Reviewing Some Paintings

Oil on aluminium, dimensions are given below each painting, all of them made since the beginning of the MA:  123 x 125 cm 125 x 127 cm (this one still to be completed) 125 x 127 cm 125 x 123 cm 125 x 127 cm (this one above still ongoing)  125 x 123 cm   […]

Out of Pictopoiesis

it is incredible how a call to action such as the Summer show in thirteen weeks time really galvanises. For me this is all the more the case for the contrast of approach this represents relative to my normal practice; the painting being a painstakingly slow, absorbing production, each large painting maybe taking several months. […]

A Return

This year’s residency just finished has been a very rich and intense experience. One opportunity I found particularly valuable was being shown how to make a projection mapping installation at South Kiosk Gallery in Peckham. We worked in groups and achieved a poetic end result which in turn made me think of my painting. This surprised me as […]

And another link

Link to Edmark M. Law’s interesting and lively blog, Learn Fun Facts I follow his blog; latest post concerning the letter M, which I alighted on as a (kind of) inversion of the letter W at the end of writing in this recent post.

Pictopoiesis and Artificial Intelligence

Reading this article, I am wondering if a program for pictopoietic thinking could ever be conceived, perhaps hypothetically. The thing is, pictopoietic thinking is living thinking, and a computer is not alive. Meanwhile, I shall carry on trying to explicate pictopoiesis and its elements as best I can. Today, in and out of the studio. The days are […]

Origin always has echo

The art of our earliest ancestors is compelling, so I was interested to look through an article (see notes at end of post) in my inbox, which has triggered the following post: Some time ago I did a series of paintings in which, amongst other matters, I was interested in trying to commune and reconnect […]

Fabric of Common Descent (video)

(best heard with earphones) Fabric of Common Descent from Janet Waring Rago on Vimeo. Soundtrack by Alexis Rago Shown in exhibition Virtual Particles at Camberwell University of the Arts, London (December 2018)  

Dualities.

  On (potentially) overcoming the dualities Notes to self: Research Paper and feedback//dualities incl: spatial/temporal/organo/organic/artificial/natural/living/non-living//continuing critique of the digital (philosophy section of research paper// refs: music, line, visual, rhythm, algorithm, Bach music for solo violin, personal context, Florian, poietic act – poiesis as performance, Andante (walking/wandering/Tao), Adagio, chaconne, etc//polyphony above images of series of works […]