Comments on: Simon Callery Interview http://abstractcritical.com/article/simon-callery-interview/ 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: Ashley West http://abstractcritical.com/article/simon-callery-interview/#comment-53077 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:12:37 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6067#comment-53077 Great Simon, It’s reassuring to see someone ploughing a useful furrow, digging deep, sticking their neck out and not being afraid to do it. I think what you say about developing sensitivities is right – I think all too often we assume we’re seeing, or sensing, or that we’re open to what’s in front of us. Maybe it’s only when we question that, that we begin to. I like the way (although it might seem obvious)some of these are like suns or bodies of that sort, ‘passing through’. I don’t know if you’ve shown them at Tate St.Ives, but they would look great there – ‘going down’ at land’s end so to speak, and resurrecting those Terry Frost suns, (which I always thought were pretty superficial)in a more substantial way.

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By: Lynne http://abstractcritical.com/article/simon-callery-interview/#comment-52827 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:04:19 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6067#comment-52827 This is wonderful; has me thinking in a whole new way. Amazing that abstraction is not more widely accepted in Britain seeing as the country is full of inventive minds; this show may help in that aspect.
Thank you.

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By: Anita Louise Davies http://abstractcritical.com/article/simon-callery-interview/#comment-52738 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:30:15 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6067#comment-52738 Have interupted my packing, as off to USA for a month, but captured by this article. How disappointed I am that I won’t be able to visit this work, but felt I must comment. My only negative is that of the naming ‘Inland Sealand’, all else is positive. What a great commision opportunity to explore painting landscape in this manner. Carmen Herrera’s work exhibited at the Ikon a few years back came to mind. Here however this is not hard edged abstract paintings hung or placed; it goes much further in its different intentions. This is about a spacial landscape and the experience of moving within that landscape, these issues have been addressed; having a site opportunity is something that doesn’t come up often enough, it needs more artists to work in this way to engender demand. I am drawn strongly to the work, just from the photos. The sensuous curves of the Dorset land are as enveloping as Hardy’s literery works. I have felt for some time painting landscape can go in this direction (spacial non image)and this exhibition absolutely endorses my thinking. I shall be looking for opportunities to see more of SC’s work in situ.

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By: Stuart Layton http://abstractcritical.com/article/simon-callery-interview/#comment-52640 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:19:29 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6067#comment-52640 Great, Insightful Interview.
Simon Callery is one of the best painters at talking about painting.

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