Emma Cousin’s work is rooted in wordplay and daily experience and, while drawing is often her starting point, once the brush touches the canvas, her paintings take on a vibrant life of their own. They ask us not to take the world too seriously and inject humour into the mundane, exploring the unchallenged rituals of the everyday. But a serious question underlies her imagery. Why do we do the things we do?
Interview by EMILY SPICER
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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Victor Majzner, Painting the Torah, 2008
Victor Majzner (b.1945) published a limited edition book (750 copies), Painting the Torah (2008), to incorporate Jewish experience in to his art practice.
Craigie Aitchison – Two important exhibitions overlapped recently in England: the first was in Kendal, in the English Lake District, and the second at the Royal Academy in London.
Pop Culture on Repeat
Using today's most basic, accessible medium - the television - as her canvas, Candice Breitz treats film footage as found objects and pop fanatics as the makings of a chorus. Breitz's strong belief that, 'We learn who we are by watching others' fuels her exhibition of new works on view at the White Cube gallery in London.
New German Painting – book review
This book, edited by Christoph Tannert, provides a well-edited selection of contemporary work by younger artists and allows a structured 'road map' about what is actually going on. In fact, the scene is very dynamic and innovative, precisely as contributor Graham Bader indicates.
The Art of Ken Done
Janet McKenzie's book, The Art of Ken Done, is about an Australian artist who, apparently, has never been recognised by some of his country's leading art critics, and who poses problems because of the seeming naivete of his work and the fact that he is also a designer.