Depths of emotion aroused by the pandemic are enhanced by a strange pairing of artists
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Artists in Quarantine No.6 A second wave of infections, more quarantines, lockdowns, as the invisible virus searches for new hosts. Uncertainty about what the future has in store. When will we meet friends and family again? Sculptor and multi-media artist Caroline Pick’s recent evolution can be seen as a metaphor for this moment of […]
Artists in Quarantine No.5 So much has changed that going out to see things and meet people, let alone see and touch real physical art works has the taste of forbidden fruit. No one of us has ever experienced what now appears as a dystopia come true. The possibility of re-infection is ever present, and […]
Artists in Quarantine No.4 Invisible to the naked eye, the Covid-19 virus seems an impossible subject for an artist stimulated by the visual world around her/him. And yet for David Downes the ‘Covids’ became a source of inspiration.
Artists in Quarantine No. 3 “Far away from the merry-go-round of the market place, the only reasoning is to keep going on and stay safe” Since the March lockdown Peter Clossick’s life has been cloistered. He has not left his house, apart from a few car journeys for food “click and collects”, to protect not only […]
As the Tories lift the lockdown, principally for economic rather than public health reasons, some might expect a challenge to this business-led strategy from the opposition in Parliament. Don’t hold your breath.”Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition” is back in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation. For Sir Keir Starmer and his supporters,”taking a knee” means prostration […]
Artists under Quarantine: The first in a new series by Corinna Lotz When the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Michele del Campo felt he could not bear to carry on painting in the same way as before. The extremity of the moment drove him to reconsider. “The alarming situation of the pandemic and being forced into […]