UPDATE:Thanks to everyone who donated. We raised £431 this year – that’s over three times as much as usual! There are a couple of people who need to send me their address – please use the contact page.
This is an updated photo of a loyal Raw Art customer’s wall. He’s just put the Jimi Electric Ladyland canvas up. Seen in this picture, 11 Raw Art paintings on display (there are more I believe in his personal collection). It’s really good to see these paintings all in one place. I don’t have a copy of all of them and I forget what I’ve painted sometimes. Also, this person (Andrew Mills it is you) is good at framing canvas board, which I know some people find difficult.
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I didn’t go to the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican. It was sold out on the last weekend. A few days after it closed, I found a Basquiat umbrella cover in the street. It was brand new. I took that Basquiat umbrella cover and now it’s got a pair of sunglasses in it.
I felt bad not going to see the exhibition. I don’t know why, I might not have even liked it (the show, although I like Basquiat’s paintings).
I missed out on the branded tote bag, the tea towel, the rollerblades and the miniature Warhol wigs.
I don’t like going to see everything that’s on.
I think you can have too much art.
I painted five Zimbabwe Lemon Creams for a commission, December 2017, for a friend who was brought up with her brother in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe had just been overthrown, and it was thus: he was painted onto a biscuit and cast in resin.
Here’s a commission of three painted custard cream protest biscuits, December 2017.
… Happy New Year. It’s 2018, the year of the paintpot, and we at Raw Art have moved sites – and sights – and bring you this stuff in a slightly different way by changing web hosts. It’s that exciting. Eventually, it should make the web site run faster, being thus better at art, better at bringing it to you, but it will still get up reliably late in the morning.
So chuck out the old, bring in the noo – and more noo – for 2018 is the time to do it. Oh yes.
Above, from the print “fight the future” which is showing at Atom Gallery N16
Here’s a new artwork, “Electric Ladyland 2017”. Oil (not acrylic) on 25 x 25 cm board. Just above is the first one, when it was being painted, cups of tea in view. I may do prints of this image, as I’m working in oils now (better, stronger, er, slower) it will be harder to replicate as a multiple, butI am making minis – which are 15 x 15 cm. Watch out for more. “Watch”. “Out”.
More nonsense from me in the form of a 3.5 metre critique for Grrrr! for artists KEELERTORNERO… They asked me to write something about a task they did for the Grrrr! shop so I decided to start… and didn’t stop. I sealed it in a bottle which was glued heavily. And rolled, so they couldn’t get it out…. but they did.
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“We’ve asked each artist we work with on this project to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it. Here is Sian Superman of GRRRR! answering some of these in the form of a short video that she made herself.” So say art persons KeelerTornero.
Yes, raw art is eight years old this July.
Just preparing for tonight’s livedraw. Trying to watch some of the acts on a mobile, which is not amazingly easy – please do watch and follow it on the twitter. All acts drawn in real time and all proceeds to great ormond street. Wooh.