the woman in the top right hand window

22 01 2017

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red head on the beach… version three

13 09 2016

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Ieva Baklane

31 10 2013

Love this artist’s work. The simplicity. Flat surfaces. Story telling. And her choice of colours. Look at those blues. Ieva Baklane

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Drew Taylor

4 02 2013

Drew Taylor 

A lot of excitement in the group 1 of 7 billion. Drew Taylor’s work is fun, very exciting, filled with gags, skits, and visual ideas. If there is one drawback it is that his pics are only retrievable in thumbs. Too small for such a big talent.

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Ysabel LeMay

15 10 2012

Ysabel LeMay. Beautiful work. A kind of quietness in her presentation. Her view of nature as being poetry is naive. At the same time it is very powerful. And her work rises above the ordinary visions of birds, bees and flowers.

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L’Etat Second

3 07 2012

I’m a little confused by these collages. They are from a mag called L’Etat Second. But I cannot find the artist who created these. They are interesting but very busy.

They also use a lot of language in them. Almost European on their view of language as equal to image. The images then appear to be very political. They also use a slash and paste method which looks violent. Or at least energized.

 





Alfred Wallis

25 06 2012

 In 1928, Christopher ‘Kit’ Wood and Ben Nicholson, two dedicated and established modernist painters visited Cornwall, and on their last day there, travelled to St Ives where they found an old retired fisherman who spent his days painting his memories and observations on to bits of board using household paints. He didn’t offer any explanation for his style, he hadn’t had any formal training and he had never considered any of the ‘rules’ associated with art, that of perspective, tone or composition. The old man simply painted the images he held inside himself on to whatever he could find. His name was Alfred Wallis and this website is dedicated to his memory.

Alfred Wallis. Child like. Yes. Naive. And fun to look at. Is that good enough to be considered art. There are many accomplished draftsman who are not artists. There is something lacking in their work. Wallis has it. Life. The moment. And even in some of the details he knows what he is depicting. As an artist he has been romanticized quite a bit. And I think the idea of discovering some unknown uneducated genius is a romantic dream of some collectors. I’m beginning to sound too cynical. Check out his work.

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Yayoi Kusama

13 06 2012

This is one strange artist. A cross between Cher and Yoko. She’s quite mad. But in a Walt Disney way.

The Daily Norm

Tate Modern has gone all polka dot – and I’m not talking about the impending arrival of Damien Hirst. No, no, another artist, similarly best-selling and awfully contemporary, but perhaps less readymade, and stemming all the way from Japan claims that she made polka dots her artistic trademark long before Hirst made the colourful dots his personal emblem with LSD . And she’s probably right, because for Yayoi Kusama, the eccentric, self-admitted mental-institution resident and world famous artist who is the subject of Tate Modern’s latest retrospective exhibition, the polka dot was not just emblematic of her early and continuing artistic career, but represented the hallucinations looming inside her troubled head.

Welcome to Kusama world, a world where an artist’s output is not the product of imagination, but mental torture. Famous for her immersive installations, phallic representation, neon-bright colours and those all-embracing polka dots, Kusama is acutely successful in being…

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Aneta Grzeszykowska

7 05 2012

Aneta Grzeszykowska. I don’t know why someone else hasn’t come up with this idea. It is fascinating. And I’m not sure how it was done. Cameras on the ceilings. No ceilings at all. And then reverting between b&w and color. Great stuff.

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