My particular pleasure in art making is in the concrete misuse of everyday objects. Materials such as bread, Tape and Blu-Tack are used not for their intended purpose but for the creation of artworks. Recently I have used the everyday office material of blu-tack as a drawing tool – stretching and moulding it into ‘blobs and smears. I then scans these forms onto the computer, where I digitally enhance them in Photoshop, before reprinting the images in hardcopy. The blu-tack in artwork maintains its familiarity. It transitions between abstracted forms suspended in a blackened space, and a malleable material with a functional purpose. This process, look to extend notions of drawing and our conceptions of physical materials, allowing the viewer to experience their possibilities and limitations.





Justin Garnsworthy