Following on from my black and white tango ink pictures I have been thinking of how I can integrate them into a story. This first prototype is of a scrapbook produced by a fictional social tango dancer. (the whole page is painted as one ink drawing)
Rather than explain all the ideas I have developed into this picture I invite friends who see this to come up with their own story around the items on the scrapbook….
Over the last 3 years I’ve been trying to find a way to convey Argentine Tango in my art. I’ve found it really tricky to make the dancers appear lifelike, to portray the mood of the dance, especially the embrace and movement.
I’ve looked at other artists and not really seen much I can believe in.
Whilst at Heatherleys other students were using ink and I’ve been trying this medium out myself. I’ve looked at photos of social dancers and worked out a series of ink ‘photo’ portraits. There are two themes: 1) The Embrace 2) Tango positions. I feel that these are unique to Tango and can be recognised instantly by a tango dancer.
Here are some of my pictures.
As ink ‘photos’ they are moving in the right direction but I believe that they are not a fully formed artistic idea yet. Just painted copies. I’m now following up ideas on how to develop them further.