point101 hahnemuhle giclee print

An interview with Daniel Roozendaal

We were very intrigued when we first printed Daniel's work at Point101 and, curious to learn how these artworks came to be, we contacted him to find out.

Daniel is represented by George Grace Represents, a digital illustration agency working with commercial artists who specialise in CGI, typography and animation.

 

How did you come to be represented by George Grace

DR:  A few months ago my work went alright, but was still looking for representation for quite a while. Next to my work within The Netherlands, I felt my illustrations and portraits could also work internationally, but I didn’t have the connections for that or know the right people. I then saw George Grace coming by on social media, and with the limited roster of artists and quality work, his agency appealed to me. I decided to send him an email, and I got a positive reply from George. From there on we started our collaboration.

 

What is your preferred medium?

DR: My preferred medium is pen, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. I actually wasn’t very fond of working digitally for a long time, but since a few years I’ve been experiencing the advantages of it, and I couldn’t do without it anymore. However, the last few months an urge for painting/drawing started growing, so I might pick that up again!

 

You have a very particular style, how did you develop this?

DR:  When I just finished art school in 2009 I had a very diverse style, actually, it couldn’t really be described as one style. I did everything from painting to drawing to collages etc. After a while I realised my work was too diverse for commercial use (this being the path I wanted to follow), potential clients wouldn’t really know what to expect if they would ask me for a job. So I consciously decided to take my work more in one particular direction. 

I liked the contrast of raw and blunt painted shapes, and delicate and realistic pencil drawings on top of that, so that’s what I did for a while. However, after some time I came to the conclusion that the realistic drawing was too time consuming; it didn’t work well in commercial jobs. I then started to look for simplification, dropping the realistic drawing and developing the work built up out of just the (organic) shapes. That’s when my work started to look like the way it looks now. From that point on I started fine-tuning this way of working. I started drawing shapes on printed photo images, scanning them and editing them digitally, creating layers of those shapes on top of each other. Later on I added more geometrical shapes, creating a contrast between organic and geometrical shapes.

 

Why do you choose the subjects that you do?

DR:  Subjects are mostly chosen due to a certain brief, but obviously I have a preference for portraits. I find the organic shapes that can be found in a human face very interesting, and I think my style works best when depicting those shapes.

 

When you aren’t producing art, what do you like to do?

DR: Kind of cliché, but just the usual. Hanging with friends, being bored, drinking a beer, waiting for public transport, going to a party, cleaning my house, watching pointless shows on television, being massaged, clipping my toe nails and eating tasteless food.

 

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AuthorNazy Raouf

 

 

Valentine Painting  (1967), Adrian Henri (Print produced in 2017. Edition of 80)

Valentine Painting (1967), Adrian Henri (Print produced in 2017. Edition of 80)

Just something for Valentines Day …well you have to don’t you?

Adrian Henri (1932 – 2000) was based in Liverpool for most of his career, training as a painter under figures such as Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore. A poet as well as a painter, he was co-founder of the Liverpool poetry–rock group The Liverpool Scene whose first LP was produced by John Peel. He painted a wide-range of subjects including landscapes, pop-y abstractions or, perhaps most interestingly, still-life's of food such as lamb chops or salad painted floating in space within their white canvas.

This candyfloss bubblegum heart was painted in 1967 and has been made into a limited-edition print produced by Fran Disley at the Bluecoat Print Studio in Liverpool. Henri's Valentine Painting print was available as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Limited Editions collection which also includes work by Mark Leckey, Peter Blake, Betty Woodman and Judith Hopf.

The sale of Limited Editions directly supports the Biennial's new commissions, exhibitions, talks, and education programme and is also an opportunity for people to own artwork by artists who have been part of or associated with the festival.

You can see their full range here.

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AuthorSacha Waldron

 

European Treasures of Nature Competition

The European Treasures of Nature competition is an annual event run by EuroNatur, Natur Magazine, the NaturVision filmfestival and Gelsenwasser AG and it aims to capture stunning moments and experiences of photographers in the natural environment.

The prizes for this one are quite good, cash rather than kit, with a 1st prize of 1,500 Euro. There is also an exhibition opportunity at the visitors centre located in the Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany, in autumn 2017 and publishing opportunities within EuroNatur magazine alongside all the usual publicity online.

Entry to the competition is also free with applicants being able to submit up to five photographs which means you can send a range or your work. Digitally manipulated photographs are not accepted and also the subject matter has to relate to natural places or things within Europe.

You can download the pdf with all the instructions, terms and conditions, here and then work can be send either over email or by post to the organisers.

Deadline: 31 March 2017

www.euronatur.org/actions/photo/photo-competition-2017

Seagull at Blackpool North Shore Sunset by  Henry Brett . CC BY-2.0 via Flickr

Seagull at Blackpool North Shore Sunset by Henry Brett. CC BY-2.0 via Flickr


Telegraph Big Picture Competition

This weekly contest is always a quick and easy one to enter and the prize is a £500 Nikon D3300 SLR camera so totally worth submitting on a regular basis. The picture must be at least 1Mb in size and you need to send it along with a brief description, your name, address, telephone number, the date and location of the photo to thebigpicture@telegraph.co.uk.

Pictures can be on any theme but scrolling through previous entries there is a lean towards nature and landscape.

Deadline: ongoing

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/the-big-picture

 

 

RHS Photographic Competition 2017

This competition, run by the Royal Horticultural Society, is about recording the world of plants and gardens and is open to both professional and amateur photographers

This year, the prize money has been raised (all prizes totting up to over £10,000 with the overall adult category prize at £500) as well as the range of categories and the prize is now free to enter – so that all sounds pretty good no?

The categories include a focus on RHS gardens, garden wildlife, and abstraction and there are also categories for social media images where you can submit through Facebook, twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RHSphotocomp and a monthly winner will be selected by RHS’s social media followers. For younger photographers there is a Young Photographer category (11-17 years) and a Children’s Photographer categories for under 11s.

Deadline: 28 February 2017

https://www.rhs.org.uk/promotions/rhs-photo-competition

Kew Gardens by  Cristian Bortes . CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Kew Gardens by Cristian Bortes. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

 

Nikon Photo Contest

This competition was due to close in October 2016 but has been extended until 28 February. The prize has been run by Nikon since 1969 and invites photographers and moving image makers to submit work produced from any digital device including smartphones. You are also invited to submit videos from 6 – 180 seconds in length.

Work is accepted from both professional and amateur photographers on two main themes, ‘Celebration’ and ‘Future’ and prizes include 500, 000 YEN and camera equipment for the overall Nikon 100th Anniversary Award and then fancy camera equipment for all the other prizes. There is also, of course, all the usual promotion of your work online and exhibition opportunities at various Nikon venues. Oh and last thing, it’s free to enter.

Deadline: 28 February

www.nikon-photocontest.com/en

Obama fried chicken by sometimesdee. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Obama fried chicken by sometimesdee. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

 

24 Snapshots of Bikes Photo Contest

This is quite a specific one. The theme of this contest, run by the department for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Region of Puglia (Italy), has the theme of ‘The bicycle and mankind’ and is open to both professionals and amateurs. Free to enter, you can submit up to three images (all of which should be titled) either by email or post.

24 winning images will be selected and will be displayed as part of an exhibition in May 2017 at the former Dominican Cloister of San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi Province of Italy). One of the 24 photographers will be awarded a special merit although this doesn’t seem to have any cash or kit prize attached to it beyond the accolade.

Deadline:  24 February 2017

http://www.reflexlist.com/concorso-fotografico.asp?id=4753

 

 

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AuthorSacha Waldron