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Chez Atelier Dedman

Chez Atelier Dedman you will find colour, chaos and creativity. ‘Studio’ – a word implying all things profound and meaningful. A place where the truth can be bent,…

The Durham Union Debate by Alan Dedman

The Durham Union Debate took place on the 29th of January, to consider the potential for returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece. James Wroe, President of the Durham…

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI

David Cockney at the 6th ICMI presents a critique of Tracey Emin’s role as ‘Professor of Drawing’ at the Royal Academy Schools and Grayson Perry’s ideal that the…

Photo-reference with David Cockney

David Cockney admits that in the absence of a muse, any artist worth their salt will be obliged to work from photo-reference. Besides, Dave says that these days…

My First Big Circumcision Painting by Alan Dedman

Creating purpose and meaning in painting can be problematic. My first big circumcision painting has all sorts of possible meanings – process is more important to me than…

David Cockney by Alan Dedman

David Cockney was born within the sound of Bow bells and passionately believes Bromley (by-Bow) is where it’s at – not Bradford. His father wanted him to become…

African & White by Alan Dedman

African & White: a song by China Crisis from the 80s. Apt title for this current blog. Growing up in rural East Anglia (as I did) we had…

Alan Dedman on painting and Art

Trying to write about painting is like trying to paint about writing – perplexing. Painting is not just about representing visual phenomena. Painting is a way of interacting…

Death of Lily the Werewolf by Alan Dedman

Death of Lily the Werewolf (the) is a poignant image, asserting the ‘judicious righteousness’ of allied forces in Italy, at a late stage during the Second World War….

The Wanking Machine by Alan Dedman

Stephen Pippin was feted at the South London Art Gallery (SLAG) in a show curated by Carl Freedman. ‘Minky Manky’ was a carefully selected hotch-potch of work by…