The materials I choose are crucial to understanding the premise of my work. I choose materials such as vinyl, shag carpet, wood paneling, and polyester as emblems, snapshot memories of the 1970s tract home of my youth. These materials speak to the dualities inherent in the suburban landscape as hideous and seductive, kitsch and homey, humorous and heartbreaking.
Melvin Galapon -
MELVIN IS ORIGINALLY FROM A SMALL TOWN IN THE NORTHWEST OF ENGLAND. HE NOW LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON CREATING INSTALLATIONS, ILLUSTRATIONS & DESIGN WORK.
Lisa Solomon -
I think that my work is closely tied to the practice of drawing. Mine are drawings that incorporate thread and wire as well as charcoal, watercolor and ink, satin, quilting, felt, and the wall as well as paper and canvas. These drawings have seemingly found a place between 2-D and 3-D, shown on the wall, and yet concurrently existing and yearning to be off of it. In this tenuous position my work is, in many senses of the phrase, “between states.”
As I was telling you yesterday, Steph bought me a lovely new book on Friday. Here are a few of my favourite artists from the book, and one which I found as a result of researching those artists.