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.
My first complete virtual installation of 2022 can now be viewed via: http://artweeks.revad.com . I will be using this REVAD CODEDIMAGES space for my ARTWEEKS 2022 portfolio in May. Between now and then, installations may come and go, without warning. Enjoy them while they exist. Everything is transient.
Whatever the medium, my intent is to draw. I am showing here, a number of current and recent enquiries, with each enquiry recorded in my studio space. An eclectic mix of subject, material, and technique. Each idea feeds back to influence what comes next. This mix of current and recent enquiry outcomes will continue (on social media) between now and the end of ARTWEEKS in May. See: revad.com for social media links.
I have contributed four prints and an online animation to this ongoing international project.
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.
A paper plane has been constructed and sent to Brazil for inclusion in the OFF HOME – WINGS FOR FREEDOM international exhibition. The skin of the plane is derived from my FREEDOM STREAM animation. The same skin was printed to both sides of a sheet of 50gsm office paper and then folded into the paper plane.
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.
A lot of effort has gone into creating and curating this space. I treat it as an online exhibition space. The chance of the odd sale is really just a side-effect that comes with the space. Every little helps though. I am more interested in how these different lines of enquiry sit together in the space, how I can introduce new work and cycle out those outcomes that have served their time. It never sits still for very long. Everything is transient.