Comments on: Eric Bainbridge: Steel Sculptures http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-57515 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:06:59 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-57515 It’s true; I have an inbuilt prejudice against ignorance masquerading as ironic detachment. Since I am quite capable of it myself, I find it easy to recognise.

I have gone so far as to watch the film of Bainbridge talking about his work on the CAC website. He appears to me to have nothing to say of any value or insight about abstract sculpture. You are free to disagree (why not make a comment yourself?), or indeed, to stick to a study of psychology.

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-57470 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:02:34 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-57470 Obviously Robin has laid himself open to that sort of comment, but it seems a little strange to extend that to the whole thread. I’d be interested to know what you mean by ‘a debate like this’?

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By: Robert Smith http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-57168 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:36:01 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-57168 I have never followed a debate like this before and am much more interested in the psychology of the participants than any of the art theorising that has gone on. Particularly in the case of Robin and the reasons for his palpable anger which seems to me to have little to do with the work. Until he has gone to see the show not one word that he has to say has any value. Such bigotry beggars belief.

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By: Almuth http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-56718 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:39:11 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-56718 don’t agree with Robert. it’s much more gentle and touching than the assertive Caros. Not hung up on pitching itself against a heavyweight but dancing instead with mundane everyday stuff without despising the ordinariness.

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By: Ryan Riddington http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-56027 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:16:29 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-56027 Sam, I wasn’t aiming at Robin or anyone really, Robin is the only one to have mentioned today’s politics directly. It was more an acknowledgement of my inability to engage in the discussion in the way that everyone else is, for better or worse, and looking for reasons/excuses for this lack. I can’t remember if I saw the HMI press review ‘art-work’ or if I’m confusing it with a piece where someone built up of pages from Page 3…? One would surely hope that discourse and making might go hand in hand, without wanting to put the cart before the horse or vice-versa. I guess ‘traditional’ was the term, taken with offensive at Loughborough, that was lazily used to describe any activity using welding, stone carving, clay modelling, bronze casting and carpentery that denied that many material and conceptual ‘developments’ in art over much of the last century had actually taken place.

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By: Ashley West http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-56010 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:10:50 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-56010 I have continued my response under Robin’s new article, maybe to shift into more neutral ground.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-56008 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:57:03 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-56008 Really? What is it you are thinking through at the moment? Whether the toys are alive?

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-56006 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:51:15 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-56006 oh come on, this is interesting. Surely working out what someone else thinks is better than being satisfied that they’ve been hammered into submission….

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-55999 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:13:57 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-55999 I don’t think we are on another level, I think we are back in the pits again.

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/article/eric-bainbridge/#comment-55994 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:31:15 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6218#comment-55994 Hi Dan, Am thinking this through, will reply later today, Sam.

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