Monday, 19 October 2015

Last Week's Online Goings-On...

Affordable Art Fair Stockholm chose my artwork Gold In Peaks as the cover for their Facebook page for next year's show! 
   Hmm yes I think it works.... 


That's my Moon Venture print nestled within the colourful coziness of the super cool art shop Unlimited in Brighton... featured in the We Love Home blog.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Hot New Screen Print!

Hot off the screen printing bed: it's Sunset Rising!  


Mid Screen-Printing action: This was just before cutting my right hand, at the same time as twisting my left arm.. Like a trooper though, I powered on through the pain!

You never quite know how a screen print is going to turn out, and with unexpected occurrences galore, mishaps and the odd injury (!) along the way.... 

3 colour layers down...three more to go!

...what was intended to be 4 colour layers... ended up becoming a 6 colour print!
the finished artwork

Sunset Rising is part of a limited edition run of 15. Each is slightly different due to the nature of screen printing.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Upcoming Show: London

detail of "Ice Field Folly" by La Shuks. Limited Edition Screen Print 75 x75cm
The next exhibition of La Shuks art will be with Liberty Gallery's stand at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London. 22-25 October, 2015

More Info

Friday, 2 October 2015

The Making of: My 3D Artworks

"Geodesia" by La Shuks  find it HERE

One-off original: screen printed paper construction with photographic print. 70 x 70 cm 

"Atmospherica" by La Shuks     find it HERE

One-off original: screen printed paper construction with photographic print. 70 x 70 cm

I wanted to carry the La Shuks theme of distant future evolution, even further... with the elements of leftover human ephemera starting to evolve into entities of their own, growing upwards and outwards, staring to come up off the page itself...
So I set about creating 3D geometric paper constructions, to juxtapose with the stillness of the natural landscape in the image.

After designing the mountain landscape settings for the two artworks, I then screen printed papers of imagined "packaging, advertisements and logos" in many colour sets to use in my paper constructions.

I knew what I wanted to achieve in my head, but there was no way to pre-plan exactly how the work would end up looking! I had to wait to see how it developed... the actual constructions just started to gradually form.

Even though the 3D structures developed in an unplanned and chaotic way... 

...I painstakingly chose each individual piece to add next, as it had to be the exact right colour, design and shape! 

Adding the finishing touches...

These two artworks are now exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm with Liberty Gallery from 1 - 4 October 2015

behind the scenes.... Offcuts!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

La Shuks Showing in Sweden!

I am delighted to be exhibiting in Stockholm with the amazing Affordable Art Fair! 
From Thursday 1st -Sunday 4th October 2015. I'll be showing some brand new 3D artworks plus limited edition screen prints at stand B12 with Liberty Gallery. 

There's my "Gold in Peaks" limited edition screen print in the Affordable Art Fair online "artwork highlights" (top left!)