Here’s a piece on madness and mental health, done during lockdown. It’s one of my Antiselfies. For the ones who don’t know. This is a Baudrillardian simulacra of an expressionist painting, as are all my antiselfies. It was done from a drawing that I glitched … Continue readingAbout my antiselfies
The cuts to arts education and the lack of funded arts opportunities in the UK may have unintended consequences for the UK as a whole. Health We have all sorts of evidence, gained over decades of the efficacy of the arts in terms of making … Continue readingwhy cuts to arts ed are misguided and foolish
Just a doodle and some idle thoughts. It’s clear that the UK government does not value the arts as force for the economy. In Languages for example, they are now insisting that business terms replace cultural terms, not exist alongside but replace and the funding … Continue readingart schools fit for work
All these works are produced using a mix of digital and computational techniques. They are designed as Baudrillardian Simulacra, and explore what tech can offer me as an artist. They are finally rendered on canvas and framed with fake distressed frames to complete the simulacrum. … Continue readingSelf ACTUALISATION and anti selfies
New album out early May on all streaming services. Here’s the t shirt.
Live on MAY 4th on all major streaming services, FRAGMENTAL is an album in parts. Like my last release Mysterious Spaceship Moon, FRAGMENTAL is another soundtrack to a movie that never existed. Available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, Deezer, Bandcamp, Amazon and more. Simply search for … Continue readingFragmental; My New RELEASE, A Soundtrack To An 80’s Film That Never Was.
Here is the process that I undergo to make my antiselfies. It’s appropriate to use a process such as this and represent it in this form (as if it’s from “work”) as the work itself is a set of technological artefacts and we work with … Continue readingMy process
…and systems and stuff (in work). I ended up veering of this script completely, but here’s what i had written down. Good morning it’s interesting to be asked to do this talk because I’m not famous I’m not excessively rich and I’ve not been hugely … Continue readingText of a talk I gave on MY experience of my own creative process…
I’m an outsider, I do things my way and don’t really pay any attention to the commercial side of art world. Go to any launch in art galleries and now and with a few exceptions it literally is about commodity trading. I am totally disappointed … Continue readingWhy do I call myself a punk artist?
The “paintings” produced by AI experiments are not paintings. There’s no paint. They are simulacra: “Simulacra are copies that depict things that either had no original, or that no longer have an original.” Engineers and computer scientists have little real experience or deep understanding of … Continue readingWhy aren’t my paintings paintings? Push button Art & AIs