Category: art & artists

The Art of Tidying Up

Tuesday 31 December, 2013

As the New Year approaches, like many people, I have an urge to go through old boxes of non-descript “stuff” and transfer their contents to rubbish/ recycling bags; tick off all the remaining tasks on my to-do list, sort out whatever there is to be sorted, and make plans for the next year. End-of-year clearing…

Feline fetishists

Tuesday 17 December, 2013

So first, your memory I’ll jog, And say: A CAT IS NOT A DOG. — T. S. Eliot As I’m currently preparing a new series of cat drawings for the Kittytees, and had the pleasure of meeting Alice, my good friends’ cat last Saturday, I thought that I could dedicate this post to cats. Cats and…

The love & hate of portraits in Vienna 1900

Tuesday 03 December, 2013

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the National Gallery to see the Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 exhibition. I was also very surprised to read devastating reviews of the exhibition on the Guardian and the Evening Standard websites and a slightly more favourable, yet still very critical, review on the Telegraph…

The art of storyboarding

Tuesday 19 November, 2013

When I was a Central Saint Martins student, my absolutely favourite part of any performance design project was creating a storyboard. I still vividly remember the very first project we had, where we had to create a visual concept for a theatrical piece in response to Johnny Cash’s song, The Man Comes Around. I remember…

Sex and pleasure in Japan and beyond

Monday 04 November, 2013

Yesterday I went to the Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art exhibition at the British Museum. Translated literally, the word shunga means spring pictures (apparently “spring” is a euphemism for sex) and refers to erotic colour prints, painted hand-scrolls and printed books made between 1600 and 1900 in Japan. Despite a few periods of…

Gor(e)y Stories

Monday 21 October, 2013

The past four months since my last post have been dedicated to finishing and printing the two books I started working on in the beginning of this year: Milla in the Misty Woods and Blue Boy, which is currently on sale in a limited first-run edition at the William Morris Gallery. They are both looking…