Category Archives: digital

Screening : ‘Panic Attack’ – 13/10/18, Leyden Gallery, London

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‘Panic Attack, Still, HD Video 2018

I am pleased to announce that my short film ‘Panic Attack’ will get its first screening at the Leyden Gallery in London on the Saturday 13th October at the Video Art Film Club #2.

'Panic Attack, Still, HD Video 2018
‘Panic Attack, Still, HD Video 2018

In the film, the central character is a woman seeking escape from her life as it spirals out of control which is seemingly influenced by a sinister suit and the emergence of an avian alter-ego.

This surreal short was initially inspired by an earlier film; ‘Daughter of Horror’ (also known as ‘Dementia’, a black and white silent film from 1955.

'Panic Attack, Still, HD Video 2018
‘Panic Attack, Still, HD Video 2018

To see the film, along with many other experimental video works, here are the screening details:

Venue:

Leyden Gallery, 9 Leyden Street, E1 7LE, London

Tickets for the event are available here :

facebook.com/events/739519479773990/

More details about the film and images:

johnvincent.co.uk/fa_video_panic.html

Eastcheap Studios Instagram Take Over – 29th Aug – 1st Sep

 

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From the 29th of August to the 1st September I will be taking over the Eastcheap Studios  Instagram feed.

Follow @eastcheapstudios  to check out my posts and other recent / future posts by current Eastcheap Studio artists.

Portfolio Update: Digital Art

I have updated a section on my online portfolio which adds more details about my Digital Art practice (which runs alongside my more trad oil painting one).

The concerns and subjects differ from the oil painting. The recent additions are mostly re-worked earlier digital images. As my technical abilities with digital painting have improved dramatically (as has the software I use) I have been able to add meaningful changes to the series that subverts the Pre-Raphaelite paintings of the Victorian era by adding contemporary twists and scenarios – with a touch of sci-fi.

There is also a selection of Photo-Based Artworks, largely from the Dystopian Vision series.

A new, separate ‘About’ section adds further information including the terms I am using to describe the work and some details about the process.

Here is a link to the portfolio page:

www.johnvincent.co.uk/digi-painting.html

Cloisters Post-Pop Up

 

Here are a few images from the Pop-Up Art exhibition which took place at The Cloisters in Letchworth Garden City on the 24th June.

It was very well attended, with a variety of performance and artworks on display. Hopefully this will turn in to an annual event.

Thanks to Chantelle Stevenson and Venice Shone for curating and setting up the exhibition.

Greetings Season

Yes. It is that time of the year, so here is where I am at…

‘These Streets Have Teeth’, Oil on Canvas, 119x85cm, 2017
New Painting

Despite other commitments and developing work  in digital media, I have maintained my oil painting practice and have completed my first in a new series of paintings.

The above painting is drawn from the town in which I live. ‘The Streets Have Teeth’  painting is based upon  a part of the town I am familiar with. The  murals on the wall appear to be aimed at children but, by sharp contrast, are the pyramid structures on the ground in front of the murals along this passage way. At first glance I thought that the purpose of these were anti-homeless, but on further reflection, I suspect they are there to prevent the gathering of adolescent children.  They appear to be an instance of ‘defensive urban architecture’ mentioned in this Guardian article from 2014.  I could be wrong.

In essence, this series of paintings are snapshots of   Britain at a moment of change symbolised in the work by a quieter battle on the streets between sodium light and bright white night lighting – old ideas and new merge garishly. The themes in the paintings complement the short films that I have finished and currently working on.

‘Parked Van Under Orange And White’, Oil on canvas, 30x25cm, 2017
New Film
‘Panic Attack’, HD Video, 8mins 48secs, 2017

I have a new film ready and I am currently looking for places to screen it. A dark, noirish film set in a surreal world where a woman seeks escape from her life as it spirals out of control.

‘Panic Attack’ (co-written by and featuring Myriam Mégharbi) is a short film inspired by another film from 1955 called ‘Dementia’ (AKA ‘Daughter of Horror’). ‘Dementia’ can be viewed here:  https://archive.org/details/daughter_of_horror

Further details (images) can  be found by clicking on the film images in this post. I will  have a more detailed post about this film when I finally secure a screening for  it.

‘Panic Attack’, HD Video, 8mins 48secs, 2017

If you would like to preview the film for a screening event, please do get in contact.

Instagram
‘Road Closure’, Panasonic DSLR, Affinity Photo, 2017

If you are on Instagram, so am I. I have been using it over the last few months as a test bed for a variety of ideas/research  with drawing sketches, video sketches, work in progress and photography. Do not expect consistency, rather this is a spew of  images and thoughts, what I am working on at the time or just a playful interaction with this digital platform.  GO HERE: @johnvincentart

‘Here’s To The…’, Panasonic DSLR, Affinity Photo, 2017

The Instagram posts are also shared to my Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter accounts should these be preferable.

