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Tony Smith

Tiny Smith began his career through Minimalism, working with architecture and painting. His work soon turned to monolithic, system-based sculpture that was based on intuition. Throughout his work is an interest in repetition and multiplication of the visual and physical world. Smith was not constrained by the boundaries of medium, which was seen through his […]

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Marie Lund

The sculptor Marie Lund works with stone and metal work to create intimate, self-contained works that involve some of the every day. The works often frame a number of temporal and material concerns due to their hanging, leaning or swinging composition. Working between the lines of beauty and dysfunction (as well as function), Lund deals […]

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Artist Talk: Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker presented in our final artist talk of the year with her fluid work, responding to the world around her. This technique gives her a unique way into the painting and drawing that looks at the social and political. One of the first works that was shown looked at disabled bomb experts and those […]

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Artist Talk: John Russell

John Russell is a lecturer here at the University of Reading and talked to us about his practice in our weekly Wednesday artist talks. His practice grew straight after art school with a group that he was involved with; Bank. They pretended to be in shows with famous people to which they would send terrible […]

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Richard Galpin

Richard Galpin strips photographs to reveal a fragmented set of forms in spatial compositions. His work began with scaffolding, scouring and peeling away the surface emulsion in specific areas to leave only the scaffolding part. This transformed through to rollercoasters, cities and into futuristic spaces. Galpin engages with modernist abstraction, constructivism and futurism, as well […]

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Lindsay Seers

Lindsay Seers is often known for her use of internalising the camera where she used her mouth as a camera, and her lips as the aperture and shutter. The images that were produced as a result of being in her mouth would be framed by her teeth, stained with saliva and tinged red with blood […]

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Artist Talk: Sandra Sterle

Sandra Sterle introduced a series of work that occurs even seven years; running around a tree. This started as a CD Rom and the development of characters over years. As Sterle travelled, she had the feeling that she herself was different in different places and relates this to the characters and fiction that is created […]

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Artist Talk: Patricia L. Boyd

Patricia L. Boyd spent this weeks artist talk discussing the past three years body of work that she has produced around the world. This started in San Francisco where she studied the environment around her and ended up at a liquidation auction of a media tech company ‘Post Intelligence’ (who were bought outright by Uber). […]

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Francis Bacon (1910-1992) Interview with David Sylvester

“It does, but now I hope it will arrive more positively. Now I feel that I want to do very, very specific objects, though made out of something which is completely irrational from the point of view of being an illustration. I want to do very specific things like portraits, and they will be portraits […]

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Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929) ‘The Hyper-realism of Simulation’

“…Reality itself founders in hyperrealism, the meticulous reduplication of the real, preferably through another, reproductive medium, such as photography. From medium to medium, the real is volatilized, becoming an allegory of death. But it is also, in a sense, reinforced through its own destruction. It becomes reality for its own sake, the fetishism of the […]