Continuing on the theme of text in art I picked up Selby’s Art and Text. Continue reading “Books: Art and Text”
This book is not so much a guide to reading contemporary art in general but provides a large cross section of contemporary artists’ work with analysis. Inspired by the task on Mixed Messages I decided to focus on works which include text in some way. Continue reading “Books: How to Read Contemporary Art”
Worthing has recently commissioned Ricky Also to spray paint Grafton car park and make it one of the UK’s largest artworks. The photo below on the left gives you an idea what the building looked like before and the image on the right shows the work. The artwork says ‘Right Now’ which is an anagram of Worthing.
Yet to explore much with mixed media, I have been flicking through various books to get ideas of techniques to try. Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media includes a selection of interest. Continue reading “Books: Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media”
I popped into A Room with a View, an art gallery based in Worthing, to take a look at some of the contemporary art on display. Three (or rather four) artists particularly caught my eye. Continue reading “Interesting Works in A Room with a View Gallery Worthing”
This book is a fascinating insight into Perry’s process of creating an exhibition in response to artefacts in the British Museum’s extensive collection. Perry then proceeds to go on a form of “pilgrimage in reverse” to Germany before the exhibition. Continue reading “Books: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman”