Archive | May 2012

Painting in collection

Visiting friends and this painting was above my bed. It is an Exmoor landscape I painted a few years ago.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

Exmoor can be described as an area of hilly open moorland in West Somerset and North Devon in South West England. The land is still grazed by sheep and has a flourishing population of wild deer. Exmoor derives its name from the River Exe,  whose source is about 2 miles NW of Simonsbath.

Oil paint and household paint on board

My original idea was to follow the Monet concept and paint the vista at a given time (so the light, shadows etc. are time specific) – I changed my mind and  gave myself a time limit of 90 minutes to complete the six landscapes indoors.

Please (don't) Come

Napalm Exmoor National Park

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One of the bigest (art?) projects I have ever been involved in

Established in 1999 In Memory Of received worldwide TV, radio and media coverage. In Memory Of was set up to provide a new and unique service, enabling people to express their feelings for their loved ones using a memorial and obituary tribute facility. This site is currently being totally rebuilt using WordPress

I have always enjoyed doing art that are based around creating networks – which is why I have been involved with mailart and live media streaming projects… The post below is lifted from PeterBright.info

In Memory Of – is it a network art piece?

29THMarch 2000, InMemoryOf sign a strategic alliance deal with the National Association of Funeral Directors (UK). This alliance allows the members of the NAFD easy access to the services of InMemoryOf, allowing their clients to place on-line obituaries and memorials as a part of their funeral packages.Alan Slater, NAFD’s chief executive, said “We are all aware of the tremendous Internet explosion, and the NAFD has been approached by numerous companies offering on-line services relevant to our industry. We were particularly impressed by what Peter and Mark had to offer, because of their empathetic approach to the needs of our members and their clients. We believe they will uphold the high professional standards that the NAFD requires, as well as offering a discreet service that will be beneficial to the bereaved.”

A day in the life of .. In Memory Of (3rd May 2000) – #marketing #inmemoryof

During the Internet boom of the early 2000s small independent companies not only had to deal with the new medium of ‘online business’ but had to learn how to deal with the media, who were  hungry for news and intrigue.

A lot of these new business struggled to cope with the instant pressure of global attention. Time zones disappeared and TV and Radio interviews could happen anytime of the day. These early pioneers of the Internet worked long hours and many of them crashed and burned.

During these early days the rules of online marketing were written.

Below is a section from the diary of In Memory Of from 3rd May 2000

    • 7.45am: Turn the computers on in our Worcestershire office.
    • 8.00am: The Financial Times prints an article about us which prompts Mike Sergeant, from Sky News, to ask for an interview with us in South Ealing, London.
    • 9.30am: Collect a new batch of postcards from our local printer and approve artwork for new leaflets.
    • 10.30am: Collect Mark and drive to London.
    • 11.00am: Park the car and have a telephone interview with Bill Mouland from the Daily Mail.
    • 1.00pm: Stop the car again and organize a radio interview in Worcester for 10.00pm.
    • 2.00pm: Arrive at location for filming.
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    • 3.00pm: Leave London and head back up the M4 to the Midlands.
    • 4.00pm: Stop on Motorway for a cup of tea and a large breakfast (first food of the day).
    • 6.00pm: Arrive back in the office and sort through emails.
    • 7.00pm: Watch the news item on Sky News.
    • 9.00pm: Set off for the studios of BBC Hereford & Worcester.
    • 9.45pm: Wait in studio to be connected to London for a live interview on BBC Radio 4.

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  • 10.25pm: Leave radio station.
  • 12.15am: Get back to office. Check emails and reply.
  • 12.45am: Turn computers off and leave office.
  • The next day in the life of InMemoryOf  (4th May 2000) …
    To cut a long story short, it began at 6.45am and ended at 12.30am on the 5th of May.

In Memory Of is a service to help the family and friends of somebody loved and lost to express their feelings in a lasting way.

Mary Jane Bright 1902 – 1980

When Mary was in her teens she was apprenticed to a chemist in Sheffield, traveling by train every day from her home.

