THINK LIKE AN ARTIST: How to have awesome creative ideas, build resilience and automate your progress
Stuart is a leading British artist and ambassador for the mental health Charity Mind. In this session Stuart will share the secrets of creative inspiration. Picasso, Bach, Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs all have something in common, the ability to tap into sources of creative inspiration and apply those ideas to their lives and work. Often these flashes of inspiration are in areas far away from their immediate discipline. How do they do it, and why do they seem to have awesome creative idea after awesome creative idea? Is it possible to have inspiration literally on tap?
Learning to think like an artist will expand your problem solving abilities and reveal hidden avenues you never knew existed. Throughout his career Stuart has had to deal with his own fair share of loss, set back and challenges. Not least his near death experience as a teenager. The artist's ability to adapt and change can enable us to build resilience and tenacity that almost guarantee success.
Stuart will share processes to ritualise action around creative inspiration, how the science around neuroplasticity can be used to build new pathways in the brain and delegate to your subconscious mind. You will get out of your own way and achieve awesome creative results in work, your personal life and business.
Date: Tuesday 17 May
6:00pm – Opening drink reception
6:30pm – Presentation and Workshop by Stuart Semple
7:20pm – Q&A
7:35pm – Time to Mingle, browse the gallery, view Stuart’s art work
8:00pm – End
ABOUT STUART SEMPLE
Born in 1980, Stuart Semple, is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and curator. Semple has enjoyed a successful artistic career with over 15 international solo exhibitions, 40 group shows and major public art projects alongside numerous art fairs and biennials. Recent projects include collaborations with Amnesty, Bulgari and Moncler. His works have been featured across the media in The Guardian, Time Out, Independent, Observer, BBC news, i-D, Blue Peter, Tatler, Esquire, Italian Vogue, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Evening Standard, The Metro, Harpers, The Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more.
Stuart Semple is arguably best known for his public artwork ‘HappyCloud’ in which he flooded the London skyline from Tate Modern with thousands of pink happy-faced clouds made from helium soap and vegetable dye. Initially conceived as a positive responsive to the ‘doom and gloom’ of the recession in 2009, the clouds floated from Tate towards London’s financial district. Stuart has since repeated the performance in Dublin, Milan and this year, Moscow. In recognition for the action he was presented with a medal at the House of Lords in 2013 as part of the United Nations first International Day of Happiness. His most ambitious solo exhibition was 2007′s ‘Fake Plastic Love’ at the Truman Brewery where he blacked out the 8000sq foot Boiler Room in Brick Lane, to install billboard paintings in an environment more akin to a rock concert than a traditional art show. On opening the exhibition had seen over $1 Million in sales and on closing in excess of 10,000 visitors.
As an artist Stuart makes ambitious and emotive works which have continued to evolve throughout a fifteen-year career. At 35 years of age, he is already regarded as a leading figure within contemporary painting. Stuart’s eye-catching use of colour and composition often contradicts a subtle and purposeful agenda that includes recurring themes of art history, spirituality and alienation.
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