And 2018?

Expect more painting in the series, a new UHD video to compliment ‘Panic Attack’ and further photographic experiments.

Most images are available as prints or as originals, so should you wish to invest in some of my artworks or indeed commission new works, please do get in contact.

Dystopian Vision Returns (In Postcard Form)

Untitled (Grange Shops), Painter, 2017

I have a new digital work on display at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth as part of “The Garden City Postcard Project” exhibition.

This new work is part digital painting, part photo manipulation of a location in the town  and further explores ideas from an earlier project  – Letchworth – A Dystopian Vision (2014).

The  exhibition consists of a wide variety of postcards from the Garden City Collection alongside new interpretations by artists and writers using the postcard sized format.

Visit the exhibition to find out more which runs from the 22nd September to 5th November 2017.

www.broadway-letchworth.com

 

Illustration, Design & Photo Portfolio

john vincent | online portfolio homepage complete with HTML5 video background (desktop version)      www.johnvincent.co.uk

I have recently split my online portfolio in to two parts as well as setting up an alternative blog and Facebook page to promote my Illustration & Graphics, Digital Painting, Commercial Photography/Retouching and Web Design. To follow the development of these, you may wish to like/follow to the Facebook page or sign up to the emailing list on the new blog via the links above.  To view my new Illustration, Design and Photo website pages, follow this link:

www.johnvincent.co.uk/idp.html

The blog you are currently reading and associated mailing list will now concentrate on my (Fine) Art based activities – Painting, Video and Photography alongside my refurbished website fine art portfolio:

www.johnvincent.co.uk/art.html

Last Chance To See An Alternative Letchworth

'The Last Of Letchworth', HD Video Still, 2016
‘The Last Of Letchworth’, HD Video Still, 2016

‘Alternative Letchworth Past And Present’ Closes This Sunday 19th Feb

Only a few days to go before the Alternative Letchworth exhibition closes at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth.  Open 10am-5pm Weds-Sat and 10am-4pm on Sunday. It has had a great response from visitors and has gained a good deal of press attention. If you have yet to see it, this is your last chance!

 

 

 

Presenting…”Give ’em Hell” – a new music video

"Give 'em Hell", Video Still, 2016
“Give ’em Hell”, Video Still, 2016

Using a combination of live action footage, digital painting, photography, a green screen and some video animation, here is a new music video for the band Delsyn Drive and their song “Give ’em Hell”.  It is available to view on Youtube or Vimeo

Initially inspired by a couple of other music videos –  Queen’s “Breakthru” and The Cure’s “Close To Me” – I had originally intended the video to be more like the latter but there were not enough extras!

Links to video:

Youtube

Vimeo

Delsyn Drive are playing at this years Rhythms of the World festival on the 16th July at the Mary Exton School.

Landscape & Reconnaissance

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‘reconnaissance009’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016

New Photographic Landscape Work ‘Reconnaissance’

In this post I wanted to draw your attention to a part of my artistic output that I rarely show but is fundamental to much of my practice – my photography. In particular, it is my landscape photography and photo artworks I show here.

The newest is my ‘Reconnaissance’ set of landscapes – these are photographic landscape triptychs taken on the move (in a car) in England. Short sequences captured in close bursts – in an almost automated way – showing glimpses of the country that are somewhat isolated and are usually passed by at speed with only the briefest of examination. Details are often revealed in the photographs that show the nature and history of the structures (and possibly people) that occupy these spaces.

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‘reconnaissance001’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance004’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance005’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance002’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance010’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance003’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016
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‘reconnaissance007’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2016

Hertfordshire Landscapes

I have a selection of landscape photos taken in the countryside of North Hertfordshire (also in England for those unfamiliar). Certainly more sedate than the above images, the pace is slower but there is still plenty of human activity.

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‘Hertfordshire Landscape’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2015
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‘Hertfordshire Landscape’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2015
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‘Hertfordshire Landscape’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2015
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‘Hertfordshire Landscape’, Nikon DSLR/Photoshop, 2015

History

Back in the early 2000’s I started work on a similar project to the first set of photos above using methods to transfer printed material to canvas.

Here is an example of one these early works from 2002 that uses captured video frames instead of still photography for the sequences. Not as clean as the above images, but interesting none-the-less. At the time, I was inspired by the look of Andy Warhol’s screen prints and created my own version of this look through mixed media (print outs and paint on canvas).

'Fountain', 74x21cm , mixed media on canvas, 2002
‘Fountain’, 74x21cm , mixed media on canvas, 2002

The only time I have previously exhibited my photography was in Leicester in 2006. This collection of photos –  curated by Hugo Worthy – was largely composed of landscape photography.  A few years later I put together a booklet for the show which was called ‘A Glass Darkening’.

Prints

Non-watermarked prints of my photography are available to order. Please do get in contact if you are interested in purchasing a print or two..