23 November 2015


Drawing after Thomas Jones. September 2015. Andrew Smith. Mixed Media on paper 120 x 210cm approx

For this part of the project I would like to make digital video and photographic work of the area around Castel Nuovo and the roofline of the Palazzo Reale. Having focused on the geometry in the painting, the new works would focus on contemporary city aspect with moving image.

My proposal is to present the drawing study in Casoria Contemporary Art Museum with a reproduction of the Jones painting and the new digital work. The new digital work would be recently made on site and unedited. 
This part of the project would need to be completed by April 2016.
But now the project idea has now formed part of the ICAW exhibition and the drawing will be shown in December. Films on location will be made for a later digital film based artwork.

One day pop up installation of drawing work, Jones reproduction, digital video and photographic work (tablet or projector) at Casoria Contemporary Art Museum. Photographic recording of the event; reflective commentary and development of digital record and artwork to feature in the exhibition September 2016.

Context response to Jones for the project:
“The painting however, that caught my eye was one that I had seen before but forgotten. Buildings in Naples, with the North-East Side of the Castel Nuovo 1782.
This was an outstanding painting and the colour resonated across its surface with deep greens, greys and blues and ochres all in an orchestration of composition. I was so thrilled to see that it was one of the National Museum Cardiff collection paintings and therefore eligible for the project! It also is of a defined place in Naples. Rather than anonymous buildings and corners or walls this was an identifiable place that I might possibly visit for location work. This would be difficult for many of the Naples works as they were of course (and as is intrinsically part of their understated power) anonymous views of the backstreets, but this might be possible with two distinct spires and the corner of the Castel Nuovo and the roofline of the Palazzo Reale”. Andrew Smith March 2015
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