New music video: Ray LaMontagne “Supernova”

A couple of weeks ago my latest music video premiered over at The Huffington Post!

It’s Ray LaMontagne’s first ever music video, the Grammy awarded musician was very cool to work for and had some really nice things to say to the HuffPo about my work:

“I first came across Lucy Dyson’s work through the video for Gemma Ray’s lovely song ‘Rescue Me.’ I was hooked immediately. Genius. I was instantly taken with her Terry Gilliam-esque use of layered, ragged cut-out images. To me that was the anchor. A familiar place for my imagination to leap from. But very quickly you realize that the narrative is taking you somewhere that you didn’t expect. It feels like you’re on a roller coaster in some weird circus of the psychedelic burlesque. And yet, underneath all that strange and beautiful imagery there’s this sense that she is truly emotionally invested in the storytelling. To me, it’s like she can see within a song some hidden fourth dimension, a dimension that you didn’t even know existed until she pulls aside the curtain and invites you in.”

Here is the video:

 

I also made an animated teaser for the song leading up to the single release, which you can watch here:

 

 

 

Recent album art

Here are some recent (and upcoming) music releases I’ve made artwork for, all these releases also come out on vinyl, the best format for enjoying album artwork! I’m writing this from Melbourne Australia, I’m back for a cousin’s wedding and a very overdue visit to see all my friends and family, I’m having such a great time, but it will be nice to return to Berlin later in April with spring properly in swing.

 

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First, back in November 2013 the excellent Series Alphonos label came out with Cremator’s Clear Air Turbulence. The art work I made for this release is a straight up paper collage. Cremator is London one-man synth geek Matt Thompson, (Zoltan, Guapo), and this record takes you on a sci-fi tune-fest ala John Carpenter meets Kraftwerk. Series Alphonos is an off-shoot of the Bronze Rat record label, which focuses on “left-of-centre musical meanderings, soundtracks, and strange treasures from hidden corners”. Another recent Series Alphonos release is the Krzysztof Komeda soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s – Dance of the Vampires (aka The Fearless Vampire Killers), available now for the first time ever on vinyl, excellent label!

 

Teeth & Tongue Grids

 

Teeth and Tongue‘s latest album “Grids” was released last week. I have worked with Teeth & Tongue (aka Jess Cornelius) on some early music videos, but I think the album cover for Grids is my favourite collaboration with her so far. The cover image is an original paper collage, which will be included in a solo exhibition I have coming up at Das Gift in Berlin in late April. ‘Grids’ is Teeth & Tongues follow up to 2011′s Tambourine, it is such an excellent record and is out on Remote Control Records.

 

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And finally, here is the super awesome 7″ picture disc I got to make for Gemma Ray! Death Disc is a Record Store Day 2014 exclusive, and features two teenage tragedies in song form, and the track Motorbike also includes a special appearance from Alan Vega from Suicide (!!)  Above is the A-side art I made and below is the B-side. It was a bit of a dream job!

 

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…..and here is a picture (courtesy of  Gemma Ray’s facebook page!) of the disc box-fresh and ready for Record Store Day!

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I have a few more album art jobs I’m working on, but these are the ones I can share for now. I’ll also post details for my upcoming Berlin exhibition shortly!

 

 

 

 

Untitled (New Year)

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Untitled (New Year), 2013. Paper collage, 20.5 x 24 cm

Since I last posted I have made so many new pieces, this is one of them. It could be read as my vision for 2014 (which according to my mum suggests I might be planning on moving somewhere warmer, like Australia! Her hopes for 2014!). Maybe in the new year I will start posting more regularly, a new collage  (or work in progress) each day (ha, I post here on average once every 2 months), or at least each week. I have a few album art commissions and a second  music video for a kid’s song on the go (the first one I finished a couple of months ago, so it should be released sometime soon, along with the art I made for the album both songs feature on).

Happy new year, it sounds like a war zone out in Kreuzberg tonight, I will join in with my own pack of fireworks later!

