Although it has not yet reached the highs achieved by auctions of ‘mainstream’ art, the monetary value of ‘outsider art’ is creeping up. This blog is written in light of the recent Christie’s auction of outsider art from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation which took place earlier this month. I have felt compelled to comment on … Continue reading Changing the way we see success: is outsider art becoming the new mainstream?
Outsider Art and the Art Critic
Over the past couple of months, I have been trawling through reviews of outsider art exhibitions published in the UK national press. It has been an interesting exercise, returning to some of the exhibitions I have visited over the past 10 years; this time, with my researcher’s head on. After diving into several of these … Continue reading Outsider Art and the Art Critic
The Importance of Folk Art
I have just started researching for my next PhD assignment, which will look at the ways the media has reviewed exhibitions of outsider art over the past fifteen years. Whilst working my way through back catalogues of exhibition reviews, I came across Jonathan Jones’ review of the 2014 British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain … Continue reading The Importance of Folk Art
The Autodidact: What Does it Take to Make it Big?
I can only apologise for the lack of posts in recent weeks – I hit the ground running at the start of 2018, and haven’t managed to stop just yet. However, I wanted to write a quick post for you as a couple of days ago, I was doing my usual crawl through the internet … Continue reading The Autodidact: What Does it Take to Make it Big?
Artist Showcase: Gail Prussky
The latest artist showcase comes from Gail Prussky, whose drawings and paintings keep her sane. Gail has answered a few questions about her life and work as an artist ahead of the release of her new book, 'Broken Balloons.' When did your interest in art/creating begin? When I flew out of the womb. I've been … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Gail Prussky
Boeeuen Choo: Ink Drawing Project
Back in December, Boeeuen Choo's spiritual art inspired by the design and template of original tarot cards featured on kdoutsiderart. Last month, Boeeuen got back in touch about a new project that I really wanted to feature here. It's always great to hear from the artists featured in the artist showcases; to hear about their new … Continue reading Boeeuen Choo: Ink Drawing Project
Life is your very own canvas
‘Life is Your Very Own Canvas’ is an exhibition showcasing expressive art created by individuals somewhere along the road to recovery. The exhibition has been organised by Penumbra Art; a new collective of artists who are exploring the creative path together in a supportive, encouraging and safe environment. The exhibition is happening from 27 May … Continue reading Life is your very own canvas
CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Redefining Outsider Art
REDEFINING OUTSIDER ART: LOOKING AT LANGUAGE AN ONLINE EXHIBITION LOOKING AT THE TERM OUTSIDER ART AND WHAT IT MEANS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Call out for submissions to an online exhibition focusing on the term outsider art and what it means to YOU as an artist. kdoutsiderart.com regularly focuses on the ambiguities of the term outsider … Continue reading CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: Redefining Outsider Art
Nomadic Art from the Apocalypse
This guest post has been written by Brendan Liam, 'Curator of the Apocalypse.' Brendan has coined the term 'Nomadic Art' to describe works that are predominantly anonymous, and created on simple materials often found to hand. The work he describes is much nearer street art than fine art in its appearance and style. "My name … Continue reading Nomadic Art from the Apocalypse