In progress

Zebra
Detail from work in progress. It is slow going, but I am enjoying it none the less. Still trying to decide upon the right name for this which eludes to the concept behind it, without serving it up on a plate so to speak.

The nothing is coming


“…because people who have no hopes are easy to control”

In progress

gas mask
Detail from work in progress (oil on canvas)

 

In progress

Untitled (Zebra)
Mid-stage of this painting 122cm x 77cm, oil on canvas.

Rich Man, Poor Man now available on Amazon

Cover

Rich Man, Poor Man published by Tate Publishing is now available on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Man-Poor-J-Poulter/dp/1630636495

Work in progress

Sebastian
Early stages of this painting so far. I am pondering names. Perhaps “Sebastian awoke one day to realise he was alone”, or “It turned out they were not overly skilled at planning ahead”, or “They got their way”…

Sebastian

Cow in oils
I feel that I have not properly resolved my ‘style’ when working with oils, so here I have painted Sebastian as a small style test. Also trying a couple of new techniques with colour mixing and paint application.

Sebastian

Sebastian

Sebastian is a pencil drawing study for one of a series of paintings I am in the process of composing at the moment.
I admit to being truly inspired by the work of Martin Wittfooth whose work has provided me with a starting point from where to approach similar themes (which I am passionate about) in a different style. I believe art should inspire either feelings, thoughts or action. Failing these, it is decoration.

Martin Wittfooth’s Beautiful and Disturbing Paintings of Animals in Post-Apocalyptic Settings

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Wow.

Originally posted on Flavorwire:

Martin Wittfooth’s intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition — without showing a single person. The Brooklyn-based painter has transcended the illustrative genre and entered into the realm of modern masterworks, using a time-honored painterly tradition that may be painstaking, but reveals incredible depth in both medium and content. His paintings are haunting in that they have a feeling of real possibility. The familiar scenes hint of dystopia and disrepair; their animal subjects are beautiful, but also betray that something in this world is amiss. In light of the long-awaited recognition and acceptance of climate change, Wittfooth’s work has an undercurrent of forewarning about what could happen if humans don’t get our act together. We spoke to the artist about his post-apocalyptic vision, classic style, and the symbolism of using animals instead of people as subjects.

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Collage in progress

 

National Geographic collage

Feeling the need to be creative today, and perhaps as an antidote to the many hours spent animating recently, I got out the good old fashioned scissors and glue. This is the beginning of a piece made completely from images from National Geographic. I think this is the start of a new stylistic and medium direction, though I am still very interested in discussing mass media, consumerism and climate change themes.

Interview

This is a great online magazine, which also happens to have published an interview with yours truly.
http://minusthebox.org/

Upgradia

 

Upgradia – still moments in time

These are high resolution prints, 60cm x 60cm of moments in time as they appear in a short animation I have created titled ‘Upgradia’. It is an exploration of the relationship between innocence, mass media and consumerism.

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Miasma – still moments in time.

The montages below are high resolution re-creations of moments in time, similar to the way the animation appears at intervals.
I am exploring the relationship between innocence, mass media and consumerism.

Miasmaprint-1Miasmaprint-2Miasmaprint-3Miasma - variousmiasma-print-5

Upgradia in progress

These are three stills from a short animation I am working on in Adobe After Effects. The subject is the relationship between innocence, consumerism and mass-media as viewed through the lens of a computer game.

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Seeing is Believing

‘Seeing is Believing’, oil on canvas, 70cm x 100cm, 2013.

Seeing is Believing

The left section of ‘Seeing is Believing’, oil on canvas, 2013.

Detail

Seeing is Believing

This is the right section of ‘Seeing is Believing’, oil on canvas, 100cm x 70cm.

Detail

In progress

 
commission

This is a character in a commission piece I have been painting for the past few weeks.

Miasma #1

This moving image was created using Adobe After Effects for my Masters of Visual Arts course. It is an explorational critique of the relationship between innocence, mass media, consumerism and time. The music is ‘Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home’ by Mogwai.

Work in progress

Character

This is a character in the background of a commissioned piece I am currently working on in oils.

More digital diversions

These stills are from another moving image I am in the process of making in Adobe After Effects. The character is a composite of 5 photos; 4 of which are of puppets I photographed at The Puppet Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Digital diversion

I have been exploring the use of Adobe After Effects recently and putting together ‘moving images’ or animated representations of artwork.
Here are some stills from a piece I am working on titled ‘Miasma #1′.

King of the Golden Mountain

In progress

This guy is ‘King’. This is a painting I have been working on for a couple of months (on and off). Now it is in the final stages where I am fixing details, adjusting contrast, and basically making it look believable.

Because they can

Reality

Photograph of the view from my window here in Abu Dhabi.

 

Oil on canvas

‘Because they can’, oil on canvas, 76cm x 51cm, 2013.

 

 

 

Because they can

In progress

This work in progress is a comment on humanity’s need to build, construct and demolish, as seen through the eyes of 3 toys looking through a window. Lamb asks Ulysses the bear “Why are they always building? Where have all the trees gone?” to which Uly replies “They build because they can”. Titled ‘Because they can’, oil on canvas, 76cm x 51cm (in progress).

Untitled

Portrait

‘Untitled’, oil on canvas, 51cm x 41cm, 2013. This represents my foray into ‘a more painterly style’.

Because they can

In progress

This is a comment on humanity’s need to build, construct and demolish, as seen through the eyes of 3 toys looking through a window. When looking down at the endless cranes and concrete pylons, lamb asks Ulysses (the bear on the left) “Why are they always building? Where have all the trees gone?” to which Uly replies “They build because they can”.
Titled ‘Because they can’, oil on canvas, 76cm x 51cm (in progress).

Inspiration #3

by Stephen Bush

by Stephen Bush

This is one of my all time favourite paintings. More information about the concept of it can be read here.

The Juniper Tree

oil on canvas

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm story of the same name, ‘The Juniper Tree’ 122cm x 77cm, oil on canvas, 2013.

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