selected essays

2016 Marmite Prize for Painting

‘Jaundice is easy to catch: no-one looks at the art world today through a rose tint, imagines it’s composed of unworldly obsessives pursuing their altruistic vocation to make the world a better place for us, the spirituality-and illumination-starved audience. Far more likely, it appears as a nightmare jumble, a meaning-free free-for-all seen through a bilious blur, peopled by celebrities as vain and vacuous as any in the non-art world outside.

And, what’s worse, with young artists primed to aspire to join them…’