Avoiding Mastery: the paintings

Avoiding Mastery: Whitespace Contemporary Art 2014  Mastery, according to the Webster dictionary is knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well and a state of having attained complete control of something. My conundrum as an artist is that, whilst ‘understanding something very well’ might seem an appealing and mature virtue,Continue reading “Avoiding Mastery: the paintings”

Avoiding Mastery

I have a show at Whitespace Contemporary Art early next year and have been mulling over what to call it. The show will involve some paintings, a few books of drawings and a number of yet to be finalised objects. There is always the straightforward option of Some New Paintings and Objects, and I alsoContinue reading “Avoiding Mastery”

Supreme: Failure teaches success

  I found this book in a Japanese shop on Dominion Road. I think it is intended to be inspirational, though it seems a different notion of inspiration than the American version. the text reads: Trouble brings experience and experience brings wisdom. Failure teaches success Supreme If present unhappiness is compared with big unhappiness, feelingsContinue reading “Supreme: Failure teaches success”