Modern Art on Acrylic

Introducing the next generation of art

A revolutionary fusion of art and design, acrylicize... drags canvas into the 21st Century, creating modern artworks which are set to be the hot addition to homes, clubs and bars in 2007.

Currently being snapped up by celebrities like George Michael, bars such as ISIS, hotels like The Cumberland, and premiership football clubs like Arsenal, acrylicize has become the must have artwork for any space.

The acrylicize B.I.D.A award winning concept blurs the boundaries between art and design. Aluminium fixings embellished with acrylicize’s trademark seal holds the image away from the wall allowing light to permeate, creating a 3D effect. Acrylicize’s product has won them international industry recognition, and their success stems from the quality of their product and unique expertise. They offer a range of bespoke services catering for the individual as well as corporate clients, resulting in them being the foremost supplier of the acrylic canvas in the UK.

FlickR & SlickR Modern Art

FlickR & SlickR Slideshow

There's a new screensaver slideshow of my work which you can download for free. It uses FlickR and SlickR which as you know - FlickR is now really big and a great way to share your photography, art, digital media etc. SlickR allows you to create a screensaver slideshow out of a FlickR members images.

OK, here's what to do:

1) First click here to download the SlickR program.When prompted, simply save it to your desktop or somewhere easily accessible.

2) Install the program by double clicking on the SlickR icon on your desktop.SlickR installs itself automatically.

3) Once SlickR is installed as your screensaver, you will see an "options" button in your settings panel. Just add "Paul Cooklin" (without the quotes) as the user.

Thats it, you're done.

If you have any problems, just let me know.

Join the Gallery

Join the Gallery

If you would like to promote your own artwork, join the artists directory. The site is viewed by art lovers, large and small collectors, museum curators, art gallery owners and exhibition organisers, art students, artists and art historians.

We will create you your own artist page, with artist portrait and personal information, with the possibility of 5 links to resources: to your homepage, gallery website, online exhibitions and other related websites. Plus 10 images of works, with biography, artist statement, interview and exhibition reviews. Your profile will also be emailed with our newsletter to the mailing list which will give you greater exposure.

Exhibition Donation

12 months listing Up to 10 Images (max 300 pix wide)
Contact Details
Artist Statement
Exhibition Review
Up to 5 links
Included in our emailer

GBP 50.00 / $90.00

To join the gallery, please send 2-3 sample images (JPG's) of your work to:

Tate Modern Film

Shoot Shoot Shoot: British Avant-Garde Film of the 1960s and 1970s

The 1960s and 1970s were groundbreaking decades in which independent filmmakers challenged cinematic convention. In England, much of the innovation took place at the London Film-Makers' Co-operative, an artist-led organisation that enabled filmmakers to control every aspect of the creative process. LFMC members conducted an investigation of celluloid that echoed contemporary developments in painting and sculpture.

Friday 10 November - Saturday 11 November

Shoot Shoot Shoot: Programme One
Friday 10 November, 19.00Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£4, booking recommended
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Book onlineShoot Shoot Shoot: Programme Two
Saturday 11 November, 19.00Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
£4, booking recommended
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Post Secret

Editorial Reviews

At the beginning of 2005, Frank Warren launched a new blog called PostSecret as an experiment in community art, inviting strangers to mail him anonymous postcards that made art out of their innermost secrets and then posting a selection of the cards every week on his blog. Within a year, his blog was one of the five most popular in the world, and his first book, PostSecret, was one of the surprise bestsellers of 2005. My Secret is his second book, a collection of cards from teens and college students--none of which has been shown on the website--that carries the same emotional power and creativity that have made Warren's project a phenomenon.

To mark the launch of My Secret, Warren is sharing with us seven postcards from the book that haven't been seen on the website. We'll post one card a day beginning on October 17 and ending on October 23, the day before My Secret is released. Come back every day and see what's new.

