The Double Negative in conversation

Ten years ago, I was invited to a group discussion which led to the ‘The Winner Takes it All?” publication by Laura Robertson of The Double Negative. Looking at Liverpool the 2008 City of Culture and other cities, it ask what would such investment mean for the visual arts. 10 Years on, at 6pm 7.10.18…

Current thinking

Examples of recent working/ideas Current cover for e-pub: Opportune but expect it to change. Painting of damage monument. Oil on Board. Possible/likely series of 6 under name Richard French Text piece: 53 Terrible Exhibition titles 2004 – 2013 Return to idea from experimentica 2014. Simple sketch for negotiation table proposal New brushscapes in progress under…


Archiving past works …..excerpt from study of artists which became part of installation at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in 1998. Images are of Rick Saunders; Painter. One of 9 filmed and projected as notional artists in residence. Recorded at Spike Island, Bristol, UK. Two other sitters nb:images from water damaged slides in 2006


examples of work from late 90’s. Enlarged litter pieces in studio at Spike Island, Bristol.   Water Damaged Slides archiving slides damaged after studio flood at Tactile Bosch in 2006 other 1998 works

Font Book e-publication pending…

Currently working on first e-publication. This is planned as the first of three on-line publications in 2018. The second will be a re-imagining of Flaubert’s Dictionary of Received Ideas which has been semi-written for over 10 years, and the third a monograph looking at 10 key pieces over the past two decades. Also planned is…

DLYH Typeface 2018

  DOWNLOAD by clicking on link use under Creative Commons Agreement; Copywrite Free. Please advise/credit me if used in public realm. x Created for picture book project ‘The Republic of Letters” (on-going)

recent notes

Republic of LETTERS notes / posters P.o.e.m. installation sketch


Artist Ivor Davies was invited to meet people at ‘Reception’, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, UK. In 1966, Ivor Davies met Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp had met Matisse in 1911, Matisse had met Monet (in the 1890’s) and Monet met Courbet. In 1857, Courbet painted ‘The Meeting’. Visitors to ‘Reception were 6 degrees, physically from this artwork and…

Artist in The World

Many thanks to Andre Smits for this image of me in thought and my current studio space as part of his Artist in The World global project Visit  to see the studios of hundreds of artists across the world. Post Goat Major Projects my studio is very much a work of chaos. I will…

Google Transduction

1/2 The Grand Canyon /Valley of the Kings La vallée des Rois et Le Grand Canyon sont des tirages numériques répétant un dessin de Duchamp’s Fountain et The Bride Stripped Bare par ses bachelors, Even (The Green Box) avec les éléments enlevés. Le dépassement et le flou tentent le but inverse de Work and Play….