Great fun installing this work for the rad crew at Two Wrongs dive bar in Melbourne. First time combing my tape with drawn elements, taking inspiration from Dürer's Inferno series, Joy Division cover art and Street Fighter II backgrounds to balance out the kinetic tape work. Looking forward to combing the drawn and the taped more from now on.
Ophelia’s Rest is a collaborative series between fashion photographer Tess Everett and artist Buff Diss, taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s character Ophelia. Working solely in the medium of tape, Buff Diss has built a sprawling graphic landscape reflecting the character’s thwart mental journey. All throughout this landscape, Everett has deftly captured her subjects, contrasting kinetic linear states with fierce beauty. The series pulls the viewer through the aesthetics of bliss and madness, forcing the question - was Ophelia’s tale one of tragic submission or defiance.
I've always meant to draw more than I do. A good opportunity came in the form of a drawing competition based on the theme of Greek culture in Australia. The piece made the finals but it was more an exercise in putting pen to paper again. The figure is based on one of the Riace Bronzes, the below video gives a great insight into the sculpture, and is embraced by Australian flora.
Finished a new mural this week and for the first time, used a paint roller instead of tape. The wall was a difficult one with a mix of bluestone/brick, window cells and corners. It's hard to document but the aesthetic aim of the piece is seen when walking from one wall face to the other. The concept being the duality of self, where inner dialogue is gate kept by our appearance.