10 June 2015

Roaming. Litterbug.


Shootin' Gallery: Bottles. Coke. Den Haag

09 June 2015

Roaming. Brick & Block.

Shootin' Gallery: Amsterdam. Bricks. Pairs.

08 June 2015

Good Art #36. Chic Point.

Sharif Waked's Chic Point is currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as part of the Lest The Two Seas Meet exhibition. Balancing a strong political statement with humour via the fickle world of fashion, Chic Point is a clever take on masculinity, stereotype and presumption. Men parade on the catwalk in specially designed clothes that allow them to easily reveal their bodies to border guards without removing their shirts, which is often required for Palestinian men crossing into Israel to ensure no weapons are being carried. This compelling five minute video drives its message home via laughter and tears.

07 June 2015

Roaming. Wet.

Shootin' Gallery: Amsterdam. Pot Plants. Wet.

27 April 2015

Roaming. Block Rockin' Beats.

Shootin' Gallery: Queens. Stickers. Utrecht.

19 April 2015

Roaming. Pink Rabbit.

Shootin' Gallery: Pink. Rabbits. Utrecht.

18 April 2015

Roaming. Hook Nose.

Shootin' Gallery: Brighton. Faces. Plastic Eyes.

17 April 2015

Roaming. Donuts.

Shootin' Gallery: Brighton. Donuts. England.

16 April 2015

Roaming. Faceless Cheers.

Shootin' Gallery: Brighton. Cut Outs. Queens.

15 April 2015

Roaming. Who's Saving Who.

Shootin' Gallery: Blondes. Cut Outs. England.

14 April 2015

Roaming. Downtown.

Shootin' Gallery: Homeless. Los Angeles. Shadows.

13 April 2015

Art Martha. Late Rembrandt.

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum plays host to Late Rembrandt, an exhibition title leaving nothing to the imagination. Featuring around one hundred works from the latter phase of his career, it's a terrific survey of his skill expertly presented. As impressive as the paintings and etchings were, I found it far more compelling to watch the audience.

The gallery was packed despite a high €25 ticket price for a timed entry system, which I naively assumed would equate to a better viewing experience; it didn't. It was virtually impossible to get up close to a painting requiring a battle-like effort to beat away: headset wearing browsers eager to beep QR codes; point and shoot photographers hogging prime viewing positions as they captured out of focus images of the paintings before them (why not buy a catalogue?); and hordes of people with walking sticks protruding from odd angles used to prod others away. Call me twisted, but I took great pleasure in watching the watchers. One fellow in particular caught my attention: well into his eighties with a killer comb-over, he wheeled his wife around the gallery. He seemed oblivious to others as he banged her wheelchair into them to ensure his wife could see the paintings. Fascinating. Image: A Woman Bathing in a Stream, 1655.

12 April 2015

Roaming. Word On A Cliff.

Shootin' Gallery: Graffiti. Jesus. Sweden.

02 April 2015

Roaming. Conclusion.

Shootin' Gallery: Blue. Den Haag. Plastic Bags.

01 April 2015

Roaming. In Oil.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Footprints. Pavements.

31 March 2015

Roaming. Schitterend.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Signs.

30 March 2015

Roaming. Aftermath.

Shootin' Gallery: Chalk. Den Haag. Pavements.

29 March 2015

Roaming. Frog Prince.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Frogs. Princes.