speed it up to upload it. When I started making it I didn’t know what I was going to make which is in line with the improvised nature of the project.
…of the workbooks I periodically use to push ideas forward. I don’t keep sketchbooks in the traditional sense but instead I use hardback notebooks as scrapbooks for drawings, collected material, notes, and conflations of all three. I don’t use them all the time and don’t finish one before moving onto another. Occasionally I take time to stick a batch of stuff in and then work on the surface created. There are usually extra pages, bits of tracing paper and so on which can make for a complicated experience of looking. I worked for a printer and then a publisher before returning to art practice and I still have an interest in making books or book-like documents and this improvised production – which doesn’t really have any meaning – taps into that. Even if the books don’t have meaning, they do have purpose. By working and re-working the pages over and over again ideas collide and interrupt one another which can generate ideas for exhibiting or for new work.
I’m making short films – slideshows really – and posting them on my YouTube channel. You can find the first two here:
Each film is taken form a separate book (one A4 and one A5). It’s unlikely that these books will be immune to further amendment.
I will be giving an artist talk during the evening event on the 16th. Entrance to this event and the exhibition is free and all are welcome.
The evening event if from about 5pm on June 16th. I will be talking about the work at the start of this event.
The gallery is open on the 17th between 11am and 4pm.
All the works are for sale (unframed). 50% of any money raised will be donated to Bank Street Arts.
In addition to this ALL the money raised from the auction of my drawing of Guernica will go to Bank Street Arts. If you would like to bid for this drawing please email in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawing will go to the highest bidder over the reserve price of £1500.
Large works to be shown include:
After Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (pictured above)
After Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (pictured below)
After Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of St Thomas
After Walker Evans’ and Sherrie Levine’s Annie Mae Burroughs
After Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
After Joseph Beuys’ Wirstschaftswerte (Economic Values) II
There will also be a selection of smaller works on display. All the works are drawings of art works by others.
A PDF of a catalogue/ price list is available for download here.
If you would like to buy a Digital Rain collection of your own making, now’s your chance.The headline is that I’m offering 250+ designs for £3 each with no minimum order. Order as few or as many designs as you like. The image above gives you an indication of what they look like.
To get hold of these you need to email me [bryaneccleshall (at) gmail (dot) com] and I’ll send you an order form or you can download it here: Digital Rain Order Form
Once you’ve filled it in, email it to me and I’ll get on with the order.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your continuing support.
I am selling twelve A2 prints of the above image The Digital Rain Gallery of the Louvre for £30 plus p+p. If you would like one, please email me at bryaneccleshall (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll put you on the list. First come, first served. I’ll ship anywhere in the world and can accept Paypal.