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  • Onwards

    Onwards

    It followed me home (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) I sense a breakthrough on the horizon. I reflect that there must be few people who really attempt... Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Disarmed

    Disarmed

    Fleisch / Meat (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Reading Deleuze is a somewhat disorienting undertaking, but not without its rewards. Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Representation: Some Groundwork

    Representation: Some Groundwork

    (After Veronese) To establish some groundwork for my investigation into painting as language, I want to linger a while on the concept of representation, at the... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Gemeinschaft

    Gemeinschaft

    One does not find one’s people wherever one goes. Kindred spirits are harder to find, even among those with common interests. The minds that encircle me—those... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Ever Searching

    Ever Searching

    A pilgrimage to Paris, to encounter Delacroix and Manet in the flesh, reaffirmed that we need not be committed to one way of working. Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • On Naturalism

    Naturalism

    Pantzergasse, Winter (c) 2016 Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) When I paint, I am ever torn between two conflicting intentions. Read more

    Posted on 29 December 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • At Home with Steven Black

    Home with Steven Black

    2014.05 (c) Steven Black (oil on canvas) – Courtesy Galerie Thomas Fuchs Long before I met Steven Black, I came to know him indirectly, but in a strangely... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Hopes and Dreams

    Hopes Dreams

    Lo-fi crowd-funding! These paintings are lining up for new homes. Being Australian, my situation in Europe is always precarious–I live from visa to visa. My vis... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Notation, Language & Painting

    Notation, Language Painting

    Cracked (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Robert Nelson’s (2010: 167; 169) treatise on The Visual Language of Painting dwells on an analogy between paintin... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Taking Over Again

    Taking Over Again

    It’s taking over everything © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In other exciting news, this little guy is still charming people, and has just landed in... Read more

    Posted on 18 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Questions

    Questions

    The decision (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In his eminently readable paper, ‘How I see philosophy’ (collected in the book of the same name), Friedrich... Read more

    Posted on 07 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Borrowed Spaces

    Borrowed Spaces

    An exhibition! I have a collection of still lives and interiors from the collection of homes I’ve had in the past year or two. Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Between Dimensions

    Between Dimensions

    Ordnung (c) 2016 Ruprecht von Kaufmann (oil on linoleum on canvas) Berlin painter Ruprecht von Kaufmann recently exhibited in several art fairs across the world... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The World Or the Picture

    World Picture

    In Languages of Art, Nelson Goodman undertakes an analytical investigation into precisely what qualifies as aesthetic. His search leads him on a rather arduous... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • An Unlikely Protagonist

    Unlikely Protagonist

    Aschersleben (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In Painting as an Art, Richard Wollheim (1987: 85; 101; 183) assigns himself the seemingly insurmountable... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Sight & Touch

    Sight Touch

    Tea and sympathy (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) The eighteenth-century German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder penned some truly delightful thoughts... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • On Meaning

    Meaning

    Das Bett / The bed (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Richard Wollheim’s meticulous and absorbing book Painting as an Art stands, all three hundred and fift... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The Work of Art

    Work

    Der Brief / The letter (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Paul Ziff casts a penetrating eye over the term ‘work of art.’ Rather than trying to define it,... Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Scholars & Painters

    Scholars Painters

    At last I begin to pull the threads of my life together—to pare back the things that distract me, to braid my core pursuits together into one strong cord. Read more

    Posted on 17 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Painter Virtues

    Painter Virtues

    Selbstbildnis als Philosophin / Self portrait as philosopher (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Painter virtues stray a little from those of ordinary people. Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE