Today we publish Glamberton, an art magazine. A year in the making and featuring 19 contemporary artists. The magazines is available in multiple electronic formats and you can buy it here for £2.99.

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I have also updated my website and you can find that here. Thanks for reading!

Glamberton is a new electronic art magazine, featuring 19 artists from around the globe…more details tomorrow.

Part two…

London Eyeball

detail from The Temptation of St Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch

During the first phase of Lockdown Richard Guest and I made a few virtual gallery visits – here is our equally virtual conversation that followed…continued from part one

Richard:

Yes, the Bosch site is incredible – very nice to get lost in there! It helps that the paintings are so sensuous and strange. And refreshing that there are no price tags.

OK according to Artsy this is what sold at Frieze (which has introduced price transparency with this online fare). The list includes works by Yinka Shonibare, Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui (whose work sold for $1.5m), Leon Kossof ($1.8m), Miquel Barceló ($210K), Damian Loeb ($180K), Suzan Frecon ($400K), Wolfgang Tillmans ($220K), and George Condo (who seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment, $2m kerching!). I wonder who they sold to – perhaps some of the billionaires…

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David and I discuss online exhibitions! Read it here…

London Eyeball

During the first phase of Lockdown Richard Guest and I made a few virtual gallery visits – here is our equally virtual conversation that followed…

Ansel Kiefer viewed on Frieze.com

David Locked down and desperate for art – the art world’s response to the emptying of galleries has been to try to tempt us to a new gallery experience online. we have decided to visit three ‘online viewing rooms’ to try to get our art fix:

The Frieze New York Viewing Room

https://frieze.com/fairs/frieze-viewing-room

Rodney Graham at the Lisson Gallery:

https://www.lissongallery.com/online-exhibitions/rodney-graham-painting-problems

Hauser & Wirth Menorca in VR

https://www.vip-hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-menorca-in-vr/

I managed to visit all three sites, but I’m not really sure what I saw. It looked like art, but it didn’t feel like art. It was really very odd. It was a very different kind of art experience: on one hand, it was just like visiting any website, but on the other…

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Street Portrait (for and of Michaela and Sasha), 2020

It feels like this was taken a lifetime ago, but it was Thursday 6th February. Michaela and Sasha were performing acrobatics in the street. They looked fantastic and they were great about me taking a few shots of them. This is the first and my favourite. Thanks very much Michaela and Sasha!

Michaela’s Instagram can be found here.

If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are a lot of them on this blog (just click on the tag in the tag cloud) and some on my Instagram here and a selection on my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

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Winter II, digital construct, dimensions variable, 2020

So, here are the final two digital constructs using other people’s marks to date. Frustrations seem to drive the work at the moment – I got to the point where other people’s marks could only go so far in a colour composition without the need for gross distortion (which would render the marks and objects somehow meaningless), so I stopped using them.

In the present phase I’ve been raiding my own pictures for marks. You can see the process creeping in in Winter II – there’s a section of my painting Psst! (Orange) in the top right quadrant.

Ropemaker A, digital construct, dimensions variable, 2020

If I could set a soundtrack to these images it would probably be something by John Dwyer. I’ve written about Thee Oh Sees on this blog before, but his other “band” Damaged Bug is just as good, but with a more experimental, electronic edge. Here’s the rather lovely Jet In Jungle.

And here’s where I went next…

Half Broke Horses, digital construct, dimensions variable, 2020

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If you are interested in seeing more digital constructs, there are a lot of them on this blog or you can visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

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Set Me Free, 2014
The Tinderbox, 2014
Blue Trench study, 2020
Landscape study (081219), digital composite, dimensions variable, 2019

Street Portrait (for and of Sophie and Harra, 2020

About a week ago, I ran into Sophie and Hara. And they were great about me taking a few shots of them (fighting the sunshine). This is the last shot I took and it’s my favourite. Thanks very much Sophie and Hara!

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are a lot of them on this blog (just click on the tag in the tag cloud) and some on my Instagram here and a selection on my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

Here are some elements of new works in progress. The paintings are details from a series based on earthworks and have all been tipped on their sides. The photographs are all of parts of Dorset as seen from a train window. As of fairly recently I have started using elements of my own paintings in my digital constructs.

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And here is a finished digital construct…available as a C-Type photographic print on archival paper from my Big Cartel shop. For a more comprehensive description and for shipping details click here.

The Man Who Looked Like The Other Man, 2020

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If you are interested in seeing more digital constructs, there are a lot of them on this blog or you can visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Tariq), 2020

So my lucky streak continues…I ran into Tariq today, and he was great about me taking a few shots of him. This is the fifth and my favourite. Thanks very much Tariq!

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are tons of them on this blog or you can visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

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Tree and Shard, 2020