Tuesday, March 08, 2011

RBSA


Genesis of Terror will be at the R.B.S.A. Gallery in Birmingham from the 9th of this month, priced at £905.

It's one of the first major paintings I tried, creating studies and putting more work into it than the other paintings of the year. It's not really been shown in many places since I painted it at the end of 2006. I should have submitted just that one for this exhibition I think, submitting two means I was likely to get one rejected and that means a trip to collect the unselected work this weekend which means a hefty train fair and a day of travelling.

On the plus side though, I've now submitted work for five R.B.S.A. exhibitions and got at least one painting in each so I'm pleased with that. This will be the last one for a while because only new work can be submitted. I'll wait until I've painted something more impressive.

My music programming is complete but the generation sections are on hold while I rethink the problem. There are many strategies. The two main ones are "instant" creation, creating the whole thing then fleshing it out like a fractal, and "step" creation where a series of simple rules are stepped through until a time limit is up.

I'm listening to Carl Nielsen's symphonic music and liking it much more than the rather boring Sibelius. It's high time I wrote some new music myself.

7 comments :

PAMO said...

I haven't seen this one yet Mark. It truly is stunning! Congrats on having it accepted. I'm amazed at all the brilliant work you do.

Kathy said...

Fantastic painting! Wow. Congratulation on all your acceptances. I'm excited for you and for the fact that your work will be viewed by so many.

-Don said...

Congratulations on your string of successes. Your hard work and perseverance are paying off in a major way. "Genesis" is a really cool piece. I wish I could be one of the many Kathy mentioned...

-Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks for the nice comments. Maybe one day I'll paint this bigger hmm...

jill said...

wow, im stunned this is fantastic.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Congratulations on getting into all those shows, Mark! That's actually quite remarkable; I could paper my walls with rejections-lol! You are doing great!

Mark Sheeky said...

Sharmon, me too! But that's what trying means. Thanks Jill!

I think I'll do a quick summary of the show.