Drawings, mixed media, 2013
Drawings, mixed media, 3/13
Drawings April 2013
I love doing these. It takes me somewhere new and brings me back refreshed. Always tempting to scribble on, always rewarding to stop!
From Billy Childish on galleries and popular culture…..
‘A library or a gallery should be empty to a degree. It should have elbow room. It should have calmness. It should be a statement about who we are, not a statement about populist culture. Real culture isn’t very popular. Real art isn’t that popular. These would be my arguments with places like the Tate when they say they are bringing challenging work to ordinary people. If it was challenging the place would be empty. If you challenge people they get the hump and clear off. The Tate is populist: it’s a day out. That’s not necessarily bad, but we’ve already got places for a day out. You don’t have to make everything into a fucking knees-up.’
Full interview here:
New collage (70mm x 50mm) utilising some old fly poster I found on a wall in Preston that had been painted over with some lovely rust-coloured paint. Also featuring part of a Weetabix box. I’m on a diet and there’s only 138 calories in 2 Weetie biscuits. Very dry without milk, I can report. And don’t ever sneeze whilst trying to get one down.