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Ufology: Frozen In Time

Ufology: a series of paintings inspired from historic UFO sightings frozen in time on reclaimed computer screens.

Ufology: Frozen In Time

Ufology: a series of paintings inspired from historic UFO sightings frozen in time on reclaimed computer screens.

£2
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 11 2013 7:44 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 11, 2013

About

Hello

My name is Richard and this is my first Kickstarter project. I am a professional artist and have shown internationally in galleries in London, New York and Berlin. Most recently, I was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Art Prize 2012 and showcased on "London's Up and Coming" Saatchi 2013.

Ever since I was a teenager the subject of UFOs and Sci-Fi culture has fascinated me. What starts out, as entertainment eventually becomes a cultural reflection of fear of the unknown. 

I have painted UFOs and their deeper meaning for over seven years, but now I wish to take it further by painting them on different, yet everyday, mundane objects to help people relate to this cosmic dilemma.

Laptop screens conceptually work well, as they are everyday objects. Used to look through, with all our data/lives on it, we live our lives through computer screens. Hey you are looking at one now!

I want to take thrown away and unwanted machines that were once so important to its owner and turn them into something that will last forever. Something that always had flashing, fleeting images will now have an image that will be permanent, a work of original art.

This of course, all costs money something I don’t have much of! That is why I’m turning to you. I need you to help make this idea a reality.

Any support would be much appreciated. The money raised will cover materials, including old laptops, paints, & specialist equipment. For this project to be a success I also need professional studio space where collectors can view my work. 

Thank you for visiting this project!

Best wishes

Richard

Here is an example of my UFO painting on a laptop screen:

I unscrew the laptop screen from the keyboard and paint on it. I sand and gesso the suface before I apply the paint.
I unscrew the laptop screen from the keyboard and paint on it. I sand and gesso the suface before I apply the paint.

This particular UFO is a Pleiadian Ship, witnessed and contacted by Billy Meier (a famous contactee). The Pleiadians often visited Meier throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. A lot of the UFOs I paint are from photos captured by Meier, he has a large documented UFO photo collection. His photos have an erie feeling and the UFOs he captures have a retro look, this is why I like them.

Here is "Babel" that was shortlisted in the prestige UK art prize Threadneedle 2012. You can get a professional print of this if you pledge £100.

And here is the piece "Cow tied to a Black Dog" This piece was shown at the Griffin Gallery London last year. You can get a professional print of this if you pledge £100.

UFO Drawing with Information: coming soon....

Risks and challenges

I will start work as soon as the Kickstarter fund has been paid and the target is reached. There is of course risks involved with supply and demand but I promise you, that I will work my butt off to meet the deadlines. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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    SIGHTING: You will receive one hi-res PDF file of an original art work of your choice, and a thank you note from me with a little UFO doodle. Plus updates on the project.

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    ENCOUNTER: You will receive a postcard sized print of a UFO (pleiadian ship) drawing that comes with information about that UFO. Signed. And one hi-res PDF file of an original art work of your choice, plus updates on the project.

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    ENCOUNTERS OF THE 1ST KIND: You will receive a 29x19cm print of a UFO (pleiadian ship) drawing with information about that UFO. Signed. (See example) And a hi-res PDF file of an original art work of your choice, plus updates.

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    ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND: You will receive an original 29x19cm sized drawing of a UFO (pleiadian ship) plus information about the UFO. Signed. With one hi-res PDF file of an art work of your choice. Plus updates on the project.

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    BEAM ME UP: (THREADNEEDLE): 29 x 19cm professional limited edition print of original art "Babel", signed and framed. This piece was shortlisted for the prestige UK art prize Threadneedle 2012. And one hi-res PDF file of an art work of your choice, plus updates.

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    BEAM ME UP (COW): 29 x 19cm professional print of original art "Cow Tied to a Black Dog" This piece was shown at The Griffin Gallery, London at the end of last year. This piece sold for £1200. It comes signed and framed. And one hi-res PDF file of original art work of your choice, plus updates.

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    MOTHERSHIP: An original laptop painting, signed. And 2 hi-res PDF files of original art work. And a postcard sized print of a UFO drawing, plus information about the UFO. And updates.

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    COLLECTER:
    An original laptop painting, signed and specially boxed framed in exhibition quality frame. You will also receive a 29x19cm professional print of either "Babel" or "Cow Tied to a Black Dog" its your choice.

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