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
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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’
Curtis Fairley: Animals and Inventions
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
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
Artist Showcase: ColdMountainGypsy
This artist showcase features the work of ColdMountainGypsy whose folkloric work is inspired by poetry, stories and dreams. If you would like to see a showcase of your work here on kdoutsiderart.com, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a few examples of your art. When did your interest in art/creating begin? I have loved art since I was … Continue reading Artist Showcase: ColdMountainGypsy
Defining ‘Outsider’ Art..
Recently, I have found myself becoming more and more interested in the actual term ‘outsider’ art, and what it really means. Originally coined by Roger Cardinal as an English equivalent to Jean Dubuffet’s Art Brut (or ‘raw’ art), the term has grown to encapsulate a huge variety of works. There are many offshoots of the … Continue reading Defining ‘Outsider’ Art..