Category: Art

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle

Make Better Music 29: Disrespect

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”I/dropcap stumbled over this idea a long time ago, and it was a hard step for me to take. I’m a respectful person, especially regarding...

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Lost in New Jersey 2: Seemingly Natural

Lost in New Jersey 2: Seemingly Natural. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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How do I look: Robert Mapplethorpe?

Glossy photographs in glossy frames create the perfect environment for glossy fashionistas in Alison Jaques gallery. ‘Curated by Scissor Sisters’. Need the gay fashion pack know more?...

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Make Better Music 28: Revolution not Evolution

Make Better Music 28: Revolution not Evolution. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. Two

This review is the second chapter in my critical assessment, Part 1 examined Future Map 10, a pretentious and ostentatious shindig overly concerned with prestige. In this second chapter I am...

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Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning

Lost in New Jersey 1: Spirals of Meaning. Photographic series by Matt Coleman...

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Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One

Prodigy vs Mutiny: Art’s Promising Future? Pt. One...

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Make Better Music 27: Don’t Be Constrained By Your Means!

Make Better Music 27: Don’t Be Constrained By Your Means! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Forget the Art World in the Oubliette Art House

Art house squatters the Oubliette transform a Soho ex-nightclub into an emporium of delights. The Oubliette is a curious initiative. When I first encountered it two years ago it was in an old embassy...

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Make Better Music 26: Be a Musical Masterchef

Make Better Music 26: Be a Musical Masterchef. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 25: The Art of Your Craft, or the Craft of your Art?

Make Better Music 25: The Art of Your Craft, or the Craft of your Art? Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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You are Here – Dutch Art

As snow blizzards down in Bloomsbury, a bunch of Dutch art devotees gather for mulled wine and muffins in a miniature white cube style gallery. With such extreme weather outside, viewers gaze on...

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Make Better Music 24: Be an Artist

Make Better Music 24: Be an Artist. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music…

Make Better Music 23: Well there’s bad music and there’s good music… I don't really believe in good and bad music....

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Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful XXVII and Gyunel Rustamova in Cork Street galleries, Dry the River and Clare Maguire at The Social. 14th December One small step for artists but a giant leap for free arts...

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Trouble with Curating?

Ben Street’s Gifted at the Josh Lilley Gallery answers the ICA’S question; why do we need curators? December 2010. Outside the great student fees debate rages. Placards set to one side, a...

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Make Better Music 22: Ask yourself smart questions, and make smart decisions

Make Better Music 22: Ask yourself smart questions, and make smart decisions. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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‘I Want to Fuck You’ – Derrick Santini

The Maurice Einhardt NEU Gallery 10/12/10 to 29/01/2011. Redchurch Street, Shoreditch A crowd is gathered in Redchurch Street. This is not uncommon, nor is it rare for the crowd to be enjoying an art...

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Minor Yetis to Major Cranes

Minor Yetis to Major Cranes. Looking for art in London’s late night galleries....

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Make Better Music 21: Development!

Make Better Music 21: Development! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Pam Glew: Circus

Red Bull Studios, London Bridge 26/11/10 – 02/12/10 The second major exhibition by popular emerging artist Pam Glew has all the trappings of punk nostalgia, mixed up with celebrity noir. Portraits...

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Make Better Music 20: Clarity and complex layers

Make Better Music 20: Clarity and complex layers. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 19: Chicken and Egg Melodies

Make Better Music 19: Chicken and Egg Melodies. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 18: ADSR!

Make Better Music 18: ADSR! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Above the line: Stuart Semple

Trebuchet interviews : Stuart Semple, an established artist who reviews ephemeral media images through his painting, placing them in the context of an emotional historical collage....

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Make Better Music 17: Aim higher than high

Make Better Music 17: Aim higher than high. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 16: Originality

Make Better Music 16: Originality. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Television the Drag on the Nation

Television has struggled enormously to cope with the technological paradigm shift of the internet...

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Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal

Make Better Music 15: Don’t Be Normal. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Zidane: A Strange Form Of Love

Zidane and Camus unlikely bedfellows a discussion of the film and it's implications...

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