Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Writing Blog.

http://marywardwriters.blogspot.co.uk

I  have joined a writing group, i really want to illustrate a children's book so I thought I had better practise the art of writing...early days though.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

CV Art Process (3)   -  Click this icon in the history menu opposite to view all works.

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This became ...this
no 1 is 25 x 25cm and no 1 is as tall as me 











hen I changed it to this...


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Klimpt in a garden..inspiration for 'Klimpt with God in the Garden'.


Statement: 

I have been exploring the poetic and metaphorical qualities of the paint that wanted to escape. For some time now I have pondered what paint would want to be if it were free from the pull of the paint brush, free from the call of the canvas and able to climb, crawl slide and sneak away from the perils of the palette. 

What if paint rose to the Modernist claim that paint should refer to itself, in an ironic attempt to adapt itself to this cul de sac of a command? 

Well it has, small creature like forms have taken shape and wait to be adored and admired for what they really are. 

The possibilities are endless in paints' quest to be itself...it no longer wants to be Other! It wants to be free.... and its time to set it free! That's all I have to say on the matter.











Tuesday, May 28, 2013



           
Statement: 
I have been exploring the poetic and metaphorical qualities of the paint that wanted to escape. For some time now I have pondered what paint would want to be if it were free from the pull of the paint brush, free from the call of the canvas and able to climb, crawl slide and sneak away from the perils of the palette. 

What if paint rose to the Modernist claim that paint should refer to itself, in an ironic attempt to adapt itself to this cul de sac of a command? 

Well it has, small creature like forms have taken shape and wait to be adored and admired for what they really are. The possibilities are endless in paints' quest to be itself...it no longer wants to be Other! It wants to be free.... and its time to set it free! That's all I have to say on the matter.    
Works can be seen at          http://www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/solo.htm


















The‘ Paint Creature Project’.

                Regarding process and practise: The‘ Paint Creature Project’ is somewhat of a unambiguous digression, though one might also say distraction. As my main focus since graduating, has been on painting, on the canvas - as is conventional.
               These blithe little creatures wish to continue to evolve and winning the WWsolo award would enable them to continue doing so within the well-advised and mentored context of a well-established, contemporary art gallery. With the backing of professionals I feel the possibilities are literally endless. The paint creatures have unbounded potential and there are many tangents to be explored. The project is still in its infancy. I see whole scenarios unfolding. I see magnificent and absurd sculptural potential waiting to be developed. However, to understand this fully one must understand more about the process.
               The creatures first evolved naturally and independently, they appeared one day. I’d sit, as one does, staring at my canvas and wondering what I was supposed to do next, and then from the corner of my eye; or else, as my eyes scanned the myriad of colour splattered and smudged, mixed and muted, cratered and convoluted across the landscape of my palette, and I would witness the metamorphosis of the daubs and squirts of oil paint into fantastical personified poetical little beings.
               It occurred to me that the paint wanted to be free! The irony for me was in realising that this notion at once encapsulated and satirised the Modernist ‘cul de sac’ of dictates of the last century. Aware of post modern arts’ rut, in appropriating and commenting on the historical dictates of the past, in making the old new again in such a way that old authority and Other is at once questioned and celebrated, respectively- it occurred to me how  well these little  creatures seemed to embody all of these theories. The simplicity and poetry with which they were imbued delighted me. I realised they could be so much more, which is as they wished. They shunned the pummelling of the palette, the torture of the turpentine, and the chaos of the canvas. They screamed out to be recognised for their inner truths. “We are paint!” they declared from the plinths they crawled to.
               However, at first I did not listen. So sadly, their blitheness dissipated. Some fell into a great depression; unsure of themselves they took to wandering; some attacked and adopted cannibalistic behaviour; whilst others took to the turps. Then I listened! I looked and learnt. And now I wait for the next steps to unfold. I am very excited about the potential.
               I would appreciate advice and management and constructive criticism in developing the project further and help, to put my work into a context, which is both aesthetic and soundly embedded in contemporary theory. I would like exposure and support.
               I see the creatures evolving into a world of scenarios possibly in much the same way as Tessa Farmers work explores the world of nature with natural found objects, so I wish to create scenarios which explore the world of art theory and human behaviour, using the visceral and anthropomorphic qualities of the paint.

                Zoe Crosse 






The work I am exhibiting in the show at Cultivate this month has a lot to do with allegory and myth. But as usual, in a very 'rhizomic,'  beating about the bushes and following 'serendipidus' tangents, sort of way....
Although I have still been working with my usual process, referencing the photo and history,  in a bid to re-invent a purpose for painting, whilst enjoying the possibilities thrown up by the materiality of the sticky stuff, I have been interested in the idea that meaning lies outside of a work....  to be post modern, one has to almost make the work meaningless? well, i couldn't help disagreeing...this time... and decided to break the rules by clearly referencing BEES! I know, it all sounds a bit wishy washy...buy hey someone has to stick up for the little guys....with out them ...we are pretty screwed! 

