Browsing Category: collage

  • Interview: David Wightman

    He grew up making fantasy art. He now sells ‘fantasy’ landscapes. But there can be few artists who cleave to the tradition of painting like David Wightman. Nevermind that he says of his mountainous scenes: “They’re fictions. They’re not real places.” Visiting his studio, I was struck by the minimal clutter in his space. Daylight …

    August 5, 2013
  • David Wightman, Hero (2013)

    To stand facing this piece by David Wightman is, at a certain time of the day, to stand facing the sun as it sets behind Brighton’s much photographed West Pier. Indeed, Wightman has given us a landscape every bit as sugary as the canvases for sale down on the sea front in what has been …

    May 19, 2013
  • Anna Parkina, Cockleshell Garage ‘Raskushka’ (2010)

    Interlocking plywood is not the stuff of classical sculpture. It is too rough and ready. It puts one in mind of model making kits or, here, a model of a stage set. You might use it to build a mock up or something provisional. But Anna Parkina confounds this expectation. Her components are cut, punched …

    November 13, 2010
  • Art must-sees this month: March

    Here are my visual arts picks from around the UK for March. Written for Culture24. Richard Hamilton – Modern Moral Matters, Serpentine Gallery, London 60 years after his first solo show, Richard Hamilton is still making loaded images. His show at Serpentine is a mixed media commentary on conflict in Northern Ireland, the Middle East …

    March 4, 2010
  • Preview: Ian Breakwell – The Elusive State of Happiness

    Exhibition: Ian Breakwell – The Elusive State of Happiness, QUAD Gallery, Derby, February 13 – April 18 2010 Ian Breakwell led a well-recorded life. Between the 1960s and his death in 2005 he captured many of its details in a largely unpublished visual diary. Some is typed, some handwritten. There are drawings, photos and collages. …

    February 12, 2010