|Illustration is what I do!|
|Plein air oil paintings from my garden|
WHAT: "Metropolis" Art Exhibition at Matchbox Studios
WHEN: 3-15 September 2013
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 3 September, 5.30 - 8 pm
Gallery Opening Times: 10.30 am – 6 pm Mon-Thu, 10.30 am - 8 pm Fri, 10.30 am - 6 pm Sat, 11 am - 5 pm Sun
WHERE: Matchbox Studios, 166 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Brendan Grant captures the mood of the streets day and night
Dave Boyle rumbles in the jungle
Maiken Calkoen takes a fresh look at that place called home
Michael Edge-Perkins has it all happening
Melissa Mc Dougall is intimately in-your-face
Astrid Nielsch dreams of unicorns lost among skyscrapers
Christie Wright unleashes the colour
WHY: Vibrant new art by up-and-coming Wellington artists!
A group exhibition by seven up and coming Wellington artists, sharing their unique perspectives on the City, among other facets of modern life.
This exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of expressive representational artists exploring unique approaches to painting and one photographer, with different styles, philosophies and subject matter.
The fresh, vibrantly colorful artwork betrays influences of the great European artists of the turn of the last century, along with American pop art, comic strips, and computer-generated images.
The themes, however, are distinctly New Zealand: from Wellington street scenes to portraiture, to mythical-surreal, and more conceptual imagery.
Most of the artwork in this show stays with the traditional format of oil or acrylic on canvas, but there is no backward looking stuffiness about these artist's work!
Artwork will be for sale during the show
Brendan Grant creates exuberant Wellington Scenes that capture the uniqueness of the many different places with a personal style. www.brendangrantartwork.com
David Boyle's art is contrived from his juvenile personae . He never grows up and paints escapist pictures of women on motor bikes in jungles and other silly stuff to help him forget reality under Key and rugbyheadism. Book Bolting simple censorship and the sculptures are contrived from a Maoist/Freudian leaning he crept into at age nine. boyleswellington.blogtown.co.nz
Maiken Calkoen's paintings are inspired by Wellington and incorporate vibrant colour, panoramic views, strong perspective, and observation of light as distinctive to the season or time of day. maiken-calkoen.blogspot.co.nz
Michael Edge-Perkins is a Wellington-based, Christchurch-born photographer working in still life and colour abstracts. www.facebook.com/m.edge.perkins
Melissa Mc Dougall paints atmospheric cityscapes and romantic female portraits. www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Mc-Dougall/103108086430412
Astrid Nielsch paints images inspired by the natural world, literature, myth and science. She used to be a full time musician, but now works as a digital illustrator. She holds a certificate with distinction in Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from London Art College, and blogs for international geekery online magazine Amazing Stories, as well as on her own website www.starsongstudio.com
Christie Wright creates an eclectic mix of classic works; some mixed media, pop art and new experiments with sketching and watercolour. www.facebook.com/christie.wright.artist
And here are some pieces I'll have in the show:
I am a professional artist working with both traditional and digital media. My special interest is illustration. Favourite topics are science fiction and fantasy related themes, imaginary worlds and characters which I find in books, songs, or in my own brain. |
I am available for commissioned work - please contact me through my website, www.asni.net/contact.php
I also enjoy life drawing and painting still lives, and currently have some works on display and for sale in a couple of local galleries in the Wairarapa. Limited edition prints of some of my work are for sale on my website: www.asni.net
I am dedicated visual arts blogger on the Science Fiction&fantasy fandom website, Amazing Stories (heir to the venerable paper magazine). My blog: amazingstoriesmag.com/author/a…
I randomly feature Deviants every two weeks!
As a day job, I run a web and multimedia design business specializing in developing websites for artists, musicians, and other creative people. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are in need of a quality website! I am most happy to work with artists in any part of the world. More information about web design: webdesign.asni.net
In a former life, I was a professional musician, and I enjoy playing around with sound software and creating my own music tracks once in a while. More info: music.asni.net
Qualifications: Diploma of Multimedia, Natcoll Design Technology Wellington
Certificate in Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (with distinction) London Art College
Traditional media: oils, watercolours, pencils, pen & ink.
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Lightwave 3D, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, Soundtrack Pro.
Coding & programming skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, some Flash Actionscript.