Discovering Outsider Art: The Narrative of Otherness

Recently, I have been returning to the classic texts of outsider art in an attempt to uncover where the marginalisation of this type of work really began. My research has uncovered a few key areas that illustrate how ingrained the idea of 'otherness' and 'us' and 'them' is when it comes to outsider art and … Continue reading Discovering Outsider Art: The Narrative of Otherness

Artist Showcase: Jack Oliver

The latest Artist Showcase comes from Jack Oliver. If you would like to see your work on the blog, please get in touch by emailing kdoutsiderart@yahoo.com.  "I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. I don't really have a specific starting point. I start drawing and it evolves, grows from … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Jack Oliver

Three Ways Capitalism Impacts the Insider Art World

In this thought-piece, Jerry Fresia discusses how capitalism has impacted on the art world (inside and outside) over the past century. Power and the Capitalist Class: Capitalists don’t just sit off to the side minding their own business. Their business is the accumulation of capital (money and productive assets). They buy politicians, sit on the … Continue reading Three Ways Capitalism Impacts the Insider Art World