Art of Ideas, hosted this year by artist, writer and TV broadcaster Matthew Collings, is a project instigated by Arts Council England West Midlands, led by Arts & Business, that will be a four-day event focusing on the cultural life of Birmingham, specifically the idea of contemporary art collecting, collections and collectors. The event, taking […]
a preview of some paintings for Grief and Oblivion at Trove Birmingham coming soon…
‘If there is no mystery then there is no ‘poetry’, the quality I value above all else in art. What do I mean by ‘poetry’? It is to a painting what life is to man (and woman). But don’t ask me to define it; it is something that each artist has to struggle to discover […]
And what he saw there was a pattern, he was to explain, a pattern forged by the creative ‘look’ that artists posses as they scan the chaotic rubble of ordinary appearances and, through an extraordinary act of selective seeing, manage to extract a series of intervals, of harmonic relationships between darks and lights, an intuition […]
… the object of a sublime, as a ‘here and now’. Newman can certainly not have been thinking of the ‘present instant’, the one that tries to hold itself between the future and the past, and gets devoured by them. This now is one of the temporal ‘ecstasies’… according to a line of thought that […]
I’ve been invited to make new work for ‘The Witching Hour’ in the Waterhall of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for this november as part of the Art of Ideas. Beautiful venue for painting! The curators are Matt Price, Mathew Collings and Nicola Shipley.
Fissure The here and now, the stretches of time, the places, the lives and the I present themselves as fissured, or rather, fissure continually. The field of reality, discourse included, fissures in its entirety, like a struck glass… No longer will there be night and day… Henceforth it is fissured day and fissured night. And […]