I’m beyond excited to announce my new relationship with Degree Art, a leading online gallery for promoting emerging graduate artists! A careful selection of my paintings and drawings are now available to buy on their website. All my online sales will now go through DegreeArt.com.I’m chuffed to get to work with them, and jump in […]Read more "New relationship with DegreeArt"
Things have been a bit all over the place recently. Moving house, moving studio, finishing uni. One other thing I have been starting and stopping a lot is my studio practice. I have been thinking and sketching about it in background for a while now, but it’s not something I have had a routine with. […]Read more "Reflections and (re)reading the book Art as Therapy"
So a physical degree show wasn’t possible, but an online one has gone ahead! Check out the website here.Read more "Online Degree Show"
I am looking at paintings titled ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’, they’re all paintings from the Renaissance or older. The most compelling ones, to me, are the ones with incredible rendering of dark and light. It appears that light is really important for creating atmosphere in a painting. There’s something tangible, something present, something palpable […]Read more "The medieval universe and a painting by Botticini"
‘The silence of nature itself, in which the random noises of culture were swallowed up – was one of the dominant facts of medieval life, outside the cloister as well as inside it.’ P.324 ‘…might well have exceeded anything we take for “normal” cultural experience today. Now we see the same cathedral through a vast […]Read more "Hughs R. (1991). The Shock Of The New, Edition 2?, London: Thames and Hudson Ltd"
‘Periods of antagonism between man and the world have been the rule, and those of unity the exception – which is why the history of art has known very few periods of classicism, but an enormous number of anti-classicist movements.’ P.85Read more "Honnef, K., 1988. Contemporary art., Taschen."
I was reading this essay for my dissertation, but there were some interesting points made that directly link to my practice. Squinting at this picture, we see a technological revolution, using a satellite to climb above the mountain, computers to capture the image, and pixels, not paint, to portray the scene. But we also see […]Read more "Essay: American Scenery–Thomas Cole vs NASA"
To understand how light would hit a space full of brushstrokes I made a model of 3D brushtrokes with the intention of shining a light through a small hole to get something similar to the cone affect of light I want to paint. I used this wire because it is self supporting, making it great […]Read more "Light Model Photos"
A term I had not heard of until now. There’s a great definition of it on this website: https://www.ideelart.com/magazine/lyrical-abstraction , where it is defined as: Lyrical Abstraction is a seemingly self-defining term, and yet for generations its origin and meaning have been debated. The American art collector Larry Aldrich used the term in 1969 to define […]Read more "Lyrical Abstraction"
I wrote this on my phone last term, but it got lost in my notes. I still think it’s relevant, even more so now I think, so I’m recording it here: The space produces a sense of dense matter. Is that the medium? Or something else? This is really relevant to what I’m doing at […]Read more "A note from my phone: space in Pip Dickens’ work"