 

Summer

Here are some new  collages I have been making over the last couple of months, an ongoing summer series…

Lucy Dyson Toucan

Toucan
Paper collage © L Dyson
25 x 33 cm

Lucy Dyson Big Cat

The Big Cat
Paper collage © L Dyson
28.5 x 34 cm

Lucy Dyson 8 Of Legs

Eight Of Legs
Paper collage © L Dyson
22.8 x 16.5 cm

Lucy Dyson Camping

Camping
Paper collage © L Dyson
21.5 x 24 cm

Lucy Dyson hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Paper collage © L Dyson
27 x 30.3 cm

Lucy Dyson Mountain

 Mountain
Paper collage © L Dyson
20.8 x 20.8 cm

Volcano

Volcano
Paper collage © L Dyson
30.5 x 23.2 cm

Lucy Dyson Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
Paper collage © L Dyson
17 x 17 cm

woman red flowers

Woman (red flowers)
Paper collage © L Dyson
22.8 x 16.5 cm

Lucy Dyson Floating In Space

Floating In Space
Paper collage © L Dyson
26 x 17 cm

Lucy Dyson dolphin girl

Dolphin Girl
Paper collage © L Dyson
17 x 17 cm

neues kunstwerk

Here is some art I’ve been making in Berlin in between projects this year. I’ve actually been meaning to post most of this work for a while, but animating (and painting) has been taking up all my waking hours, and most of my nights. The animation I am currently working on requires a lot of fast painted scenes (of very simple and fun things to paint, like patterns and splotches), most of which end up getting torn to shreds. It has been good to not feel precious about the work, maybe I should do a post on the paintings before they are all destroyed…

Anyway, all these collages have been similarly made the old fashioned way: cut and paste, no Photoshop, just found images (mostly from second hand books and magazines I collect, and kind people give me), glue, a scalpel knife and the odd piece of double-sided tape. For anyone who is interested, the originals will be for sale at some point, I’ll probably continue working towards an exhibition first though.

LucyDyson_Untitled(SheCameFromThePond)2013Paper collage
26.7 x 20.5 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(FlowerNest)2013Paper collage
26.5 x 18.5 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(Yeti)2013Paper collage
27 x 22 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(BigBirds)2013Paper collage
22.8 x 16 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(FlowerWomen)2013Paper collage
18 x 23 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(WaterWomen)2013Paper collage
27.5 x 21 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(SmokersHoliday)2013Paper collage
25 x 17 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(FreeFalling)2013Paper collage
18 x 13.5 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(MoonWoman)2013Paper collage
23 x 23 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(Galaxies)2013Paper Collage
27.3 x 21 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(GardenSeat)2013Paper Collage
27 x 21cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(Three)2013

Paper collage
15 x 29.5 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(Pilze)2013

Paper collage
27.7 x 18 cm

LucyDyson_Untitled(Pilze)2013Paper collage
30 x 23 cm

Pictoplasma

I managed to make it to a few Pictoplasma festival events last week in Berlin, I’ve had a lot of work on lately so unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to all the conferences, screenings, workshops, exhibitions or parties that I wanted to, but I still saw a lot of great work and interesting talks and met some really cool people (including a few Australians who came over especially for it). And last Sunday was the first sunny and mild day Berlin has had in about 6 MONTHS (it has been a long, long winter), so the Kreuzberg character walk was the perfect way to wrap up the festival (though the younger &/or cooler festival goers attending the nightclub parties might disagree with me on that).

There was so much on, and I really only made it to a handful of events, so here are my (limited) highlights from the festival:

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Sue Doeksen’s very engaging exhibition at FEED Soundspace

Talks by Jon Burgerman (whose exhibition was also really great), Will Sweeney, and Ted Parker. Joe was also raving about Osian Efnisien and Pepper Melon’s talks that I (regretfully) missed out on.

The film program for the Character In Narration screening was really good, I especially enjoyed Fear Of Flying by Conor Finnegan and Wind by Robert Lobel.

Rilla Alexander had a beautiful exhibition of her One Sun collection of plates and trays at Stue. The Charles Burns and Will Sweeny screen print exhibition at In Surgo (great shop!) was really cool, and there were a bunch of other things that were fantastic but it will just read like I’m lifting them straight out of the program. I didn’t take many photos, but the Pictoplasma tumblr has a great collection of photos that should entice anyone to attend next year’s festival, (a good excuse to visit Berlin) and made me feel super annoyed with myself for missing out on some cool workshops. Next Year!