Monthly Archives: November 2013

Where to hang?

I live in a town that, just like any other town in the second decade of the 21st century, suffers from empty shop syndrome. This is a sad consequence of the rise in internet shopping. Amazon.com has a lot to … Continue reading

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Art on and of the landscape

This weekend I have been in Cardiff experiencing a Dr Who extravaganza for the 50th anniversary of the first ever episode of Dr Who. While in that city, I took a short digression from science fiction and strange men with … Continue reading

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Am I an official artist now?

Last night I had my first ever proper exhibition opening night at a place called The Hive, and in to my childhood self I had made it as a ‘proper’ artist. Myself and the two other students on my course … Continue reading

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The art of suffering

At the moment I am re-reading How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton, my favourite living popular philosopher (if you have can popular science you can have popular philosophy). In this book, de Botton talks about Proust’s … Continue reading

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More on interesting art…

I realised last night that I was using two words interchangeably to describe the sort of art that I think sells: ‘interesting’ and ‘pretty’. I think there is an important difference between the two which I now need to make. … Continue reading

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Does good art have to be interesting?

At Zumba today, as usual while jumping around like a mad person, my mind started to wonder and ponder, this time the topic that came to mind was: does good art have to be interesting? I was thinking specifically about … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry and the bus from Helsinki

I highly recommend anyone who has one or two feet in the art world taking some time out to listen to Grayson Perry’s recent Reith Lectures which can be found on BBC iPlayer. He speaks a lot of sense in … Continue reading

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