Tag Archives: art

THINKING AHEAD … again

  I was talking to the voices in my head and one of them came up with a brilliant idea … merchandising for my next exhibition to help with costs! Consequently I’ve gone into intense production.     There will be two products for sale, both in limited edition runs and all individually monogrammed. Minimum […]

TIME FOR A BREAK

  Ok, I’m pretty sure I’m organised for Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. It starts the day after tomorrow! Details can be found by clicking *here* – studio 69 on page 94. I’m a tad loose endish now. I know, I’m fascinated by numbers, let’s have a little Google. 94 then …   … oh, […]

42

  I’ve made the labels for Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017 which opens in just over two weeks! *small panic*                                        There are exactly 42 which everyone knows is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, […]

A PRACTICAL GUIDE …

  … that will help you enjoy the Open Studios at this year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival.     I know many of you will be concerned about how tall the artists will be who are exhibiting their work this year. The following practical hints might be of help when visiting their studios. 1. If […]

MOVING WITH THE TIMES

Work continues apace at A Galeria Secreta in Portugal. .   It was felt that the classic ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral’ needed updating to reference progression in recognisable official relationships. Here you can quite clearly see that I’m getting very near to the edge – the cutting edge – of social and artistic excellence. […]

THE SHORT TEMPERED MAN OF FAIRLIGHT

  Although Grumpy has been created in Portugal he will have a significant role to play later in the year at the Cliff Top Residence during Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. . He appears to be on his soap-box once again, well, perched at the base of a yucca plant actually. I couldn’t quite work out […]

GENTLE DIGS

I love to have a gentle dig at the expense of the art establishment. This piece starts off a new series I’ll be making under the banner ‘Art on a Shoestring’. It’s titled ‘The Physical Possibility of Affording Some Art’. I went to Goldsmiths’ College quite a few years before Damien Hirst and co and […]

ART – THE ANTIDOTE TO ALGORITHMS

There are no rules. Think outside and inside and on top of and underneath the box. Ignore the box. Don’t think. Over think. If you encourage viewers to see something they haven’t noticed before, or to think differently, or anger them, or give them a reassuring warm feeling, or present an image that haunts … […]

WHERE HAVE ALL THE ISMS GONE?

. In the good old days art isms were well defined and understood – Surrealism, Pointillism, Abstract Expressionism etc. Nowadays there are plenty of examples of Narcissism, Sentimentalism, Amateurism and Commercialism but little evidence of an interesting and lasting new art ism. I suspect that the last ism was Post Modernism which has now degenerated […]

THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN

So today, I was sitting in the garden enjoying a G&T when I heard a voice emanating from the public footpath the other side of the hedge – “Is that art?” I began to feel a tad depressed. And then I remembered that yesterday, when I was actually on the public footpath looking for feathers, […]