Artist Showcase: Thomas Riesner

The latest showcase comes from Thomas Riesner - please note, the text has been translated to English from German. My interest in art started in 1990 in a club for mentally ill people. The club is called Durchblick e.v. in Leipzig. It is a gallery and a museum. I don't have a starting point for … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Thomas Riesner

Discovering Outsider Art: The Narrative of Otherness

Recently, I have been returning to the classic texts of outsider art in an attempt to uncover where the marginalisation of this type of work really began. My research has uncovered a few key areas that illustrate how ingrained the idea of 'otherness' and 'us' and 'them' is when it comes to outsider art and … Continue reading Discovering Outsider Art: The Narrative of Otherness