139 X Nothing But Good – A Group Exhibition

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    In 2015 I was invited to publish a work on the website ‘Nothing but Good’, a respected contemporary art blog established by the Dutch artists and academics Michael de Kok, Rene Korten and Reinoud van Vught. An article about the blog appeared in the December 2016 issue of Belgian Art Magazine Kunstletters (in Dutch). Participation was by invitation only and other contributors to this blog have included influential artists such as Caroline Walker and Alan Bilterist. The blog presents and demonstrates a connection and commitment by contemporary artists to a continuing tradition by inviting them to reference a line of thought inspired by a no longer living artist, while at the same time demonstrating a fresh take upon the subject.

    As a contributor to the blog I was then invited to participate in an exhibition where a new piece of work was exhibited in PARK-platform for the visual arts in Tilburg, Netherlands, alongside reference to the original blog contribution.
    For the exhibition I contrasted my initial published piece, ‘View of Antwerp from South of the River’ (which referenced the freshness and immediacy of Vermeer’s ‘View of Delft’) with a later work which explored a process of drawing made from a webcam image, disconnected from the embodied experience of landscape, showcasing my research into the influence of diverse experiences of ‘place’ upon the drawn mark. Here the phenomenological investigation into the making of marks in relation to location juxtaposed the free flowing of making and thinking experienced on site in the landscape with the immersive experience of the drawing process engaged in an intricate but repetitive process of responding to a digital rendition of a landscape. These two works set up a dialogue between an immersion in the drawing process, versus the visceral immersion in the landscape itself.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2018


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