A really interesting article:https://www.amdigital.co.uk/about/blog/item/medieval-world-mapsHere are some quotes from it: These extremities of the map, past the physical border of the Earth’s disc, represent the spiritual domain. https://www.amdigital.co.uk/about/blog/item/medieval-world-maps The presence of these supernatural events, beings, and locations means that we cannot view the Psalter Map as a purely navigational tool. Nor should we, as it was […]Read more "Researching Old Maps"
So hi. It’s been a while since I wrote about how things are going in the studio. This, writing on here, is an integral part of my studio practice, is something I don’t what to let slip away. Thinking through writing = important! Since I last checked in, I’ve finished two new paintings, they are: […]Read more "Checking In"
Incredible sound scapes from Hyde Park, London. They sound so alien, so sci-fi, and yet as I was watching it I kept reminding myself that these sounds are part of this ‘normal’ world. “Steensen’s conception of ‘slow media’” is very interesting. His work is wonderful and does something, it makes me think of the book […]Read more "Artist: Jakob Kudsk Steensen with Serpentine Gallery"
She has developed a pragmatic philosophy of painting that mobilizes doubt, treating mark-making not as a grand testament to an artist’s skill but as an invitation for us to follow and think alongside her. The curator Helen Molesworth has deemed Sillman’s approach to painting as exemplary of a virtuous ‘unknowability’ and describes this as emblematic […]Read more "Reading Amy Sillman’s Frieze interview Philosophy of Doubt"
The motifs are a kind of shorthand or wonky grammar, trying to hold together a lot of improvisation, coincidence, chance and mistakes. ^ Painting as language. I love that. I was thinking about that as well back in January. That visual motifs are like your vocabulary, that’s what I was thinking. I love the use […]Read more "Reading Gordon Dalton’s interview for Contemporary British Painting"
https://www.frieze.com/article/what-makes-artist-run-spaces-flourish experimentation always happens when there’s no market, there’s a recession or a war. it’s during these low points in socio-economic history that our culture really leaps forward. to paraphrase Lee Lozano, the easiest discipline is the best. I was also interested in engaging with a community that is not about the market, but about […]Read more "Frieze article: What Makes Artist-Run Spaces Flourish"
This gives me hope for doing something right here, where I am NOW. NOW. Doing this thing right here now.Read more "Interesting article on no social media New York print culture"
K: I’m loving how much movement I’m getting from this… It’s a vibe! My eye is obviously taken to the thick purple one in the centre. N: I really like that purple-ultramarine colour, it’s really beautiful. It shows up throughout, this kind of purpleish-blue. I’m really curious about the circle on the left. It just […]Read more "Transcript of my group crit 10/2"
Italic writing: Notes in writing this transcript (post-crit). Travelling through the landscape is a myth, embedded in the landscape. G: I’m realising my work is actually about that. Because I’ve always been quite obsessed with how the landscape can hold meaning from the past in it. Like when I used to paint those church shapes […]Read more "My Group Crit Transcript w GAP Studio 2/2/21"
Is this the ‘human world’? [Referring to the artwork by Adolf Wölfi] The more permissive response would be, yes, as the human mind and our perception of the world is of as much importance as the tangible. What Wölfli created, was to him, ‘Fact’.Are all maps intended to help the viewer or is their very […]Read more "Maps – initial research"