15 Jun 2020
Mixed Tapes - GRANT FOSTER - part two (and JG Ballard)
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Grant Foster and I pick up where we left off, discussing connections between his work and J G Ballard's 1970 novel 'The Atrocity Exhibition'. Considering Ballard often referred to parallels with painters, it seems natural that an artist might return the gesture, drawing on this author to feed his own practice. In this episode, Grant talks about eternal life, use of the motif and painting as a sequence of gestures where reality is founded in the ideas which follow the forms.(Mixed Tapes is an introductory series recorded in lockdown with variations in audio quality.)


Notes and Links:



- (website)

- foster_grant (instagram)

- (gallery)



- 'Ambit' magazine

- 'The Cradle of Humanity: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made us so Smart' by Daniel Lieberman

- 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde

- 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- 'Apollo' magazine, article by Simon Grant

- 'Thoughts on Doom' by Eleanor Hartney of AICA (

- 'The Brothers Karamazov' by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- 'Pattern Recognition' by William Gibson



- Lychee One ('I'm not being Funny' solo exhibition, 2019)

- Transition Gallery ('A Stone in the Mountain' with Georgia Hayes, 2018)

- Tintype Gallery ('Ground Figure Sky' solo exhibition, 2017)



- 'Weird Studies' with Phil Ford and J F Martel

- 'Extinction Rebellion and the End of the World' hosted by Rana Mitter on 'BBC Arts & Ideas'



- Georgia Hayes b. 1946, Sigmar Polke 1941-2010, Andy Warhol 1928-1987, Max Ernst 1891-1976, Marcelle Duchamp 1887-1968, Francis Picabia 1879-1953, George Grosz 1893-1959, J W Turner 1775-1851, Albrecht Dürer 1471-1528 

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