STATUS: ANXIETY

As part of the 'Lousy' Exhibition — Nov 2018

 

The Lousy Show saw 85 artists celebrate the release of local business, Lousy Ink’s new product—the Lousy Liner. Artists experimented with what these 100% recycled ink fine-liners could do and submitted a finished original artwork (or two, or three) done with the liners only. A total of 150 black and white artworks went on display, showcasing the artist’s different styles, techniques and chosen paper stocks. The exhibition was a one-night-only affair on November 16th, 2019 at BSIDE Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne with an attendance of over 300 people.

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Above is the finished feature artwork that I exhibited as an A4 original on locally made, Dodgy Paper. My experience with anxiety around creativity and success inspired the series of type-focussed artworks—the smaller, supporting artworks shown below.
 

Fun fact: The line detail across the paper was initially going to be coloured black, but after creating the de-bossed lines for tracing I decided the blind effect created a great visual texture and more accurately portrayed the concept of anxiety.

Accompanying Artworks

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Gallery Space and Exhibition Opening

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Shots captured at the exhibition opening night at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy in November 2018.