Monday, 22 November 2010

Pandora

In case you missed it, heres my piece for the London Miles Gallery Nov group show 'The Idol Hours'. Iconic artworks reinterpreted for the modern age by an elite selection of New Contemporary artists. Running from the 12th November to 1st of December at their Westbourne Studios space in London the show has a great line-up of artists paying tribute to some classic works. Some of the artists showing include: Dave MacDowell, Stella Im Hultberg, Matthew Bone, Travis Lampe, Zoe Lacchei, Bob Dob, Carrie Ann Baade, Carles Gomila, Nom Kinnear King, Chris B Murray, Ken Keirns and myself.

I chose to pay homage to Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'Pandora'. This was the first piece i had done as a one off digital work, it was painted digitally with painter as i usually work- printed on heavy cotton rag stock, hand embellished with acrylic, varnished and mounted on board. The end result was then custom framed and i have to say i was really pleased with how it turned out. Apparently it has got great feedback at the show and sold in a sneak preview a couple of days before the show opened! (as an aside to this- my 'Frankie' piece, which was also produced in the same way- also sold really quickly at the opening for the Eyes wide shut show in Bath the same night!) So going by the good feedback ive been getting i think i will be producing my work in this way from now on, with limited edition prints being reserved for a smaller size and much smaller run than previously published.

Heres my Pandora piece if you cant get to London Miles before the 1st of december and a couple of detail shots. In case youre interested the painting is about 20x28" / about 50x70cm, excluding the frame.


6 comments:

Heidi Alamanda said...

Lovely lovely lovely. I love those little frames of the details.

bluelittlegirl said...

She is entirely exquisite and fascinating. I am unable to stop looking at her.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Beautiful image.She looks like Natalia Vodyanova.:O)

Anonymous said...

Will this be available as a print in the future? Love this piece and would love to show it off on my wall :)

sistinas said...

Love this piece, would be most interested if you make any prints! (Am also a huge fan of DG Rossetti so love the inspiration!)

Tom Bagshaw said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. At present i have no plans to make Pandora into an editioned print. Keep an eye on the blog or my twitter feed as its not a definite no ;)