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Tubes Artists Gallery

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Tubes Artists Gallery (TAG #3) will be published on the 20th October - Ten artists selected from the TUBES [Artists Only] Closed Group on FaceBook
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tubes artists gallery- new 3D exhibitions

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introduction to the galleries by the curator Denis Taylor....
"...we are so lucky to live in a time where Art and painting in particular is so diverse and so readily available to view - remotely or otherwise. I have visited the studios of a number of the artists featured in TAG issues #1 and  #2 - And I must admit that it is the best way of really ‘seeing’ the work and delving deeper into what the artists create and why. 

With the increase in speed of all devices, from ipads to smart phones, the 3D exhibition world has now become a dynamic reality with limitless possibilities to help promote and sell a work of Art to a much wider and culturally diverse audience. painters TUBES magazine have planned to introduce this new 3D platform for artists groups and individuals, as a welcome addition for our on line total audience, which is now approaching over 90,000 and increasing daily.
Our new platforms will help even further to open even further our growing global audience for the work of …

can artists write about art far better than art critics?

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As the Editor of painters Tubes magazine and a *full time artist for 30 years (*from 1986), I have found that writing about other artists (in my case painters) gives me a sort of insider knowledge of how artists process their work, from both intellectual and physical angles. When interviewing other artists this special understanding forms the basis of our conversation(s) and helps me to get to the ‘pip-of- the-poodle’, as they say in Sweden. Little time is wasted on talking about the contingencies of painting- say, the choice of paint, the type of base preferred (board, canvas etc). Nor do I waste interview-time making a list of their education background, academic or art competition gongs, or any other ‘list’ that are usually intended to impress prospective buyers or potential representation of galleries. I find that four to five hours is required to fully examine and get to the bottom line of the artists real reasons for living life an artist. What it is that drives them and provides…

painters TUBES magazine issue #12

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The new 52 page painters TUBES magazine (issue #12) is now on line.
Features include a 12 page article by Colin Taylor (UK painter) musings about Landscape whilst wandering about the mountains in Chile.
David Tycho (Canadian painter) writes about the 100 years grudge that has ensued between figurative and abstract art. Tubes Editor Denis Taylor, gives an intimate preview of Richard Fitton's new show at the Whitaker Art Museum in early May. Dean Entwistle (painter who specialises in Tempera) is taken with the purest sensational work of Elaine Preece Stanley (UK artist) André Chahil, asks if you think "is this a real Van Gogh?" and our resident critic 'Spike' goes on a rant about Photography and painting.
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there is no money in Art

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resident art critic for painters TUBES magazine 'SPIKE' talks about money and art...

A very wise man once said to me (back in 1982) “..there is no money in Art..” 

“..Showing paintings on line is now the main stream for the dissemination of an artists work, of that there can be no doubt.  Even though real life exhibitions are still relevant for many artists, an on  line presence is essential (if only for street cred).  That old bone we once chewed “painting is dead” has faded away as fast as padded  shoulders did in the middle 1980’s. There has  been a major change in attitude towards painting in  the last few years by artists and galleries. In part, this may be entirely due to the need for the high street galleries to survive the  various financial crisis that we seem to need to have in the western civilisation (just to keep us on our toes, or in chains I’m not sure). The big  money f’kd up crisis started in earnest in 2007 and is still having an effect now. Not to mention …

surpassing reality...with contemporary classical realism

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The theoretical musings of a whole battalion of academics, art critics and curators over the last five decades or so, have successfully weaned young artists off the concept of developing 'skill' or 'talent' as the prime tools for art creation. They argued (at one time) that, emotionally content and abstract application, was the essential thing to hold dear. After that dogma of the early 20th century it became usurped by the intellect or rather that it was the 'idea' of the art, that was even more important. And whoever created the 'Art' itself was irrelevant or unimportant. Which is pretty much what was presented by and in the shape of the 'stars' of the then contemporary Art world in the latter half of the 20th century. We now call this Art - Post Modernism. However, there has been a seismic change in Art viewpoints of late.
The www has, in a relative short period of time, democratised visual art and freed it to a large extent. We now witness, on a…