This is the final installment in a series of posts introducing American artist Curtis Fairley. In this post, collector and supporter of Fairley's work, George Lawrence, will focus on Fairley's depictions of animals and inventions. Fairley and animals Kate Davey: Fairley’s representations of animals are also very interesting. They are almost text-book diagrams of a … Continue reading Curtis Fairley: Animals and Inventions
Curtis Fairley: Everyday Life
This is the third post in a series introducing artist Curtis Fairley through interviews with George Lawrence, who is a collector and supporter of Fairley's work. This post focuses on Fairley's representations of every day life, and how these are intertwined with his life in the US Navy. 4. Fairley and everyday life Kate Davey: … Continue reading Curtis Fairley: Everyday Life
Curtis Fairley: Life in the Navy
This is the second part in a series focusing on the work of Curtis Fairley through an interview with George Lawrence. This post looks in detail at Fairley's insightful interpretations of his life in the US Navy. 3. Fairley and the naval works Kate Davey: Fairley's work expands across a range of subject matter – … Continue reading Curtis Fairley: Life in the Navy
Introducing Curtis Fairley
In a new series on the blog, I will be asking George Lawrence about his collection of artwork created by a homeless U.S. Navy veteran whom he met whilst living and working in New York City. Lawrence has recently been delving deeper into the works he purchased from the artist in the late 1980’s, and … Continue reading Introducing Curtis Fairley
What Does the Term ‘Outsider Art’ Mean to You?
Every now and then I like to twist myself up into knots thinking about the term ‘outsider art’; what it means in today’s context and whether we should even be using it anymore. You can find some of my thoughts under the ‘Outsider Art: Theory and Thoughts’ category (or by clicking here), but in this … Continue reading What Does the Term ‘Outsider Art’ Mean to You?
Epiphanies! Secrets of Outsider Art
Above Image: Kate Bradbury (courtesy of julianhartnoll.com) “Outsider Art is a movement of untrained artists with a burning desire and passion for expression that features art of an obsessive nature. Often this involves collecting debris shaped to express the inner thoughts and feelings of the creator. Some artists may suffer from mental health issues, others … Continue reading Epiphanies! Secrets of Outsider Art