Just under two years ago the students and I had the very wonderful opportunity to draw at the Barbican.
All sorts of fun it was too. I’ve been to the Barbican a few times but the space lends itself to exploration and the opportunity to spend two long days in there was a fabulous thing.
I’ve been back a few times since but last week I was demo-ing iPad artwork in Brent Cross so decided to head up early to take in the technology and art exhibition which had recently opened. As always some parts seemed to be geared towards me drawing on tablet which led me to photograph and paint a Next Cube (which was well and truly on my bucket list of machines to draw on. Sadly it worked but had no art software to utilise).
The stars of the show, for me, were either the mechanical tentacles or the interactive light beams. Both had a hypnotic quality which I thoroughly enjoyed. Hence a mash up painting drawn on iPad on the tube heading to the next part of the evening…
And the(occasionally) obligatory process video animation: