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Nettle Grellier – Episode 22 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

episode 23 - A painting by Nettle Grellier of two figures which was a winner of the 2019 Delphian Open Call

In episode 22 of the Delphian Podcast, we are joined by painter Nettle Grellier. We talk to her about surviving after university and outside of London, accessibility to arts education, what she would change about the art world, and the inspirations behind her work.

Nettle, along with long-term collaborator George Lloyd-Jones is working on a new body of work entitled Common Ground which they will be showing with Delphian Gallery next month. We speak to Nettle about the ups and downs of working so closely with another artist and how this affects her practice. Shoutouts go to Jake Grewal, Pearl Whipkill, Miranda Forrester, James Owens, Benjamin Senior, Florence Main, Plum Cloutman, and 155a Gallery.

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Matt Martin – Episode 21 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

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Artist, photographer, curator and publisher Matt Martin joins us for episode 21 of the Delphian Podcast just before the lockdown. Aside from his personal practice, Matt is the events manager of the newly opened Photo Book Cafe in Shoreditch, as well as being the creator of the Photocopy Club.

We talk about collaboration in the art world, his affinity for Americana, the importance of supporting artist led projects and his latest book “American Xerography in Colour”, among other things. 

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Special edition of the Delphian Podcast – Episode 20 – Questions about the art world you were afraid to ask

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From left to right – Benjamin Murphy, Charley Peters, Jemma Hickman, Nick JS Thompson

In this special edition of the Delphian Podcast we have a recording of a panel discussion that we were invited to lead by Maddie Rose Hills as part of her programme surrounding an exhibition she curated entitled “Where you are not” at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, London.

We chose the subject of “Questions about the art world you were afraid to ask” and invited artist and art writer Charley Peters, and Bo Lee Gallery director Jemma Hickman to join us on the panel to discuss the topic. We talk about the different ways in which to approach galleries, how to make yourself discoverable on social media, the different ways to approach your social media output, and the importance of networking to an artists’ career among many other topics. 

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Tom French RIP

Tom French

“On Christmas Day, after a hard and courageous battle with cancer, which was fought with so much dignity, strength and incredible courage, we said our last goodbyes to Tom. A visionary artist, much loved husband, father, son, brother, friend and inspiration to many. Tom reached the hearts and minds of friends and strangers with his beautiful soul, kindness, understanding, patience and strength. He awed and inspired so many people with his beautiful, meaningful artwork of great vision, depth of emotion and insight. May his legacy live on in his work and the hearts and minds of those he touched with his incredible talent and beautiful soul. 
In accordance with Tom’s wishes there will be an exhibition of his final paintings, which he continued to work towards until his death. Information of which will be released at a later date. We hope you will share in remembering Tom with us this day. ‘When he shall die 
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the force of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with the night
And pay no heed to the garish sun.’”

His last works are being shown at The Unit this evening.

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Richie Culver – Episode 19 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

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London based artist Richie Culver joins us on the Delphian Podcast. He tells us about his background and his very different beginnings working in caravan factories in Hull to his current life as an artist and father.

His work provokes strong reactions with viewers and we talk about this and the impact that this has on his work. We also talk about his new body of work of bold text pieces in which he is trying to move away from the working class tag which has been associated with him and the reasons behind this

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Aindrea Emelife – Episode 18 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

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Art critic, curator, art advisor, and presenter Aindrea Emelife joins us on the Delphian Podcast to talk about her route into such a varied career. As well as the aforementioned, she is also one half of Plop Residency and she gives us the low down on the history of the residency who she runs with Oli Epp. Other topics discussed are the role of the critic, how that is changing in the modern era and how it can inform a practice. 

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Rosie Gibbens – Episode 17 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

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Performance artist Rosie Gibbens joins us for this episode of the Delphian Podcast. Her intense, often very personal performances raise questions of gender, sexuality and domesticity. We talk to her about tropes of performance art, how crowd reaction and participation affects her work as well as the importance of accepting criticism.

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Christmas Crossover – Episode 16 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

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L-R Gary Mansfield, Nick Stavri, Elizabeth Power, Benjamin Murphy, Jessie Hilcox, Nick JS Thompson, Rowan Newton

 

For this special edition of the Delphian Podcast we met up with some of our friends who who also have their own art based podcasts. We had a chat with them over a glass of wine and a mince pie about art, podcasting, and why they got into the business, and each podcast will be releasing this episode on their own channels. Make sure you check out their podcasts as they are all great! They are the Artfully Podcast, Art Proof Podcast, and the Mizog Art Podcast

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Trying not to Breathe – Benjamin Murphy and Taylor A White

Trying not to Breathe – A Conversation between Artists Benjamin Murphy and Taylor A White

Taylor White is an artist who’s paintings are a visual record of his violently-unique character. Sitting somewhere in between gestural abstraction and hard-edged formalism (with the odd bit of representation), his works are an overload of perfectly-ordered chaos. His online persona feeds into this entropic aura that surrounds his works, and it is impossible not to see the joy he has both in his work and life. I decided to have a little chat with him about his work, because scrolling through his Instagram was such an entertaining, and inspiring experience, that I couldn’t help but try to find out more.