"The honeybees are dying — and we don’t really know why. That’s the conclusion of a massive Department of Agriculture (USDA) report that came out late last week on colony-collapse disorder (CCD), the catchall term for the large-scale deaths of honeybee groups throughout the U.S. And given how important honeybees are to the food that we eat — bees help pollinate crops....." 






.... little doodles dotted around ... 


Tuesday, May 07, 2013












SOLD
£160
Klimpt in The Garden with God. 
Oil on Board.
21x29cm

                                                                        Honey Pot
Oil on Canvas
98 x 148 cm
£300

Detail 
Honey Pot
Oil on Canvas
98 x 148 cm

Detail 
Honey Pot
Oil on Canvas
98 x 148 cm


Monday, April 22, 2013

Zoe Crosse Artist CV


      FAD    http://www.fadwebsite.com/2013/07/31/fads-five-art-openings-for-firstthursday/    


        
         2013 Long listed for WWSolo award  PV 30th July .WWGallery London
         2013 Pink Cultivate London
         2013 Flowers June  group Show Cultivate London
         2013 This week May  Cultivate Group Show with MyDog Sighs and Sixonesix.
         2013 April Ten 2 Group Show Cultivate
         2013April Red Revised Group Show Cultivate
         2013 March Spring Group Show Cultivate
         2013 Feb Yeastie Girls Group show cultivate
         2013 Feb Back in Black group Show Cultivate
         2013 January . Bang. Group Show. Cultivate. Vyner Street. 
         2012 Art is For Life. December. Group Show. Cultivate. Vyner Street. 
                   http://www.cultivatevynerstreet.com/
                   http://cultivatevynerstreet.wordpress.com/
http://organart.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/organ-thing-of-the-day-the-paint-of-zoe-crosse-shepard-fairey-in-miami/

2012 September. Shoes. Group Show. Cultivate. Vyner Street. 
2012 August. Greatest Hits Retrospective. Group Show. Cultivate. Vyner Street. 
2012 August . Your Call II, Group Show. Cultivate 
2012 July . Your Call I, Group Show. Cultivate 
2010-2011  December- February . The Lock. London. Toy Story. 

 2009 . 'The Big Ink' .Take Courage Art Gallery Amersham Arms. SE14. 12th - 14th June
2009 . Top 100. Round II  6th June  jealous gallery N8 LONDON
Great Escape Festival & Convention  May
2009 . Drawings with Dolphins.13th February . Stoke Newington Sartorial Art.London
2009. London Art Fair. Jan 19th contemporary Art Projects.

  • Next Star Artist http://nextstarartist.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/zc32.jpg 
http://nextstarartist.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/zc32.jpg

    2008 . INDO. WhiteChapel High Street. Dec  5th
2009 . Top 100. Head Office,MCPS/PRS Alliance.Berner St W1. Jan 19th
2008. The Lloyd Gill Gallery. Weston Supermare. Parody. Oct-Nov .
2008. The Crypt. Kings Cross.London. All This Time. Oct 10th  .Five female portraits.Oils and resins on canvas.
2008. DegreeArt.com. Collect 4. Vyner Street.London. Sept 30th  Toy Paintings. Child’s Play. Oil on canvas.
2008. Contemporary Art Projects. Rivington Place Old Street .London.Start Your Collection. August 1st  Female portraits and Toys from the Child’s Play collection. Oil and resins  on canvas.
2008. The Lock. London. Child’s Play. January . Seekers . Oil on canvas.
2007. The Nelly Dean. Soho London. Painted. April . Disconnected. Oil on canvas.
2007. The Lock. London. Burden of desire. January. Disconnected. Oil on canvas.
2007. The Brick Lane Gallery. London. Peace Camp . Hippy Shit. Oil on canvas.
2006. Hackney Round Chapel. London. Nausea 2006. Epiphany. Oil on canvas
2006.Transition Gallery. London. Index. . Between The Lines. Artist Book.
2005.Mary Ward Centre. London. Viridian. . Selected works on canvas.


Satellite Bursary Award. Awards Bursary. Satellite Enterprise.
Research for Pages Exhibition. Notice Gallery. London. 2007


Published art work 
Art of England front cover October 2009
Cheekish Productions  Christie In Love 
http://www.cheekishproductions.com/christie.html

Publications:
Writing selected for an anthology.
Your Messages by L.Rees & S.Salway.
Bluechrome publications January 2008
Inexpected item.Drunken Root Publication.
The Dust Archives.Not Once Upon A Time. 2008 October
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