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Video Art event at Pallant House Gallery

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by roz

 

 

Are you a video artist? Would you like to get your work shown at the wonderful Pallant House Gallery in Chichester? We are looking for short video pieces to show at an evening of video art. The theme is Figure & Rhythm

If you would like to be considered, please upload your artwork onto Vimeo and email the link to roz.hall@outlook.com

 

Digital Portrait Giveaway!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by roz

 



Spring is in the air and I'm looking for someone to paint. Follow the instructions above to be in with a chance of winning your own original digital portrait. 

Selfies and Doppelgängers

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by roz

 

When my portraits appeared in the Apple Stores as part of their Start Something New campaign, I never expected it to lead to this.

I have been contacted by many people, from around the world, who say that they resemble my self portrait in the collection.

Here are a select few who have been find enough to share their (handsome) faces with me.

If you look like the portrait, or know anyone who does, you can join the cult gang by using the #doppelroz hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

iPad painting video process

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by roz

 

The Gurn#2

The Gurn 2 youtube videoClick on the image above to go to the YouTube process video for my iPad painting The Gurn#2. It was painted on iPad Air 2 using the Procreate app and the DotPen stylus.

 

iPad Art workshop at Covent Garden Apple Store, London

Posted on: January 24th, 2015 by roz

 

Apple Store Covent Garden

I have been asked by Apple to run a iPad portrait painting workshop at the flagship Apple Store in London's Covent Garden (the world's largest Apple Store). I'll be talking about my involvement with the Start Something New campaign and showing how I go about painting my portraits using the Procreate app. The session is on Saturday 31st January at 2pm. It's free but spaces are limited, so reserve your place via the Covent Garden Apple site.

A new kind of iPad art

Posted on: January 24th, 2015 by roz

 

At the recent Matters Arising exhibition in Chichester, one of the pieces I exhibited was entitled 'Selfie'.

Selfie iPad art

It was an experimental piece, very simply an iPad fixed to the wall and framed below a Kosuthian plaque. The front-facing camera was switched on, and would display the image of anyone who stood within its gaze. There was a hole cut into the mounting allowing the subject access to the shutter button. This meant that the viewer could capture a selfie using the artwork.

I was curious to see if people would engage with it in a gallery setting and with no instructions. We are so often told not to touch the artwork, but this piece relied on audience participation to become complete.

I was also interested in the idea of self curation and digital ownership. We plaster our images across social networks, but these a carefully curated and edited to show only the side of us we would like the world to see. When you take a selfie with the artwork, you can't delete or edit it. You can't even view it back, it is now in the hands of the artist to do with what he wishes.

The video below shows the images captured over the month whilst in exhibition at the Matters Arising exhibition at artOne in Chichester.

iPad video selfie

Click on the image to go to my YouTube page, until I can figure out how to get video embedding to work with this theme.

 

Video: iPad art process for “The Gurn” (2014)

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by roz

 

The iPad painting app, Procreate, allows you to export video recordings of your artworks being created. This video shows the process for "The Gurn" (2014).

ipad art youtube video

Click on the image to be taken to the Youtube video.

Apple: Start Something New

Posted on: January 1st, 2015 by roz

 

iPad art - start something new Apple campaignI'm very proud to announce that I have been working with Apple on their Start Something New campaign to promote artistic creativity using their devices. There is a full gallery of work produced on the Apple website and at their stores world-wide. I was commissioned to paint a series of portraits using the new iPad Air 2 and my app of choice, Procreate.

The portraits are of interesting characters I met at the University of Chichester, where I've recently completed a Masters, but also features the now obligatory self portrait.

The paintings will be featured in hundreds of Apple Stores world-wide, but if you're in the UK, you can see them at the following locations:

  • Bullring (Birmingham)
  • Churchill Square (Brighton)
  • Drake Circus (Plymouth)
  • Grand Arcade (Cambridge)
  • High Cross (Leicester)
  • Meadow Hall (Sheffield)
  • Metrocenter (Gateshead)
  • Princes St (Edinburgh)
  • Regent St (London)
  • Covent Garden (London)
  • Southgate (Bath)
  • The Oracle (Reading)
  • Trafford Centre (Manchester)
  • Trinity Leeds (Leeds)
  • White City (Central London)

 

 

 

 

Limited edition prints of The Green Lady

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by roz

 

iPad Art portrait of the green lady

The Green Lady (2014) - limited edition prints

I am making 25 copies of my latest painting, The Green Lady (2014) available to purchase for £100 each. They will be printed on high quality photographic paper, (approximately A3 size), each personally signed and numbered. The Green Lady was painted on the iPad Air 2 using Procreate app and the SensuBrush.

Free postage within UK
$15 for USA
€12 for Europe
Please email for other destinations.

Payments can be made via PayPal. Please contact via the Work with me section to reserve your copy.

@Connects Christmas meet-up

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by roz

 

connect xmas image

 

I'm happy to announce that I will be at the @Connects Christmas Meet-up on the 10th December in London, to talk about digital painting.

This festive season we want to bring you all together to celebrate the fantastic (and hectic) year we’ve had as the Connects community. Please join us as hear from some of inspirational people in our community, play some Microsoft games, reflect on the year passed and of course, eat, drink and be Merry… Christmas.

If you can make it, we’re inviting you to the iconic Microsoft building in Paddington, London for a real Connects get-together. That means holiday anthems, cheesy games and inspirational speakers all-round.

Date: Wednesday 10th December

Address: 2 Kingdom St, Paddington, London

Time: 6pm - 9pm

 

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 - Arrive, chat, mingle and be awesome.
6:30 - 6:45 - Introduction from Carla and the team
6:45 - 7:00 - Artists, Roz Hall and Phil Galloway on digital art, Connects and Making It Happen
7:00 - 7:15 - Adventurer, Martin Szwed on his upcoming trip to the South Pole
7:15 - 7:45 - Skype Charades (goes global!)
7:45 - 8:15 - Lumia 930 Pictionary
8:15 - 9:00 - Drinks, live drawing & (optional) carols.

RSVP now via the Eventbrite for free and don’t forget to tweet @Connects with #ConnectsChristmas to tell us you’re coming!