This is the final installment in a series of posts introducing American artist Clayton Landry*. In this post, collector and supporter of Landry's work, George Lawrence, will focus on Landry's depictions of animals and inventions. Landry and animals Kate Davey: Landry’s representations of animals are also very interesting. They are almost text-book diagrams of a … Continue reading Clayton Landry: Animals and Inventions
This is the third post in a series introducing artist Clayton Landry* through interviews with George Lawrence, who is a collector and supporter of Landry's work. This post focuses on Landry's representations of every day life, and how these are intertwined with his life in the US Navy. 4. Landry and everyday life Kate Davey: … Continue reading Clayton Landry: Everyday Life
This is the second part in a series focusing on the work of Clayton Landry* through an interview with George Lawrence. This post looks in detail at Landry's insightful interpretations of his life in the US Navy. 3. Landry and the naval works Kate Davey: Landry’s work expands across a range of subject matter – … Continue reading Clayton Landry: Life in the Navy
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 Clayton Landry
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?
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