Monday, 24 October 2011

Painting and Literature

Wilhelm Sasnal/ Untitled/ 2009

Click on Post Title for link to 'Painting Between the Lines', an exhibition that has painters making paintings of paintings described in novels. Wilhelm Sasnal for instance works in response to Milan Kundera's 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being.'

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Artists-in-Residence, Painting Studios

Occupying the first studios left and right as you enter the Ballroom, Emma Boyd and Ross Watson have taken up the residencies for this year. If you missed their introductory talks last Wednesday, below are examples of their work. We look forward to watching their respective practices develop further this year- there will be opportunities for Emma and Ross to be involved in group crits and tutorials, and they will be happy to talk to students about what they themselves are doing in the studio over the coming months.

Ross Watson/ Flood/ oil on canvas/ 24x18 inches/ 2011

Emma Boyd/ Untitled/ 2010

Friday, 14 October 2011

Image and Text

Year 2 students have been asked to consider their work in relation to ideas of image and text:

Two current shows provide other ways to think of relationships between image and text: Emma Hart at Matt's Gallery in London, and Rene Daniels forthcoming at the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Go also to links in right hand column for more information on these artists.

Emma Hart/ from To Do (detail)/ 2011

Rene Daniels/ Spring Blossom/ 1987

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dalwood in Dublin

Dexter Dalwood/ Yalta/ 2006

Dalwood's lecture at the National Gallery in Dublin provided a very generous and open insight into his ideas, processes and methods of painting. Setting his works against a wide background of influences and intentions, drawn from the world of music, history, art history and literature, all made for an extraordinarily informative talk. For students who did not make the trip down, click on Post Title for link to another interview/ lecture given as part of the Turner Prize exhibition 2010 at the Tate. It covers some of the work and ideas discussed in Dublin on Tuesday.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Neel and Yuskavage, Tyson and Mellor

Click on the Post Title to see a review of Dawn Mellor's work. With the opportunity to view Neel's and Yuskavage's paintings in Dublin just now, it is worth considering how other female painters have been dealing with depictions of the female figure in recent years.

Dawn Mellor/ Madonna Molotov/ 2004

Nicola Tyson/ Figure Running/ 2004

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Go to links on right for two forthcoming events. Richter's show will be reviewed on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves this Thursday at 10pm, and on BBC2's The Culture Show this Friday at 7pm. Dexter Dalwood will be talking at the National Gallery in Dublin on Tuesday 11th October at 10.30am.