are some of the comments that introduced Stuckism to the world
backlash has begun against the Turner prize..."
Stuckists fight back against Brit Art"
revolution waiting to happen..."
to restoring the place of painting in art"
danger of breaking into the mainstream"
championing the emotional integrity of figurative painting"
no denying that the Stuckists have a case"
artists react against contemporary trends"
far more authentic 'ism' than Saatchi's brand"
row dividing London's hippest artists"
radical new art movement"
Art? That's so yesterday...The Stuckists have certainly put the cat among
up the arts world"
a good, healthy thing"
movement is going from strength to strength"
you like the work or not is hardly the question: it somehow rings true...
The show displays the work of the 12-strong group and is linked undeniably
by the directness that Thomson lays claim to. 'The work is about an authentic
engagement with experience and vision, which is put into pictures that
communicate that clearly, directly and memorably,' he says. Whether this
is Archway-based Ella Guru's dramatic portraits of men in beehive wigs...an
axe-wielding Jayne Mansfield figure by the self-taught artist Joe Machine,
or RA-trained Charles Williams's Home from the Abbatoir. They are nothing
if not direct.It is this emotional honesty that seems to be at the core
of the work... Humour, rather than the 'wit' of the YBAs is another appealing
aspect to their work."
artists react against 20-th century modernism"
viel Witz and Originalität geht Saatchis Neurotischen Realisten ganz
und gar ab." (Such wit and originality is completely missing in Saatchi's
is a serious point to all this... the Stuckists... are fundamentally opposed
to the way that Brit Art favours the conceptual over all aesthetic considerations.
`Brit Shit', as they refer to the work of Emin and her cohorts, has become
all shock and no value."
old skool art sensationalists like Damien Hirst and Chris Ofili are the
new establishment there's no shortage of bright young replacements. Leading
the pack are the Stuckists"
a backlash against the sterile 'cleverness' of Brit Art... intelligent
serious points about the commodification of art as fashion and the tyranny
of the marketplace"
"This has got to be the best thing to happen to art in ages" - Natalie S (email sent to Stuckism)