Sorting through an art folder this morning I found some charcoal drawings I did about ten years ago. This is one of them. Something I like about working in black and white is that without colour to identify or define objects, the drawing, though figurative, has the sort of ambiguity about it that I rather like in an artwork. I like this quality in fiction too.
One of my favourite artists, James Turrell, has a new exhibition which opened at the Gagosian Gallery (London) yesterday. If I could use only six words to describe his approach, I’d say: Turrell uses light to construct art. He says: I have an interest in the invisible light, the light perceptible only in the mind… I want to address the light that we see in dreams… The work exhibited at the Gagosian is (comparatively) small scale using wood, (computerised) neon […]
Spent a lovely 30 minutes looking at the Conqueror site (via the Creative Review blog) and discovered that as well as doing (gorgeous) print paper they’ve also designed a range of typefaces – this one is Conqueror Carved – available to download (for free). Nom, nom, nom.
After watching a Culture Show (BBC2) special on the Royal Academy Summer Show last night and allowing myself to get all riled up about the art bollocks issuing from the judges’ lips while discussing artists shortlisted for the Wollaston Prize, I stayed up to watch Alan Yentob’s programme on Louise Bourgeois (Imagine, BBC4) and hoped it would be better. And it was. But it was Louise Bourgeois, not the programme in particular, that I enjoyed. Did Bourgeois talk art bollocks? […]