Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

“Studioinabox Paris

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Fresh from my temporary studio in Paris…..  It has been an interesting challenge creating  from my “Studioinabox” in Paris set up for me by my daughter Amy .Ive had to work differently from my usual  larger pieces. Pieces have become more intricate and detailed.I even created some more hand made books and collages using whatever I could find .I am enjoying re-cycling everything I can get my hands on….I just sent back to Australia 5, 7kg. boxes of junk ,collected from the streets and stuff that lovely people have  given to me to re-use in  my art.

© 2010 – 2013, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

My Found-object Sculpture

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

DIARY ENTRY 2005“Surfaces tell the stories of History’s children. I travelled the surface of the battles. Napoleon and Hitler’s slaughter. The senseless bloodshed of scores of the Holy wars. As I entered the borders it invaded my skin, then, seeping into my soul, I saw where it happened over and over again. It clings to me and will stay.

In England I saw a ghost in nave at Canterbury Cathedral and visited the wonderful sea side village of Rye. Nearby the weird, bizarre but wonderful Dungeness. And the fantastic museum in Maidstone where I was the only one, creeping through the old corridors. I loved its ancientness.

In Spain, I felt the genius of Dali, Gaudi , Miro, Picasso and Antoni Tapies.The magic of Don Quixote, Flamenco, the dance and Catalan language.

I had fun with Tarrentino’s, Pulp Fiction in France and the beautiful city of Paris with its beautiful goldness, but no toilets. I fell in love with Venice , Florence and the Renaissance. The architecture cathedrals and more.”

© 2009 – 2011, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Further, marketing & promoting your art online

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Continuing on from my last post …

I would like to share with you just a sample of what can be done through marketing and promoting your arts business online.Without the computer I couldn’t have done any of this and ANYONE can do this if you are willing to put in the time and energy….while still saving time for precious creative pursuits

I have included parts of a letter I sent to an arts body in Australia “explaining” (as typically artists constantly have to do)… How serious I am about what I do…

To whom it may concern,

I wanted to write this to let you know how serious I am about my arts business and how I have great expectations for its continual growth internationally.It takes time for artists to establish themselves; we have to approach the” business” of being an artist slightly differently, from the usual manufacturer of goods and products because our income can come from many different creative areas, not always with the one product.

Also to be a “successful artist” doesn’t always mean a huge income though this helps.

My main objective is to expose and market my art to an international audience.
To do this, I regularly network with my peers, directors, collectors and with other artists to get known and to find spaces and galleries to show my work for sales, invitations to international events, engagements and commissions.

Australian Contemporary art is much sort after in Europe and USA however, New York has never had a major exhibition of important Australian art but, it will happen.

Since 2001, I have concentrated on exporting my art overseas. I have been part of an Australian exhibition in New York in 2004, Leipzig Germany and Spain 2005 Berlin & Paris 2007 and more in US… I have traveled to England, Europe and was awarded an arts residency in Barcelona Spain. In 2007 I went to Paris to set up a network in France and to oversee my Melb5 art exhibition opening in Berlin Germany 2007.

I spend at least 2/3 hours daily (depending on my physical self) at the computer contacting potential clients and exploring all areas of the International markets. I upload my images onto websites all over the world. I have numerous international spaces and have just released a new series of digital artworks onto the international market.

My main websites and blog, draw in various people who contact me. I receive invites to art fairs, international exhibitions in galleries and online solo & group exhibitions and collaborate with artists worldwide on projects. I also apply for and enter art awards, exhibitions, photography competitions and arts residencies.

Lately, I have collaborated with other international artists in art projects worldwide and received magazine work and published a book of my art in Australia and US.

Included are sites for selling my original art pieces, limited edition art prints, a design site for images on products such as t-shirts, cards, etc. Art, photography and crafts sites. Blog sites let the world know who I am and what I do. A video site where I can create a short video advertising my artwork or experiment with new work.

I am represented by Ausgallery with Austrade in Australia for International representation.

When overseas, I market and promote my work by approaching and meeting with gallery directors, managers. I attend openings of other artists work for networking and researching market trends. I always have a good supply of my professional gallery package I designed. The package may consist of a CD of my images, CV, digital prints, postcards, of my work and an exhibition history all in a folder.

I am in the process of developing a short video of my practice to add to it. When I travel I always leave my art packages at the airports I pass through.

