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Any person who calls themselves an #artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a #liar.

powerThe only true pursuit for the creative process is the creation of the commodity. There are no such things as art schools, public art and art galleries, they are simply empty vessels containing and perpetuating the (economic) elitist stranglehold on the common man’s freedom to think for himself.

The powerful use art to bludgeon the weak into submission by edifying their wealth with totems and monuments to their self glory. [Read More]

Any person who calls themselves an artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a liar.

(Commodity) art is created for and by the wealthy.

Painting has always been dead: Rubber gloves, stolen kisses, pouches of Chinese fresh drinking water, broken dreams, the constant questioning and declassification of what art is and what the content is has lead to this so called crisis in painting (there has always been a crisis in painting) – Painting is dead – the exponents of Conceptual Art tried to destroy the art object but failed – thought and the idea is the object. The primary aims of Conceptual Art in the 1960?s was to carry out a theoretical examination of ‘art’ and through understanding propose ‘concepts as art’, sections of discarded fishing nets strewn across the tourist beach, lovers in the darkness groping for the dark, hands first finding spaces, then they find there mark, my father, my ghost, my hopes and dreams, stinking of rotting carcasses [Read More]

Peter Bright (aka This Window) – homo symbolicum

…to be able to imitate the real world is useful when trying to turn your back on it.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)
Peter Bright (aka This Window)

A degree of pressure can give you the ‘edge’ and help you to effectively perform but excessive stress and worry can reduce your productive output and make it difficult to make the right decisions.

Paradigm: Clients are always shocked when I suddenly present to them a ‘painting from life’ – I appear to produce slap-dash imagery as my main artistic process, this isn’t because I haven’t mastered the basic fundamental skills of ‘traditional’ painting and drawing because I have and I am more than able to produce paintings in a typical style or pattern of work; a pattern or mode of working, arranged in order to form semantic constructions and express relations(hips) to the real world

Artists and teachers have argued for years that to fully understand the processes required in creating non-representational art, a knowledge of basic representational ‘tricks’ is vital – to be able to imitate the real world is useful when trying to turn your back on it.

Memories: Dead birds and rubber gloves, stolen kisses, pouches of Chinese fresh drinking water, broken dreams, sections of discarded fishing nets strewn across the tourist beach, lovers in the darkness groping for the dark, hands first finding spaces, then they find there mark, my father, my ghost, my hopes and dreams, stinking of rotting carcasses [Read More]

The Defeatist: I have never been a true artist. The naked truth is I have been and still am a liar. The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy – a process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society …

The only true pursuit for the creative process is the creation of the commodity. There are no such things as art schools, public art and art galleries, they are simply empty vessels containing and perpetuating the (economic) elitist stranglehold on the common man’s freedom to think for himself.

The powerful use art to bludgeon the weak into submission by edifying their wealth with totems and monuments to their self glory.

Any person who calls themselves an artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a liar.

There is no such thing as an artist – I am a painter, I create decorations for walls.

 

Online art store – #PFTE – Postcards From the Edge

Visual AIDS announced another successful Postcards From the Edge benefit!

My Grandparents

With only two days to sell over 1400 original postcard-sized works of art, There were 1417 postcard-sized works on display by artists from around the world – and more than 1500 people visited the show and sale. There are always some wonderful gems that get overlooked. This year, through their new website, they announce the PFTE Art Store, where you can buy a special selection of postcard artworks online!
This limited selection of artworks – original paintings, drawings, photographs and collages – from Postcards From the Edge are are only $85 each.  Just like at the exhibition, the name of the artist is only revealed after purchase.  So the fun of guessing whose work is whose continues, and regardless of who you discover, you are bound to find something you treasure!

To purchase artwork click here.  All artwork is only $85 each

Ross Bleckner’s Book – clippings of New York Times articles – ‘My Life in the New York Times’

Ross Bleckner is an American artist and the current Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1995, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum had a major retrospective of his works from the last two decades of exhibitions at acclaimed institutions such … Continue reading →

 

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The problems of fragmentation and confusion that exist within more traditional art practices, such as painting and sculpture (in the broadest possible milieu) are mirrored in new art practices. Within these technological and new media categories, diverse concepts and imagery has been lumped together to form a hodgepodge of non-related methodologies and artworks.
What is this direction?

The 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.


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Free print – #printmaking

These prints were produced in 1978…

Free Art

My art for free This page is lifted from www.peterbright.info. This image is a version of a lithograph I did in 1978. To download it (high-resolution). This print was manipulated using Photoshop in 2002 and … Continue reading →

 

Methodology

Rediscovering the printing process after nearly 40 years has been an interesting process – disappointingly modern inks are not as rich in color (earthy colors are very plastic like) and modern water-based inks don’t become part of the surface, they … Continue reading ?

