Sunday, 8 August 2010

Tom Hobson's Art Update

Hello FORUMMERS, Here is an update of what I have been doing in the studio.

This is a mountain made of mountains, maybe it is called mountainmountain, or mOUNTAIN, or Mt. Mountain. I don't know yet. everyday it gets a little bit closer to being finished.

It should fit from floor to ceiling with the pinnacle right on the ceiling - so I am making it in detachable sections that overlap. Hopefully it is going to be in a show in Edinburgh in the autumn, ICML communal fingers crossed.

This is called " Eyes to the Hills" It is made from the leftover bits of sky from when I cut out mountains. So it is a sort of mountain of sky - or just an ambiguous peak. I'll put a better photo on my website soon. Contact me if you want to buy it to put in your bathroom

This is another collage made from the leftovery skys from making mountainmountain, at first I didn't like it, then i liked it - and now I don't think I like it. I swear it looks better in the flesh. Maybe this one doesn't get past quality control and will go in the art bin. It just looks like some careless assemblage of skyand not the borderline landscape/abstract composition I was hoping for. At one stage there was a nice moment where it sort of became a landscape and then not a landscape and then a landscape and then not a landscape and sort of fluctuated between 2d and 3d.

The image above is from new series of video works. They are something to do with the difficulty of accurate expression in art and are made from concentric layers of hollywood films. Each circular layer is staggered by one frame so that it radiates from the centre - with a weird temporal delay to the audio and video. Tough to describe in words but easy to understand when you look at them. Maybe Gareth will show some of them in his awesome flat/gallery.

you can see some early experiments here;

Lastly I hope you all have a good time at the BBQ!!! don't forget the cooking utensils and bbq sauce and play safe... remember the first forum ART B Q?

Tom x


Darryl Corner said...

Tom, there's a molehill gag in there somewhere. I just can't get to it.

Anonymous said...

No pains, no gains.......................................................................

ffotogallery said...

Talking of mountains... have you seen