For those of you who have not had the pleasure of attending one of the Porquéno events, now is your chance. The next exhibition will have its opening night on Thursday 26th September. Visit our Facebook event page for further details.
Each year BlueMelon Design takes pleasure in supporting art projects like Porquéno. We find in the commercial creative space, creative people can become quite restricted on which creative skills and talents can really be exercised – beyond briefs, opinions and targets.
All artists get given the same list of things to represent, but it is up to the artist’s interpretation to approach the subject in their own way. There are no rules to how they do this.
The historical. The monumental. The beautiful.
GAFFA GALLERY | 281 CLARENCE ST, SYDNEY NSW 2000
THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019
6PM – 8PM
This year our PorqueNo artists celebrate the iconic architecture of Sydney city, Australia. Leaping into an exploration of architectural forms, each artist has created 6 pieces in their own unique style, representing 6 Sydney buildings.
• Opera House
• Observatory of Sydney
• Town Hall
• Central Station
• St Mary’s Cathedral
• Art Gallery of NSW
THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019
6PM – 8PM
MEDIUM: Guache on Wood
Paulo is one of those individual visual artists that spends most of his time trying to figure out what, how & when the next story should be created. His inspiration is driven by moments, techniques, emotions and situations which help create a narrative. A simple storyteller who uses monochromatic compositions to create emotions. The exploration of shape and form are always a constant in his work. The beauty lies in the viewers interpretation as multiple narratives can be created out of one composition.
It’s all up to our own interpretation as the brain fills in the blanks with preconceived patterns – these are not real hands – nor faces or objects around the canvas, yet we can depict what has been presented, join the dots and create our own story. And that is Paulo’s motivation.
MEDIUM: Digital print on paper
As a traditional artist, I have always searched for meaning and inspiration in nature and in the comings and goings of my surroundings. I thrive on the thrill that creativity provides me and the blank canvas offers an insight into the unknown which propels me forward. Digital design has allowed me to expand into new areas of creative scope, one which blends the soul with the machine.
Whether it be through words, paint, pen, ink, paper, screen or lens, the creative outcome evokes a journey. One of discovery and individualism, a path to which I hold proud and dear.
When it comes to digital art and design, I take great pleasure in witnessing the process, the journey where our verbal interpretations, our scribbles and sketches morph into fantastic digital visualisations. Design concepts which turn into reality in many different forms. These are our representations, our wonderful creations, living landmarks. A true testament to our clever creativeness.
Simple, friendly, dreamlike and inspiring are probably the best words to describe Jac’s creations. Through the usage of line, ink and an incredible perception of the world, her illustrations manifest curiosity with familiar structures built on unstably engineered foundations.
Studying Industrial Design but moving on to design and visual communication Jacs has always held an interest in Architecture and complicated forms. This interest comes out in an unusual quirky way with her illustration style.
Jacs uses her illustrations to delve into ambiguous worlds away from the commercial design space she is predominately positioned in. An unconventional form of meditation to relax the brain and escape to playful inexistent worlds of the inner mind.
MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas
With a clever combination of textures, patterns and warm tones, French born artist Chloé Darmigny brings great depth to her artworks. Her natural attraction to the ‘bohemian’ world is represented throughout. Chloé uses subtle symbols to express mystical ideas, art is her poetic way to communicate.
Tim Christinat is a Sydney based designer and artist working all over the nation on many creative initiatives!
He began drawing at a very young age, and began painting in 2011 completing one of his all time favourite pieces ‘Marcel’ a tribute to his Grandfather which now graces the wall of his living room.
Tim likes to experiment with acrylic paint and other mediums, using colourful palettes and bold strokes, he paints out of inspiration and his art always gives a positive feel. In the last couple of years he has explored live paintings; working with an audience, time frames and wet paint has been a great challenge but has pushed the limits of his art.
Vicki is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Bath, UK, based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Her drawings are influenced by the natural world, often using fauna and flora to form organic illustrations. She is most comfortable working on a small scale with fine nibs that allow for intricate details to evolve and flow freely. Her artwork often depicts animals and sea life, adorning her creations with decorative yet simple line work.
Liam decided mid-life to pursue his dream of doing landscape photography full time. Now a multi-award winning photographer, he’s busy juggling professionalism and play time with a two year old, while chasing epic sunrise and sunsets across Sydney.
MEDIUM: Charcoal on paper
A passionate and well-travelled artist originally from the Central Coast of
New South Wales, Olivia finds her inspiration in music and the great outdoors.
She is a Sydney based graphic designer by day whose energy, talent and playfulness is applied in every bit of her work and attitude. Illustration – whether messy or crafted is Olivia’s core artistic expression and she revels in being able to put tool to paper wherever she is to bring her art to life. Learning from a young age and through years of experimenting, she especially grew to love the art forms of charcoal and watercolour and ignites intrigue in people with the detailed, life-like and delicate construction of her practice.
MEDIUM: Oil, acrylic, charcoal, aerosol, oil pastel, pastel on paper and canvas.
Goya Torres is a visual/street-artist and muralist originally from Mexico.
Her practice moves towards blurring the separation line between fine arts,street-art and illustration in order to develop a visual contemporary language that encapsulates reality nowadays. She artistically draws inspiration from her heritage, traditions, culture, nature, street-art and pop surrealism. Goya has been involved in group exhibitions, live-painting events, street-art festivals, mural and public art projects in Australia, Mexico, Latino-america, USA, UK and Europe. Some of her artwork is now part of private collections in Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico.
MEDIUM: Pigment Liner and Watercolour on paper
Liz is a Graphic Designer, illustrator and amateur potter from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She is constantly drawn to organic forms in her work, balancing textures and coastal colours with minimal line.
Her work is inspired by her surroundings and typically begins in a local cafe or perched on the rocks by the sea. She has a knack for conveying balance and serenity, paired with casual and approachable style. Liz also has an intuitive eye for placement and negative space – her work is elegant, classic and minimalist, with every line and object considered and essential to the piece.
MEDIUM: Mixed Media on archival paper and plywood
Jean-Paul Faint is a Sydney based Graphic Designer and Creative who has always been fascinated with print and digital media.
While he is passionate working within the digital realm Jean-Paul loves using anything analog to create in physical space. More recently he has gravitated towards working with various fabrics, wood and paper – with a bonding interest in the space between typographic and figurative form. He is constantly searching for a disturbance between grid-like layouts of the digital world and textural forms of different physical materials.
MEDIUM: Mixed (pen, pencil, marker on paper)
Following her desire to forget about thinking and find the flow of creating without judgement, Leanne’s art often takes unexpected turns on the journey from blank page to completed work.
Straddling the border between childhood whimsy and otherworldly trippiness, her art has been described as “an immersion in a graphic dreamscape, following naive characters through inner worlds” and as “inter-dimensional fairy-like frolics”.
Leanne looks for the sublime in the ordinary, and is interested in what goes on in the spaces between opposing forces – between peace and terror, action and reaction, terrestrial and otherworldly. Her art manifests itself out of this curiosity.
MEDIUM: Ink on paper
Sometimes there’s an artist, he fits in there somewhere amongst the eccentric ones, whose works are fuelled rampage interpretations of the mundane with lots of irrational thinking. All this blended with some unusual English and an 80’s mentality. Sometimes there’s an artist…and your shall purchase his works.