What is this direction? What is ART?

Clouds over Morte Point

The problems of fragmentation and confusion that exist within more traditional art practices, such as painting and sculpture (in the broadest possible milieu) are mirrored in new art practices. Within these technological and new media categories, diverse concepts and imagery has been lumped together to form a hodgepodge of non-related methodologies and artworks.

What is this direction?

Sheep Skull

The 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.


I am an old dinosaur – I am very confused. What is painting? wp.me/p1GVNQ-3T Leave a comment on the page and set me on the right course

— Peter Bright (@thiswindow)

Contemporary 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 … Continue reading ?

I am sinking into poverty – make an offer on my art (please)

Times are really tough and I am quickly slipping into oblivion.

Allergy #11

Original painting by Peter Bright . Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated. Price includes frame. Size: 403mm x 503mm
£Offer

“Allergy #11″ was started in November 2003 and completed in April 2011. This painting was originally created for a solo exhibition in The Queen’s Theatre during 2003 but was not exhibited due to lack of wall space.

solo exhibition is an exhibition of the work by only one artist. Having solo shows of one’s artwork marks the achievement of success.  My shows are usually of my current work or pieces from a single time period, or representative work from different periods in my development. This  illusion of success doesn’t mean I am successful – I am actually sinking deeper and deeper into poverty so if you can help me keep a roof over my head please make an offer for this painting here .

1978: I once had a girlfriend called Anne who wore ‘Charlie’ perfume. Every time we came close I sneezed. This was not conducive to a passionate affair. Her ‘big’ permed hair and ‘page three’ figure was always out of reach, until we discovered I was allergic to her bottled smell….later we discovered I was allergic to latex.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

My art for free

This image is a version of a lithograph I did in 1978. To download it (high resolution) click on the image. This print was manipulated using Photoshop in 2002 and exhibited in 2004. The original lithograph, which is framed and … Continue reading →

Yes I can paint realism – I simply choose not to

My friends and clients are always shocked when I suddenly present (in front of them) a ‘painting from life’ – just because I appear to produce slap-dash imagery as my main artistic process and thrust doesn’t mean I haven’t mastered the basic fundamental  skills of ‘traditional’ painting and drawing.

Artists and teachers have argued for years that to fully understand the processes required in creating non-representational art, a knowledge of basic representational tricks is vital – to be able to imitate the real world is useful when trying to turn your back on it.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

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One of my still life paintings hanging on a wall in Worcestershire.

Oil paint on paper – 20″ x 16″

Representation is the use of signs that stand in for and take the place of something else. It is through representation that people organize the world and reality through the act of naming its elements. Signs are arranged in order to form semantic constructions and express relations.

For many philosophers, both ancient and modern, man is regarded as the “representational animal” or homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinct character is the creation and the manipulation of signs – things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.

Representation (arts). (2012, February 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:45, March 7, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Representation_(arts)&oldid=475632185

Offset – North Devon Art – #printmaking

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called “fountain solution”), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

“I keep thinking about George Braque who learnt artificial wood graining from his time as a decorator; the story goes that he taught Picasso and these painted renderings of wood surface became a staple of cubism.” Read more…
It is going to  be ‘fun’ to present a body of new prints, supported by a few images, drawings I did from  nearly 40 years ago. Some of the earlier drawings etc. are very similar to what is still being produced today. It might be interesting to see the chronological journey – maybe the viewer will say “I can do better than that”. I was tempted do a series of figures – I wanted to make them more than just ‘people studies’. I’m bored with ‘quick click’ ‘n ‘quick fix’ –  (modus operandi – these new prints will be the real statement and the paintings a re-hash of old tricks – shhh!).

Offset printing. (2012, February 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:19, February 25, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Offset_printing&oldid=478643622

Woodcuts = Web sites

“I have begun to think about printing again. The image above is of the first two colors of a woodcut I have started to do. I have decided to walk away from the computer, with its prescriptive software and universal … Continue reading ?

 

Important update – #printmaking #painting

Due to exhibition and gallery comitments the prices of Peter Bright’s paintings and printmaking pieces have had to increase on MorgueGallery.com

Artist Statement:

Original painting by Peter Bright.

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated.

Price includes frame.

Size: 403mm x 503mm

“Allergy #11″ was started in November 2003 and completed in April 2011. This painting was originally created for a solo exhibition in The Queen’s Theatre during 2003 but was not exhibited due to lack of wall space.

1978: I once had a girlfriend called Anne who wore ‘Charlie’ perfume. Every time we came close I sneezed. This was not conducive to a passionate affair. Her ‘big’ permed hair and ‘page three’ figure was always out of reach, until we discovered I was allergic to her bottled smell….later we discovered I was allergic to latex.

Allergy #11  –  £538.08

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