Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Research

GeneralPosted by Richard Wed, February 01, 2012 18:57:11
To day it has been good to watch 4 videos from Channel 4's The Genius of British Art.

I re-watched Hogarth and was again struck by the integrity of his social or moral subject.

The Landscape and Flesh programs challenged my preconceptions and made me realise that there is much more depth to landscape imagery than I had really acknowledged.

While the Modern Art program included a number of good interviews, including: Tracy Emin; Gilbert & George; Damien Hirst; John Lydon [Sex Pistols]; and Grayson Perry. All of which have given food for thought - they were all seeking to speak out on concerns that really mattered to them personally.

It is important too for me to try to maintain such integrity in my work and practice. It still somewhat troubles me that my works that seem to be the most sellable are those that tackle the issue of people trafficking; this seems rather contradictory and incongruous.

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