Nuffield OC Group Exhibition

Delighted to have finished hanging work at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford along with my Artist Teacher Collective Group.

Work will be on show in the lower and upper corridors from 7th Jan – 28th Feb 2017

More detail for the exhibition are available on out group website https://resistantforces.wordpress.com/

Untitled #1, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....'
Untitled #2, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....'
Untitled #3, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…
Untitled #4, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…
Untitled #5, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…'
Untitled #6, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…'
Untitled #7, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…'

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Untitled #1, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....' thumbnail
Untitled #2, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....' thumbnail
Untitled #3, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.… thumbnail
Untitled #4, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.… thumbnail
Untitled #5, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…' thumbnail
Untitled #6, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…' thumbnail
Untitled #7, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something.…' thumbnail

This work has been a developing project for some time and focuses on my, what perhaps some would call, obsession with blue. Blue has an interesting history, the name for the colour blue is one of the (comparatively) most recent of all colours and was for a long time very much associated with wealth, power and virtue. It would seem it has become as disposable as everything else now.

Exhibition is up and ready

My work for the current group show ‘Evolving Forces’ is finally ready and on the wall. This experimental installation again explores mixing separate works to develop new interpretations and this time focuses on connections between my artist and teacher identities.

blythe_glasgow_room

The Cyanotype prints at either end were created as my students experimented with the Cyanotype process. I put paper sheets down for them to work on and as they coated paper and other materials they left these wonderful abstract layered patterns on the paper which I then processed and framed. I see these as portraits of me as a teacher, evidence of making, evidence of learning.

The three images in the middle are from a long term project called ‘Something borrowed, something….’ and are images taken of found objects I observe on my regular daily journey from home to work and back. These objects are all blue. I consider all my works as representations of me as an artist, self portraits of sorts.

I have brought these works together to explore new connections and interpretations of understanding that will evolve for me as these works exist together in a shared space.

Upcoming exhibition – Evolving Forces, Opens 14th October.

I am excited to be exhibiting again with the Artist Teacher Collective, all of whom are currently completing the MA in Education artists teacher scheme at Oxford Brookes University. Our new show entitled ‘Evolving Forces’ will be on show in the Glasgow Room at the Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes.

Details are :
Opens: Friday 14th October
Closes : Thursday 3rd November
Access available weekdays from 9am till 8pm.
There will be a Private View on Saturday 22nd October from 4-7pm.

 

Some images from the CICA Exhibition in South Korea

This was an amazing exhibition and I am delighted to have been included in such interesting company as Peter Christenson & Phil Mudd, Ryan Schmal Murrey and Duncan Poulton.

 

New Exhibition Announcement

I am delighted to announce the inclusion of my 2016 film ‘Transitions’ in the CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2016 to be held at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea in early September.

The film will be screened alongside the work of other international artists working with digital time based media.

I hope to be able to post images from the exhibition once it opens.

Film Still from 'Transitions'

Film Still from ‘Transitions’

Great first weekend of Oxfordshire Artweeks

Had a great opening weekend for Oxfordshire ArtWeeks. As my first attempt I’m really pleased with how it went. Like all good exhibitions I wasn’t quite ready when I opened on Saturday morning but it didn’t take long to get the final touches sorted out and in place.

Many thanks to all those how popped in to have a look around, it was really nice talking to everyone. My flower cards sold way better than I thought they would and had to print a second batch on Saturday night which was a pleasant surprise (I certainly wasn’t expecting).

I made a start on making some cyanotype prints and will be doing a lot more of them on Thursday and over the weekend.

Love this process and am really enjoying experimenting.

9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONOURS PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN BLYTHE

ABSTRACT CATEGORY

ABSTRACT CATEGORY

LOS ANGELES (26th March 2016) – photographer John Blythe of the UK was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The live on-line gala was attended by over 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for colour photography.

 

The international Jury included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna who honoured Colour Masters with 591 coveted title awards and 634 nominees in 33 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,678 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “John Blythe’s – The Blue of Distance, an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents contemporary colour photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

“The variety of entries was astonishing,” said juror Lilli Langenheim, Senior Art Director of DDB Berlin. “Some of the work is truly powerful; Fine Art, Sport, Nature in professional was really inspiring and the Wildlife category in amateur was one of the most exciting,” added jury member Daria Bonera, Owner of DB Agency in Milan.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in colour photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography. www.colorawards.com