Gilbert And George

Thu 11th April, 2013 @ 4:16pm by danpickering

Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore are two artists that work collaboratively as a due called Gilbert And George, who are known for there garish colored graphic style, photo based artworks.

Their large scale photo works known as 'The pictures' were originally black and white, then they were later hand painted with red and yellow touches. This technique evolved to include a range of bolder colors, the pieces occasionally being back lit, and creation of their iconic overlaying of black grids, and became what you see here. The two artists are often found within their own work using images of their own bodies and faces as part of the designs.

One of the aspects that interests about their work is the use of garish colors, as this links to my concepts of religion and commercialism being in your face, and occasionally distasteful. By purposely using a mix of piercing colors and placing them in such a way they contrast, could potentially display this cheap, distasteful essence, whilst also linking to the idea of bright colors being used to attract attention within commercialism.

Another technique that appeals to me is the use of grids. Like the artist Faile this links to the idea of tiles, but moreover window frames which connects Gilbert and George to the stained glass work. Furthermore there use of Bold outlines that create sections is not dissimilar to the same techniques used to create stained glass windows. This technique could potentially aid the processes of creating my stained glass, as by outlining the main subjects and painting or screen printing the detail onto the plastic, could save time yet just be as effective. Another concept that links to the grids is the idea of sections creating a bigger picture which could also help the creation of my stained glass work; by working in smaller sections more detail can be included, but also make the processes and overall image more effective.

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