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David Cook and I have been to another show. Please click through to read the full conversation.

London Eyeball

On May 1st, Richard Guest & I visited Mark Wallinger’s show  ID  at Hauser & Wirth London W1. Afterwards, we discussed the show by email. The following is the result of several weeks’ electronic toing and froing.

Superego 2016 Stainless steel, glass mirror, motor 350 x 160 x 160 cm / 137 3/4 x 63 x 63 in Photo: Alex Delfanne Wallinger’s Superego 2016 Stainless steel, glass mirror, motor 350 x 160 x 160 cm  Photo: Alex Delfanne

David: Firstly let me confess that I don’t know much about Mark Wallinger or his work apart from the copies of the Stubbs horse paintings which I prefer to the originals but consider pretty pointless. What (unusually) made me want to see this show were some reviews of it that I saw. I didn’t read them too closely but the fact they reached me in my bunker caused me to think that Hauser and Wirth are trying to reshape the critical landscape that art inhabits in a way that hasn’t been done (in London at least)…

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Hello all, I’m taking an enforced break from TFIPM for up to a month, while I resolve some technical issues (my laptop’s sick).

In the meantime, why not visit Between Scarlett and Guest, my collaborative blog with Ashley Lily Scarlett – it’s a conversation in pictures. Or read what David Cook and I thought of the latest Michael Craig-Martin exhibition

See you all soon.

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And here’s Dan’s version of events…

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Collaboration #1: Fin

Starting Point:

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Three photos from Richard Guest which share no common pictorial link, so I had to find a sequence in which they could work together to convey some kind of narrative.

From this I re-collaged the photographs using the natural lines of the photos to create a more dynamic structure – resembling something that John Baldessari might have composed. The secondary purpose was to create a better space to improvise within.

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I inverted the image and using bleach experimented with randomly breaking up the space using drip, squeegee and brush techniques. This would obliterate some of the figurative parts of the image: creating white space to work within and knew it would also create some new reds, oranges and yellows.

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First painted layer:

Problematic – although I tried to curb the effect of wet wrinkling by spray-mounting the piece to foam board it’s evident that the…

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I’m kicking things off this summer with a collaboration with Richard Guest who runs the formidable The Future Is Papier Mâché blog. Much in the style of Warhol/Basquiat we are providing each other with an unfinished piece to contribute to.

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I’ve furnished Richard with these two recent pieces form the last month

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Whilst Richard has provided me with these three photo-compositions to work over.

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There are no rules to this, we can take each piece in whichever direction we see fit. Results will be posted back here in around a months time. Come back and see how we these pieces have evolved – we’ll both have something to say about the process.

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A Gone PhishingI’m taking a short break from TFIPM to recharge my batteries and get some reading done.

In the meantime, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. And to read about my visit with David Cook to the recent Richard Serra exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, click here.

See you all soon.

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London Eyeball

Concluding part of a visit to Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery in King’s Cross with David Cook and Richard Guest. (continued from here)

Richard Serra's Backdoor Pipeline photo by David Cook Richard Serra’s Backdoor Pipeline photo by David Cook

Richard: Ha, ha, yes, that’s a fair summary – if I feel I know an artist’s work a bit (and in Serra’s case I think back to a big Saatchi show in the Eighties), I don’t particularly want to see more of the same; I want to learn and experience something new. With London Cross I had a strong feeling of “file under Richard Serra”. But like you say, it does have that sense of threat about it (but without the visceral thrill at the Saatchi show that these things could fall on you at any moment and squash you flat), and a scale that tells you there is something bigger in the room than you.

The walls of…

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London Eyeball

A visit to Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery in King’s Cross with David Cook and Richard Guest.

Gagosian Gallery intercom by Richard Guest Gagosian Gallery intercom by Richard Guest

Richard: This is a space I’ve not visited before; you told me it was big, so I was anticipating scale. And Serra’s work is big and heavy and metal and I was fully expecting lots of slabs of steel resting against each other in precarious, dangerous-looking ways. Only one work disappointed me by living up to this and that was London Cross.
Given that the siting of Serra’s work is so important, I found the entrance to the exhibition really interesting. You enter the gallery through a reception area with a desk to your left. There’s a shop/ office next to it, and straight ahead openings to two exhibition spaces. To your right a spiral staircase suggests there is a second floor (but it’s closed to…

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