Sunday, December 27, 2009

My first completely digital painting, and really hard to do. I used my new tablet, thanks to the Bivalve crew.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The whole place is sinking V 2 by shanereynolds

The whole place is sinking V 2 by shanereynolds

At this point, all i seem to be interested in is making sounds. This is a piece I worked on today, and did 2 separate mixes of. I hope somebody likes them.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Raining by shanereynolds

Raining by shanereynolds

A friend and I recorded some cymbals last night with my Zoom. This is a track I constructed today from those recordings.

Monday, December 7, 2009

This band are possibly the best thing I have ever heard, yes, I am biased . . .but it's totally true.

This is their debut gig, and I did some video art for the night so I thought it would be cool to synch the audio of the show (excuse the quality) with my video work. I think these images are pretty cool, but I also don't think this is the definitive visual statement for this band. It was thrown together rather quickly, having said that some of these images work well.

At this point they don't have any music for sale (there wont even be any CD's!). Check them out elsewhere on the web:

A film about me, by Kevin Victor.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This was my first 'live' performance of sound and video. The idea behind this was to create a sound environment that had texture and enveloped people in sound, which I think I nearly achieved. I will do more of these kinds of performances in the future . . .a lot more.

Audio of this can be downloaded from here:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My internet connection is being a real pain the arse at the moment, and I really want to upload some video . . .but I can't. So . . .you get these instead. 'Self Examination'

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A series of photos I took last night, while filming a video project. The idea here is to obscure something that we use everyday and make it into an art object.

Friday, November 13, 2009

- The Boney King of Nowhere -

A mess on a bit of paper.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lots of things going on...

This is a CD cover, minimal . . .so im going to keep the chatter to a minimum as well. There are concepts in here as well, but I have a headache and can't thing of what to say. I am really digging the vibe of this, and I HOPE it leads to more work in a similar vein, but art being art . . .ideas pass. Still needs some work here and there but is %98 done. The font is hand written. So this is the Front (right hand side) and back (Left). A track listing would appear on the bottom left or in the centre, this has yet to be decided as the album is not fully recorded. Really looking forward to seeing this one in it's finished form.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

- maje iragg -
Working with collage has given me a slightly new way to look at things, this piece for example is a collage of cut up black and white photos, which has then been photographed.

A few new things I have been working on. The first 2 are from my diary, and I have a particular fondness for the drawing of the boy . . .as I'm not even sure where it came from. The other one is an abstract landscape. The other is an idea for a band poster/thing . . .not sure if it will end up being used. I had fun designing the logo, as I really wanted to get the video effect on it, so I actually ended up filming the logo, and bending it with an old camera lense.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Went back to a some video stuff I randomly shot a month or so ago, which I though had an interesting quality to it. So basically these images are stills, which I took using a camera OF my computer screen . . .with something to help me bend them a little bit.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Been away for a few days. It's been the kind of week spent coming home from work and drinking Asahi watching Louis Theroux doco's, which is fine as it gives me time to evaluate things. Last night I started working on this collage piece, which I think is really interesting. I had to sort of re-think the way I do things, as i had gotten a little bored of the drawings I was doing lately. For this, I imposed a no pen, pencil or brush rule, and I only used one photocopied photograph to chop up. I will be doing more of the same I think. Rules and parameters seem to yield interesting results.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

While I was at work last night, this image popped into my head . . .i think maybe somewhere I had seen an image of someone holding their hands up to their face, and it stuck in my head. I drew it in about 10 minutes, and with no real point of reference other than what I saw in my head. I think somewhere in there I was imagining a person who is falling apart in some way, and doesn't know what is happening to them.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Something I threw together last night which . . .came from watching Blade Runner in HD, and seeing all those amazing little lights and details in the city. I am still somewhat stuck on this idea of a noise ridden world, like that in the movie. I think in this world it would be a lot more stark and cold, and not as reliant on technology......maybe?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spent a couple of hours tonight on this . . .which is the result of a conversation about desktop wallpapers. I think this is cool, but I really need to get myself a drawing tablet. This may get used for something, but even if it doesn't I think it breathes life into the original idea. I wanted to take the original single tree idea and push a little bit, and place it in an environment.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A new drawing that I did late last night, again dealing with the idea of a noisy world. I have not been doing much art lately (the last 2 weeks) due to being ill. This illness was induced from the consumption of Beer/sprits and the subsequent wrecking of my immune system, pathetic really. I think this piece is interesting, but I really really can't make up my mind about it at all.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am thinking of returning to this piece . . .I was messing around with digital photo collage kinds of things, and I think I could make something interesting out of this, I will add a lot more to it. I was looking through old folders of images, and came across it, and I think it's interesting. I like the way light is hitting different elements, and adding a lot of different objects and also things in the background to give it some depth might look cool.

Monday, August 24, 2009

No chance to really do any new drawing in the last few days, as my poor old cat, Cedric (Mars Volta reference) is pretty sick . . .and seeing as I feel like cats are a huge part of my life it kind of stresses me out a lot. Anyway, I figured I would post an older drawing that I did in a sketch book that went off with hard rubbish. I did of course clean it out of any good stuff, and this was one of them. I don't remember anything about this piece, other than it is just another tree . . .yet it seems to have an interesting sort of vibe to it. I like the textures and colors, I am now remembering that it came from a photo I took while on a strange little trip to Sydney, and was one of those trees that was paved into the ground.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here is the video piece I have been working on . . .I made a bit of a mistake the other day, but i'm not even going there. This piece was created from various loops/things I filmed/things I stole from elsewhere and mangled them up, twisted them, rinsed and repeated. Lot's a of fun, but a lot of work to get to 13 Minutes. The version you are looking at here is a pretty compressed version, as it is impossible to upload really huge videos. Some of it suffers because of this, but the message is still there I think. NOISE>>>

Monday, August 17, 2009

Some more ramblings from my highly abused new sketch book. There is a definite theme starting to take shape now, that of noise. Then again each picture really doesn't start with any particular theme in mind, just the need to escape. I am enjoying making pages completely covered in line work, and I have found it's an excellent format as well. Not all of these are great, but I think some are really interesting. I am finding that I am in a place in my life right now where filling a sketch book with the crap floating around in my head is great thing. My lovely girlfriend is currently doing a full time placement in a hospital, meaning that when I get home late at night, making a lot of noise making big messy paintings isn't going to happen . . .so working in a small space is kind of nice. Parameters of any kind are often all I need, and it's nice to fill each page with a little world all of it's own. That's all for now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My lovely new sketch book that I have been living in since about Saturday. Just making little drawings on the tram or wherever else. Some are like fleeting thoughts passing through my head at the worst possible moment, and other are pure fun. Then, the first one is simply meant to be an exploration of something a little grotesque.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some drawings from today . . .lots of fun to make. My aim (like other recent pieces) was to create something that had a false sense of perspective, but also a lot of visual noise. I was thinking of them in a synesthetic sort of way. I wanted to evoke the sound of an overbearing, crowded, noise saturated world . . .that might be also beautiful at the same time.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New piece titled 'I can't see a thing in here' based on...well just something floating around in my head. I think I had seen a movie preview with a highway overpass in it, which just happened to collide with some ideas I had about 'noise' (visual/aural) in the world. Sketches below, ended up in the final piece at the top. Yes, some Photoshop was used to enhance/augment the final piece, but in the end....does it really matter how you achieve a final image?.