November 11, 2019

In the series Trojan Man/Trojan Woman I tried to tackle the issue of representation in war and conflict. There exists a prevalence where the male is the conquering warrior and the female, along with the child, the victim. The problem with this, it suggests that the for...

November 4, 2019

Just about finished the text for Utter Journal 3, War. As with the selection of images it's more about taking out than putting in, and that which is taken out equates to roughly 70% of the work and even then you question as to whether the right parts have been included...

October 28, 2019

The visibility of war  is argueable and will be dependent from where it is being viewed. As an artist with no direct experiential knowledge of war, it has nevertheless been a constant experience. There has not been a day in my life, without war. Streamed as quotidian e...

October 21, 2019

Now working full out towards an exhibition on 28th November - 7th December and the launch of Utter Journal 3. One of the underlying themes of both is how the child is held in thrall to a process of war through deliberate propaganda and message. Co-opting children into...

October 14, 2019

There is a fascinating inevitability to war. In the fifteen years of looking I have come full circle. I can see the path I've taken but no longer recognise the map, the camouflage of history, the repetition of events, as if that which matters is no longer there. At the...

October 7, 2019

It's always exciting to come across an artist completely unknown to oneself. Earlier in the year I experienced the paintings of Joaquin Sorolla at the National gallery and last week it was the turn of the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, on show at the Royal Academy...

September 30, 2019

Claude Cahun was way ahead of her time, a transgender Jewish lesbian and anti-fascist artist. In the 1920s and ‘30s, Cahun created a series of theatrical self-portraits that David Bowie later described as “really quite mad, in the nicest possible way”. Her exploration...

September 23, 2019

I recently bought, When I Was a Boy, by Katrien De Blauwer and published in 2018 by Libraryman. I first came across De Blauwer's collages in her publication, I do not want to disappear, published by Avarie. Both are equally enigmatic and have an aesthetic which is hard...

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