MA Inclusive Art Exhibition

 

Paintings

Left:  Prometheus_AlignmentCheck  (pencil, handmade paint, collage on paper. 120cm x 185cm).
 

Right: HUNT_SEARCH_ibid (pencil, recycled printer ink, collage on dust sheet).

exhibition view of 2 painting. the right image shows an eagle over rock, the left image shows a hunting dog chained to a tree. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
 

Prometheus_AlignmentCheck
If you would like to find out more about this painting you can download an extended text PDF.

exhibition view of a painting showing an eagle over rocks. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
 
exhibition view of a painting showing an hunting dog chained to a tree. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil

HUNT_SEARCH_ibid
If you would like to find out more about this painting you can download an extended text PDF.

Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
Detail of a painting. Collage, handmade paint, recycled printer ink, pencil
 

Books

These 3 books I see as stand alone objects. 'ibid' perhaps belongs with my painting HUNT_SEARCH_ibid, 'Prometheus_research' perhaps expands upon the painting Prometheus_AlignmentCheck, while 'SelfReflection_notes' is to be read more as an extended text about my post graduate studies & research. (Actually it's more about exploring the print processes behind the production of a book. These books were, pre-lockdown, going to be screen printed...)

Cover for handmade book called 'ibid'
Cover of book called 'prometheus research'
Cover for a handmade book called 'self reflection notes'

Click on a cover image to open the book. To download a PDF of the book select ibid or Prometheus or Self Reflection_Notes.
If you download a PDF please consider donating to JustLife (my art-research partner, a brilliant charity that helps the homeless and vulnerably housed to improve their life chances).

 

ibid Book

A deconstructed book: cover; intro; main text; index. I wanted to see how redrawing text would affect its meaning, so this book looks at the grammar of books & poetry & the print process, how meaning is gained through new ways of looking.

Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink. Text from Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink. Text from Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink. Text from Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink, with poem by Jane Wilkinson
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink. Text from Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink. Text from Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Inside spread of a handmade book. Pencil, collage, recycled priner ink.
 

Prometheus_research Book

Here I am continuing to reference the knowledge usually kept hidden from general view. The use of printer's marks links to the liminal, hidden spaces usually unseen in the creative process. The large cliff face image is broken into page sized sections, perhaps alluding to the repetitive nature of the this drawing process, as well as to the fate that befell Prometheus.

Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
Inside pages of a handmade book. Pencil, paper
 

Self Reflection_notes Book

This book is available to download in 4 editions (81pages each. Click on the book colour/name to download a PDF: 1. Cyan, 2. Magenta, 3. Yellow, 4. Black.  

Why have I divided the book into 4 versions? I am a print designer as well as an artist, and I wanted to play with the process of 4-colour offset printing, where the image is split into separate colour files. Interesting image variations are thrown up by this process, information is lost, what was clear becomes opaque, meaning is shifted away from object to material...

If you download a PDF please consider donating to JustLife (my art-research partner, a brilliant charity that helps the homeless and vulnerably housed to improve their life chances).

Cover of book showing only the cyan colour
Inside pages of book showing only the cyan colour
Inside pages of book showing only the cyan colour
Inside pages of book showing only the cyan colour
Inside pages of book showing only the cyan colour
Inside pages of book showing only the cyan colour
Front cover of book showing only the magenta colour
Inside pages of book showing only the magenta colour
Inside pages of book showing only the magenta colour
Inside pages of book showing only the magenta colour
PDP_pages_MAGENTA_88.png
Inside pages of book showing only the magenta colour
Cover of book showing only the yellow colour
Inside pages of book showing only the yellow colour
Inside pages of book showing only the yellow colour
Inside pages of book showing only the yellow colour
Inside pages of book showing only the yellow colour
Inside pages of book showing only the yellow colour
Cover of book showing only the black colour
Inside pages of book showing only the black colour
Inside pages of book showing only the black colour
Inside pages of book showing only the black colour
Inside pages of book showing only the black colour
Inside pages of book showing only the black colour

Other work...

Proletkult (Bogdanov) (1000mm x 1000mm each. Mixed media/collage on canvas) 2018

Related to research into participatory/inclusive art

PDP/Search/Hunt (1000mm x 1000mm. Mixed media/collage on canvas) 2018

Related to research into participatory/inclusive art

Children In Peril, series (1000mm x 1000mm each, oil/mixed media on canvas)

These paintings take the structure of a children's illustrated book, using an archetypal story (a child loses/annoys her parents, overcomes obstacles, finds/returns to her parents… "and it was still hot!" etc). In using this structure I wanted to force myself away from the personal, into a narrative which I can disrupt and touch upon, not just social issues, but also notions of art practice, & how text can lead the viewer away from obvious interpretations.

Work pre-2015

Pit-Pond, series (No more than 1300mm wide, oil/mixed media on canvas)

These paintings aim to show the entropy that builds within a society, a society that scars and empties the landscape. The simple ‘open’ metaphor used (a flooded pithead) serves as a fixed, coherent form within the paintings. A form through which I can explore the pure language of painting – form, colour, composition – through imagery without figures yet implying a profound human activity, stripped of any artistic conceit, complications, or games…

 

… oh, hang on, that’s not right, they are called Pit-Pond paintings because my name is Pitt and my wife’s is de la Mare (of the pond), and I thought it funny. In fact I wanted to give these paintings very personal and specific titles, titles that really jarred with the simple, open design of the paintings. But Richard thought this was a shit idea. I have, however, called the 3rd painting 'PIT POND 3 Richard Ducker'.

© 2020 David Pitt

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