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Yahoo Time Capsule - Modern Art

Yahoo builds digital time capsuleArchive to be sealed until 2020

Shaun Nichols in California, 11 Oct 2006
ADVERTISEMENTYahoo has kicked off a project to build a digital time capsule, allowing users to submit stories, photos, videos, artwork and poetry through the project's website.
The Yahoo Time Capsule submissions will be collected until 8 November, when it will be sealed and stored at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Yahoo plans to reopen the digital archive in 2020 to mark the firm's 25th anniversary.
The capsule was designed by artist Jonathan Harris, and allows users to submit items under themes such as love, anger, fun and faith.

The Time Capsule website shows a rotating sphere containing pictures of the 100 most recent entries, as well as an index of all entries by theme. On the bottom of the page is a clock counting down the time remaining until the capsule is sealed.
The site also records submissions in several categories, including country, age, gender and theme.

In addition to contributing to the capsule, Yahoo is asking users to vote on how to distribute a $100,000 donation to be made by the company.
Before the capsule in sealed, Yahoo plans to project the content onto the side of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico.


Originally uploaded by magander.
Inverted smoke

Uploaded by magander on 2 Oct '06, 3.04pm BST.


For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first,
some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

1276 Photographic Art

Originally uploaded by Paul Cooklin.
Bending Light

Inspirations - Nathan Flood

Nathan Flood at Heavy Backpack - A Creative Catalogue: "Nathan Flood

Name: Nathan Flood
What: digital artist / art director
Company: nginco
Where: New York, NY
Age: 22
Looking at: nothing in particular
Listening to: fantomas, philip glass, kronos quartet, portishead, pink floyd, mogwai, nirvana, the doors, tricky, iron butterfly, lou reed, neil young, bob dylan

Eddie O'Bryan Photo

Alleyway In Blizzard, Downtown NYC
Taken with a (frozen) Hasselblad 501CM and Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO film, rated at 200.

Uploaded by Eddie O'Bryan on 28 Jul '06, 10.33pm BST.


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Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern
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Uploaded by nico1974 on 15 Jul '06, 9.44pm BST.

My supreme illusion

My supreme illusion
Originally uploaded by Hello Doodle!.
by kierannegoda A picture of a lampshade.

Uploaded by Hello Doodle! on 18 Mar '06, 8.34pm GMT.

Liquid Smoke

Liquid Smoke
Originally uploaded by Hello Doodle!.
Liquid Smoke
My second experiment with inks dissolved in a glass of water.

Uploaded by Hello Doodle! on 28 Jan '06, 5.10pm PST.

Distorted Perception

Distorted Perception
Originally uploaded by Hello Doodle!.
Distorted Perception
When walking in the halls of Milwaukee Art Museum you feel like exploring a 3D reality. It seems like the design of this building has never left computer, and every pixel and byte of an electronic record were somehow projected into the real world.

No Photoshop filters were applied. Contrast and brightness were adjusted in order to achieve a higher image quality.
May 2005
See my other photos of MAM here and here
MAM homepage
Santiago Calatrava, the architector

Uploaded by Hello Doodle! on 13 Jan '06, 7.52pm PST.

Gallery: Imogen Cunningham Prints

Photo Exhibition to Open in Zurich at ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery: Imogen Cunningham Master Prints 1910-1970

Vernissage: October 5, 6-8 pm Exhibition: October 6 - November 4, 2006 Place: ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Spluegenstrasse 11, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 13-18, Saturday 11-16
(PRWEB) October 2, 2006 -- For the first time in Switzerland, ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery presents selected works from the American “Grand Old Lady” of photography, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976).

The exhibition premieres pictures from a private collection, which were only recently discovered. They stem in part from her early, pictorialist phase and have never before been publicly exhibited. With a total of 40 photographs, the exhibition depicts a cross-section of the artist’s multi-layered portfolio. Imogen Cunningham achieved fame with her poetic plant photographs and her sensitive portraits of prominent contemporaries, such as Gertrude Stein, Frieda Kahlo, Lionel Feininger or Hollywood stars like Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy. These works, as well as her then unconventional depictions of industry and architecture, made her name known far beyond American shores.

