Graeme Balfour: Attentography

Exploring the human mind through mixed media.

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Let it flow! See my whole guest tutorial video on @poplarunion YouTube channel https://youtu.be/gGhClwH41KA
#flamenco @jamboreevenue el domingo pasado  con @adriansguitar @lourdesfernandezdancer  @abrahamcarmonamusic
#murmuration of #starlings #brightonpier #brighton #birds #sea #sky #pier
“A troubled spills” Water and #ink #samskara #mind #attentography. Today in the #studio #art #londonartist
@bowarts has a Christmas makers market on Sunday 8th December 11am to 4pm. There is Carols singing and mulled wine. We will also open our studios from 12.30 to 4pm so come along and say hi. @teresawitz @tilly_art_london @paolo_fiorentini_art @russellglynjohn @graeme.balfour.art image provided by Paolo Fiorentini Illustration  @pucklie
Getting the studio back to workable after clearing for #theapartmentart12
Family influences 302. 30x30x3.8cm  Gesso board and ink. It’s all packed and ready for the Charity event on Tuesday evening for @badgers_academy.  Inspired by the ancient yogic notion of samskara, the imprint each thought makes in our mind and these built to form our habitual patterns.  This piece captured color flowing through liquid in layers as a metaphor for the mental flow m between minds in a group such as a family. #samskara #mind #repesentingthemind #ink #watercolorpainting #inkart #art #londonartists #artevents
One from the archives that will be ok display next week for a charity sale.
Reposted after accidental deletion.  Some pics from the open evening #theapartmentart12
Repost from @diamond.frances at #theapartmentart12
#theapartmentart12 @theapartmentart opened last night but there’s still time to come see us Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. Just let us know you are coming to get in.  #londonartists #ink #samskara #depictingthemind
We have cleared out studios and are starting to set up for #theapartmentart12. Hope to see you there on Thursday or the weekend. Curated by @paolo_fiorentini_art
Came across this piece today I’d forgotten about. Can’t decide whether to include it in #theapartmentart12 or not. It’s ink on #yupotranslucentpaper. Works best work light behind.
Came across this piece today I’d forgotten about. Can’t decide whether to include it in #theapartmentart12 or not. It’s ink on #yupotranslucentpaper. Works best work light behind.
Come join us for the start of the 7th year of the apartment. I’ll be showing my latest pieces with some other artists with an open bar
Fragment of a leaking mind. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth #art #artinlondon #bowarts
Fragment of a leaking mind. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth #art #artinlondon #bowarts
Leaking mind. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth #art #artinlondon #bowarts
Fragment of the circle of mind #001 #silk #ink #watercolour #art #londonart #samskara #attentography
Fragment of the circle of mind #002 #silk #ink #watercolour #art #londonart #samskara #attentography
Fragment of the circle of mind #002 #silk #ink #watercolour #art #londonart #samskara #attentography
Fragment of distracted minds. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth #art #artinlondon #bowarts
Fragment of distracted minds. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth #art #artinlondon #bowarts
Distracted mind. #watercolour #ink #inkart #samskara #attentography #mind #mentalhealth

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Still from video showing the making of an image with coffee and watercolour. Attentography. Graeme Balfour Art

A demo of watercolour in coffee

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The journey to watercolours from light-through-glass-photography

In two minds (lower mind) by Graeme Balfour

In two minds – an installation in progress for the Apartment #10 event

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The Gold Angel has arrived

Steps leading up to the glass objects in different colours with light passing through on to a screen behind. A video is playing above showing various scenes of sea and travel.

In hope and fear we go

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In the studio

Light through bottle on the sand

Hope and fear on the beach

blue caustic refraction from sunlight through bowl on Eastbourne beach

Charity shop glass with sunlight on Eastbourne beach July 2017

My work explores aspects of the human condition using mixed media, including refracted light through glass, watercolour, ink and video.

My interest in optical caustics developed over many years after noticing the sun shining through a vintage Murano glass dish one day. The shapes formed reminded me somehow of mathematical curves and experimenting with Spirograph as a child.

Now, I love to visit somewhere new, find a glass object in a charity shop and try it out with natural light.

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Additionally, study of the Yoga Sutras and eastern philosophy introduced me to the concept of Samskaras (संस्कार), which may be thought of as impressions, or tracks, in the mind leading to habitual patterns of thought. Through practice, these tracks may be redefined. This ancient concept has much in common with modern-day neuroscience descriptions of neuroplasticity.

water running through grooves in the sand

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