Cartoons Exhibition: at the Oxymoron Museum with John Atkinson

Always one to darken the door of an art exhibition, and having curated two myself, this diagram, spotted on Twitter this morning, made me laugh.  Delightful.

Plan of Oxymoron Museum
categories of display at the Oxymoron Museum

John Atkinson, drawer of this cartoon, has his work exhibited in Time Magazine.  There’s a reason: it’s clever, perceptive and give you a smile or roar with laughter.  (Which, after all, is what we want from a cartoon).

You can follow John’s work at his website Wrong Hands.

Here are a few more gems:

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All about sky

I am intrigued by this painting of urban landscape but skewed to feature the sky: Frustratingly, this oil painting is not for sale.  There are works also on urban landscape and sky by the same artist – for sale at Saatchi art –  but none so mysterious as this.  I suspect that the artist has realized that this is a key painting in her development … Continue reading All about sky

Screen Printing local landmarks

Flax Fox (Danielle Morgan) lives in Northern Ireland and makes great drawings screenprinted of local Belfast buildings.  Here, she talks about the joy of getting into screen printing. A whole range of her work is available to buy in linen tea cloths, prints, mugs, cushions etc over at her website: e.g. the very famous Belfast landmarks of the shipbuilding cranes. Continue reading Screen Printing local landmarks

Space of Silence – architecture

  Modern minimalist architecture (John Pawson) meets Bohemian restoration architecture in the establishment of a new Trappist community. The new build complements the old one – everywhere there is simplicity, a creamy whiteness with a few touches of wood and stone. (The entire documentary lasts 26 minutes, but you can watch substantially less and get a sense of the materials and specifics of the … Continue reading Space of Silence – architecture

B&W photos of New England If beautiful, simple, black and white images of old spaces, studies of light and shade and tranquillity are what you like – try this book of photos by Paul Wainwright.  And do read his website which is entertaining, personal and flavoursome. New England meeting houses.  Photographed in black and white, using a large format camera.  The website has an interview with the photographer  – lots … Continue reading B&W photos of New England