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Are you looking at me?
I would like to bring these two striking self portraits to the attention of OCA Exploring Concepts students and others. They are the result of an extended period of research into constructivism and its implications or possibilities for his own practice by student Christopher Dennis. Level 2 is a particularly eventful level to teach at […]Read More
It smells as sweet….
I have had cause recently to reflect on the cross disciplinary nature of the creative arts degree, and as if by magic a small exhibition was laid on outside my studio door to help me think through some of the issues. The images here are from a pop up show of third year students at […]Read More
I thought I might try a wee experimental blog this month to launch myself back into the swing of blogging. I’ve been making a few odd things in the studio recently. I am not exactly sure what they are yet or how I might make use of them. They are basically replicas of things I […]Read More
I would like to draw students’ attention to the many and various ways artists use models in their practice, with a view to perhaps encouraging students to develop some model ideas of their own. I have a several level three students at present who are working using models or maquettes. One is setting up small conceptually […]Read More
Peter Doig Study Day
I have long been an admirer of Peter Doig as a painter and having seen him discussing his work recently I was very pleased to be able to visit his Edinburgh show with a group of OCA students. The premise of the show is to reinforce the conceptual and art historical influences on his work, […]Read More
terribly modern mini
The Modern Institute in Glasgow has three cracking mini shows on at the moment. It is a commercial gallery that is the royal seat of the artists basking in the warm waters of the Glasgow Miracle, and the gallery stable list reads like a who’s who of contemporary art. The current shows are a Simon […]Read More
This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. We have an exhibition of Peter Doig paintings in Edinburgh just now as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Considering the status of Doig I was surprised and exited to see that he was giving an […]Read More
Joe Clark – Man of Action
This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. I was entranced recently by a little book that came through as part of a final assignment for drawing. I‘ve blogged about Joe’s work before as we have had an interesting discussion over the course of […]Read More