Inspired by Gertrude Käsebier, Imogen Cunningham began to take photographs in 1901. In connection with her chemistry studies, during which she was also intensively occupied with botany, she worked in the studio of Edward S. Curtis and learned to produce platinum prints. In 1909 she completed her training in photography at the Technische Hochschule (Technical College) in Dresden. Once back from Europe, she met Gertrude Käsebier and Alfred Stieglitz. In 1910 she opened her first studio in Seattle – an immediate success.

Cunningham’s creative phase, from 1901 to 1976, covers almost half of the time that has passed since the invention of photography. Thus her work is also interesting from a cultural perspective and in the context of art-history. Her pictures were important stimuli for many photographers (Magarethe Maler, Edward Weston and Anselm Adams amongst others). Her optical clarity quickly became recognized as an important development in photography; she was often described as sensitive and perspicacious at the same time.

Her sharply accentuated close-ups of plants and unconventional views of industrial sites and modern architecture are mainly created in the 1920s. Concentrating on light, form and abstract patterns, these photographs established her reputation as a pioneer of photographic modernism. She is a founder member of the f/64 group and continues to develop her style and techniques over the course of 70 years. Thus in the 30s and 40s she transfers the style of her plant photography to portrait photography and creates impressive portraits, full of precision. Her pictures of the dancer Martha Graham for Vanity Fair in 1932 establish her reputation as the foremost portraitist of her time. Between 1932 and 1934 she works for the magazine regularly in New York and Hollywood.

In the 50s Cunningham stretches her work in an almost post-modern way. She photographs people and plants, and places the negatives on top of one another in order to abstract her portraits. With the aid of double flash she produces a collection of psychologically impressive still-lifes. Many of her street photographs from the 60s demonstrate a connection with Dadaism and further developments in performance art. She spends the last years of her life in a photography studio on age. The profound yet lively portraits of old people are collected in the book “After Ninety”, published posthumously.
Cunningham was interested in the possibilities of storytelling and representation through the medium of photography. Most important for her was the possibility, through this medium, of bringing the photograph, object and viewer closer to one another. This task she allocated to the purely visual elements of photography: form, tonality and shading. Her mastery of nearly every photographic genre results from her knowledge of the formal elements of photography. Her observation of form leads to pictures which immerse themselves in each subject and, like lyric poetry, arouse emotions.
Imogen Cunningham knew that it is the details and the particular arrangement of formal elements which the biggest personalities, the most beautiful flowers and the most dramatic events display best of all. Time and again, persistently, she explored this relationship between the flexible world of experience and the formal world of photography, with intensity and with poetry.

Modern Art News

The work of Bas Jan Ader will be the subject of a show at The Camden Arts Centre from the 28th April to 2nd of July, entitled All is Falling. Bas Jan Ader’s works are also currently included in MASQUERADE: Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney from the 23rd of March to the 21st of May.

We are happy to announce that David Altmejd will represent Canada in next year's Venice Biennale. The curator of the pavillion is Louise Déry, director of the Galerie de l'UQAM.
The first monograph of the work of David Altmejd published by Galerie de Lquam is now available here at the gallery, please contact us if you would like to obtain a copy.

Kenneth Anger’s work was included in The Whitney Biennale which finished at 28th of May 2006.

Modern Art is please to announce that we now represent the artist Simon Bill, who completed his third solo show in Modern Art in May 2006.

Extrospective, a major museum survey of the work of Tom Burr opened at Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne on the 7th April and will run through until the 18th June. A major publication to coincide with the exhibition is printed and is available from the gallery. Tom Burr’s solo show at Modern Art opened on June 7th. His work will also be included in the exhibition Why Pictures Now? at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien which opens on the 8th of June. Two works by Tom Burr were recently acquired by the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien for their permanent collection.

A Portrait of Everything, a solo show by Nigel Cooke, just finished at the South London Gallery. The first major publication of the artist’s work has just been published by Modern Art in cooperation with Andrea Rosen Gallery and Koenig Books and is available from the gallery. Nigel Cooke’s work is also currently included in the exhibition Imagination Becomes Reality at Sammlung Goetz in Munich until June 3rd. In October Nigel Cooke will have a solo show at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Nigel Cooke will have a solo show with Andrea Rosen Gallery in November of 2006.

