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Twombly 2012
Saw this exhibition recently and really enjoyed it. Great for both colour references and the use of light from similar perspectives. Tate is showing similarities between these artists in style, subject matter & artistic motivation during the last 20-30 years of their lives. The fact that they are decades apart and exploring similar themes and challenges in their work comes across strongly as if they were all painting at the same time. I was reminded of how far ahead Turner was in his time re the atmospheric effects he creates in his paintings.  The smaller paintings with minimal mark- making and brushwork did it most for me,1840-4,’Sea & Sky, Calm Sea with Distant Grey Clouds & ‘Coast Scene with Breaking Waves’. I was still amazed by the techniques used in Monet’s ‘Houses of Parliament and ‘Waterloo Bridge’ considering again the time they were done. Twombly’s later work was  more of a new introduction to me, as not so familiar with this period. The word ‘energy’ comes to mind and a strong use of colour in this particular set paintings that sit well within the exhibition, but still more of a fan of his earlier work. Get to see it if you love landscape, or just love The Tate.
Hepworth Wakefield
Hepworth Wakefield is well worth a visit. Not only is it purpose built and designed by award winning architect, David Chipperfield, it has a great collection of the artists work plus galleries for guest artists. The main focus is on Hepworth whose work is set in context by a number of works by early modern British and European artists. A collection of 40 of the artist’s prototypes and models were gifted to the museum by the Hepworth family and give an insight into the larger works that came from them. You get a real feel from the maquettes on display of how she worked at the various studio spaces in St Ives. Really loved the gallery and the work, great inspiration. Must mention the cafe though- absolutely marvellous, great choice of food, even for vegetarians and coeliacs! Open: Tuesday -Sunday, 10.00am-5.00pm.

More than ‘Art’

26.04.2012

Art has taken on many forms and functions in healthcare design. When used effectively, art has a profound potential to change how patients, visitors, and staff perceive, interpret, and react to the spaces around them. We already know through evidence-based design studies that art can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Empirical data shows that, physiologically, patients respond positively to specific types of art. That data has informed the design of many recent projects. What evidence-based principles do not (yet) tell us is that art can do more for a healing space than just reduce stress. Before you read further, stop and ask yourself, “What is art?” Defining the word is an inherently elusive task due to the subjective nature of art. Look “art” up in the dictionary and you will find something to the effect that art is “the quality, production, or expression of what is, according to aesthetic principles, beautiful, appealing or of more than ordinary significance.” (Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition). By definition, art can be more than just eye candy. In today’s healthcare environments, art can be much more than merely a “positive distraction” in a complex atmosphere. It can help engage and garner support from the local community, enhance our understanding and interaction with a space, and help us process life-changing events.   Source URL: http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/article/more-art
Rashid Rani
Composite Imaging Recommends Rashid Rana at The Corner House, Manchester Rashid Rana, artist working in  South East Asia is considered to be a prominent and original contemporary artist. It is his first UK sol show and includes new and recent works that deal with the unconventional use of the photographic image/object. The photo sculptures and wall photo mosaics allow  the viewer to perceive at a distance something that is quite different closer up, the cultural & political realities. One piece in particular allows you to see a stunning image of a Carpet, but it is made up of mosaic photographs of people at war. On at Corner House until December 18th 2011.
laser cut screen
As our printed acrylic is still a best seller for the leisure and hospitality market, we decided to launch a new idea using the acrylic in a different way.  The acrylic can be laser-cut as individual designs in panels which still have a decorative appeal  for interiors but offer an alternative look to the printed acrylic. They can simply be used as decorative panels on a wall, or as dividing screens , ideal for restaurants, bars and hotels.
After successfully moving into the hotel, leisure and hospitality markets last year, Composite Imaging have taken a small exhibition space at the North West Design Centre. The North West Design Centre provides a partnership with some of the leading industry suppliers, manufacturers and service providers, and attracts support from a host of UK and European associates. Our products and designs are now on display here and any hospitality requirements from artwork to interior design can be achieved. The centre has a key support team providing further assistance to clients, designers and architects alike. With access to a comprehensive library of carefully selected materials, finishes and products, the team can assist with any project where further choice or technical support and design is required. Composite are happy to now meet clients at the Design Centre to discuss projects and designs.   http://www.nwdesigncentre.com/centre/showrooms
Jaume Plensa
Composite Imaging recommend The Jaume Plensa Exhibition: Don’t miss the Jaume Plensa exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It runs until 25th September 2011. We first saw this artist’s work last year in Nice and were overwhelmed by the sheer scale and also the ‘fun’ and the ‘interactive’ elements that made us want to see more. The sculpture Park are currently displaying new and recent work by Jaume Plensa who uses universal themes in his work such as love, memory, language and despair. The exhibition includes large illuminated sculptures in the landscape and amazing alabaster heads and a 50-metre curtain of poetry made of suspended steel letters, as part of the indoor displays of the work. Go and see it, you won’t be disappointed.
Greater Manchester business week picture
Two local artists have used the history of Manchester’s industrial roots to breathe new life into city centre hotels. After securing their first large contract in the hotel sector, Paulette Bansal and Jackie Anderson have produced bespoke art works to transform the Macdonald Townhouse.
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Enterprise Nation December 2008 Composite Imaging was founded in 2005 by professional artists and designers Paulette Bansal and Jackie Anderson. Inspired by the possibility of creating high-quality yet affordable artworks through digital technology, they decided to turn their passion for art into a full-time business.
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Concept for Living December 2008 A unique new range of waterproof art offers an easy way to make a dramatic style statement in your bathroom.