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    • The Gnosticism of Giorgio Morandi

      The Gnosticism of Giorgio Morandi

      “For students of painting (Morandi) continues to question, allowing us through painted palimpsests to see him in the act of deciding. In spite of a natural reclusive inclination, he showed us what it is to believe in painting as a way of life, to l…
      - 51 days ago, 29 May 19, 12:35pm -
    • Richard Cook’s Dreams and Reflections
      “In one sense (paintings) are dreams and they’re reflections and they’re memories, and they become more so; but they are crucially tethered to a particular place, all of them, to the point I could give grid references for all of these paintings…
      - 55 days ago, 25 May 19, 10:46am -
    • Fascinating Rythms

      Fascinating Rythms

      Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944 “… All you need now is to stand at the window and let your rhythmical sense open and shut, open and shut, boldly and freely, until one thing melts in another, until the taxis are dancing with the daffodils, until a whole…
      - 81 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 10:24am -
    • Landing a Plane in High Winds: Painting and Photography

      Landing a Plane in High Winds: Painting and Photography

      Eugene Delacroix “From today, painting is dead.” (Paul Delaroche after the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839.) “How difficult it is to learn not to see like cameras…the camera sees everything at once. We don’t.” -David Hockney Photog…
      - 6 Mar 19, 12:16am -
    • “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work…”
      …is the title of a book by Alain de Botton. Botton describes the conflicted relationship to work that many people experience in their lives, and he draws a poignant comparison with the experience of the craftsman’s work. In a job, he says, “……
      - 8 Sep 18, 11:21am -
    • Elise Schweitzer

      - 7 Oct 17, 12:16am -
    • The Perils of Art

      The Perils of Art

      - 20 Sep 17, 11:05am -
    • Mistakes
      “When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad.” -Miles Davis How often when painting do we put down a color patch, a mark, or a brushstroke that just doesn’t hit the note we’re after? Too…
      - 5 Nov 16, 8:58am -
    • Wayne Thiebaud’s Painted World
      I was privileged as a young student to participate in a workshop at Mountain Lake in Virginia in the early 1980s, organized by my teacher, Ray Kass, from Virginia Tech. I imagined that Thiebaud would be a kind of Oscar Wilde-like character, as colorf…
      - 7 Sep 16, 11:30pm -
    • Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

      Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

      Stanford University has launched an interactive website containing all of the sketchbooks of Richard Diebenkorn, 1922-1993. Click the drawing above to visit the site.
      - 18 Jan 16, 5:10pm -


    • Symposium- GENRE PAINTING
      All Welcome to the upcoming Symposium on Genre Painting in the Sybil Connolly Lecture Theatre at NCAD next Friday 19th January at 11 am. Advertisements
      - 11 Jan 18, 8:39am -
    • Damien Flood in conversation with Madeleine Moore
      The following is a transcript of a conversation between Damien Flood and Madeleine Moore at Damien Flood’s exhibition, A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns, at the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, in November 2016. It coincided with a visit by second y…
      - 5 Oct 17, 10:10am -
    • Buse Kanlikilic – MFA Graduate, 2017
      This work here explores the relationship between traditional Turkish arts and the process of image making in the context of contemporary art. Referencing ornamental patterns from the arts of the Ottoman Empire, familiar visual elements are combined w…
      - 25 Jul 17, 8:06am -
    • Frances O’Dwyer – MFA Graduate, 2017
      Paint is incorporated into a broader exploration of media to become part of an assemblage, with recurring motifs suggesting a dialogue between object, image and material. Everyday observations, encounters and literature can become a starting point fo…
      - 6 Jul 17, 6:56am -
    • Meghan Heeney – MFA Graduate, 2017
      A moment. A silence. An experience of vastness and feeling informing those of a body, a female body rippling beneath the waves of interchanging events. Stains, colour, masking represent the sheet which makes us all universal. We all possess it yet…
      - 6 Jul 17, 6:42am -
    • Helen Richmond – MFA Graduate, 2017
      This work is based on my experience of accessing Irish mythology through English translations. A common theme in many of the stories is how things are taken or possessed. This has led me on a journey in to the indeterminate / liminal realm where the…
      - 30 Jun 17, 9:35am -
    • Matthew Mitchell – MFA Graduate,2017
      The work here is an attempt to find a visual language for the duality between our necessarily abstracted experience of place and being in the new digital landscape, and our perception of place and being in relation to the more tangible primeval geolo…
      - 30 Jun 17, 9:20am -
    • Ann Ensor – MFA Graduate, 2017
      My work explores the umwelt, and the spaces and porous boundaries between all entities, and how they relate with the environment and each other. Through physically experiencing the work, I want to show the necessity for us humans to share this planet…
      - 30 Jun 17, 8:11am -
    • Louisa Casas – MFA Graduate, 2017
      SUPERFICIES:SURFACE Addressing the sense of our increasing disembodiment in a reality mediated through the digital realm this work represents a counter balance to re-anchor physicality. Contrasted use of materiality and scale emphasise surface, textu…
      - 30 Jun 17, 7:43am -
    • Kurt Oppermann – MFA Graduate, 2017
      I use the figure as a space to examine the limits of the body. This work  approaches   the body as a situation where the organization of its components  can be re structured and altered. The formalities of scale,  physicality,  volume and densi…
      - 28 Jun 17, 11:39am -


    • The process of Wouter van de Koot
      The figurative work of Wouter van de Koot consists of paintings, drawings and installations with narrative characteristics. Typical are the attention to detail, the use of negative space and the theatrical atmosphere of his work. In carefully arrange…
      - 12 Nov 14, 4:10am -
    • 1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

