Sunday, 2 August 2009
I've fallen behind on keeping the blog updated, so here I am overloading it with posts!
I haven't been working much with concrete lately, as I've been concentrating more on painting and turning art into money. The picture above is of my most recent concrete piece, 'Proximity II'. I made it as aprt of an exhibition with the theme 'Sustainable Environments', but I ended up putting some other work in the exhibition, as this piece was too heavy to hang on a wall that wasen't strong enough to take it. Its size is 60 x 35.5 x 3.5cm. As its a wall piece filled with holes, it also comes with concrete forms that fill the holes, so the background wall doesn't show through.
The sculpture explores overcrowding within a cityscape, where too little personal space is being shared by too many people. The hollow forms in the concrete represent reduced human spaces overlapping one another. I was also interested in the research of E. T. Hall, who introduced the term proxemics, to investigate people's use of personal space. Hence the title of the piece
Posted by Jim Edwards at 20:46
I got carried away painting Holy Island recently, and am presently working on painting no.4. If the 4th works out well, I may get a print done. Each time I've finished a painting of the island, I've been driven to paint a different version, whilst remaining quite similar compositionally. Its really just a change in atmosphere, whilst trying to improve and have a better understanding of the subject matter. It's unusual for me to repeat a theme like this, as it would normally drive me mad. I usually like to be done with a view, and move on to something else before I get bored. I think I'll stop at four for now, perhaps come back at a later date. Take a look at the website at www.jimedwardspaintings.com to see the different versions I've been working on.
Posted by Jim Edwards at 19:56
I'm beginning to put together a collection of prints, taken from my favourite, most recent paintings. The most recent is 'Free Trade View II', is a small run of 145 prints. If you're interested in this print or another one, and want more information or even want to purchase online, then take a look at my website:
Posted by Jim Edwards at 19:44
Richard Ling Gallery
14 Lansdown Terrace
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
01 August - 30 September 2009
I'm presently exhibiting some of my paintings, along with other artists from the Newcastle Artists Society, at the Richard Ling gallery in Gosforth. Had a great opening preview last night (1st August), and sold a few prints. And hopefully some paintings will go over the next month. For more information visit
Posted by Jim Edwards at 19:39