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Artist Russell Marshall said: “I wanted to create something that had a retro feel, while using the Surface tablet which is bang-up-date. I like old and new to slam into each other.”
Microsoft teamed up with Beautiful Crime CEO Liam West and Creative Director Ruthie Holloway who are excited about the 101 digital artworks on show. ”Artists are increasingly exploring the possibilities of meshing art with technology,” they said.
Stefan Sieler’s images use dance to show the human form. “Light and long exposures are used to show shape and movement through artistic expression. I used the Surface in post-production to bring these expressions to life,” he said.
“I combine hand drawn and digital elements in my illustrations so the Surface was great for doing that,” said Saroj Patel, who was impressed by the portability of the tablet and used the pen to create curves in the Fresh Paint app.
“Liberating” is how Pam Glew found the experience using the tablet. “I’ve been scanning in fabric, which I have used as the background to the images, and playing around with boosting brightness and contrast,” she said
This was the first time Carne Griffiths had worked using a digital medium. “I’m able to add minute detail in a really intuitive way, pinching and rotating the screen to zoom areas and physically rotating the tablet to find comfortable drawing angles,” he said.
Self-proclaimed geek Lox was excited by the challenge creating using the Surface provided “it successfully took me out of my comfort zone and allowed me streamline the entire creative process on one device anywhere I wished.”
To create this portrait Hannah Adamszek began with the basic figure and built it up using the tablet to create multiple colour combinations.
Urban artist Dean Stockton aka D*Face believes the Surface connects his work in the studio and on the go. “It’s not restricting in terms of having a laptop, and then a drawing tablet, as it’s all of those elements in one device,” he said.
“I was looking to create many different ideas, colours and themes using my Surface. The pen has been an invaluable tool; I use it every time I have a spontaneous idea or revision I’d like to make,” says Agent X.
Chuck Elliott started drawing on computers in the late 1980s, but believes working with a mouse or stylus leads to a “disjoint between the hand and eye”, something he says the Surface fixes “by reintroducing the basic idea that the nib of the pen should leave a mark directly where it’s touching”.
The Art of Doing More is at London’s Finsbury Avenue Square until May 12th (excluding May 9th and 10th). Head to www.surface.co.uk to find out more about the Surface 3, which starts at £419. Picture by Pascal Barker.