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  • Blueish Yellow

    Blueish Yellow

    The mirror (c) 2017 Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) The connection between colour and geometry demands some attention. Richard Heinrich (2014: 41) argues tha... Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Ehrlich

    Ehrlich

    I’m pleased to announce a little Vernissage with Stephanie Rappl at Der Greißler in Vienna in two weeks! Stephanie and I are showing some colourful small... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Just Trying to Say It Right

    Just Trying Right

    The struggle (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) There are few people who can both write about art and produce it. I have been cautioned against attempting... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Down in the Valley

    Down Valley

    Cracked (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Today you can go have a good look at this little painting, which is on show at the Judith Wright Centre of... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Get One

    Let’s talk shop. There are several ways you can get your mitts on some art of your very own. One is to swing by Society6. These guys do an amazing job of... Read more

    Posted on 01 September 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • A Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum

    Dutch self portrait (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Early Rembrandt: his colours are bold and gleaming, his compositions elaborate and ambitious; the... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The Effect

    Effect

    The drawing class (c) 2017 Samantha Groenestyn Images seep into language, and in so doing they add colour and liveliness. The metaphor chases after the potency... Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • J’existe

    J’existe

    Rodin, Gates of hell Confronting Rodin feels like confronting humanity itself. His modelled works, pulsing with the imprints of his fingertips, acceptingly and... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Geometry & Painting

    Geometry Painting

    Adèle (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Importing mathematics into painting has some potentially grand implications. The idea makes me flush with... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Little Things

    Little Things

    Cracked (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) This little picture is a finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, which opens this Saturday, 10... Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • I Think

    Think

    Returning to Descartes after my own (continuing) decade of communing with the ‘great book of the world’ brings some refreshing sentiments (2006 [1637]: 10). Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Technical Things

    Technical Things

    It is remarkable how Deleuze has forged the impassioned ramblings of Francis Bacon into a deep and cohesive philosophy. I find there is nothing particularly... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Hand & Eye

    Hand

    Why can’t you be (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) I persist with Deleuze because, like me, he cannot let go of the physical, sensuous nature of painting,... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • 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