Category Archives: painting

NEO RAUCH WITH A HINT OF BACON

My review of Neo Rauch’s exhibition Handlauf, which I saw at Galerie EIGEN+ART in Leipzig last year, has just been published by the open access art journal kunsttexte.de (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). My text discusses the painter’s attempts to avoid plain … Continue reading

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“TAKE IT VERY MUCH FURTHER…” ON JSTOR

My essay “‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’ – How Francis Bacon (1909–1992) appropriated the photographs of John Deakin (1912–1972)”, which I published in the British Art Journal in winter 2018/2019, is now available on Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/stable/48584557

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FiSH NEIGHBOURHOOD CARE

‘FiSH Neighbourhood Care aims to inspire a caring community where older people live fulfilling, independent lives knowing that help willingly given by neighbours is at hand.’ I am delighted to contribute to their programme with a free lecture on Francis … Continue reading

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, Germany, is currently staging a fantastic show on portrait painting and photography, Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt (Desire & Reality: The Influence of Photography on Portraiture’). I will be giving … Continue reading

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MARIA LASSNIG

Maria Lassnig developed a novel way of figurative painting. I reviewed her show at Hauser & Wirth, London, 1 March – 29 April 2017, for this is tomorrow. You can read it here: Lassnig review

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NEO RAUCH

Neo Rauch is the most fascinating of contemporary German painters. I reviewed his latest show at Gallery David Zwirner, London, 5 October – 12 November 2016, for this is tomorrow. You can read it here: Rauch review

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FRANCIS BACON NEW STUDIES

My review of Francis Bacon – New Studies: Centenary Essays was just published on ‘on artbooks’ the blog by artbooksonline. You can read it here: New Studies review  

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PAUL MELLON CENTRE

I will be taking part in a panel discussion about photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Come and join us at the Paul Mellon Centre on 15 June 2016. The event is … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON IN WIVENHOE

The painter Denis Wirth Miller was Francis Bacon’s best friend. However, their relationship and the fact that they regularly shared Wirth Miller’s studio in the small town of Wivenhoe is virtually forgotten today. I revisited the Wivenhoe chapter in Bacon’s … Continue reading

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NEW YORK TALK

If you are interested in my talk on Francis Bacon and artistic collaboration at the CAA conference next week in New York come along- the panel is free and open to the public. Please find more details in the conference’s programme.

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