Peter Lumley

Feeling increasingly alienated from mainstream art I define my work in opposition to it, exploring alternatives such as, underground psychedelic art, non-Western and Fetish Art, the art of children and of the mentally ill. Dubuffet referred to this kind of work as art brut and stated:

"These artists derive everything - subjects, choices of materials, etc - from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art. We are witness here to a completely pure artistic operation, raw, brut and entirely reinvented in all of its phases solely by means of the artists' own impulses."

My art takes a critical view of a range current social, political and cultural issues within the context of fairy stories, nursery rhymes and lullabies:

"An image, a vague feeling of nostalgia, unplaced and untouched, an old discarded comic book, a heart carved on a tree in some lonely wood, a child's first drawing fading on a fridge, a message born out of frustration An image, a vague feeling of nostalgia, unplaced and untouched, an old discarded comic book, a heart carved on a tree in some lonely wood, a child's first drawing fading on a fridge, a message born out of frustration scrawled on a wall, a plastic jewel in a plastic crown, masked faces peering through cracked and dirty windows, fireworks at midnight, a dolls head covered in lipstick lying in the gutter, charred and peeling wallpaper in an old deserted house... no style, no grace, no intellectual explanations... just a vague feeling of nostalgia, unplaced and untouched, and death dancing alone through empty streets."

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Simon Dunn

Simon Dunn