Select Show Camberwell Space UAL London

I am very happy to announce that Mind Mirror (Step Back and Breathe in the Atmosphere of Your Own Meaning) has been chosen by the jury for the Select Show at Camberwell Space. Our MA show runs from 11th – 17th July, however, the Select Show runs through the Summer, from 11th July until 27th […]

Concerning the Elemental

Recombining the pictorial elements in animated form to make pictopoietic poems/poems of pictopoiesis 1.The Origin of Blue 33 sec. video:   notes to self: point, line, circular pathway that returns to source/origin, time, colour have several earlier works (painted) on this same theme

A Poem

During the London residency, I receive online from far away a poem by Fernando Pessoa, reminding me of home and the painting back there waiting for me to return (source): The Herdsman BY ALBERTO CAEIRO (FERNANDO PESSOA) TRANSLATED BY EDOUARD RODITI I’m herdsman of a flock. The sheep are my thoughts And my thoughts are all sensations. […]

And then it struck me…

  I took the photo of the cage with a background of the surface of the table on which I do my paintings. For no other reason than that is was convenient to do so, or was there actually another reason? –  in the form of an awareness which made me feel that this was […]

Founding, Refinding and Unfolding

Precedents:   I did not imagine it I made it to disclose the instant through the instance of its making … Painting series above by JWR: each oil on aluminium, different scales (largest approx 125 x 125cm) Notes to self: founding and unfolding pictopiesis//qualities: corporeality, thingliness, dinglichung//https://phenomenology//architectural – line, point, weave, fabric, loom, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenomenology         […]

Exploring origins

Header image: Omphalos – finding new visual form for Nicholas Gulig’s poem ( links are shown in bold) Thinking about what Whitman means when he writes at the end of section 2 of Song of Myself, …you shall possess the origin of all poems…, I see we already possess it, that origin, it is still there, hidden in […]

Why it Exists at All

Painting (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm) followed by free writing, WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL.   WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL   Suspended between infinity and nothingness   An appearance not by degrees   A large body of matter with no definite shape   Developing in compactness   Located out of the normal […]

Painting into words

Above, the painting as it is now. I have to take a step back to decide whether it is completed or not. The following free verse, arises out of re-reading the painting, working through the layers of thought that are embodied in its poiesis:   YOUR OWN MEANING (annotated for my own reference with spoken narration […]

Reviewing yesterday’s painting progress

Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections.  Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]