She was the woman behind the scenes in their grocer’s shop, where they were famous for their home made ‘ice lollies’. People still remember them for their delicious treats, which they made from ‘Tizer’ and other bottles of ‘pop’.

She was a ‘Spiritulist’ by conviction, with local business men and tradesmen alike knocking on her door for advice and guidance, and her ‘messages’ influenced deals and life changes all around her. The respect she had was far larger than her diminutive size. Read more

In Memory Of – #genealogy and Internet Memorials

The Internet has been around for such a long time now – it has its own history and fashions and like the real world fashions come back again…

Occupied

The simplest forms of #printmaking always give the best results.

Commercial oil based paints mixed with animal fat

This painting was painted around 2002 / 03 by Peter Bright

I hadn’t seen this painting for nearly 10 years – until yesterday

Materials

Organic: Commercial oil based paints mixed with animal fat and traditional oil paints. Emulsion paints mixed with traditional acrylic/watercolour/gouache paints

Synthetic: Commercial and domestic self-adhesive vinyl tape, cut with a commercial computer based design/cutting program, using  Signlab v.4.95 software package.

Prediction = the aesthetics of the system + the aesthetics of failure = Prediction

I would find it very easy not to produce any visual work. The aesthetics of painting, the total confusion that it is still in, has devalued this important medium. It is no longer acceptable to follow Duchampian traditions and say that context is a primary factor. To claim something is art is simply not good enough. Duchamp said that a painting/sculpture died after about 40 or 50 years. After that they become Art History. What will historians be saying in 40 or 50 years time? Read more…

I was using vinyl, a material I have used commercially, as my preferred medium. The “plasticness” of commercial vinyl tapes, their tactile and glossy qualities make them vibrant and alive; when juxtaposed against natural materials or organic shapes and colors they become a contradiction, a complement, more intense and more synthetic……which is similar to Frank Stella’s work during the 1980’s 4 . I carried out experiments with this vinyl material; I have cut and slashed it to destruction, to gain a better understanding of the inherent stability of this medium. I have rejected the possibilities of cutting out images and shapes by hand…..the aesthetics of the system was more important.

@optimiseduk – Original Thoughts = keywords?

Is it acceptable to splatter words on a page and call it optimization?  Organic and Synthetic Link to final Art Proposal… Continue reading →

Art sales and Art prices

My Art Prices (via PeterBright.info)

Out of Stock… more infoSold Out Beauty and the BeastPrice: £403.56

Date Added: Saturday 09 July, 2011

Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 400mm x 400mm ARTIST + S T A T E M E N … more info

Notes on Painting:
  • The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest (ref. David Bowie)
  • Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
  • Soft pink landscapes (1980) Richard Hamilton A landscape of soft focus and toilet paper – a turgid landscape. Collotype and Screenprint – text and image. A  remembered exhibition.
  • Duchamp: I would have wanted to work, but deep down I’m enormously lazy. I like living, breathing, better than working. I don’t think that the work I’ve done can have any social importance whatsoever in the future. Therefore if you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral. It is a sort of constant euphoria.
  • Bright: I would have wanted to work, but deep down I’m enormously lazy. I like living, breathing, better than working. I don’t think that the work I’ve done can have any social importance whatsoever in the future. Therefore if you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral. It is a sort of constant futility.
  • Art Since Pop – John A. Walker

    This little book helped to guide me through my Art College days in Exeter and Wolverhampton and is one of those reference books that follow you and stay with you through out your life. ‘Art Since Pop‘ is a book … Continue reading →

Old painting 1980

Old painting 1980 (Photo credit: This Window)

Prints and Paintings by Peter Bright

Methodology doesn’t describe specific methods; nevertheless it does specify several processes that need to be followed. These processes constitute a generic framework. They may be broken down in sub-processes, they may be combined, or their sequence may change… Continue reading →

Due to market conditions the prices of Peter Bright’s (aka This Window) paintings and printmaking pieces have increased.

