Tag Archives: Visual Art

Another painting in a Private Collection

Painting for exhibitionPainting: 55″ x 55″ oil on canvas

‘Walk Away or Jump’

by Peter BrightInspired by a cliff walk with one of Robert Rauschenberg’s assistants in 1979 and painted in 2010 and is one of a pair. This painting is now in a private collection. The image of the man holding the fish was taken in Cuba in 1999. We were staying in a beach complex. The canteen that feed us all ran out of food. A handful of us hired … Continue reading →

Landscape Painting?

View From a Train Window

(now in private collection)

Oil paint on canvas

…the experience of the landscape viewed in shorthand, the trick is to imply with the minimum of effort…

Unfortunately the majority of landscape art fails miserably. However, ‘Lake Lucerne: the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen‘ circa 1844 (by Turner) is the ultimate painting of landscape and nature – it tells a massive story with very little content. This has been an important painting for me since the early 1970’s. I have always admired the New York Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th century but when I first saw this painting by Turner…… my sock were blown off. It is without doubt a clever (maybe unfinished) conceptual landscape painting.

Landscapes that are seen at speed, blurred, undefined, with a static, pinpoint horizon are better than watching TV. In many respects transferring theses visual clues into (in my case) paint gives a prompt, a reminder of the general feel of the landscape… an estimate, a representation/illusion takes on more realness than the actual physical object, the object then becomes a metaphor for the created illusion. This in turn creates an additional reference for the object, an extra visual adjective eg. ‘The sky was very Turneresque.’ Turner’s illusion becomes a metaphor for the real thing, which vividly describes [in words] the actual sky. The concrete object cannot say everything about itself – it has a limited vocabulary and is unable to say what is required of it. It is on many levels mute.

Sid Vicious painting for sale – $75.00

Whatever Happened to the Space Age” Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 400mm x 400mm. Price includes shipping Continue reading →

What is Painting?

AllergyContemporary artists have extended the boundaries of painting considerably to include;  collage, different materials such as sand, cement, straw or wood for their texture. Juxtaposing images and materials, either as a collage, printing or painting is not simply a decorative process it is a complicated exercise. The mind always tries to create a narrative between images and materials. The juxtaposition of arbitrary marks, color, photographs etc. will always tease and trick the mind into rationalizing what it is trying to process and attempt to make physical world references – in other words make sense of what it is trying to analyze.

Since the proliferation of computers, painting could be argued to have migrated to the digital age (world). There is a massive community of artists who use computers to paint color onto a digital canvas using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Gimp and others. Does this mean that new printing techniques have now become absorbed into painting methodologies and practices?

This meshing together of processes, unrelated imagery and the breaking down of barriers cannot be seen as a shortcut to intellectual credibility. The dedicated thought process that goes with the creative procedure should be one of intense reasoning. It is therefore unrealistic to expect the uneducated masses to use the computers prescriptive decision making to create ‘real art’. The birth of Photoshop has enabled everybody to create ‘non-intellectual’ versions of Rauschenberg (and Warhol) – this is not ART.

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The application of the medium is commonly applied with a brush. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. These same criteria can be used to describe printing.”

‘Onions’ oil paint on paper Painting exhibited at the West Buckland Festival 2012

Oil painting (like the image above) is the process of painting with pigments that are bound together with a medium of drying oil. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantageous properties became widely known and exploited. By the height of the Renaissance oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced tempera paints in the majority of Europe.

Painting, painting techniques and painting mediums can be adapted to create images of any size, the only limitation is the size of the surface the paint is being applied to.

An Offer: Art Kitchen (USA)  - February 2012

MorgueGallery.com will mail you a signed postcard that has been recycled by Peter Bright, each postcard is different and variations of this image have appeared in exhibitions all over Europe and the USA.

To receive your postcard click the button below – the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.

Originally this recycled postcard was a promo for ‘Cassette Culture‘ a download album from This Window which was released in 2009 (which is available on iTunes etc). The photographic source material is of Marni De Much, the drummer on the ‘Morgue Studio Demos’ limited edition This Window CDR release.




 

 


Sid Vicious painting for sale – $75.00

“Whatever Happened to the Space Age”

Original painting by Peter Bright.

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 400mm x 400mm Buy here…

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

My heroes have grown old with me or they have died – maybe their death has been a way to freeze time, stop the aging process – not only for them but for me also?.

‘Peter’s exhibition was inspired by iconic images he used when he was at art school in the 70s on the theme of Beauty and the Beast – inc Sid and Nancy and Guy the Gorilla! – and I think the results are really bold and impactful.’

I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc. It is only now that I have decided to recycle them.

Buy here £50.44 ($75.00) Shipping included

North Devon Art Exhibition

Being the ‘Festival Director of Art’ means that ultimately I will offend someone when I don’t select them – who needs to be popular? I would prefer the title curator, which is technically what I have been for over three years.

From the Archives: Your Art at the West Buckland Festival (Thursday September 18th and ended on Sunday September 21st) began with an evening preview on the Thursday in St Peter’s Church. There were dozens of works of art – paintings, sculptures, photographs, … Continue reading ?

In contemporary art, the title curator is given to a person who better produces knowledge and better picture of any situation. This might involve finding a strategy for display. Thematic, conceptual and formal approaches are all prevalent. In addition to selecting works, the curator often is responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other supporting content for the exhibition.

I am slowly getting the list together of artist who will be invited to exhibit at the West Buckland Festival in September 2011.

The aim of the The Gallery exhibition, which runs during the West Buckland Festival, is promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc.

Exhibitors are all artists and crafts people from North Devon. Artists are invited to enter Works of Art that are new or that have not been exhibited before. We expect that there will be up to 100 Works of Art to view and enjoy. Many Works will be on sale and can be acquired during the Preview and throughout the Festival weekend.

Devon Artists DirectoryNormal Conditions of The Gallery ExhibitionWest Buckland Festival reserves the right to hang the exhibition as they think appropriate and to refuse to exhibit a work if it is regarded as being unsuitable.West Buckland Festival cannot be held liable for any damage or loss, so those exhibiting are exhibiting at their own risk.West Buckland Festival have prioritized original work over prints.Work is offered for sale but a commission of 20% will be charged (deducted form sale price). The total cost of work must be paid to the festival who will issue artists with the balance less commission.


For a full list of exhibitions, workshops and evening performances please visit: It’s Cabaret Time! An all star cast hosted by your MC JONATHAN RALPH 7:30 -10:00 pm in St Peter’s Church with HARRY THE PIANO ‘‘the best pianist in the civilized world’ – Jonathan RossContinue reading ?

This Window – ‘Cassette Culture’: Notes on exhibition of paintings and prints: “Where are the references for my next exhibition? Action Painting – Pollock . Print dribbled paint. Soft pink landscapes (1980 ) Richard…”

Links to paintings for sale

Detail of paintingThis is a detail of a print/painting from the June exhibition at West Buckland School. This is from the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ series.

Sometimes it is difficult to work out when a print is a print or a painting is a painting. There are painters who use printing techniques and processes in their work – so what is the definition?

Below are links to paintings for sale on Morgue Gallery

Guy the Gorilla – painting for sale

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £51.12 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 400mm x 400mm Buy here ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Nancy Spungen – painting

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm Buy here… ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Painting – Sid Vicious – Man on Moon

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm buy here… ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … Continue reading →

Sid Vicious painting

Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 500mm x 400mm buy here… We are in the top 5 blogs We  ( Sitemaps_xml ) are … Continue reading →