Apr 302010

sky-wheels by Alec Finlay can currently be viewed at The Hatton Gallery here in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I collaborated with Alec during this project for a year throughout 2007/2008 making a piece we know as ‘sky-wheel’ – I set up a camera pointing at the Northumberland sky for 365 days in a waterproof housing to capture it’s varying shades of blues and greys, samples from which form the final piece.  As Alec writes on his site:

“This wheel refers to the day, week, month, season and year, with the final amalgamated year colour being completed on midsummer’s day 2008.”

Apr 292010

In this business, it’s a treat to be able to examine one’s efforts on the way to work.  This morning was no exception cycling to my studio, passing four poster sites showing Diageo’s summer drinks campaign, which I have been working on for the last few weeks.

Here are two of them and, with 2000 printed, I guess you’ll be seeing them around too…

Photography by Jonathan Knowles, System Work by Jack Lowe and First Base

Apr 262010

Paul Kenny, long-standing client of Jack Lowe Studio, has recently returned from a trip to Mull, gathering new material in preparation for his show at An Tobar in Tobermory.

His beautiful new creations are already coming to fruition and, over the last couple of weeks, I have begun working with Paul on the initial printing of these new works.

Here’s a sneak preview of ‘Iona Triptych—Sacred Visualisation’, which will take centre stage at the show:

Apr 102010

Before moving studio, I was commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to make a series of prints for Raqs Media Collective, one of the last exhibitions printed in Unit 20.

These beautiful, timeless and ageless works are now showing at BALTIC and are made with HP’s Vivera pigment ink-set on Hahnemühle’s stunning FineArt Baryta 325gsm substrate.

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