Relationships: Alfred Wallis and Ben Nicholson

‘Outsider art’ in the traditional sense – i.e. Jean Dubuffet’s description – alludes to an isolated artist, working on the periphery of the mainstream art world. Contrary to this controversial belief, many of the most notable ‘outsider artists’ of the twentieth century were supported, encouraged and ‘outed’ by some of the most famous ‘mainstream’ artists … Continue reading Relationships: Alfred Wallis and Ben Nicholson

Andrew Beswick

Artist's Statement: Andrew Beswick is a Manchester-based artist who's work includes poetry, drawing, performance and sculpture. His approach to art is intuitive and self-taught and his inspiration to begin making art originated from a love of expressionist painting, primitive/ outsider art and the work of groups such as COBRA and the Situationist International. His interest … Continue reading Andrew Beswick

Joe Cook

(Featured Image: Joe Cook, UV)I am always keen to hear from artists who would be interested in a blog post focusing on their work. Usually, I ask for an artist's statement and a few images which they would like to showcase, but these guidelines are very flexible and I am open to suggestions. If you would … Continue reading Joe Cook