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Nude – Woodcut

Nude - Woodcut

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

 

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Peter Bright - Postcard

 

We will mail you a signed postcard of an image that was exhibited in an exhibition of Peter Bright’s at West Buckland School.

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Quotes: “Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters … Continue reading ?

Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings by
Peter Bright
150 Building, West Buckland School

Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July 2011

Old images and ideas revisited and recycled – re-executed in print and paint. A body of work based around “Beauty and the Beast” a classic tale of love, rejection and prejudice, where the beauty is the beast and the beast is the beauty. An allegory, a symbolic representation or a metaphor for my feelings towards ART.

I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet!

Here is a newspaper clipping about the exhibition at West Buckland school. To see larger image click here

Painting out is painting in. #printmaking

I have begun to work over a screen printed canvas (the painting below is the one I have reworked) in the studios of West Buckland School, to illustrate/show a student how to edit a painting. It is important to remove all the noise from a image to get to a meaningful statement – too much clutter, to much overkill detracts the eye from the real deal.

The image above is a photograph I took with a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera using ‘old stock’ (March 2000) Agfacolor HDC 200 film. My current preoccupation with 35mm film photography as taught me to look at things again – capturing the odd moment or peculiar juxtaposition. The colours and layout are similar to the painting I have created from the screen printed painting below (I will post the finished painting image soon).

“Reflections Ilfracombe Harbour Jubilee Day 2012?

The composition of this painting is based on a Union Jack and is a combination of screen printing and painting.

The reflections in the harbour in Ilfracombe always amaze me – the dirty sea water mixed with the vivid colours of the reflected boats, the bobbing flotsam and jetsam, the sunlight and oil spills.

Woodcuts for sale – #printmaking

Nude (woodcut print)

Nude (woodcut print)

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.
£168.15
Portrait of St.Austell (print)

Portrait of St.Austell (print)

Woodcut  printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history  of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to  purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland  School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed)  and is delivered free of charge.

 

£168.15

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Fast cars, speed – Lake Zürich and #StumbleUpon

A few weeks ago I woke up and looked through the train window and saw dawn break over Lake Zürich – This is the second time I’ve seen this incredible body of water in the early morning light… Continue reading →

Here is one we sold earlier

Whatever Happened to the Space Age

Original painting by Peter Bright  (aka This Window).

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 400mm x 400mm £403.56

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.

‘BOLD and arresting artwork will catch the eye at West Buckland School this month. The striking exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings is by Woolacombe artist, Peter Bright.

In it, Peter revisits images and ideas from his past and re-execute them in print and paint.’

 

Offset – North Devon Art – #printmaking

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called “fountain solution”), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

“I keep thinking about George Braque who learnt artificial wood graining from his time as a decorator; the story goes that he taught Picasso and these painted renderings of wood surface became a staple of cubism.” Read more…
It is going to  be ‘fun’ to present a body of new prints, supported by a few images, drawings I did from  nearly 40 years ago. Some of the earlier drawings etc. are very similar to what is still being produced today. It might be interesting to see the chronological journey – maybe the viewer will say “I can do better than that”. I was tempted do a series of figures – I wanted to make them more than just ‘people studies’. I’m bored with ‘quick click’ ‘n ‘quick fix’ –  (modus operandi – these new prints will be the real statement and the paintings a re-hash of old tricks – shhh!).

Offset printing. (2012, February 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:19, February 25, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Offset_printing&oldid=478643622

Woodcuts = Web sites

“I have begun to think about printing again. The image above is of the first two colors of a woodcut I have started to do. I have decided to walk away from the computer, with its prescriptive software and universal … Continue reading ?

 

‘Offset’ – West Buckland School – #printmaking

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.

Below are a couple of my most recent exhibition contributions:

Here is an image of mine that was exhibited at The Alabama Art Kitchen (An Art Collective) 2626 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, during February 2012.


Peter Bright @ Cheim & Read

The Church of England

This is the print of mine that was exhibited at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY. (January 2012)

I was delighted to be included in this exhibition which also featured artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss  and Kiki Smith.

#Woodcut – St.Austell

Woodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.

Available from here

Due to administrative costs all my paintings and prints will be going up in the next few weeks This is unfortunate but it is a sign of the times.

I would like to thank all my clients (collectors) for their support during 2011 and I am pleased that my work is now in Asia and that I am still still getting support from the USA.


Eden Project by This Window
Eden Project, a photo by This Window on Flickr.

One of the highlights of 2011 was visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK). It is important that places like this exists to show us how fragile our environment is.

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, including the world’s largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 2 kilometres (1.25 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.

The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.

Eden Project. (2011, December 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:27, December 30, 2011, from en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eden_Project&oldid…

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  • Eden Project , a photo by This Window on Flickr. One of the highlights of 2011 was visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK). It is import…
  • Preparing a screen for printing using an artificial light source. Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support…

#nude #printmaking – Prices go up in a few weeks

Woodcut – Nude for sale, beat the price increase.

Due to administrative costs all my paintings and prints will be going up in the next few weeks This is unfortunate but it is a sign of the times.

I would like to thank all my clients (collectors) for their support during 2011 and I am pleased that my work is now in Asia and that I am still still getting support from the USA.

Nude (woodcut print) £43.72

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.

Who was the first man in space? – Work in progress

Young men from opposing political viewpoints expand scientific and exploration boundaries for political kudos – but they were exciting times. Bring back the cold war – the world was a safer place and more interesting… Continue reading →

Links to paintings for sale

Detail of paintingThis is a detail of a print/painting from the June exhibition at West Buckland School. This is from the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ series.

Sometimes it is difficult to work out when a print is a print or a painting is a painting. There are painters who use printing techniques and processes in their work – so what is the definition?

Below are links to paintings for sale on Morgue Gallery

Guy the Gorilla – painting for sale

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £51.12 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 400mm x 400mm Buy here ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Nancy Spungen – painting

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm Buy here… ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Painting – Sid Vicious – Man on Moon

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm buy here… ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Sid Vicious painting

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 500mm x 400mm buy here… We are in the top 5 blogs We  ( Sitemaps_xml ) are … Continue reading →