Art Back

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Eddie Sedgewick brought back art in Bermondsey with a shattering show called CUCKOOLAND. It’s over now unfortunately but it happened. ¬†Eddie has never done anything like this before: raw, devastating, a single brushstroke perhaps, primeval shapes, paint, scrubbed, furious, catastrophe blasting with a new exciting energy. The inspiration was Fahrenheit 451,¬†so right, for what we have seen in this horror is that the arts are not a luxury extra or even in some kind of contrast to ‘life’, but life itself.

The paintings individually have further literary or historical reference but having limited brain resources I’ve fallen back on my own vision of the works in my comments. As Nancy Mitford said when criticised for her biog of Louis XIV: ‘I suppose I could have brought in the peasants and so on more but it’s all a matter of temperament.’

 

This one is called 'Lockdown' and perfectly Catches the Blank Horror of those Days

This one is called ‘Lockdown’ and perfectly Catches the Blank Horror of those Days

I Like this One Very Much: So Rich and Suggestive. Those Planes, for those of Us brought up with War Memories, the Black Shape Looming and That Blob - What could that Be?

I Like this One Very Much: So Rich and Suggestive. Those Planes, for those of Us brought up with War Memories, the Black Shape Looming and That Blob – What could that Be?

A Landscape but Also Items that might be Seen Under a Microscope? The Sun and Atom Bomb cloud, But Zooming into the Distance, on the Move. Some Hope?

A Landscape but Also Items that might be Seen Under a Microscope or Persons as Data? The Sun and Atom Bomb cloud, But Zooming into the Distance, on the Move. Some Hope?

This one Reminded me of that Shell of a Cinema that Survived in Beirut but Eddie had never Heard of it

This one Reminded me of that Shell of a Cinema that Survived in Beirut but Eddie had never Heard of it. It’s Really an Advertising Hoarding by the Road with No Advertising¬†

More Blobs, Shapes Imprisoned

More Blobs, Shapes Imprisoned, Persons Imprisoned in the Shapes

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020 under Adrian Edge day by day.

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