"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Friday, 20 April 2012


Doesn't this shoot from the first issue of Vogue Italia look like a Ryan McGinley photo story?

The V&A has chosen to use the seminal extract from the film Blow Up that stars Veruschka in its current British Design exhibition. The scene, which shows her writhing around for David Bailey's camera, is used to epitomise the liberated energy of the Sixties and the corresponding photographic style that depicted freedom, youth and a carefree take on fashion.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012


When Two Become One It Can Get Complex



Your Screensaver Takes Me Places Part 1

Your Screensaver Takes Me Places Part 2

These new works from Laurence Owen's latest series of paintings show something of a departure from the artist's previous style. Taking on digital signage and the coded symbols of the online world, he represents reductive graphic shapes using a pastiche style of fluid brushwork. The result is a collection of flat images that recast the canvas as yet another screen. The ubiquitous pixel gets replaced by the language of painting so that these pictures layer the grandiose baggage of an art historical medium over the cheap familiarity of the digitised aesthetic.