Ryan Gander on Instagram Art


“We’re in an era where everyone thinks they’re an expert in visual language and actually they’re not. For people who invest our life into the exploration of visual language it’s like listening to a three-year-old go ‘gagagaga’.

I’m violently, brutally against this ridiculous, nauseating, zombie-aesthetic, rich-kid post-internet-irony screensaver bad art that’s around at the moment: it’s people who are in privileged positions deciding that they want to be artists rather than deciding that they want to make art. Instagram is totally embroiled with that culture and I can’t wait until it’s over.”

Full article here

The Given That Keeps on Givin’

Clunie Reid private view at the Contemporary Art Society. Video work – ‘The Given That Keeps on Givin” and stills culled from the video (printed onto perspex then silver inked.) feature in the exhibition.

Found and staged images are subject to intense re-workings through an arbitrary combination of digital manipulation, collage and a diversity of printing processes’

I’ll write up my recent studio work soon, but Clunie Reid’s video collage work chimes with my recent work manipulating and collaging found imagery, then applying paint to further disrupt the image and it’s meaning.