The first publication of Barnaby Furnas’ work, published to coincide with his first UK institutional show in the summer of 2005 at the BALTIC ARTS CENTER in Newcastle is now available from the gallery.

Tim Gardner has just completed a residency at the National Gallery in London, which will result in a solo show at the museum in 2007. He had a solo show of new works at Modern Art in June 2006.

We are pleased to announce that we now represent the artist Phillip Lai who first showed with the gallery in 2000. Two pieces by Phillip Lai were recently acquired by the Arts Council.

Barry McGee exhibited an installation as part of Art Unlimited at Art Basel last June. A major installation by Barry McGee was recently acquired by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain.

Following Jonathan Meese’s recent performance in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern his major retrospective Mama Johnny opened at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg on the 28th of April. On April 27th and 28th the play Kokain with a stage setting by Jonathan Meese was performed at the Deichtorhallen. The play is by Frank Castorf with the ensemble of Volksbühne, Berlin. Jonathan also performed at Deichtorhallen on the 24th of May.

Alan Michael’s work was recently included in the Tate Triennal 2006, curated by Beatrix Ruff. His first catalogue has just been produced by Modern Art in cooperation with Hotel and is available from the gallery.

We are pleased to announce that we now represent British painter Katy Moran who will have her first solo show in Modern Art in October 2006.

Matthew Monahan’s work was included in both the Berlin Biennale 2006 as well as the Whitney Biennal 2006. He will have his first solo show with Modern Art in October 2006. Next year Matthew Monahan will also have a solo show at LA MOCA.

Clare E. Rojas recently had a solo show at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita. At January 2007 Clare E. Rojas will have a solo show in Laboratorio 987 in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain. At 2007 Clare will have a solo show at Museum Heit Domeijn, Sittard. Three paintings by Clare E. Rojas were recently acquired by the Museum Heit Domeijn, Sittard.

Eva Rothschild’s work was included in the Tate Triennal 2006, curated by Beatrix Ruff and was on view at Tate Britain until 14th May. Her work will be included in the exhibition Abstract Art-Now Strictly Geometrical at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen from the 30th of July until the 24th September. Eva Rothschild’s work is also included in The British Art Show 2006 which is currently touring venues in the UK. In October she will have a solo show at Eva Presenhuber Gallery in Zurich. Eva’s work has recently been acquired by the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Steven Shearer’s work was recently included in the Berlin Biennale. His work will be the subject of a major show at the Power Plant in Toronto later this year which will also travel to the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. Shearer’s work was also featured in the exhibition Trial Ballons in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain from the 6th of May till the 10th of September. He will have his first solo show with Modern Art in early 2007.

Collier Schorr’s work was recently included in the exhibition The Youth of Today at The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, which continues until the 25th of June. Collier will have her second solo show with Modern Art in September 2006. Her solo show with the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe opens in early 2007. The artist’s latest book Jens F. has just been published by Steidl and is available from the gallery. Collier Schorr’s work has recently been acquired by the Guggenheim Museum.

Ricky Swallow will have his first UK solo show with Modern Art in November/December 2006. In early 2007 he will have a solo show with the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. His work is currently on view in a solo show entitled 'The Past Sure Is Tense',in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, in Perth.

Tim Noble & Sue Webster’s work was included in the exhibition MASQUERADE: Representation and the self in contemporary Art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney from the 23rd of March to the 21st of May. A major publication with Tim Noble and Sur Webster's work will be published by Rizzoli in September 2006.

Clare Woods will have a solo show at the Chisenhale Gallery, London, opening in September 5th and running through October. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with a text by Barry Schwabsky.

Modern Art will participate in Frieze Art Fair 2006 and Art Basel/Miami Beach 2006.
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10 Vyner Street
E2 9DG

Saatchi Gallery - USA Today


New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens London. October 6th until 4th November 2006.
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