Category Archives: Death of the Author

July Paintings VI (Stains)

   

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July Paintings I

     

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Appropriation, Homage, Reference or Allusion?

In 2011 I produced the painting above. Highgate was first produced in multiple stages with no real end in mind. The light brown ground over a surface palimpsest of previous failed paintings was then overpainted with sap green acrylic mixed … Continue reading

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On Paintings and Words that Fail Them

 On first looking at the painting in Madrid,  during May 2014, I was overwhelmed by a physical reaction to the way that the paint was applied. Thinner passages, thicker impasto areas and glossy paint contrasted with more matt areas. However … Continue reading

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On Painting and not Knowing I

Jones (2003)[i] outlines various means of accommodating ‘not knowing’ within philosophy and within the sphere of creativity. She opens with a description of Socrates statement: “When I do not know, neither do I think I know, so am I likely … Continue reading

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Speculative Paintings II: Co-Authorship

Outside Works At the last supervisory meeting, in May, Tim Edensor suggested allowing human and non-human agencies to create paintings. I had already begun to take up this idea in earnest the month before, as I had left canvases outside. … Continue reading

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