Since the mid 1990's my work has involved the creation of hand made custom surfboards.
I was instantly drawn to the retro style boards of the 1960's and 1970's and was fascinated with the tinted and pigmented resins and the vibrant colours that could be achieved.
I didn’t set out to be an environmental artist or to create a statement relating to social commentary but it was always in my sub conscious to develop a method of handling non bio degradable wastage from raw materials left over from laminating surfboards. If I could convert the excess wastage to art I would be able to make my contribution to reducing landfill.
I have tried different forms of art but once I started working with polyester resins I knew this was style that best suited my character
Abstract resin pouring and brush strokes not only stimulates the imagination but enables me to go beyond the common realm of colours and use them in a variety of ways. I vary my themes and colours with every new painting and each one is unique. I love vibrant colours, and large gallery wrapped canvases and I feel this is the perfect medium for my creations.
I work on numerous pieces at the one time and every colour is the remains of the laminating process from glassing my surfboards. Each painting can take a number of weeks to create.
My influences are first and foremost everything I see and feel and I have always loved the beach culture of the 1950's and 60's as well as the American hot rod scene of the same period.
I admire Tyler Hatzikian as a custom surfboard builder and the works of artists Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock of the past inspire me as well as present artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell
My works I feel are best finished framed by local framer Travis Mcintosh who is meticulous in his craft. Tassie oak is our choice of wood and frames are stained waxed and polished.
Please feel free to ask any questions about my paintings.
I can be contacted on phone 0410696660 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Weeks starting taking photographs, developing and printing them when he was 10 years old, way back in 1950’s Sydney. The above 1960’s surfing images are part of his collection, and house some of the real gems in Australian Surfing history. Bob moved on from ‘surfing photography’ around 66’ outlining that ‘things changed.’ Bob Weeks has an award winning collection that traverses many genres and six decades of passion, the sort of passion that keeps you awake at night tinkering with the possibilities.
Growing up in Sydney and surfing with his mates on the south side, in a time of plank riding and surfing innocence, Bob and his mates lived for the surf. Bob says that ‘the mood changed’, not just with surfing becoming popular, but also all his mates started getting married and surfing became more just for fun and real life took over. Bob Weeks moved from Sydney to Woolgoolga, Northern NSW, in 1971 as soon as his first daughter was born, naturally seeking the country lifestyle for his children.
Today, Bob is just as pumped about photography and knows his way around the modern equipment and post production techniques like he was born in the technological age…from the early 1950’s to today, the passion still burns, he still works full time as a professional photographer, prints his classic surfing images on high grade cotton paper and shuns any attempt at commercialising his works.
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Bob Weeks images are printed on the finest quality stock available and available in 2 sizes.
Both sizes are matted and mounted on an acid free backing and presented in a quality level fit for any gallery.
image size 27cm x 18cm overall matt size 41cm x 31cm.... signed By Bob Weeks with photo description $150.00 includes postage in Australia.
image size 44cm x 28 cm overall matt size 65cm x 50cm... signed by Bob Weeks and including photo description $275.00 includes postage in Australia
From open edition prints to signed and numbered prints, Bob Weeks is actively involved in the high quality reproduction of his iconic images, images that are rapidly gathering stature in the surfing world, a world Bob has revisited lately with various magazine features, gallery appearances and of course his contribution to the switch-foot II book
All prices are in Australian dollars and are GST inclusive.
Shipping costs to be quoted.
All photos are available reproduced in smaller and larger dimensions and framing is available as well.
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