I recently joined a new social platform, Tik Tok, where I began posting short 15 seconds long video clips from my studio. I love it. For some 15 seconds, maybe not much or concise amount of time, but, within this short time, you can share a lot of information.
I can give you enough information on what I am up to in the studio. Tik Tok allows me to cut the frames and edit them as I take a video. This way, I provide only the necessary information making the clip enjoyable.
Since I am new to the platform, I am still learning about features and possibilities Tik Tok offers. Everything in my life is around my studio and painting. At the same time, this is a life that I am living, and for some of you, it might be a different and exciting way to discover my artistic life.
Clips I shared with you shows a short period of this in my studio when I received art supplies to my studio and began unpacking canvas, stretching, cutting it to the size of the stretchers and stretching it. For me, it was a fun way of documenting what I am up to in the studio. You can also see the short video when I primed the canvases with gesso, and lastly, but not least, I show a transition between empty canvas and recently completed painting on the panel for my solo exhibition at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.
I am preparing these canvases, as I need a new body of work for my upcoming solo exhibition in Hopkins Art Center in August. Don’t panic, I took those clips about two weeks ago, and by now I am far into painting on them.
If you are on Tik Tok, please connect with me here. I am building my audience there.
As you may know, I began a new project under the name of Meta Tag Project. In simple words, you send a picture (JPG file) of yourself, and I will paint a small, abstract version of your face on paper. I will charge $60 for an abstract portrait and $15 for shipping, nationally and internationally. All together, the costs come to $75 + sales TAX, as I live in Texas.
Project will end once I reach 20 orders. I have already 5 orders confirmed.
Each abstract portrait involves an hour-long painting session. Every time I complete a new order, I will post the painting on @bartoszbedaproject and my website.
If you are interested to join the project, please go here or email me if you have questions.