British ‘Maximalist’ Artist and Icon Duggie Fields kindly and generously issued this piece via a recent communication to Eyeplug Magazine. With a vivid, seemingly warm, festive theme, Duggie utilises vintage found images and re-renders them in a bold and montage layering style, that is constantly evolving and offers the viewer a statement on just how distorted modern day Christmas has possibly become. Image after image of traditional festive cliches jolt against stark silhouettes of homeless and lost people pushing their worldly belongings around in Corporate shopping baskets. It’s strong, bold, fun and warm and brightly makes a very strong lasting impression. Have a very Merry Christmas, Duggie Fields, you are indeed a one-off! Interesting sound manipulation too!
Film / Video / Television
1981 ‘SLICE OF LIFE’, video Taboo club screenings, London 1982 ‘POISED ON THE EDGE OF TASTE’ , film, The London Film Co-0p; ICA Cinematheque London; London International Video Festival 1983 Alter Image, tv, Channel 4 UK 1985 ‘Menschens Kinder’, tv, ZDF Germany 1985 The Oxford Roadshow, tv, BBC 2 UK 1987 ‘South of Watford’, tv, ITV (UK) 1992 ‘Londynskie Pracownie’, tv, Ch.1 Poland 1993 ‘THE BIG RIDDLE’, video, Gas club, London, The Pot, tv, New York Cable, USA 1995 Joan Quinn Show , tv, Los Angeles Cable, USA; ‘The Big Riddle’, video, European Media Art Festival, Germany 1997 ‘The Colour Eye’, tv, BBC1 UK 1999 ‘Private Property’, tv, ITV, UK; ‘SOMETIMES’, digital animation, Hackney Empire Appeal, Lux Centre, London 2000 Portobello Film & VIdeo Festival, London; Venice Short Film Festival, Italy.