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Pornucopia by Alan Dedman

Pornucopia is the name of a painting by Alan Dedman. It asserts the moral right of any artist to make work based on erotic or pornographic source material,…

Alan Dedman at the Wayward Gallery

Alan Dedman at the Wayward Gallery is a potent assertion of ‘non-London‘, beyond the walls of metropolitan chic, political correctness and fashion. It is a piece of creative…

Alex Binnie paintings, review by Alan Dedman

‘Binnie Boy’ – is what we used to call Alex Binnie in the 1980s. With his glabrous pate, piercings and Art school swagger this young man was a…

Taekwon-Do by Alan Dedman

‘Ye Olde Wondo’ (Taekwon-Do) as Phil ‘the rabbit’ from NORCAT called it – is as old as Christianity, if not older. This modern amalgam of martial arts from…

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…

Studio Dedman by Alan Dedman

Studio Dedman. It goes on, in spite of everything. Studio – dubious term really. Pertaining to small property for first time buyers and middle class pretensions about ‘creativity’….

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…

How to set up a still-life by Alan Dedman

At the Royal Academy Schools, under-graduate tutor Mike Upton was a strong advocate of still-life painting – because students can work from observation, inexpensively. Compared to working from…

Thank you from Alan Dedman

Thank you – to everyone who helped me take a little show of Art from the Somerset shires up to London in 2017. Ambitious, not easy and particularly…

Our life in a flat. From ‘A South London Odyssey’ by Alan Dedman

For two years now Paul and I  have been living side by side in rooms very close to each other at the flat which we have been lucky…