Instead of making new work, I have decided to make a website. Not bad for a person who knows NOTHING about web design. I wanted to have something that was minimal and not annoying and this is what I came up with.
Reference material. Click on the image and it will direct you to the article on american suburb x about the aesthetic of the pixel project
A selection of Picture Day photographs. The remains of my own primary school history.
A still from my most recent work, entitled “Picture Day”. The video is 25 seconds long, and is meant to be viewed on loop. I’m continuing to look at personal histories, and the combination of digital noise and analogue grain within the mediums of film and photography.
Hopefully I’ll have the video up soon.
Turned my animated glitch gifs into video pieces for my exchange application to the University of New Mexico.
"Family Portrait" - 83.6 x 58.9cm Giclée Print on Fluorescent Green Acrylic
"Interuption I" - 83.6 x 58.9cm Giclée Print on Black Acrylic
These were the two pieces I presented for my 2nd year photography group show, “Entropy”.
A lot of people complimented me on this piece at my 2nd year exhibition and I have no idea why people like it so much. Is this normal? Don’t get me wrong, I like the piece, but I didn’t think it would get the attention it’s actually receiving…
EXHIBITION OPENING 3RD FEBRUARY
2ND YEAR STUDIO, RICHMOND BUILDING
GRACE & CLARK FYFE GALLERY, BOURDON BUILDING
THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
RUNNING FROM THE 3RD-7TH FEBRUARY
My Class & I are having a group exhibition at The Glasgow School of Art and we’d like you all to come and check it out!
Hello to all my new followers!
If you have any questions or anything, don’t hesitate to ask!
More work coming soon!
Updated my Info section on this blog. This is until I get round to actually making my own website. My class & I are currently organising our big 2nd year show (opening night 3rd Feb) and I believe it’s now being called “Entropy” which I like. It’s not ironic/stupid/funny. It’s a respectful/intelligent name for an exhibition and I’m glad people are starting to take this stuff seriously. I don’t want to look back at this and cringe.
I’m printing this A1 tomorrow as a possible piece for my big 2nd year show, coming up on the 3rd Feb. It’ll look quite noisy because a glitched scan of an old photograph isn’t meant to be A1 size, but hopefully the noise will add to the aesthetic and overall message of the piece. I just want the piece to look disturbing and eerie. I’ve even renamed it “A Broken Family”.
(Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I have been struggling with artist’s block and general panic over this show that is less than a month from now.)
2nd Year - Term 1 Assessment Feedback
"A very good start into the second year of the Fine Art Photography Steven, and a term that allowed you through hard work to consolidate difficult subject matter with surprising results at a level that is more advance - but equally at home.
The research you presented for assessment is very good - making sure that all the material that was in the lectures was both included and also critically evaluated. One would like to see more critical reflection being evidenced here - as the work clearly suggests that. Perhaps if you would allow yourself to spend more time thinking and reflecting on the work that you seem to be able to produce effortlessly, it would allow you to become more informed and confident as a result as well.
The work that you have produced this term surprises with both quantity and quality Steven. Negotiating absence and presence in a meaningful way, and also considering the digital artefact in relationship to space - both as apparent and suggested subject matter is by no means an easy task, and you seem to both enjoy the challenges, take the advice, and push yourself to familiar territory - but new forms. Well done. You are right to suggest in your self-evaluation form that the work lacked direction in the first part of the term, but through hard work you quickly turned things around - and made compelling pieces - that even though they were based on familiar territory - and finding new things is neither easy nor easily attainable either - and we look forward to see the works finalised and exhibition ready.
Your good nature and open approach are assets that your peer group can benefit from Steven - and you need to make sure that you participate more actively in the critiques. Do not be afraid to allow yourself the voice that the work suggests that you have Steven - especially looking at the work you make - opening up a dialogue is crucial both for the development of yourself as a maker and also for the work.”
Like my first year assessment feedback, I decided to post my 2nd year, term 1 feedback here too (in case I lose the physical copy, which I no doubt will do…) I’m actually really happy with what Michail wrote. It’s nice to know that my tutor understands me and my work and is so encouraging. I have finished for the term and I’m now on my very long Christmas break. I’m going to spend my break making some new work that has the potential for our 2nd year show next year and do my research on schools I want to apply on exchange in the beginning of 3rd year. For now, I’m thinking either the University of New Mexico, or San Francisco Art Institute (because Michail shot back with “California” straight away when I asked where I should apply) so that’s pretty exciting.
I will try and post some new work/ideas soon.