The 40th anniversary edition of the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks begins tomorrow, Saturday 7th May 2022. This year my participation is via a virtual exhibition. Plus, there are open edition prints available from codedimages.com.
Two concepts for installing A R T die sublimation metal prints. Conceived for Oxfordshire Artweeks 2022. The first concept is a single vertical panoramic print (up to 28 x 84 inches). The second concept is a triptych of square prints (up to 40 x 40 inches each). Prints are available from my ARTWEEKS collection.
1984 – thirty seven years on and we are almost there! Orwell’s social science fiction has never been as close to the truth as it is today. The internet is fast becoming the key enabler for: dystopian, mass surveillance, propaganda, doublethink, thought police, thoughtcrime, newspeak, totalitarianism. 2021.
I have increased the importance of this digital print archive by forwarding my (long held) domain codedimages.com. The space has the main intention of being a convenient and organised archive of concepts (1,500 images and growing). Concepts realised (mostly) in the digital virtual domain. Then there is the side effect of making open edition prints available (on a selection of substrates and sizes). I do not see this as a commercial enterprise. I am not a commercial artist. I am not a business. I am not an entrepreneur. I consider it just another space to employ on my journey. When someone buys a print (it happens occasionally), it is a small bonus, and contributes much needed funds for art related services and materials. In 2022, an aim is to stabilise this space and take my fidgeting elsewhere. For me, that is a huge ask..!
A diptych of 12 x 16 inch Chromaluxe die sublimation prints, on aluminium. These should be presented in the same space, but not necessarily side-by-side. Here they are installed near a corner in the room. Opposite walls would make a visual connection across the room.
OXONARTWEEKS is an installation of REVADXYZ animations and derived prints. Six lines of enquiry are explored: WINGS FOR FREEDOM, RADICAL LINE STREAM ONE, BATTLE OF IDEAS, FOR COVIMETRY, DUAL SPIRAL STREAM, and RADICAL SPIRAL STREAM. Each component outcome is also available as an individual print, as wall art and on a selection of products.
I am honoured to have my FOR COVIMETRY outcomes represented in this exhibition in Poland. The project is curated by Mark Starel. This recording was made for a Polish TV channel. To have my online animation featured, both in the exhibition and this recording, has made for a pleasant end to a challenging year.