ANTHONY ALSBACH, Missouri Valley
it requires an explanation, it ain't art.
Remoderism is the return of art as a revelation. We are showing
things about ourselves that can also be universally recognized. Our
art symbolically represents flawed, searching humanity participating
in birth, existence and death. It is mysterious and moving, comic and
tragic, clumsy and elegant. It is a celebration of the beauty and weirdness
piece of stone with a hole in it isn't the ultimate in art.
Henry Moore. Phone
D , Nottingham
Far from being backwards thinking stuckism is just too far forward
for the blinkered thinking of many to understand.
Johnstone Gallery blog 3.1.13
bitter. I look on it as one of my few positive character traits.
to say that craft based art isn't 'conceptual'. 'Conceptual' isn't a
blog 18.10.05 (scroll to bottom)
as a group are not wedded to some formulaic and often stultifying notion
of what a painting should look like, as in past movements. For them
the unifying element is not visual: it is their overriding and enduring
search for emotional veracity and their concern with the authenticity
and honesty of the creative impetus.
Stuckist on Stuckism 2004
is too much conceptual rubbish people have to have an MA in art to understand.
My view of art is something random people in the street can understand.
Detroit News 9.5.01.
to be positive in my work and paint happy pictures because that's how
I feel about things. My feeling is that greater consideration and greater
respect is given to dark and negative subjects (Emin, Hirst, Freud etc).
Work that accentuates the beautiful is considered more throwaway, if
not worthless. My argument is that if someone like, say, Freud is praised
for showing the ugliness of people then why can't someone be equally
praised for representing the beauty?
an emerging artist, I don’t feel stuck at all. I feel like a survivor
rather than a casualty of the formulaic work that comes out of London’s
art schools each year. I have found my own voice by choosing my own
truth as revelation, and I have Stuckism to thank for that.
magazine (now renamed Art in London) Apr-Aug 2007
always start with an idea. If I don't have that, I don't paint.
JOHNSTONE , London
demo 2 days a year, paint 363, and the press call us a "protest
Near Tate Modern, Victoria Press 2010
with more resistance than help from the media and art establishment,
includes work I consider amongst the best of the last hundred years.
Johnstone Gallery 4 January 2013
may appear the opposite, and ironic, but Stuckism is the most responsive
art movement to the changes of the modern world.
Johnstone Gallery 6 January 2013
never given a full reason for my dismissal but also got into trouble
by trying to introduce the term "German expressionism" into some copy
about the performing dwarves used in the MGM film, The Wizard of Oz,
some of whom came from Weimar Germany. The acting feature editor at
the time had never heard of such a thing and said "what the fuck is
German Expressionism? I have never heard of it and neither have our
On working at the Daily Mail
It's a canvas called
Hated Fathers, and it is going to picture the faces of awful patriarchs.
I'm including Earl Haig, who I think was responsible for sending so
many young men to their death in the First World War; Chaim Rumkowsky,
who ran a ghetto in Poland during the Second World War where all the
inhabitants died; Peter the Great, who murdered his son; and Paul Dacre,
the editor of the Daily Mail.
The Independent 2.2.05
view of intellect was one of parts mentality. The New Paradigm, however,
is holistic and about inter-connectedness rather than compartmentalism.
We think with our whole person. The mind is free from the bone prison
of the skull. We are intellectuals of the heart.
Stuckist on Stuckism 2004
I do this because
I can’t do anything else and I’ve spent 20 years doing it.
hour museum 17.9.04. On painting.
People are never
sure if we are being ironic or not. We are not. We are coming from the
hour museum 17.9.04
no Zen Buddhist, but at the same time my ego never gets between me and
the canvas, I even sign them on the reverse.
MARKS, New York
is not about being stuck in the past but about taking a different fork
in the road. It’s been called Re-modernism in the Stuckist Manifesto,
and takes the stand that Modernism started off well, but took a wrong
turn and disappeared into pure idea like a puff of smoke. So we’re going
back to take the untravelled fork-in-the-road to pursue art-making that’s
more concrete and accessible to more people, and find out where that
Arts Sept 2004 (and on her
seen a resurgence of 19th century, classical style painting, but the
Stuckists don’t do that. We don’t all work in the same style or use
the same themes or subject matter. We all choose to be painters, but
not as if rock & roll, television, cars, cinema, jazz, and the whole
20th century never happened. We’re saying, “Let’s use paint to describe
our lives now.” We’re all interested in working representationally,
but not necessarily with realism.
Arts Sept 2004 (and on her
are usually incapable of understanding Stuckist work just as Victorian
critics were incapable of understanding Impressionism when it started
The result of walking
round Tate Modern is not an experience of the marvel of creative profundity
which gives meaning to life, but more akin to the detritus of a dryly
analytical bureaucrat reverting to an infantile stage during an extended
It looks like doodles
done by a lobotomised computer.
On Tomma Abts, 2006 Turner Prize
winner. Quoted in international
It is only since
photography has removed from painting the need to function as documentation
of the material that painting has come into its own as the true art
form of expression. A photograph is a painting of the outer world. A
painting is a photograph of the inner world.
blog 14.1.13 (scroll down)
it, pigment on the end of my feather or finger and thrust onto the wall
is ancient, self-sufficient, and connected to my brain in a way that
photography can never be. I like photography. I love film. But I can't
stick them on my finger. The more something is processed the further
away it is. Processed things can be very beautiful or interesting. Painting
is RIGHT THERE.
Stuckism group 19.12.12