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ROBOT! ROBOT! ROBOT! Art. Art. Art. [img heavy]

desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
edited November 2009 in Artist's Corner
Okay all. My old thread is a jillion years old. I had my second solo show last night. I thought I'd post some pictures of most of the work here. The three largers paintings weren't in the gallery when these shots were taken, but i'll update the thread with some images of the opening and you'll see them then. :)

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Good turn out, at least a hundred and fifty peeps. I'll update thread with more things as I do them!

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Holy crap this is awesome.
    Almost too awesome.
    Just watch yourself, dr.

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  • KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That first ones my fav, the soft pastelly colours combined with the content are just awesome. Could look at it forever. And I love your little logo-dude on the namecards. A hundred and fifty people? THAT'S AWESOME.

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  • Radar6590Radar6590 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I always like your stuff. I could never, do it, though.

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  • geckonidaegeckonidae Registered User
    edited October 2009
    number five is amazing!

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Love the Neon Womb painting.

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  • deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2009
    rawr i like. if you ever have a gallery going on in newcastle let me know.

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  • iglidanteiglidante Registered User
    edited October 2009
    I love the third one. Colors, composition, everything.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Sweet, dude.

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  • Red_ArremerRed_Arremer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Your art is cool.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thanks guys :D I'm still waiting on snaps from the night, but I'll post them when I get them.

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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    so you're not selling the horseman painting?

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  • deadlydoritodeadlydorito __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2009
    i was browsing through some old art books for funsies, saw a painting called FIRE! FIRE! that reminded me of you to the max. I'll try to get the artists name though.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not a fan of the circular canvases, but it's all awesome, nonetheless.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    The circular canvases got the most praise and attention, oddly enough. I wasn't keen on them but once I started painting I tottaly fell in love with them. They're like little portals on your wall!

    Here are some photos taken by the local street press photographer of the opening. It doesn't look particularly busy here but there was an area out back where the wine/champagne/food was, most people were hovering there. ;)

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    And your truly with the parents of my good friend Clare. I told the photographer they were my parents, as an amusing joke.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I kind of agree with tam and I kind of agree with you. I think you could work with the shape of the circle canvas to provide something more than a tight painted border that closes off the painting instead of opening up.

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  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I like the second, third, and fourth photos because it looks like the figures in your paintings are posing with your friends.

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Whoa, whoa, wait. You told him that Clare's parents were YOUR PARENTS?!
    HILARIOUS!

    Actually that looks really cool dr.
    I wish I could have come, but I didn't have enough fuel to sail my yacht from Anchorage to Perth. :(

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  • brokecrackerbrokecracker Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wow, awesome show man.

    Really cool to see the way your stuff has progressed since you've been here.
    REALLY enjoy the empty horsehead stuff. "You See Nothing, I See Everthing" is fuckawesome.

    I also like the little logo on the cards...details are nice.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Great work DR! Looks like an awesome setup.

    Did you end up doing that live drawing thing?

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Grenn wrote: »
    Great work DR! Looks like an awesome setup.

    Did you end up doing that live drawing thing?

    Yes!

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    All the images from the night can be found here:

    http://www.relativemagazine.com/2009/10/19/clothespeg-volume-3-2/

    It was a cool night, although we were supposed to start arting around 6pm, but our surface only arrived at about 8pm, so we only got started when the crowd had started pouring in. We wanted to avoid to many people seeing that awful 'what the hell is that it looks like shit' early phase and be just adding fluff and detail by the time people were packing in. It was really fun though. My friend Pete Long's work is on the left.
    so you're not selling the horseman painting?

    Yeah, I am, I just don't have a photo of it yet. But I'll post it as soon as I get one!

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  • LexxyLexxy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Fucking. Awesome. I wish I was well monied so I could buy some of your paintings for reals.

    Can't wait to go to grad school for maximum gallery opening/show attending opportunities. I miss the art scene :c

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Grenn wrote: »
    Great work DR! Looks like an awesome setup.

    Did you end up doing that live drawing thing?

    Yes!

    Awesome, looks like it was a good night!

