small is Non-corporate

new paintings which introduce a more intimate and domestic scale...

watercolour on cold pressed paper, free-standing 'floating' frames, 10x10cm.

New work for 2018. Exploring what is Non-Corporate [introducing #NonScale] in order to get away from clichés of size, whereby the deliberate use of 'large-scale' can be denoted to represent- power and commercialism, within the context of an increasingly Corporate world. Majorly scaled-up artwork is created for big bucks, for big offices and large warehouse spaces. Power, wealth, taste, culture and display, incorporate many aspects of patronage, which have existed for centuries. 

However, bigger does not always mean better! As a direct response to Corporate Capitalism, we are more interested in intimacies of scale, and a return to art being about the work, and inclusive of, as well as available to, the viewer. We seek a greater accessibility, less of a 'dominant patriarchal' attitude, and a sense of affordability. Not all Collectors buy purely to keep work in warehouses. These pieces are made, and designed in presentation to be: available, affordable and accessible. We constructively choose the opposite of a huge work in a bank lobby in Manhattan. Paintings here become objects, which can be moved and inter-changed, like small sculptures even, to allow the art enthusiast their own sense of living with work, made by a living artist.

A return to intimacy of scale is also about a sense of privacy and personal taste (especially in such a public social-media driven world)- as inspired by smaller-scale Italian Renaissance paintings- which were commissioned for the more informal spaces of patrons. Why not live with art in your own unique style? Framed works are available directly from the artist.  enquiries@ilovenon.com

fake it til you make it

art not art, art...

 NON MAGAZINE  the non Jeff Koons

NON MAGAZINE  the non Jeff Koons

in London
Spring ‘18
Not inspired by some of the recent work of artist Jeff Koons, we discovered this object- pure kitsch- but for a fraction of the price of a Koons ‘original’. This is a money box. We remain unsure of what species it is exactly, a semi-rampant horse perhaps? Why spend multi-millions on art work which was commissioned but not made by another artist, when you can have this? Kitsch and pastiche are just that. Unnecessary, and pointless, without function- kitsch- in the true sense. And a pastiche is a copy. Koons enjoys simulacrum (here, a copy with no original, in art historical terms) of course, and now, so can you with #ilovenon. Koons’ advertising background is very evident. He is perhaps most ground-breaking in his own career promotion. Here, we choose to take distance from Corporate Art. Work often made on the outsize scale. Created for large walls- of big offices, and huge lofts, or enormous storage containers. Large scale means big bucks. It's all a question of confidence. Make it big and someone will believe in it! Make it big, charge more (!) and someone will buy it!
We’d rather go small and stay home. This object is approx. 4” and cost £2.00. Not big is fun!

updates...

as this new site continues to evolve, we hope you can check in regularly to see what's new, and what is coming up. blog posts will contain exclusive images and links. 

below is a new 'non film' about the fear of smoking- smoking or non-smoking? both seem scary in a modern age. hand-drawn and animated, with sound, by the artist. non films are usually brief, and are often about not much. the 'point' is usually subtextual. humour helps of course. non films question both content and genre of this medium. more will appear on the site from time to time. sound off or on for this one?