Jeremy Corbyn and Hope – Photoshop fun

28 September 2017. This week Brighton hosts the Labour party conference, where Jeremy Corbyn said ‘neoliberalism is broken’. Today, I found just the right image for a portrait of the man who offers hope that there is an alternative to relentless capitalism – a serious, kind, utopian portrait with a hint of playfulness. [Corbyn’s speech…

Fake claims that Clinton is a Satanist, Abramović’s denial that postmodern art means anything at all, and America’s dark side

The truth about Hilary Clinton’s Satanic links So for many of us westerners, the USA is the land of the free, that fights for truth, justice, and the American way. It’s a country of free individuals, all putting their own interests first, but finding a common way through the wonderful mechanism of democracy. Well, I…

What is political art?

Having completed a new artists statement, yesterday, I am struggling with defining political art. It seems simple – it is any cultural expression that contains commentary on the social system. Dance, photography, painting, song, oratory etc…. if that’s so, all art is political, as George Orwell said (if it says nothing, it is complicit in…