    I actually went to a live drawing event last night which I was meant to be participating in but didn't (I was there to see my friends' band instead). It was horrible. Tiny, tiny, cramped venue. Drinks getting knocked over. Annoying queues to get to the bar. And insanely loud, horrible music from a Nathan Barley-esque DJ.

    Glad I gave it a miss... :?

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DRINKS GETTING KNOCKED OVER?!

    I'm not sure what else to add to this thread except for some more pictures when they arrive (and maybe more of my art stuff?), but I remember a few years ago now posting a thread here asking about pricing artwork because I was thinking of having an exhibition. Since then PA:AC has been a rock-solid place to come and get crits and feedback on work, and I think I really push myself to do better work because I have a crew of people whose work I admire, or whose potential I can see, or whose growth I want to mirror, and it's pretty much one of the raddest things around. I don't have a great group of peers who can assess my work at an arms length and give me their real thoughts, or the benefit of their experience or talent, so being able to post here, amongst such warmth and talent and amusing peeps, is something I'm totally grateful for.

    HOORAY FOR THE INTERNET, AND CONSEQUENTLY THE EXISTENCE OF THIS FORUM! :D

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    I don't comment enough but I love these. The triptych and the round pieces especially.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Indeed. Ancient lurker cometh to give kudos. I love the jelly fish heads and mortadella men.

    Any thoughts about 3d stuff? Your style would work awesomely as statuettes.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thanks guys. Ya'll be awesome.

    I would love to try and do something in clay, but I also don't feel confident enough with my 2D stuff to devote what time I have for art into a completely different ... thing. But yeah, I would totally love to try making some little statues of my robot horse things. :D

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I never really liked you, robots.

    Also, yeah you should make a robot horse statue.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
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    also, lols:

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    (This is for a friends journalism assignment thing. This is one of the few photos where I look mostly human.)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    please tell me you're going to offer prints sometime soon :o

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    How about I tell you to BUY THE PAINTING AND OWN THE ORIGINAL ;D ;D ;D

    ... Yeah maybe, I dunno.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Poor college student man :(

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    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    You work on canvas, right?

    Have you ever tried masonite after priming it? A local artist does that because he does super retarded detailed acrylic paintings of animals and stuff. It might help you with your buildings. Maybe you already said though and I missed it.

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  • geckonidaegeckonidae Registered User
    edited October 2009
    I also vote for prints!

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    bombardier wrote: »
    You work on canvas, right?

    Have you ever tried masonite after priming it? A local artist does that because he does super retarded detailed acrylic paintings of animals and stuff. It might help you with your buildings. Maybe you already said though and I missed it.

    I reckon give masonite a go too. I find masonite to work really well with acrylics, becuase the board doesnt soak up the paint like a canvas does. The paint flows onto the board much nicer, and theres more time to work with the paint as it takes a little longer to dry. The only downside is that (from my expierience) the painting tones come out much more dull than on canvas. But a coat of varnish really brings out the colours nicely.

    *btw, the paintings look much better under the decent light in these photos

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Fuck, I love the horse one. That is amazing and I want a poster of it.

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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I would use that horse one as a wallpaper if it were available like that ;)

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't have any idea what the hell masonite is. Are we talking, like, chipboard here? That insanely heavy, prone-to-bowing glued-wood-chip stuff?

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Its basically chipboard. One side is smooth, while the other side is rough. You have to spend a little time preparing it. Sanding it back and coating it. All up about 30 mins work. But if you enjoy painting on it, you save a crap load of money as its about $16 for 3 x 1 meters. Just ask a guy at bunnings to cut it up for you.
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    Oh and yes, its heavy as.

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  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots perth, ausRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Might give it a shot. Would you prime the entire surface, back and front? Because I think I used some of that in highschool and it wound up absorbing a bunch of moisture somehow.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Definately prime the front.
    It might be worth coating the back incase it does absorb moisture. Becuase of the rist of getting splinters from the soft/prickly fibres on the back of the board, i always cover it with a coat of regular white house paint. It also makes the board nicer to hold.

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