The HOMECOMING | acrylic on paper 51 x 40.5cm (20 x 16″) | January 2018 I worked the texture on this painting over two years ago, and then had no idea what I wanted to do next… it happens. Finally finished it today. Happy New Year!
On the heels of The Other Art Fair London, I had the opportunity to visit Paris for pleasure rather than work for the first time in over 25 years – I made a B-line for Musée Picasso… I try to pay attention to why certain pieces attract my attention, in general I preferred the understated and the unusual – these were my favourite Picasso works on show… I love the simple, raw quality of this painting, the oxblood background painted […]
5 ABSTRACT ARTISTS at The Other Art Fair London October 2017, thoughts on why these are my personal favourite artists at this year’s London art fair… ANTOINE PUISAIS “the act of painting is always a sweet war between what you show and what you hide… I am interested in what resists.” Puisais engages with the aesthetics of the ruin, like many creatives he discovers and exposes the sublime in degradation. His works are large and highly polished, there is balance and a […]
…recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair London October 2017 Exhibiting in the chaotic and vibrant Shoreditch, London… What to say? There were positives and negatives to exhibiting this time around. On the up side, I met some extraordinary people, artists and visitors alike, including the wonderful Basil Beattie RA (thank you John Clare!), musing on the philosophy of art, as you do. I had some stand up arguments, notably with a fellow slav (you know who you are, wink) on the […]
…recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair London October 2017 SUPERNOVA | acrylic, oil pastel on linen canvas | 29 x 24cm (11.5 x 9.5″) | September 2017 •
Photographed in Budapest… the last shot in the Budapest series. There happens to be a triangle theme in this shot, the incidental triangle to the left of the J, a triangle incorporated into the N of JOON, a triangle in the A lower left and the one in the lower right corner, the O’s in JOON have a triangular shape – even the goat face is triangular, it reminds me of Robert De Niro. JOON | June 2017 | photograph: […]
Photographed in Budapest… my favourite shots from this trip, a window belonging to an abandoned shop front. I wasn’t allowed to photograph everywhere and was moved on from certain buildings by security, however, this building was on one of the main commercial streets in Buda, the only thing I had to dodge were passers by. What I love about these images is their beautiful texture like the quality of a beaten up photograph. The botched attempt at graffiti has resulted […]
Photographed in a Budapest ruin bar… I love good graffiti, bad graffiti, all kinds of graffiti, apart from that which has been co-opted for commercial purposes, for the obvious oxymoron. I’m not politically motivated, however, I was drawn to the directness of this graffiti – the fact that something so current can motivate such a powerful response. What strikes me as ironic (in my opinion) is that Trump is unlikely to wreak as much collective damage as his predecessor Republican presidents, […]