I'm extremely pleased to join with 15 final winners of the London International Creative Competition (LICC) 2012 in the category Painting - Professional, and to celebrate with them in October 2013. Please check out all the winning creative artwork at the link below. Especially glad that my
A print of my painting A Parable of A Physicist And Twin Torsos, with text from myself and Professor Caslav Brukner of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna, will be included in the poster session of a new workshop on quantum biology
The sub-text question in this painting is: "Does Petraeus dream of electric sheep?". But for every intelligent being, it is still, "What is this thing called love?"
The two recognizable figures are David H Petraeus and Jennifer Miro (of The Nuns). Obviously the head of the CIA doesn't collaborate in artistic explorations
On mountains & cliffs of snow the awful apparition hover'd;
And like the voices of religious dead, heard in the mountains:
When holy zeal scents the sweet valleys of ripe virgin bliss;
Such was the hollow voice that o'er America lamented.
Preparing a canvas surface, for me, is a lot like archaeology. These are some of the under coat surfaces in my new paintings. Developing stories beneath the foreground is one of the most important aspects of my painting. The research I do, that immersion, happens here. There is a
I often use the term 'gateway image"to describe a painting which is a bridge between one series and the next. Most of the time it is not that clean, because you travel a road and the landscape changes along the way. So there are not really any breaks
I realised that this painting has not been posted in my Visual Diary so here it is. It is a small canvas (20x20cm) called Kandahar Kandy , and is a companion piece to Nothing Like A Drone (both Feb 2011 completed). I merged a Hollywood character
This is a repost of this work as I completed the paintings. Small canvases (5x). They developed when I first started reading the chansons de geste translations by Michael Newth in Sydney. He has since become a good friend and I am grateful for his inspired
On the one hand I embrace my research on technology, but at the same time, I seem stubbornly out of time. I keep painting. I keep reading that "death of painting" was all a big mistake, and suddenly there are a ton of editorials embracing paint. While I am
In this surreal landscape, Department of Defence (DOD) Dragonfly robots both record and control Julian Assange, our 19th century marionette-Crusader, holding his shield of digital secrets as the world redefines war in response to a man who uses celebrity brand-building in an unprecedentedly desperate way.
If the battle today is
This painting is now in week 8 of not getting past this point. It's ok, in the meantime I did a small one, Kandahar Kandy , and started some notes on a possible illustration project for a book on chanson des geste. But any
[image: Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante. Inmaculada Concepción] I had to share this because it is so fascinating and strange and I'm using the ideas in my paintings.
I discovered the concept of the digital offspring of researchers at Michigan State University who "live" in a computer and
I've been finishing off the cake quartet. Where this strange analogy of the wedding cake comes into it, I have to admit to some inspired, but ultimately mysterious, source. I like that I don't always know what's happening on my canvases. I mean sure, I follow a
New Work. May 2010, Acrylic on canvas and screen print.
This painting started off as an exploration of some stencils of Predator drones I used in a previous painting. I was also following up some readings on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Revelation while
My painting And Starring Benyamin Netanyahu as Norman Maine uses the main characters from the 1950s musical A Star is Born as metaphor for the current relationship between America (Esther) and Israel (Norman). It was very much a personal
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In Paris (@Librairie Les Mots la Bouche) In London (@Gay's the Word) In San Francisco (@City Lights Bookshop) I have a painting in the current issue of Chroma Journal
The last 2 months I had a very interesting experience working with a politician in Western Australia, MLA John Hyde, the opposition minister for Arts and Heritage and Multiculturalism in Western Australia. In a series of meetings, I asked him questions about his past life before politics (he used
Completed painting "Angels and Pears" [pictured]
Acrylic paint, screenprint and gold leaf on canvas. Several layers of print here. The leaf is applied on the pears and crosses.
It's part of a contemplation on the role of Spirit in the peace process that came out of several sketches I
"Oh Barack, Don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." Chick Flick: Acrylic, screenprint on 16 x 20" canvas.
This is a continuation of my using Broadway and Hollywood metaphors, in examining the US/Israeli/Palestinian relationships. 'Chick Flick' explores
These are 3 small canvases (10x10)acrylic paint, screenprint and 22k gold leaf. Not sure if they will fit together as one triptych or remain 3 separate paintings. The working title is "State of the Union". It's looking at the legitimacy of ideas, especially how we use religious ideas to
A lot of the issues which have arisen since Obama's Egyptian speech reminded me of the prophetic silence of the 'Sibyl of Cumae' (Roman prophesies, Homeric stories, Virgil's Aeneid VI etc). It is exploring the role of prophesy in modern political life.
Lately I have been thinking about
I have just scanned and uploaded the first 3 completed paintings from my new series exploring the new US administration. I am now researching and doing sketches for some smaller canvases which look at the Israel/Palestine situation, and as you can imagine they are taking some time. The new
This is the updated image for the review in Brontë Blog for a painting which got into the head of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and discovered some quantum shenanigans going on. Thanks guys. And this is also the Kate Bush Song that played up in the
This is my 16 canvas (20x20cm each) painting of Diana's alternative realities. called Schrodinger's Requiem. In this narrative, Diana lives, as per the many worlds theory of quantum physics. I did sell this painting, and wish I could have kept it,
Friday, February 2
WORK IN PROGRESS (quantum art series)
In my 2006 exhibition Sedition and Other Bedtime Stories I began looking at the quantum world when I was seeking new ways of seeing old problems. This made me aware of the way that stories influence our knowledge. As I