Art Focus

… A collection of my thoughts on art and recent finds

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An ongoing stream of thoughts from artists and critics that resonate with me

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” – Susan Sontag “For within the sacred quadrangle of the painting or video or photograph, or indeed gallery space,…

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Francis Bacon: Exploring his work and life

The First Essay from ‘Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology’

My notes from Christopher Bucklow’s Essay – ‘The Lens Within the Heart: Bacon’s Memory Theatre’

Francis Bacon’s work challenged everything I initially knew about art. Art to many is dominated by the creations of the ‘masters’ and is thought to be strictly a fine art practice of achieving beauty and perfection used for economic benefit. However, when examined closely, art is a manifestation of our entire existence- a manifestation of our individual human experience (both independently and collectively), a time-travelling vessel of history and ideas, but fundamentally a window into the psyche of an individual – the artist. The book ‘Bacon and the mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology’ opens the discussion for a psychological analysis…

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While you’re here…

…you might want to read some of my recent exhibition articles:

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