When I don’t have funding and income to travel, myself, I send my work all over the world to events. Example : I’ve also had invitations to the Florence Biennale 6 times, Louvre complex in Paris twice, Sala Barna Gallery in Spain, Galleria Gora in Montreal, Mont Serrat Gallery in New York, Armory art fair NY, Singapore Art Fair, Miami, and may be a possibility for me to attend the next Cityscape in Dubai and much more.

I have just spent 3 months in Paris where I networked, visited and negotiated with gallery directors for future exhibitions, projects and events. I have put in many applications for arts residencies and studio spaces in Paris and in other parts of Europe. In Paris, I developed new work in an area, I had never ventured before. I experimented with video and digital work, an extension to my arts practice. In Berlin, I had an exhibition at the Bob Curtiz Contemporary Movement Gallery with 4 other Melbourne artists in which members of the Australian Embassy in Berlin attended. Recently, I was asked to go to the Shanghai Art Fair with Chaira Goya from Goya Galleries in Melbourne.

Through hard work and determination I feel there is a market out there for my art.

Finally after many years of knock backs I did receive that grant …….

© 2009 – 2014, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Meet the Tenant Book. A visual essay shot in Paris.

Monday, October 27th, 2008


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MEET THE TENANT-I have just finished creating my first publication.
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MEET THE TENANT by Australian Artist Jenny Davis

ABOUT THE BOOK Stylish small-format self published coffee table book

SIZE “9×7”

STYLE White Glossy Hardcover- Coloured photo and Title

PAGES 42 low gloss archival quality pages of 46 colour & 11 B/W of High quality HR Photographs.

LANGUAGE: English

COUNTRY: Australia

CATEGORY: Arts & Photography

COPYRIGHT YEAR: Jenny Davis © 2008

DESCRIPTION:
” Meet the Tenant” A visual essay shot in Paris by Australian Artist Jenny Davis. This is not your usual “cliché” view of Paris. ” What lurks under the City of Paris……..

I am fascinated by the beauty in the unseen the contained and murky, sometimes thought of as dirty and ugly “Meet the Tenant” started in Paris 2007  after I ventured into the dungeon area, under a Paris apartment. I could feel past lives lurking within it’s damp walls and eerie narrow chambers of numbered red doors. I spent many days down there alone, soaking in the atmosphere of the space, in order to connect to some sort of creative energy. Eventually, it took off in all directions.

This book will be very limited in it’s print run

PLEASE NOTE
The sale of this book or any other of my prints or photography does not transfer any copyright or reproduction rights. COPYRIGHT: Jenny Davis © 2015

© 2008 – 2014, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.

Parisgrit Exhibition.

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

PARISGRIT VIDEO & SOUND INSTALLATION

Photography – Painting – Collage

In Paris there is beauty everywhere. So where did my ‘head-down’ inspiration for Parisgrit come from?

Probably my contrary view that beauty is what we make it. So I explored the underground spaces, surfaces, corners, crevices, signage, graffiti and even discarded packaging of Paris, finding as much interest there as a tourist sees in the classic art and architecture.

It’s all street art – digital images, street litter and objects for collage – that I impulsively, obsessively collected from the Paris under my feet. Parisgrit is the other beauty of Paris, the ignored and neglected surprises and symbols, filtered through the mischief in my heart and grit in my eyes! Amusez vous …Jenny Davis 2007

In May 2007 ,I traveled to Paris and was part of an exhibition in Berlin with 4 other Melbourne artists, After a few hitches the artists finally enjoyed an opening at the Bob Curtiz Contemporary Movement gallery in Berlin ,which included the attendance of dignitaries’ from the Australian embassy in Germany.

I also spent 3 months in Asnieres-Sur-Seine in Paris, the once home of 18th century painter, Georges Seurat who painted the famous “Une Baignade a`Asnieres”

Living amongst the local, ethnic communities I was able to breathe in the essence of life and culture of Paris. Time was spent strolling through the museums, Louvre, D’orsay and the Pompidou, and the not so touristy areas, to network with the artists & galleries to see what their local artists were up to. I observed the spirit of the “French Café” noticing much of it remains as, it was in the earlier days with its red districts, brothels and porno joints, all still colorfully alive.

I explored areas like Mont Martre and places where legendary artists and writers once frequented. Where art movements, such as, Dadaism, Impressionism and Surrealism were argued and created. I loaded myself with camera, video, paintbrush and rubbish bags and explored underground spaces, surfaces, corners, crevices, signage, the Metro and Graffiti. I collected discarded, street litter and consumer packaging and bought it back to Australia to create with back in my studio.

© 2007 – 2016, Jenny Davis. All rights reserved.