Some of the themes, concerns and questions that arose during the artists’ crit were:
How drawing can be used in painting
How to determine what one’s real interests are, in terms of making/constructing an image
Is focus important, as an artist?
What brought you here today
What kind of work was made in the past
What work is being made now
Is the journey more important than the destination?
How to free yourself to make what you really want to
Cut-outs and collage
Basquiat, Turner, Yayoi Kusama, Niki de Saint Phalle, Mary Heilmann
Is self-belief important, as an artist?
Finding a voice
Still-life, cityscapes, life drawing/painting, seascapes, landscape, portraiture
Using line to draw
Obsessive repetition of gestures and/or lines and/or circles as a methodology for making work
Small clay sculptures
Drawing from the top floor of a car park in Croydon
Drawing/painting from life
How figures relate to space in a particular painting
Colour relationships and their emotional charge
Many thanks to Frivolous Convulsions exhibiting artists Vanessa Mitter and Ben Westley Clark for leading the crit and for this writeup! Turf’s next free crit will be on 28 April, led by artist Jennifer Martin