The Black Hole

by Samuel Chimon January. 29, 2016 2052 views

The title of this post and the artworks above sum up the past year for me in it's entirety. Most people who know me get it- luckily the sparks of inspiration that came with the trials and tribulations I was able to work to my advantage

And I think (and so do numerous others) it is a turning point- and dare I say it some of my best output yet.
It seems I wasn't the only one who benefited from the artistic revolution that 2015 brang with it. Many of my artist friends felt the same way and took it as an opportunity to try new things and experiment with new techniques.

Well, this is what I had in mind and have capitalised on presenting new thought processes, techniques, materials, and colour-ways. For me: it was colour on moody, blacked-out canvases and a heavy handed, although freeformed approach to adding intense colours.

Take Hashtag Billy- another canvas within the tradition of imprinting miniture hands and feet: but this one I have taken it down another track. One that I thought would suit the owners, and thought correctly.
This time, it was the turn of six month old Billy: the son of my best friend. Stepping away of the tricolori colourway on the usual blank white, I have firstly washed the canvas over in a antiquified manilla folder-esq shade, able to sit perfectly in the owners interior.
The printed colourway of the hands and feet I have also pared back accordingly, using black behind the illuminating metalic gold. The magnitude of the finished work I have subsequently scaled upwards in comparison to the existing panels- this one being more than double in surface area of the prints made for my nef and nieces.

As well as this for me- above other things- the numerous locations which I found myself living; and working with these various surroundings in order to keep this new approach going.
Now the year and all that went with it is over: a look back at it and I think- all good.


Acrylic, metalic acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm (approx.)

Metalic enamel and metalic plastic on canvas
60 x 70 cm (approx.)

The Trip
Acrylic on canvas
75 x 75 cm (approx.)

Hashtag Billy (Detail)
Acrylic, metalic acrylic on canvas
75 x 100 cm (approx.)
Owner: Alex Harmon

Acrylic, metalic acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm (approx.)

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