May 20, 2017

I am carrying out a series of work whereby I am recreating and incorporating Constables Haywain into a number of different environments and situations, this varies in both medium and context. I am interested in t...

May 15, 2017

I have been researching Habermas' theory of the "Public Sphere", this has helped me situate my practice amongst other socially engaged work. The Public Sphere is a space whereby a free open discussion takes place...

April 20, 2017

I am attracted to the concept of Socialist realism due to the way it marries together both romantic idealism and corrupt dictatorships together. The juxtaposition between the utopian romantic portrayal of country...

January 3, 2017

In the past the process of appropriation has been such an important part of my working practice. I use appropriation as a method of communicating as it uses an existing language, one that already has a shared mea...

December 8, 2016

Continuing to explore cliché twee imagery associated to the aesthetic of Englishness, I created a modern day version of an old traditional toile wallpaper (Fig.1). I was planning on exhibiting this in the end of...

November 30, 2016

In this exhibition I really enjoyed how Maclean's work parody's familiar subjects such as advertisement and social media in order to make us question the techniques and motivations of the media, this piece makes...

November 26, 2016

For a number of weeks prior to viewing the Mike Kelley exhibition, which consisted of Kitsch religious models, I have been looking at similar Kitsch models personal to British culture, for example seen in Fig.1....

November 18, 2016

Framed and Frame:

This piece consist of two different parts, one being the "Framed" and the other being the "Frame", they are then separated by a wall. The piece is a replica of an actual place, a wishing well loc...

November 17, 2016

Today I attended a lecture about the role of the medium and the language individual  mediums carry. We discussed critics such as Clement Greenberg and how he wrote about flatness and how paint was the best langua...

November 11, 2016

As stated in a previous post I am attracted to John Constable due to the way his work seems to be widely recognised and appreciated by people outside of the art community (this is compared to other old English pa...

November 10, 2016

I found this exhibition very relevant to my practice due to its reference to history and its element of parody. The exhibition consisted of David Salle's "Tapestry Paintings" (Fig.1) combining figures and images...

November 9, 2016

During my research into William Hogarth I came across this painting "O the Roast beef of Old England" (fig.1) and I was really interested in the context of the painting. This painting was created after Hogarth's...

November 7, 2016

I have recently been researching William Hogarth (1697–1764) and have found his work very relevant to my practice. I admire the way he uses humour and satire to create narrative and social commentary.

After resear...

November 5, 2016

In this piece I was looking at the idealistic portrayal of the English landscape within the history and tradition of English paintings. I chose to focus on John Constable specifically as I find him to be the most...

October 5, 2016

Today I attended a Formalism lecture, we were introduced to the basic theory of Clement Greenberg and the progression and theory of Formalism along with the context of what was happening around the world at that...

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