The Colour Wheel (Wheel of Colour)

As an art student I was continually told to relate and use the Colour Wheel, a wheel which controls the entire art world and everything in it. Break this rule and your piece is redundant, useless and your teacher will inform of this via either shouting or simply replacing the canvas or page you were working on.

To the point I have noticed more recently over the course of my art endeavors how the colour  wheel is slipping into the realms of being as a useful as a Nokia mobile. Not being used at all. More people are deliberately misusing the wheel to contrast different shades of colours rather than colour opposites, having a unusual effect of making people look harder.

Personally I am a fan of this, as there are a infinite number of colours on this planet, and refining them into twelve basic (and effectively incorrect) shades reduced the breadth of colour in art, and especially contemporary art. 

Finally artists are breaking the circular bonds of the colour wheel, and using the abyss which is colour in art, generating rewards for artists, viewers, and general public who wander the streets everyday.

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Progress of the highest order…

Recently we have increased the action upon our gallery, really trying to kick start and successfully use the infrastructure in place to generate a selection of wonderful pieces, and business. Over the past few days we have made large progress, and there are a number of artists who will hopefully be gracing our site soon, with pieces which not only astounded us on both skill and impact levels. There is a huge range of work, which personally we embrace as we try to diversify our site into a wider audience of the ever increased art world. 

Here are just a few of the pieces of work we hope to be lighting up our site in the coming weeks:

Keng Lye-2

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as well as some photography ….

Photograph Untitled by Katerina Plotnikova on 500px

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The Effiel Tower, or should I say Tyre

The Effiel Tower, or should I say Tyre

I got an email earlier today, upon which I stumbled over this brilliant piece of work. Firstly the simple crisp contrast developed with black on white, along with the unique style and method it has been produced I thought it was a must see. Personally I love it and am hoping that we will be able to do a week long special showcasing the “Eiffel Tyre”

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Kaws: Storming NYC’s Art Scene

This weekend KAWS is debuting his eye catching sculptures at two prestigious and well known art galleries in New York. His work will be displayed in the Mary Boone Gallery, a gallery founded in in 1977 on the famous Soho address 420 West Broadway, the gallery was opened to display the work of young innovative artists, KAWS doesn’t fit the description better. The other gallery will be the influential Galerie Perrotin New York, one of the leading contemporary art galleries in New York.

In the exhibition KAWS will be showing a number of his trademark pieces, including Along The Way and At This Time. Both these pieces sum up KAWS perfectly, the balance of interest and skill, as well as the enjoyment and slightly light hearted side of the pieces. Personally Ialso love the wooden craftsmanship that has gone into the pieces.

proportional_620_image Along The Way     proportional_620_image At This Time

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Thanks, Archie

Artist of the Week: Alfie Downie

Along with the start of the new month I am going to begin a weekly post upon the best upcoming and hidden artists, there will be three upcoming artists of the week. For me the opportunity to present a young artist that I like is one I have always wanted, and now can do. Any artists or ideas you have we would love to hear them, please just comment. Along with this weekly upcoming artist I am also going to have an artist of the month, someone who is slightly more well known and famous, who I believe is really going to break onto the art scene. Any artists or ideas you have we would love to hear them, please just comment.

Week One, November: Alfie Downie

This week I present Alfie Downie, a hugely talented and more traditional artist. He is a university student studying architecture with an incredible skill for all forms of portraits, aswell as very detailed sketches. To check out his work simply hit up the link below:

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3D Printing: The Future of Contemporary Art

3D Printing: The Future of Contemporary Art

The link really does say it all, and may I just say for any art lovers, especially those who what the forefront of news I would highly recommend Artlog, with interested information, as-well as well balanced tweets keeps any news enthusiast as myself hooked.

What is the future of art, maybe one of the reasons I have such a belief and love for contemporary art is the fact that it is so malleable, creative and widespread. The fact that this new technology, which will dominate not only the ,manufacturing, but also consumer and social scene in the future years to come has already been linked with the contemporary scene shows what diversity and life it can bring to modern art as general.

Despite the almost unreal and unlimited prospects 3D printing will bring to the ever developing modern society, I am still skeptical of the loss of craftsmanship and skill which goes into art, and especially sculpture which could be brought about due to this new technology. 

I would be very grateful for you to comment upon this post with your views of what you believe technology will bring to the art scene in the future, as I believe it is a incredibly diverse and interesting debate to be part of.

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