The Blake Prize is a religious art prize, a kind of a holy grail in art awards as it is known for really pushing the boundaries. So to be a finalist in the prize, which only comes around every two years, is just another extraordinary event in this bizarre, crazy year. Ray Monde: a finalist in the Blake Prize 2020 Here’s the official announcement from … Continue reading I’m a finalist in the Blake Prize 2020!
If you haven’t seen Hunger of the Pines by Alt J, take a look at their video, there’s a strange surging melancholy to it; an anxious victory. Some say there’s a reference to Saint Sebastian in the lyrics. If it’s true, it confirms my feeling that Saint Sebastian is the sexiest of all saints. I’ve been seeing him a lot in galleries lately and have … Continue reading Why is Saint Sebastian the sexiest of all saints?
The Blake Prize is kooky. It’s essentially an art prize for works with a religious bent but its parameters are very, very broad. This year’s shortlist includes two men masturbating framed by poo and a convoy of military vehicles with Jesus as the driver/cargo. I love how the judges have the balls to show some gruesome imagery and there’s a glorious mix of emerging … Continue reading Pictures framed with poo and other spiritual experiences: Blake Prize