Fifty-five

i. It’s been a long time since I’ve written on here. I’ve had a very busy few weeks using the Bath Artist Printmakers workshop during my Easter holidays. I got very anxious and frustrated halfway through as I began to worry about the quantity (rather than the quality) of my work: as soon as I start rushing, the work suffers. However, I have definitely made progress and resolved a handful of images for my final show. I can only put the time in and hope the show comes together successfully.

Two Men Walk Into a Bar,  2019, etching, aquatint and collage

Two Men Walk Into a Bar, 2019, etching, aquatint and collage

The Three Crowns,  2019, monotype and collage

The Three Crowns, 2019, monotype and collage

ii. I went to visit photographer Anthony Prothero’s MA show, Ipseity, at Four Corners gallery in Bethnal Green (Ant is my girlfriend’s step-brother and a friend). I was extremely impressed by the professional curation of the show: it was contemporary, concise and had a very clear theme/statement. Interestingly, Ant displayed some of his photographs in a staggered, salon-style hang which is something I plan to do with my work - I hope mine will look as professional…

Anthony Prothero,  installation view

Anthony Prothero, installation view

Anthony Prothero,  “He was just like you, you know? building up his portfolio.”,  2019

Anthony Prothero, “He was just like you, you know? building up his portfolio.”, 2019