Tag Archives: Art

Can you be an ironic existentialist?

Over the last few hours I’ve been thinking more about this quote, which I came across yesterday. I couldn’t sleep last night and when I can’t sleep I am cursed with a brain that struggles to shut down. In my busy … Continue reading

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Self-doubt – do all artists, all of humanity, suffer?

If I’m an artist then this is me all of the time: torn between wanting to communicate something inside me that is exploding to come out and wanting to hibernate from the world. (But I never really know whether I … Continue reading

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The futility of no narrative

Just under two years ago, I wrote a dissertation for my fine art degree about whether it is possible for art to exist without narrative. I talked about still-life art and the ‘narrative turn’ in the digital age and I concluded … Continue reading

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Is it time to do as Atticus Finch would do?

Yesterday I read an interesting article in the Guardian (in fact, I read this in paper form) about the reaction of the contemporary art world to the Brexit vote, as debated recently on Radio 4. When it first happened, the … Continue reading

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When process is the main artwork

Four years ago, when I started my Foundation Degree at Shrewsbury College, I was a painter. I painted things and the sea. I also painted people when I was feeling brave. That’s all I did. I signed up for the … Continue reading

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Why everyone should be an art student

I’m now nearly six months into my ‘top up’ time of my Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton. I’ve started to feel like I properly belong there. I know who to ask to stretch a canvas. I know where the print … Continue reading

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Why all artists should drink coffee

I’ve always suspected that coffee fired my imagination. Today I found out that science and history backs up my suspicions. History has it that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago by a poetic goat-herder called Kaldi … Continue reading

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