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A Jester Death
I’ve been feeling really out of touch with my art lately. It seems to be lacking a certain quality and it’s affected my enthusiasm quite drastically. I’m two laughs from a tear all the time and this pale yet colourful concept is intended to exploit my attitude towards picking up the camera again. I have interpreted my usual photographic self-expression through the persona and stereotype of a humourless comic, a depressed clown or a jester awaiting his death. I have thrown so much work away in the past and sometimes I doubt myself so harshly that I don’t feel I can come back after a bad shoot. I would rather fight to the death to make my images the best that they can possibly be, than devote my time to some other teenage social construction, and when my concepts don’t come together it can be really difficult for me.
Corey Mullaney / CMPhotography / 08.04.14
I have struggled to comprehend the meaning and destiny of my imaginative persona for a long time, but I’ve always known that the photographs I create are deeply nostalgic sentiments. It is only now that I realise how these real memories and ideas are my therapeutic and artistic ways of dealing with some of the challenges in my life. I want you to gaze through my BLOODSHOT eye as I craft some of the most personal and heartfelt pieces that are sewn together through the themes of fashion and theatricality. Though my visual constructions are extreme, they are built upon the hyperbolic foundations of my difficulties as an adolescent, and I feel that, without this ability to artistically express myself, I could not exist.
My self-portraiture however, is not created solely as a statement of deliberate expression; it also generates subconscious reflections which have led to an affiliation and familiarity with the nature of my personality. Fears are the reoccurring symbol in my conceptual work and I feel that they have quite delicately demonstrated a weakness in my creative reality. Some images in particular tackle the fear of an artistic lapse, a fear of the darkness, a fear of sexuality or sexualisation and a fear of both family and intimate relationships breaking down.
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@dalek2013 Brings a Splash of Color to the @_smoca
“There is an impact to art in public spaces that can’t be achieved in studio work,” says the artist James Marshall (@dalek2013), who recently completed several massive, colorful murals for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (@_smoca). “Murals allow me to explore ideas and processes that I couldn’t necessarily do in the studio. It’s very liberating.”
When approached by SMoCA, James sought to complement the building’s architecture: “For me filling the space was about working with the framework of what was already there,” he explains. “I wanted the artwork to accentuate the architectural aspects and the existing art in those spaces.”
For James, working at a large scale also has the benefit of informing his smaller paintings. “I think the openness of it brings a lot to me that I can then take back to the studio and incorporate into that work.”