Good morning! Thanks to all you great folks who joined us over the weekend for our Open Studio. For those who weren't able to make it, we will be open until the 15th December by appointment only. Please send me a DM to arrange a private viewing.
Some highlights from the studio include:
A handful of new works by myself on canvas and linen, as well as a few works by my friends including Mareli Esterhuizen, Adriana Roos, Bruce Mackay, Debbie Turner, Swain Hoogervorst, and also some beautiful bespoke clothing items by Jack Floris.
A number of the participating artists have an artwork each up for grabs in our silent auction.
I also still have a handful of signed and numbered editions of ‘Recurrent’, a 3 color Variable Edition screenprint. If you purchase one I will throw in a signed copy of my foldout booklet ‘Recollectionary’ - celebrating 10 years of Paul Senyol and Salon Ninety One.
"Oh, yeah, they, they all dropped acid cause the time was right
Yeah, there was way too much magic in the air to fight" Woodstock (Psychedelic Fiction) by Jon Bellion (@jonbellion )
I made this piece earlier this year and when I first made it I was disappointed. Now having to looks back and take these pictures I am absolutely in love with it. It's simple and calm. My goal with this piece was to capture the moment in the Making of videos when Jon is in that unapologetically 70's house and making Woodstock. I think my original disappointment was that I didn't capture that. However seeing it again and looking at these photos I think I captured that, even with all the little mistakes I see I think it's perfect or at least pretty close to perfect. Definitely room for improvement but right now I'm just happy about this piece. I used origami paper for the curtains and piano keys and extremely think paper for the faux wood panneling which is just layers of paint applied with a song for texture. Jon is made of transfer paper and I used the strongest adhesive my art teacher had. The tree branch coming out of Jon's side is from a magazine. I think I have a new perspective on the piece after this consideration and am very pleased with it.
Also I don't like tagging the people I paint/draw but I'm too proud of this to not too v sorry just excited.
Not sure if we would frame it or frame with it... 😁 One pretty hammer right there.
Credit: Douglas Hammers
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"Will you love me when my phone turns off?
I don't want to be some digital Jesus"- Conversations with my Wife by Jon Bellion
I made this piece as my final art project from my art 101 class. I felt my piece was overlooked by my class and I have no idea why. My art teacher did like the paper airplanes though. I think the thread looks cool I never thought to use it this way and it contrast with the straight lines.
Everytime I look at it my feelings towards the piece change and I have no idea why. I like it but I think some of the idea weren't executed as well as I wanted. I feel like I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do when I started the piece and was trying to find my way around while I wrote it but under the time constraints I had it was confusing and difficult so I think that may be why I have mixed feelings.
There is SO many ways to read into this piece especially with the religious allegory's and the 2 halos, please leave comments with your ideas or opinions about the piece, art critique's are welcome as I am trying to grow as an artist and try new things. (also it's Jon Bellion but I feel like y'all already know that it's kinda obvious) **********************************