Affter such a long hiatus because of Covid, there were one or two occasions in May on the Wednesday when the Gozsdu Montmartre event reformed. However, there were one or two other difficulties as it seems there weren’t quite enough artists to make it as large a happening as could have been hoped for.
From next Wednesday as we come into July that, hopefully, will change. There should, if all goes well, be new faces as well as old ones, and hopefully more efforts to get the event better known!
I will be bringing some new, miniature works on Canvas – that is , new works less than 20 cm in size. After having worked a new series of deep space imagery using acrylic pours and splattered acrylic at the beginning of the year. Check out my my larger and smaller canvas size sections to see what is happening there.
Meanwhile, I have had two earlier works accepted at a group exhibition at the Pocket Star Gallery in Athens, Greece. The bricks-and-mortar stage, in which two prints of my work were shown, is now over. Soon, there will hopefully be links to the virtual exhibition. Since December, my work is also featured virtually at the Szentendre-based MIdo Galéria, and before the new year there was an auction in Szentendre as well as a group exhibition on Vecsés, a town just outside Budapest.
Recently too, there was a meeting in Szentendre among the old members of the life drawing group headed by Peter Fekete – and the chance to draw again, within this group.
Before that, I had attended some life-drawing sessions at the Budapest-based Kunstfuck residency. There were something of a shock to the system, as the poses there are to be completed in as little as one minute, maximum ten. One or two of these sketches appear on my Life drawing page. There was a very helpful way of delivering feedback at the end of each session – the works were displayed within the groups and likes were delivered with a piece of tape added to each piece liked. Shocks to the system can sometimes be useful in developing different ways of working and techniques, and here it was more to do with what new techniques could be applied to the discipline, rather than striving for accuracy per se. For the time being, I am pleased with the sketches shown here – there were one or two ideas for future techniques that were noted for future reference, however.