Presenting, an exhibition as a diagram... Three artists: Yelena Popova (YELLOW), Chris Alton (RED) and Alistair Woods (GREEN) feature works, all of which are available to BUY as part of the #artistsupportpledge.
After research and conversations with the artists, I attempted to map out some of my interpretations of each of the works. These were then combined together into one diagram.
This evolved as connections were found between the works, ideas linked together, and similarities emerged that perhaps wouldn't seem obvious at first.
The idea is that this diagram fulfils some of the functions of exhibitions that are lost when translated onto online platforms; how the act of placing artworks near one another in a physical space changes how they can be viewed.
All artworks are available to purchase as part of the #artistsupportpledge, the amazing initiative designed to help artists struggling with loss of income during the pandemic.
Every purchase comes with a free A3 print of the diagram. Please purchase the works directly from the artists, and then contact me for the mind-map.
Yelena Popova, Circle paintings as part of the Post-Petrochemical series, 2020. £200
Popova produces her works using completely homemade pigments. Thus the title of the series of paintings that this belongs to: 'Post-Petrochemical'. The pigments for these are made from soil collected on walks around Nuclear Power Stations in the UK.
Chris Alton, Crudely Plucking The Strings, 2018. £150
Originally commissioned as a billboard, Alton's piece is available as a silkscreen print. It is a direct reference to a wood-cut from 1607 depicting a devastating flood of the Bristol Channel. He re-imagines it in a contemporary context, notably with the addition of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.
Alistair Woods, Time On My Hands, oil paint, spray paint, laser cut, lighter, pencil, pastel, 2020. £150
Alistair Woods, New Faces, Old Hands, oil paint, spray paint, laser cut, lighter, pencil, pastel, 2020. £150
Alistair Woods, Fallen Idol, oil paint, spray paint, laser cut, lighter, pencil, pastel, 2020. £150
Alistair Woods carefully layers his highly composed paintings with a wide range of references and inspiration. Using various mediums, including makeshift spray paint nozzles, lighter burns and laser engravings, he builds up very detailed but still somehow minimalist works.