Andrew’s September Exhibition Blog
Your Invitation to my exhibition and a blog.
The poster below gives you all the details of the show.
I toyed with the idea of attaching the Dépêchism manifesto but I don’t like explaining art and you might get bored because it is a bit long. So, here, in a few words, is a taste of what it’s about.
The principal is haste. To finish a work as quickly as possible. Dépêchists must set a time limit on their work. A large canvas will take longer than a small drawing. The number of inches of the longest edge of the work is to be translated into minutes. This will be the time limit. Six inches = six minutes. And so on.
The credo of Dépêchism: I know all. I know nothing.
Dépêchism is the means to act on impulse and touch the senses that generate wonder and joy. All great art is magic. A sleight of hand.
Dépêchism is a radical art form. It is a revolt against the bourgeoise art created by the media and powerful galleries. It is a revolt against Conceptualism and Installationism.
Dépêchism brings debate to art. The right to stand up and talk openly about ideas and attack the low-brow ideals of Hockneyism and the sensationalism of Baconism.
I’m happy to give you a copy of the full manifesto when you come to the exhibition.
Anthony, our dear son, has returned to his lovely family and beautiful home in Sydney after force-feeding me so that I’m now gaining weight. Paula is carrying on the regime, and fortunately Beth, our dear daughter, is here to support and help Paula carry me around.
I will be going onto chemo soon. Meanwhile I’m feeling pretty much like my old self.