George Chapman

Interview with Ollie Guyon

23 September 2020

Discussing Venetian painters, minimalism, and working with virulent pigments, Ollie Guyon shares some insights about his studio practice through a look at one of his painting, 'Britney'.

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Look, Know: Alan Uglow

19 May 2020

No amount of theorising alone can validate a work. Yet when analysing Uglow's paintings it's almost as if no amount of theorising can successfully deconstruct his work. As a painter he wanted his paintings to speak for themselves: no theory, no bullshit.

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Fugitive Space: PADA Studios

30 August 2019

Looking back on my residency at PADA Studios in Barreiro, Portugal.

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Cape Town, I Love You But You're Letting Me Down

4 June 2019

Thoughts on Situationist theory, ambient space, and abstract expressionism. Originally published in 2010 as an essay for the I Can Never Sleep on Sundays exhibition catalogue.

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Stillness is the Move: Material and transcendental space in Tess Jaray and Mark Rothko's paintings

19 May 2020

A comparison of the Mark Rothko's chapel paintings and the recent exhibition From Outside by UK abstract painter Tess Jaray.

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Latent Horizon

7 May 2019

Natasha Norman reflecting on the city through nostalgia, dreams and painting. Originally published in 2010 as an essay for the I Can Never Sleep on Sundays exhibition catalogue.

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