Distil Ennui Studio™
Distil Ennui Studio™ est.1990 Engaging with a broader public sphere through interventions within natural & civic spaces, arts education, policy-making, sustainability and ecocide.
Artist quote 'there is no attempt to be fashionable here, just an unmitigated apathy towards mechanisation' NASA make available images from its space exploration programs - for non commercial use. Studio designed 'life' furniture is intended to outlive us all by a very long time - built for life. Home >> Journal >> studio designed 'life' furniture is intended to outlive us all by a very long time - built for life Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 01-04-2020 Whatever I try to build or make aside of the normal underwater studio creations, I always try to embue them with a build quality that will outlive me.
In fact I am often quoted as saying that my works will long outlive all our descendents, aiming for the highest possible print, mount and framing execution standards. The same principle lies deep in this design, fabricated from SAE 304 Stainless Steel and Australian Iron wood otherwise known as the 'Widow Maker' tree for its capacity to cause fatal injuries to those unfortunate enough to be tasked with felling the trees. Both are impregnably hard and impervious to cossosion and age erosion.
This is designed with minimal lines, invisible polished weld edging and flush mounted timber slats finished hand trimmed and naturally oiled. Makers Of Siberia talk with art critic Oksana Budulak by Distil Ennui Studio™ A text by 2019 resident artist Oleg Deetz. Home >> Journal >> a text by 2019 resident artist Oleg Deetz Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 30-06-2019 Пыль оседала медленно.
Или это была не пыль? Тончайшая воздушная взвесь. Пелена катаракты. Все это результат работы двенадцати человек, заселивших пустое пространство. В своем роде, “Dark Vat” является иллюстрацией и прямым воплощением очень простой концепции практики искусства в реализации задач. Когда художник начинает двигать линии, объемы или предметы на плоскости или в пространстве, они начинают формировать различные структуры — узоры, другие линии. Одна из задач, стоящих перед художником — услышать этот диалог или его зарождение и дать ему завершиться. Теоретически, это подводит нас к необходимости пересмотра самого понятия диалога. Обмен текстами между культурой и художником. Диалог у художника в крови. Акт творения — это кровопускание. Important words by Lizzy Hajos. Important Words by Lizzy Hajos When pieces from the sequence ' Transparency of a Vision ' are chosen ahead of a show in early 2016; this text written by young student Lizzy Hajos arrives in the lab.
Lizzy Worby London- artist Alexander James is praised for creating painterly resonant photographic pictures. Alexander James's painting by Lizzy Worby, London- based artist Alexander James, is praised for creating visual photographs with a painterly quality. James not only tries to ' jump the boundaries ' of creative categorization, but creates a sense of primary meaning and ambiguity that photography sometimes appears to lose or, worse, is withheld in the face of specific preconceptions-the core concern of his forthcoming show, ' The Transparency of a Dream. ' Their colors-brilliant against black- aching with the spectacular radiance of Caravaggio, the figures of James emerge from a well of destructive energy, as if from the depths of the fugitive self. Butterfly Breeding. Understanding of photography as a medium. In conversation last night. Japanese Shokunin hand thrown porcelain, anthracite & stoneware cups - a tactile connection to water.
Home >> Journal >> Japanese Shokunin hand thrown porcelain, anthracite & stoneware cups - a tactile connection to water Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 21-11-2019 Discovering 100 hand thrown porcelain, anthracite & stoneware cups that were fabricated in 2015, packed away in storage and forgotten about until today.
Looking back at the project they were made for I am remnded of the Japanese word 'shokunin' is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but this literal description does not fully express its far deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness.
The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. Water is a life force. These highly tactile, raw porcelain cups will help connect earth & water with body and they are available here. The Positive interview with Hannah Tyrell. Home >> Journal >> The Positive interview with Hannah Tyrell Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 18-05-2013 The exceptional exhibition of underwater photography entitled ‘Intersection’, by the well-established and skilled photographer Alexander James has caused a sensational stir in the London art scene since its opening on 25th April.
