Artist Showcase: Cloud Parliament

This latest artist showcase highlights beautiful, haunting drawings and zines by Cloud Parliament.    When did your interest in art/creating begin and what is your starting point for each piece? I don't recall having an interest: it was always something integral, something I did. When I was about three I used to lift the kitchen … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Cloud Parliament

The Eclipse of Art?

Continuing on the theme of the construction and sociology of the art world, this blog post references Julian Spalding's interesting read 'The Eclipse of Art: Tackling the Crisis in Art Today.' This post is somewhat a summary of Spalding's main thoughts, which cover the descent of art in the modern era. In the book, he … Continue reading The Eclipse of Art?

The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

My previous PhD research-inspired post, ‘The Cycle of Cultural Consumption’, focused mainly on what sort of culture audiences ‘consume’ and why. It looked at Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, and how our social and educational background is the biggest influencing factor when it comes to the culture that is available – and interesting – to … Continue reading The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’