Articles, artists & anything else inspiring my current work…
The Frank Bowling exhibition at Tate Britain was utterly gorgeous. I totally lost myself in the epic landscapes, the colours, depth and richness of the maps... It was also a pretty well-timed reminder for me of the importance of Play in creativity. And Space!
The question of what kind of city we want cannot be divorced from that of what kind of social ties, relationship to nature, lifestyles, technologies and aesthetic values we desire. This lecture by cultural geographer David Harvey clearly outlines some of the major tensions and challenges facing those of us occupying and developing urban environments today, which as a street artist I found particularly thought-provoking. (recorded 2016).
Hope is contagious
These two women are so inspirational. Take a read of their fantastic Guardian interview here.
Pierre Bonnard, ‘The Colour of Memory’
A stunning exhibition at Tate Modern of Pierre Bonnard’s finest works. Particularly struck by his use of colour (obviously!) and composition.
Recently introduced to Lee Krasner, the bold, brash, pioneering woman of abstract expressionism. The major retrospective at the Barbican demonstrated that she was WAY more than just Mrs Pollock; I loved the force and dynamism in her work (and words), particularly the collages.