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Archi-Mini now on video

The official launch of the Archi-Minis is sheduled for the 16th October 2017.

First picture of a real Archi-Mini

As promised in the previous news item and just in time, here is the first picture of a real Archi-MIni:

Well educated Archi-Mini 3B

 

For the moment there will be 7 Archi-Minis grouped in three families.

The picture shows you Archi-Mini 3B. This model exists in four differents color combinations.

Mid-October (2017), when I will be back from the "Essentie" exhibition in the Netherlands I will load the site with lots of pictures and videos of all the Archi-Minis and communicate prices and shipping cost.

For those who subscribed to the newsletter there will be a special "for friends only" offer.

 

 

01 en light up your desk

The Archi-Minis - Ultimate finish

I told you in the previous post that I started creating three series of small art objects of about 10 x 10 x 10 cm. My goal is to offer my numerous fans from around the world the possibility to buy an artwork handmade by the artist for a very friendly price (considering the many hours invested).

2017 09 Johannes BlonK varnishing the Archi-MInis

 

The picture shows me in my studio surrounded by dozens of small wooden parts (in total there are nearly 350 items!) that will compose these small archtitectural art objects, the Archi-Minis. For the moment I decided to go for three series of 15 objects each. In order to complicate things a little bit more there maybe, inside each serie, different color combinations.

Archi-Mini 1 (simulation) © J. BlonK

 

Work is progressing well, I finished painting and I'm now applying two layers of varnish to protect the artworks. If everything goes as planned I should be able to present you the first Archi-Minis at the end of September (2017).

During the varnishing job I'm brainstorming about the sales price of the Archi-Minis, the distribution channels and I'm also wondering if wouldn't be a good idea to make a very special offer to those who have subscribed to my newsletter. In the meantime here is another simulated image of Archi-Mini 1.

Greetings from France and don't hesitate to leave some comments!
A bientôt!

 

Purple Rectangles Approaching!

Johannes BlonK - Secrets of the Purple Rectangles - 2017

On the picture you can see me holding "Strange Violet" in my hand. It's a very pure artwork which I created in 2016. 

I discovered that it possesses an important force of attraction. A lot of people cannot resist to close in to it and discover its secrets (see "Artworks > Strange" in the menu on top of this site).

For quite some I feel the need to go further into a certain subject before starting another new painting or art object. Now I feel it is time to go ahead, to do what I really like and I'm really excited about it.

On the palette on the ground lies a part of the material needed to create a series of 7 to 10 three dimensionnal paintings (or wall objects if you prefer). It will probably get the title "The Secrets of the Purple Rectangles". You may notice, on top of one of the stacks, one of the first artworks in a preliminary stage (unmounted).

And what about those art lovers who don't like purple? Don't worry there will be other new colourful artworks and perhaps even the first piece of design furniture with the BlonK logo on it.

Strange Violet has something to hide!

Strange Violet © Johannes BlonK 2016

I wanted to create a very abstract and pure painting that intrigues and attracts you like a magnet. That's how "Strange Violet" was born.

The artwork painted dark violet creates a soft, velours like atmosphere. Only the shadows on the painting reveal that there is a rectangle in the middle.

This three dimensionnal painting or wall object if you prefer, is also strange in a second way as the picuture below will show you.

 

Strange Violet (détail) © J. BlonK 2016


Another secret is hidden behind the rectangle: a strange construction that creates a lift-off from the background of 5 cm.

Creating this artwork released a lot of new ideas in my head and I will probably make a serie of artworks with hidden sides and ohter visual effects.

I wrote this texte in January while it was freezing outside and impossible to use my workshop. This doesn't mean that I was totally blocked. Instead, inside the house during Winter I fill in applications for future exhibitions, I take care of the administration, make some sketches for new artworks, contact art galeries and write some articles for my the website and Facebook ofcourse. I hope you appreciate.