Archive for October, 2013

Artist Research: Maleonn Ma.

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


Maleonn Ma lives and works in Shanghai, China. He started out as a film director and then became a photographer. He uses the skills he learnt in film studies to better his photography. He also uses painting, installation and sculpture to highen and improve his final photo. He studied painting in the arts. I really like the photograph above as it uses all four art forms and makes a wonderful outcome, it’s called “What Is Love” and was made in 2009. The photo is part of a series called “A Departure Of Reality 3”. I love the use of lighting from the candles and light streaks. The use of wax for the head and the candle being so close, I believe it shows how tender and delicate love really us and once its burnt it will never return back to its original form.  He uses a lot of his friends and co-workers in his portraits because he says “I never had the money for a model and working with my friends is more fun and interesting anyway.” In his artwork he says he tries to portray Chinese youth through poetic photography. I believe looking at his photos that he has achieved that, and very well. Maleonn Na is in Swansea, Wales this September as an artist/photographer included in an exhibition called “Lets See What Happens”, which also includes Welsh and other Chinese artists. I suggest anybody reading this in Swansea or the surrounding area definitely go and look at his work in the Mission Gallery.


Mission gallery.

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


“lets see whats happening” is being held at the mission gallery, Swansea today and is only lasting a week, maleonn ma is a shanghai artists. Throughout Swansea his work is being shown along with a group of wales based photographers. Its a photographty event but i decided to show the sketch of the drawing on the wall because I found it the most interesting.

Visual Diary: G39 Gallery

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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photo of the studio

G39 is currently showing the work of John Gingell, His collection of work is called ‘Tree study’.

Showing from the 16th August to (undecided date)

I decided to write my Exhibition review on the G39 Gallery due to the simplicity of the artist’s work, I believe the simplicity is what made the artwork so interesting. John Gingell forms of artwork vary from painting, performance, installation, sculpture and public art. I find his collection of work called ‘Tree Study’ fascinating due to the intricate detail and precision work. Just by looking at the large tree piece you could see how much time and detail it must have taken to create his amazing artwork. He uses both sculpture and film to represent what i beleive to be his view on natual beauty and the simplity of the land. Looking at the hand made wooden tree closely you could see the most tinest detail of hand carved wood and finely cut brances.

The time and effort taken to produce the final project i find was a poor use of his time because i personally dont think the final outcome is at a standerd to be shown in a gallery, I feel there was more work that could have been done to increase the beauty and interest of it as a whole. I think the time and effort taken to simply just make a wooden tree could have been spent producing a much stronger body of work.

Another large piece of his work was a large pile of (again)  wooden bricks, it looked like a enlarged version of the game genga. Looking at it gave me the sense of childhood and immaturity,  and the feeling of wanting to remove blocks to then see what happens.

Overall I found his work interesting but not to have reached the potional of its peak. I do recomand that people interested in Sculpture go to the G39 Gallary though as im sure it will apply to the interests of those who like that form of artwork.