These cushions were comissioned by Visual Aids and the Curator Hugh Ryan to form a part of the Exhbition Everyday at La Mama Galleria in New York Autumn 2016. They were inspired by an original piece made in 2011 called Sero- discordant relationship.
During is as compulsive as everything else in my life. A turmoil of love, lust and the divulgence of a twisted mind. ALL WORKS ARE AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PRICING AND SHIPPING.
" Untitled "
Water colour on Paper, 2016
Made a few days after the Orlando shootings.
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" Untitled " Watercolur on Paper, 2016
" London "
Watercolour on Paper, 2016
Watercolour on paper, 2016
( Private collection, Ibiza, Spain )
" Untitled "
Watercolour on paper, 2015
" Untitled "
Crayon on paper, 2013
( Private collection, Warwickshire, England. )
" Soul sucking "
Watercolour on Paper 2016
Te acampano en el sentimento"
" I am with you in your loss" Vinyl letters on celebration paper, 4 x a4 framed. 2010
TO BE AUCTIONED ON THE 11TH OF APRIL AT CHRISTIES, LONDON IN AID OF THE TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST.
Depicting viral loads and dildos, Paul Chisholm’s work is particularly interesting. In VIRAL LOAD (2010), straight pins puncture this phallus with a congregation of red pins, signaling danger, concentrated at the very tip of the cock. In this era of neoliberalism, where people are held more individually responsible for personal and public health, viral load also becomes a way to know how infectious one is; viral load becomes a (re)markable way to predict transmission rates as we see in new prevention technologies such as community viral load mapping. Now, having a viral load is not only potentially damaging to one’s own health, but also dangerous for those uninfected. Purity and Danger (2010) more pointedly remarks on the threat not only of the virus in semen, but also on positioning subjects in oppositional stances within debates on barebacking and HIV prevention. Now more than ever, one who has a viral load is marked as dangerous and criminal, at least in Canada with the 2012 Supreme Court non-disclosure ruling. L. Robert Westeen’s Criminalization Is Not A Cure (2013) reminds us that criminalizing people living with HIV is counterproductive to stopping AIDS by highlighting the continued, but revised medicalization of HIV prevention
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Newspapers is an ongoing series of works concerning the bombardmnet of propoganda and the abusdurty of todays or even yesterdays news. Each newspaper is plastered in vinyl text which asks the view to contemplate thier own understanding of what is the truth and who to belive. Each piece is for sale direct from the Artist. Please contact me !
23rd June 2016
Vinyl text on Newspaper.
Vinyl text on newspaper, 2015
30 years of fog
1 st of December 2011, white circle stickers on newspaper.
£300 ( money will be donated to a charity of the collectors choice )
queen of diamond card stickers on newspaper.
( year ? )
( PRIVATE COLLECTION, ENGLAND )
Inverted Peace flag for Syria
Inverted to its positive nature. These postcards send a message of peace to all of those caught up in conflict around the World.
Inverted postcard for Syria
Vinyl on grit Box, Finsbury Park, London. 2016
This is an ongoing Photography obsession. Since the early naughties. Documenting the often overlooked receptacles aka dust bins in which we use to throw away our detritus. These containers are not only a place to tidy our environments but also containers in which the life cycle of our daily ephemera is transformed from life to death. And so the cycle of life is contained within these receptacles. The resulting images are both life and death personified.
BATTLE GROUND EXHIBITION, PALMA DE MALLORCA
April 23rd 1984
ONE WORK: PAUL CHISHOLM ON “APRIL 23 RD 1984”BY TED KERR
video still giccle print 1/3 + a/p, Paul Chisholm
On April 23 1984 Margaret Heckler, President Reagan's secretary of health and human services from March 1983 to December 1985, held a press conference with scientist Robert Gallo to announce that he had located the virus (The day before French scientists claimed they had found the virus). Earlier that day it had been announced that there were 4,177 reported AIDS cases in America and 1,807 deaths. At the press conference Heckler told a desperate public that an AIDS vaccine was 2 years away. Three decades later there is no vaccine.
Heckler's action epitomizes a problematic administration. In 2006 interview for PBS she was asked about the support her department had from President Reagan. She responded, “This was not a problem that money could solve; it was a problem that the scientist could solve.” Deferring to the medical establishment Heckler sidestepped the Reagan administration's responsibility for the crisis, something others who worked for the US government were not willing to do. In an interview about Regan’s response to AIDS, C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General from 1982 to 1989 stated, "Some people have said that it was a homophobic administration. I think that's a bad word. Homophobia has the connotation of being fearful. This wasn't fear, it was hatred."
By the time Regan did say AIDS, in 1987, 36,058 Americans had been diagnosed with AIDS and 20,849 had died. The disease had spread to 113 countries, with more than 50,000 cases. Today more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. There is still no vaccine, no cure; AIDS is ongoing.
Below, artist Paul Chisholm discusses his connection to the infamous press conference, a moment he captured in his art work.
23 rd April 1982 Limited edition print
A debilitating fear and the panic of the unknown had finally been given a name, the virus had been discovered by scientists.
A monumental date in the AIDS crisis this day finally gave us a physical and scientific grasp of hope over a plague that had had until that point no name, no explanation and was known only through deep speculation, rumors and fear.
In my mind’s eye this moment of Heckler is an iconic turning point in the history of AIDS. With the American government’s lack of action finally we had an image of the enemy, meanwhile all around us people were simply dropping dead.
Writing this 30 years later I sit in trepidation. What will this video still conjure up in people 20 years from now?