Mike Blackman

Paintings from an ongoing series entitled ‘The Ballad of Lucio Morro’

Painting is the end part of a process which starts with the conception of images, sometimes in series or stories.
Taking cues from film, television, books, comics and songs, a plot is often played out over several acts.
Next, found imagery is digitally manipulated; scenes are spliced together and objects added or removed.
Individual figures or groups are placed within the digital scene like actors on a stage.

Mike Blackman, an Arts Council England and Braziers International Artists Workshop Fellow, has exhibited in the UK, Latvia and Sweden, created new media public commissions and collaborated on a number community-based new media art projects. Blackman received his BFA in design and media, University of Portsmouth 1996 and an MSc in software engineering in 2007. Blackman is a long term member of Art Space Portsmouth and on the committee of its gallery. He works as a commercial web/new media developer alongside his artistic practice.

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