When did we skip from January to June? Have the austerity cuts got so bad that they took February, March, April and May from us? I have written less on the website then ever before, mainly because more has been happening than ever before. I thought it worth trying to condense it all into one post. […]
The Journal Of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, a review of Figuring Out Figurative Art: Contemporary Philosophers on contemporary paintings. The collection of essays Figuring Out Figurative Art is based on an unusual and charming conceit: philosophers were invited to write about a work of art chosen from a portfolio of contemporary figurative paintings and drawings. They […]
I am working on some new paintings which are looking to develop a new kind of space in my practice. These images are some of the things I am having in the back of my mind as I start to collage together material.
Tonight is the opening of Kiran’s debut play, BOAT, produced by PIGDOG (Max Barton and Shawn Soh). Having read the script and seen snippets of the rehearsals, I am certain it is going to be something quite special, with a mixture innovative design, poetic and magical scripting, distorted soundscapes, brilliant versatile acting and expressive direction. One […]
I am currently working on a graphic novel retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, to be published next year by Bloomsbury. It is quite time consuming as a large percentage of the frames (and on average there are about five frames per page and 250 pages) are the result of an array of processes. This includes staging […]
Yesterday I uploaded some photographs of Bindwood from my new garden. The photographs are the perfect source for some new drawings I have been working on today (see below). The drawings are for the graphic novel I have coming out with Bloomsbury in 2016, a retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice. I can’t say too much […]
A few months ago Peter Thomas came to visit the studio and very kindly took a few impromptu photos. I am not great with a camera pointed at me, I tend to either look awkwardly happy or pretentiously serious. Peter is an excellent photographer and managed to make me relax. I have been asked to send off some artist photos […]