Thursday, 26 August 2010

Julian Callos

My subscription to Design Daily News has introduced me to some incredible artists. This weeks favourite is Los Angeles illustrator Julian Callos.

He was born in the Phillippines and has lived in L.A. since the age of three. He studied at Otis College of Art & Design where he graduated with honours.

You can see his love of cartoons and comic books reflected through his work with a slightly surreal graphic novel look. The textures he uses for his backgrounds create an ideal canvas for his subtle colour tones.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Las Meninas: Part 1

Unfortunately my blog has suffered for the last month, so I have a bit of catching up to do on the summer brief.

Ok, it seems like a lifetime ago now but on Sunday 11th July me, Katie and Kyle took a trip to the Tate gallery in Liverpool to choose a suitable candidate for the summer project.

I had never been to the Tate before so was excited to see what offerings we would find and I wasn't disappointed. There were so many interesting modern and contemporary pieces on view here. One that sticks in my mind was Antony Gormley's 'Bed', which can only be described as the silhouettes of two people carved into two horizontal bread walls that resemble beds. maybe I was hungry, but I remember wondering if the sculptor had eaten every single slice of bread to create this piece.

After exploring many of the rooms we found ourselves drawn to a room like no other. This room apart from the fact it had some amazing sculptures, also had a disco dance floor and a soundtrack to accompany our journey round the displays.

We decided as a group to each pick a sculpture we liked and then decide at a later date which one we would choose for the summer project.