The Church of England

This is the print (right) by Peter Bright that was exhibited at
Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY

“Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The application of the medium is commonly applied with a brush. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. These same criteria can be used to describe printing.”

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Contemporary Art Sale

Keep a roof over my head – make any offer for this painting here

La Belle et La Bête

Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.
Size: 501mm x 1603mm
Supplied in the original frame.

£ Make an offer

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …
Notes on Painting:
    • The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest(ref. David Bowie)Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film.In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. liberated 12:47, April 7, 2011, from: http://en.wikipedia.org
    • Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
    • Soft pink landscapes (1980) Richard Hamilton A landscape of soft focus and toilet paper – a turgid landscape. Collotype and Screenprint – text and image. A  remembered exhibition.
    • Rediscovering the printing process after nearly 40 years has been an interesting process – disappointingly modern inks are not as rich in colour (earthy colours are very plastic like) and modern water based inks don’t become part of the surface, they sit on it, which is incredibly frustrating – the reason I took up printing in the first place was because of the absorbed flatness of the pigments.
    • ‘Stoned Moon Series’ was Rauschenberg’s ambitious response to the American space program and the landmark Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July 1969. At the invitation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Rauschenberg witnessed the momentous launch of Apollo 11 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.’

#Painting for sale – make an offer – I’m short of cash – #ndevon Make me an offer (any offer) on this painting and it is yours (you will have to pay postage or delivery costs). Contact me here with your offer!   1978   Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and … Continue reading →

I am sinking into poverty – make an offer on my art (please)

Times are really tough and I am quickly slipping into oblivion.

Allergy #11

Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated. Price includes frame. Size: 403mm x 503mm
£Offer

“Allergy #11″ was started in November 2003 and completed in April 2011. This painting was originally created for a solo exhibition in The Queen’s Theatre during 2003 but was not exhibited due to lack of wall space.

solo exhibition is an exhibition of the work by only one artist. Having solo shows of one’s artwork marks the achievement of success.  My shows are usually of my current work or pieces from a single time period, or representative work from different periods in my development. This  illusion of success doesn’t mean I am successful – I am actually sinking deeper and deeper into poverty so if you can help me keep a roof over my head please make an offer for this painting here .

1978: I once had a girlfriend called Anne who wore ‘Charlie’ perfume. Every time we came close I sneezed. This was not conducive to a passionate affair. Her ‘big’ permed hair and ‘page three’ figure was always out of reach, until we discovered I was allergic to her bottled smell….later we discovered I was allergic to latex.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

My art for free

This image is a version of a lithograph I did in 1978. To download it (high resolution) click on the image. This print was manipulated using Photoshop in 2002 and exhibited in 2004. The original lithograph, which is framed and … Continue reading →

Starving Artist – open to cut price offers

Cheap original Art

1978
Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen
Print on canvas, signed and dated. Size: 600mm x 500mm Includes original
1970s frame…

Make an offer (any offer) on this painting and it is yours (you will have to pay postage or delivery costs)

Contact here with your offer!


Nasher Sculpture Garden – Venice – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice. Peggy Guggenheim, a former wife of artist Max Ernst, purchased this building in 1949. Although sometimes mistaken for a modern designed building, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni … Continue reading ?


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Vision after the Sermon

It's a painting of Paul Gauguin which is in Na...

It's a painting by Paul Gauguin which hangs in the National Gallery of Scotland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of those paintings I needed to see – it was an important turning point in art history. The bold use of colour was deep rooted and part of the bedrock of the Synthetist style of modern art – an extension of the pioneering vision of other artist including Emile Bernard.

Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) is an oil painting by French artist Paul Gauguin in 1888. It is now in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. It depicts a scene from The Bible, where Jacob wrestles an angel. A vision or hallucination that the Breton women experience after a sermon in church. Painted in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France, the inherent spiritality of subjects in this painting, the influence of the cloisonnist style, all point towards a great painting and a break through in 19 century art.