      1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

      This year, I decided to only go to (OFF)icielle, the off part of the FIAC, which hosted some galleries that I knew have a good programme (Rod Barton, Elaine Levy, Stigter van Doesburg, ..). These are usually located on the first floor … Continue…
      - 30 Oct 14, 5:57am -
    • Reader’s Digest

      Reader’s Digest

      Impressive first exhibition outside his gallery wall, Sebastien Ricou shows American painter Keith J. Varadi at L’ancienne Société Bruxelloise d’Electricité. A must-see before 25 October.  “Things aren’t much wilder, I don’t think, tha…
      - 2 Oct 14, 9:15am -
    • Jill Mulleady

      Jill Mulleady

      The gallery Island in Brussels is showcasing work of artist Jill Mulleady in a solo show “El Dorado” until next Sunday. The artist, who used to be active in theatre, shows her latest work in this exhibition, replacing the canvas … Continue read…
      - 29 Sep 14, 10:40am -
    • Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

      Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

      It has been a long time since I last posted on this blog, mainly due to my intense other projects and being a young mother, but when I visited the Marlene Dumas’ exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam yesterday I … Continue reading →
      - 22 Sep 14, 6:23am -
    • Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

      Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

      After two years of pregnancy and maternity leave, I avoided large fairs such as Frieze and FIAC, but this year was time to go back. Although it is always unpleasant to walk around a fair, it is also exciting to … Continue reading →
      - 31 Oct 13, 10:15am -
    • Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

      Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

      With great surprise I discovered last week a micro-exhibition of Yonghi Yim which took place at Hectoliter gallery in Brussels from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June. Working with wood and paper collage, she uses the rigidity of the … Continue rea…
      - 11 Jun 13, 5:36am -
    • Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

      Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

      Last week, I went to one of my favourite gallery in Brussels MOT INTERNATIONAL where they have currently a show on portrait Repeated Affinity featuring works of Aleksandra Domanovic, Gaillard & Claude and Manfred Jade. Although I found the work of…
      - 20 Mar 13, 3:56am -
    • Painting versus Object

      Painting versus Object

      Being ourself working on a Painting vs Photography exhibitions (Ponyhof team is back to work after a long maternity leave break!), we got quite caught by the title of Standpoint gallery’s latest exhibition in London: PAINTING-VERSUS-OBJECT running…
      - 3 Dec 12, 3:32pm -
    • Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

      Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

      Angel Vergara is not a painter in the classic sense of the word. He became known through his performances as straatman (streetman) when he was drawing hidden under a white sheet what was happening around him. Since then, he created … Continue readi…
      - 5 Sep 12, 5:43pm -

    The Guardian: Painting

    • Helene Schjerfbeck review – a chilling blast of Nordic noir
      Royal Academy, LondonThe Finnish painter’s early work shows ability and vision, but this exhibition celebrates her long, brutal decline into decay and deathThe Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck is not exactly a household name in Britain – and th…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 5:00am -
    • British Museum to explore Islamic world's impact on western art
      Major exhibition aims to show Orientalism in a different light and its legacy todayAn art tradition sometimes dismissed as perpetuating lazy stereotypes about the east will soon – the British Museum hopes – be seen in a different light thanks to…
      - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 12:09pm -
    • Tate acquires vast archive of British surrealist Ithell Colquhoun
      Collection of works by little-known painter will be largest by one artist in Tate’s archiveHer name has largely slipped through the gaps of art history, and those who do know her work may associate her primarily with magic and the occult – but, w…
      - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 1:00am -
    • Sounds Like Her review – singing sculptures and a choir of silence
      York Art GalleryHow does a deaf person experience music? Why are women forced to sing in A-flat? This fascinating female show grapples with the answers – and you may want to sing alongSounds Like Her is full of ghosts. Spectres howl from speakers,…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 10:22am -
    • Apollo 11 celebrated, the legacy of rave culture and a monument to Melania Trump – the week in art
      The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a history of acid house music and the US first lady immortalised in wood – all in your weekly dispatchThe MoonTo mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, this exhibition surveys our fascination with the alie…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 8:20am -
    • David Hockney’s Two Boys Aged 23 or 24: sensuality and history
      The cultural icon captures close intimacy between his friends to illustrate CP Cavafy’s poemWith its lovers’ just-touching bodies, marked out in simple, delicate lines above the soft, rumpled sheets, David Hockney’s 1966 etching conjures a lumi…
      - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 5:00am -
    • Leon Kossoff obituary
      Artist whose work was rooted in the city, people and daily life of LondonLeon Kossoff, who has died aged 92, once said: “London, like the paint I use, seems to be in my bloodstream.” His work was rooted in Dalston, Willesden, the Embankment, Morn…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 7:44am -
    • Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet review – a uniquely strange vision
      Royal Academy, LondonThe striking Swiss artist missed nothing and yet gave little away, as seen in the first UK show of his work in nearly half a centuryIn a transfixing picture by the Swiss artist Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), a woman in a long red…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 3:01am -
    • Never Look Away review – powerful Gerhard Richter-inspired drama
      A German boy who witnesses Nazi horrors grows up to become a painter in this overcooked but affecting melodramaAt a key early moment in German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s acclaimed art-drama/suspense-thriller hybrid (which reportedl…
      - 12 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 3:01am -
    • George Stubbs show to display skeleton of superstar horse Eclipse
      Work of 18th-century ‘Liverpudlian Leonardo’ to be shown at revamped MK GalleryA skeleton of one of the most remarkable racehorses of all time is to be an unusual addition to a major survey of work by the 18th-century painter George Stubbs.The ho…
      - 13 days ago, 6 Jul 19, 1:00am -
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