The statement that he has about his work on his website is a perfect example of what I have tried to elucidate above, and for this reason I have decided to include it verbatim.

My work gives form to fleeting memories and the dormant mania crawling beneath the carpet of the western home. These images recount crisis and triumph, momentum and confinement, lust and low-altitude bombing. Finding stillness in the recording of arguments within the process of painting and drawing, I return to my childhood freezer filled with popsicles and secret passageways.

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Fake Zoo

Benjamin Murphy – Firstly, why are you an artist? Taylor A White – I don’t think I could enjoy my life if I wasn’t making art on a near constant basis. It’s something I seriously have to do to be able to sleep at night. I didn’t get really serious with it until I was 35 (I’m 40 now) and it totally took over my life. It was something that I returned to after spending my 20’s in the military, and it sort of transported me to a place I remember from my childhood. Making art kind of re-wired me after the military, and it seriously changed my worldview and how I viewed myself. BM – Was it that you felt like you needed rewiring post-military service, and it was art that did that job, or was the rewiring an unexpected thing that happened because you’d started painting? TAW – The shift in my thinking (or re-wiring) really happened unexpectedly. I started going to college for Psychology (mainly because I didn’t know what to go to college for, and it sounded responsible, lol) and I eventually took an elective art class which was the intro class you had to take before you could take the other classes. I was immediately hooked, as soon as I smelled the inside of the art department, I knew I’d found the place I was supposed to be. BM – Wow. I actually went to art school because I didn’t know what else to do, so it’s funny that you came to the same destination from the opposite direction.  So do you think that painting is something you could have very easily not discovered? TAW – Oh definitely. I actually almost quit the first painting class because I became so annoyed with my inability to do basic things painting things like creating a gradation between two colors. I was frustrated that it did not have the directness and speed of drawing, I was just pushing this hard to control goop around and it wasn’t satisfying. I had a great painting professor that really encouraged me to just draw with paint, and stop thinking about painting in such a rigid conventional way.
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Taylor A White in his studio

BM – Do you think you could still quit now, or has painting become a part of who you are? TAW – Hahahaha no I could never quit, it would be like trying not to breathe. BM – That’s interesting, as you almost never found it. TAW – That’s true. I kinda stumbled into it and it immediately transported me back to my childhood. BM – Do you think you needed that? TAW – No, I didn’t realize I needed it at first, it kinda snuck up on me. Taylor A White BM – What is your work about? TAW – I don’t ever intentionally make work about a specific subject, or try to direct viewers to see it in a certain way. Often I can overhear a segment of a conversation or something like that, and it sort of becomes a point of departure in a painting. I’m always interested in letting the work completely become unhinged from that initial prompt, and I never feel any obligation to circle back and force it to make sense, to resolve it BM – So how does it make you feel when you look at it afterwards, and are there any signifiers within the work that you can identify as being related to certain things? TAW – I generally don’t let a painting survive if it makes sense, I find it boring. Sometimes symbols and shapes that I draw are interpreted as specific signifiers for something, but they’re most often based on my immediate interest in drawing them. Sometimes that can result in something that maybe points to things happening in the subconscious l, but I’m comfortable with letting people interpret it however they’d like. I also had a great teacher that once told me “you’re saying more than you might think”. So I just kept going, firing from instinct and impulse.
Taylor A White

Maybe We Should be Kissing

BM – In general, do you think that the most successful artworks are those that are least didactic? JFK once said something along the lines of “Art is not propaganda, art is truth”, and I think it’s really apt. TAW – I’d say I agree with that. I’m definitely most interested in art that I immediately find confusing. BM – If you had unlimited time, money, space, what would be your dream project? TAW – Hmm, ok here’s one thing I’d do immediately: I’d like to tie or affix Matthew McConaughey to objects and only allow him to repeatedly say “Alright, alright, alright”. Like just imagine him doing that, placed sideways at the bottom of a huge painting. I love it. BM – Haha that is wild. I’m going to end this interview there, because there can be no better way to wrap one of these things up than with that image. So thank you. TAW – Thank you.
Taylor A White

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Miranda Forrester – Episode 15 of the Delphian Podcast is now live!

episode 15 - Painting by london based artist Miranda Forrester

In episode 15 of the Delphian Podcast we speak to the extremely exciting artist Miranda Forrester who has just completed the Plop Residency and was involved with the BBZ Alternative Graduate Show at Copeland Gallery. We talk about her work, the lack of diversity in art education teaching, and learning to say no to to opportunities that aren’t right for you. 

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