31 July 2014

Framing complete for painting Possibility

You may have seen this painting in the frame already from the exhibition Materiality but if not here it is.

Possibility. 22/6/14, acrylic paint & pastel on paper, wooden frame with card border and protective glass panel and ready to hang, Dimensions include frame: W49cm H61cm

Again I decided to keep with the blue frame as I think it creates a nice relationship to the colour on the form. This framed painting also works well when its placed next to the other blue framed paintings Bamboo Dreams and Idea=Reality Reality=Idea. 

Blue is the colour of the future.

28 July 2014

Exhibition (Materiality) selected photos from the show

This past week has been very busy but I have finally managed to upload some pictures taken from exhibition Materiality that ran from 22/7/14 - 27/7/14.

Martin Harman. Ceramics and paintings: Ripple, Tranquil, Ideal=Reality Reality=Idea, Bamboo Dreams, Possibility.

Martin Harman. Ceramics and paintings: Ripple, Tranquil, Ideal=Reality Reality=Idea, Bamboo Dreams, Possibility.

Martin Harman. Ceramics: Ripple, Tranquil.

Martin Harman. Paintings: Ripple, Tranquil, Ideal=Reality Reality=Idea, Bamboo Dreams, Possibility

Wen-Hsi Harman. Ceramics: Rose Petal.

Xinle Min and Emily Furnell.

Xinle Min and Emily Furnell.

This show provided a good opportunity to display my work in a different space in Bath and it was positive hearing the viewers response form looking at the artwork.

People perceived it in many different ways and it seemed to have provided a unique experience. It was nice to here people associate my work to their memories or their feelings. Topics ranged from traditional Japanese Painting, spiritual presence and spaces, clouds and industry. 

I realised from this that art has the potential to evoke people's memories and feelings in deep and meaningful ways. Everyone sees it in a way that is personal to them and it seems to make them feel happy as they can relate to it. I realised art has the power to engage and influence and perhaps bring positivity to the world around us in multiple ways. It goes beyond about just being a physical product as it awakens multiple mental and sensory experiences. 

Thank you for everyone who came to see the work, I really appreciate it.

23 July 2014

Exhibition: Materiality


Exhibition: Materiality. 

A selection of ceramics and paintings will be on show at the 44AD Artspace.
7b Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR. Dates are: 22-27 July 2014. Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 6pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. All are welcome. 

Please click the link for more information. www.44ad.net

12 July 2014

New Painting! Possibility

I have recently finished a new painting, again it took me a long time to get it finished but I think it was worth it.

When photographing this piece I found it challenging as the lighting can influence the way the painting is seen, however this can produce some interesting effects.

Seeing as I don't have any professional lighting equipment I relied entirely upon the natural light coming through the window. For example I took this picture below at 6:30am and luckily it was very bright then so I managed to position the painting in a way that it was not in direct contact with the light. 



Selected version (Possibility. 22/6/14, acrylic paint & pastel on paper, H:58.2cm, W: 41.7cm)

Although if you would like to see what it would look like with more natural lighting interacting with it I have included another version listed below.


Alternative version. (Possibility. 22/6/14, acrylic paint & pastel on paper, H:58.2cm, W: 41.7cm)