ArtCan

Very pleased to learn that my application to join ArtCan has been successful. Looking forward to working with them, meeting the other members and finding out about what they have planned for the coming year.

ArtCan is a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical support structures.

Website Woes

I’ve given my website a much needed facelift. I have been working on it for weeks now, testing it out on another domain. The transfer over to dalessandri.co.uk seemed to go smoothly enough. I was sure I had taken every precaution, and tested everything out. And then I realised that the photos from all my blog entries had disappeared!!!

So I’ve spent the last few evenings going through my blog entries, trying to find copies of the missing photos. Quite a few posts have had to be deleted, because I just can’t find any suitable photos. And so far I’ve only checked about a third of the posts!

Oh well, I quite like the look of my new site, so hopefully it won’t need a revamp for a couple of years.

Exercise in Objectification

I’ve started work on a series of headless nudes. It’s a development of some figure studies I have been working on. I was interested in seeing to what extent a sense of the sitter’s identity could be conveyed if, first, they were stripped of their clothes, and then, as in the case with this painting, their heads were cropped from the painting.

exercise in objectification

Selfie Exhibition

man with ridiculous hair

I’m showing this painting – Man With Ridiculous Hair – at the Selfie Exhibition at Candid Arts Trust.

The exhibition runs from 23rd February until the 4th March. Candid Arts Gallery is located at 3-5 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, just a short distance from Angel station.

 

Opening Night, INTENT (Part Two).

Despite having a stinking cold, I braved a chilly winter evening to attend the opening night of Intent (Part Two) – the latest show organised by Cultivate and curated by Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. As with all of Cultivate’s events, it was well attended, with an interesting selection of art on display.

Entrance to BSMT Space
There was a good crowd from early

 

INTENT PART TWO

I’ll be showing my painting “Woman Sitting on Bed” at the upcoming exhibition Intent Part Two, held at BSMT Space, organised and curated by Cultivate.

 

I’ll be showing this piece. I showed it at the recent Stomach#3 show, and was really pleased with the feedback I received.

woman sat on bed

Hoxton Arches

Last weekends’s event “Unexpected”, presented by Stomach, went well. Despite the nearest train station being closed for engineering work, there was still a good turn out. In fact, the security guy had to usher people out the door at 11pm, as the artists were trying to take their works down. Not bad for an art exhibition.

There was music, performance art, and snacks served by a naked waiter. I look forward to seeing Stomach IV next year.

performance art in front of my work

Works in Progress

works in progress

I’ve been struggling with a few smaller paintings recently.  A week away from the studio seems to have helped, and I have managed to finish a couple of them in the past two days.