The intimate exhibition of meticulously constructed and controlled photographic images showcases divinely James’ expert proficiency in projecting a painterly façade onto the appearance of the image. The process for each image in the show is slightly varying, though all of the photographs are unedited. James states: “I leave the editing to be done in front of the camera”. Original Studio Artsworks Artist Residency. Large scale installation project - Convent of the Carmelites. Home >> Journal >> Large scale installation project - Convent of the Carmelites Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 11-12-2019 This project has just broken ground, in 2020 a major public installation will take place in this abandoned Baroque Carmelite convent dating from 1688 and the last of its kind in Spain still standing.
I will very shortly be announcing further details of the project, but here are a few soundbites to give you a taster. recycling aluminium rubbish to fabricate a complete lighting system, large scale installation of artworks, new sculptural works and hosting an artist residency. Signup for studio updates using the button on our homepage. The studio residency program is visited by Eva-Luise Schwarz of Four Magazine. Home >> Journal >> The studio residency program is visited by Eva-Luise Schwarz of Four Magazine Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 07-08-2015 International artist Alexander James is currently opening up his studio to a variety of creative people to nurture an environment of creativity and art.
With a set of young artists, composers, writers, poets and camera operators, Alexander James will be mixing text with visual, sculpture, painting and music. In the coming weeks. At the rooftop terrace in his east London studio, he built a tank of black water into which a film will be projected. All collaborators are on professional contracts and are given their own space. Throughout his career, James has been working with water, whereby a sculpture, objects, flowers, butterflies, or, currently a painting goes into the tank, it gets interpreted and distorted and sometimes even ends up looking like fabric. The darkroom prints that he produces are made from the transparencies without photoshop. Activating the Abyss. Home >> Journal >> Activating the Abyss Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 29-09-2013 by Lizzy Worby London-based artist Alexander James is acclaimed for producing photographic mages with a painterly resonance.
By submerging sculptural compositions in dark tanks of water, preparing his subjects using self-crafted techniques and never editing his works traditionally or digitally in postproduction, James not only seeks to 'cross out the lines' governing artistic categorisation but inspires a sense of primal significance and mystery which photography often seems to lack or, rather, is denied in the presence of particular preconceptions - the central concern of his upcoming series, ‘The Transparency of a Dream’. Environmental Photographer of The Year.
Exhibition at Canary Wharf Roof Gardens. Home >> Journal >> exhibition at Canary Wharf Roof Gardens Author: Distil Ennui | Post Date: 24-05-2019 Private View 30th May 18:00-20:00.
Public viewing from 30th May until 1st July. Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB 'Visions from the shoreline is an open-air exhibition of monumental-scale photographic works by Alexander James Hamilton. The works of art on display are inspired by Hamilton's experience looking out to sea. Visions from the Shoreline encapsulate the tensions between man and nature, as industrialisation has led to many of the world's environmental issues such as climate change, toxins and plastic pollution in the ocean, and loss of biodiversity.
Across the iconic skyline of the city, this site-specific exhibition addresses the impact of industry on our natural world. Artists Changing the Way We Think About the Environment. Artists Changing the Way We Think About the Environment Visions from the shoreline is an open-air exhibition of monumental-scale photographic works by Alexander James Hamilton.
Set amidst stunning roof gardens looking across the iconic skyline of London's Canary Wharf, this site-specific art installation serves as a timely and poetic testament to the vitality of our natural world, and it's significance in our cultural life. The works of art on display are inspired by Hamilton's experience looking out to sea. While he sees beauty and rapture by the shore, he sees where pollution intrudes and a destructive force in its roar.
Visions from the Shoreline is an ode to our disappearing world and a catalyst for a bold artistic intervention that addresses the impact of industrialization and pollution to our oceanic environment. Here, the architecture of the roof garden is designed to evoke a ship laden with unusual and exotic specimens from around the world. How to Study Prints and Works on Paper Like an Expert. The Works on Paper bunch presentation is a feature of drawing, printing, arrangement, painting and sculptural works all made with or on paper. This liquid craftsmanship can be extremely hard on the paper. At the point when making a piece, you are ceaselessly pouring polishing liquor over it, and it doesn't stage the Yupo, traditional art papers. The Story Behind Distil Ennui Studio™ Underwater Artist Alexander James Hamilton.