Perfume as Practice SS18 at Bureau, Blackburn feels rather more imminent now that I have designed a poster for it:
The process of designing and distributing posters for exhibitions – particularly solo shows – does add a certain weight to proceedings; it gives exhibitions a tangibility and reaffirms the fact that I ought to be displaying competent and thoughtful work that highlights the possibilities of perfume while driving my practice in new, unexplored directions. So I find it a pretty useful process in that regard, it places a little more pressure on getting things done – something that I need from time to time.
I have all the responses I need to devise 14 perfume portraits for this exhibition. As usual the responses vary widely from each other, So I expect to create a mix of fragrances as eclectic and complex as the individuals they represent. I’m really looking forward to presenting my work to an entirely new audience too. So let’s get making!