Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Figuration Feminine: Miss. Tic (1956)

Figuration Feminine: Miss. Tic (1956)

"The wall is the territory of my poems. It is my publisher."
Thus declared Miss.Tic, the Parisian l'artíste de la rue ("Artist of the Street") back in the 1980's when she began to create her pochoirs (stenciled images) on the walls of Paris buildings, particularly those in a neighborhood called La Butte-aux-Cailles(pronounced 'La- Boot-o-Kye') where she still has her atelier.
One of the very few female street artists, this Queen of Paris Street Art was determined to make art for everyone, as she says, out on the streets unconfined to the spaces of galleries and museums. Miss.Tic's images turn female media stereotypes on their head, as they show a mesmerizing mélange of strength, spirit, sexiness and style. These women are never victims of their vulnerability even as they confront the range of demands and dilemmas Life presents. In fact, they show the many brash and brave faces of Miss.Tic herself.
If there is a common thread that all Miss.Tic's powerful female images share—it is a determination to live Life—without letting fear interfere. (More):

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Synaesthesia | Phonetics Exhibition London

Image by Keith Hopewell.


Synaesthesia | Phonetics
March 23 at 7:00pm until March 28 at 2:00pm
Private View Saturday 23rd March 2013
7 - 10pm

Exhibition open 24th - 28th March
Open 10am - 7pm Mon - Sat

... 12pm - 7pm Su
A group exhibition with artists Klaus Pinter, Timothy Layden, Bobby Sayers, Riz Maslen, Jennifer Price, Keith Hopewell, and Theresa Bruno.

The first of two thematic exhibitions about Synesthesia curated by Lucy Lopez and Sonja Bargielowska. Phonetics has been supported by and produced in partnership with Lush Spa Kings Road.

Exhibiting instances of or allusions to Synesthesia within contemporary art, our interest lies not in the exactitudes of what it means to be a synesthete but rather in the quality of lived experience that this implies; the minutiae of direct and secondary visual, phonic and physical connections and how these mirror or contribute to the artistic process.

Part of the curatorial impetus of Phonetics was to create multiple ways of experiencing the exhibited works, in order to mimic certain neurological pathways. In line with this, Synesthete Timothy Layden has created an audio visual score corresponding to both the works and the environment which they inhabit.

Phonetics aims to create an immersive space; an environment that engages and confuses the senses. The exhibited artists engage very differently with the given thematic structure, their common ground being a link to Chromesthesia; focusing on the linguistic, the phonic and the silent; noise and text as addressed via the human condition.


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Saturday, 5 January 2013



This is a wonderful book whose design comes from the ideas within it. It deals with a challenging subject in intriguing and useful ways. Appealing to the eyes, ears and imagination, it offers practical applications of our understanding of synesthesia useful across a range of industries and interests. It also  invites us to explore how synesthesia is manifested in today’s culture. I recommend this for the advertiser, designer, engineer, artist or just curious.