Brick Art – live and direct / perspectives

Online tutorials and workshops

Unfortunately my full-time engagement in arts and education IRL has been hit by the shutdown, which is quite sad in many ways.

Now, after some time of thinking and tinkering, I started developing new ideas and concepts. Luckily a few of my project partners in the arts and education field gave me options to develop new formats. One first project is a short simple tutorial upon creating abstract, structural pictures with Brick Art. It has been broadcasted at facebook. Many thanks to the educational team of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany and their program CITY ATELIER (Studio) digital.

The tutorial will be in german.

Another one will be a webinar with a focus on interaction coming soon.


FUTURE VIEW and participation

Alongside these projects some ideas come to my mind, of how to proceed with my mission to spread creativity and teach individual artistic approaches.

Now I am considering to make more tutorials and to offer workshops with artistic approaches and encourage developing ones own ideas.

My thoughts lead me to consider platforms and content, as well as reaching the interested audience and what forms of support are legit. Actually I’m considering to use the patreon platform for this enterprise.

Now, if you have similar thoughts in this direction, I’d be happy to to be in touch with you, either directly by mail (info[at]cole-blaq[dot]com) or in the comments at the social media pages. This will help developing this idea and bringing it live.

If you want, you can also sign-in for a future mailing list with information regarding the project. Just send me a mail with the subject ‘Mailing list Brick Art’.

Thank you for your interest

-Cole

 

 

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El Groupo [the gathering]

Presenting a small series of spray can characters I built over the last few months.

They’re all in midi scale compared to the 1:1 Inside the Spraycan series. Further down you can find the single interpretations.

To celebrate the series and to share my art work as a hard copy I have released an edition of 20 of the Ethereal Being. Each piece comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.  One piece will be available for 100€. Your support will help me and my family in this uncertain lockdown situation. All planned creative workshops have been cancelled.

If you are interested shoot me a mail.

There is also a chance to get a piece for free, check my instagram account for details.

Ethereal Being

 Tales from the Crypt

Top Gear

Deity

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Metatrain

Meta is one of the rare Street Artists in my city who’s work is absolutely original. He inittiated a spontaneous project, after finding a book with pictures of trains in a pile of rubbish on the streets. He forwarded all of the countless fantastic images of real and model trains to many of his Graffiti and Street Art colleagues. I was lucky to be able to pick a train from the book and the SNCF Jouef BB 26000 locomotive immediately caught my attention with the vision of a brick-ified version. The project sat on my desk for about two years before recently I managed to make my version.

I concentrated on the basic shape, the color scheme and some distinct details. As just copying something in existence does not attract me, I decided to implement two twists. First of all I wanted to break the train while keeping the shape. Secondary I included my alias into the sides of the trains, referring to Graffiti and the expression bombing a train.

The blueprint (Original image courtesy to Bernard Canet / Jouef)

And a WIP shot of the sketch and the forged side wall.

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Bugsy and Malone

They always appear as a team.

 

Welcome the newest members of the metallic family.

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Into the Blaq

week #8

Pure red is such a pain to photograph and edit.

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Into the Blaq

2020

6.5 x 9.7 x 7.5 cm

plastic bricks

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Elemental Gravity

week #7

A fresh photographic retake of a 2012 creation.

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Elemental Gravity

2012 / 2016

17,5 x 16 x 16 cm

plastic bricks, spraypaint & glue

 

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Peel Session

Ever tried to peel a brick to see what is inside or if it is eatable?

This is the result of my efforts ><

week #6

Peel Session

2020

7,4 x 10 x 7,7 cm

plastic bricks

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Power Up (2020 revamp)

A retake and remake of an older piece of the Enter the Brick series. The first three images are spot on 2020 and the last one the 2011 version.

week #4

At Flickr I am limited to 1000 photos, so I’ll have to delete more than half of my photos asap. So showcasing the series actually only here and at Insta.

Power Up

2011/2020

5,9 x 9,6 x 6,1 cm

plastic bricks & glue

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Copweb

A new addition to the Enter the Brick Series.

week #3

At Flickr I am limited to 1000 photos, so I’ll have to delete more than half of my photos asap. So showcasing the series actually only here and at Insta.

Copweb

2017

3,3 x 9,8 x 5,6 cm

plastic bricks, photography

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Architectural Archery

Another addition to the Enter the Brick series.

Architectural Archery, 2020

Plastic bricks

9.6 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm

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