ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Tori Day, The further adventures of Hazard One, Sweet Toof’s train set, more of Perdita Sinclair’s ice cream style, the paint of Laura Marks…

Perdita Sinclair

The now and again Five Pieces of Art thing feature again. Well why not (again)? All this art flowing past on various feeds or wrapped up in press releases or jumping off actual gallery walls or wrapping chips or passing on the side of those Whitechapel white vans. So we ask (again) why not five pieces of art every couple of weeks or so alongside everything else that appears on this tractured pages on a daily basis? Can you think of one good reason why not to (again)? Well besides the time involved and the this and the that and the dancing around and the skins on the tins of paint and the man at the door

Five pieces of art then, a semi regular feature, just five pieces of art that have passed our way in the last few days, nothing more (or less) than that., nothing really to do with an upcoming show or anything else (although maybe they are), just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. Let’s do it again, last time it was – ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Anne Ryan, Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theater, Fergus Hare’s bath, David Shillinglaw’s pot heads, Ben Fenton’s line…


Perdita Sinclair – Keeping it Human – Oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm, 2022

1: Perdita Sinclair – a new painting, Keeping it Human (oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm, 2022) vurrently on show in London as part of a group show called Horizon Landscape and Beyond’ at The Cello Factory curated by Alex Hinks. Do like Perdita’s refreshing style, her ice cream flavours, her seaside treats, we have said this before. More about Perdita – 13 QUESTIONS FROM ORGAN: Perdita Sinclair’s paintings are alive with appeal, with deceptively soft ice creamy colour, there’s an undertone though…

Perdita Sinclair – Keeping it Human – Oil on canvas, 100 x 80cm, 2022

2: Sweet Toof has been playing with model trains, well who doesn;t? Those train yards are tough to break in to, watch the films of the Cabin Fever Facebook page

3: Tori Day – A painting, Best in Show, currently on show at Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead ,until September. Sometimes you just see a painting (on your timeline) and just really really like it.

“Although her paintings belong to the tradition of still life, Tori prefers to think of her works as ‘portraits of things’. She spends a great deal of time positioning and lighting the objects to bring out the personality she sees in them, to celebrate their unknown history and the generations of unseen hands through which they have passed. Objects that might be about to divulge all their secrets about when, and what, and who”.

Tori Day – Best in Show – Oil on panel ,25 x 20cm

4: Laura Marks – Do like these, well I nearly said these marks Laura makes until I thought about what I was saying, do like the way she’s using paint in such a liberal way, in such a delicious way. Her paintings do look rather eatable, they look exciting, sometimes that is all that’s needed, art that excites. Laura is a London-based painter, more via that link at the start there…


5: Hazard One – Really really enjoying street artist Hazard One’s rich use of colour at the moment, had the pleasure of painting right by her at Upfest in Bristol back in May, closely watching her piece evolve over two sunny days in the park was a buzz (that’s one of the many great things about the park at pfest this year, watching those working around you when surface and steop outside your own painting bubble). Her recent piece at the Gas Tower Stage, ShangriLa, at this year’s Glastonbury looked exciting as she explained hersoelf on her Instagram feed – “Even crazier seeing this stage absolutely packed out! This year was easily the best one yet. My heart is so so full!” And that giant (and we mean giant) piece of big (in every sense) wall painted on the old Bank of England building in Bristol’s Castle Park as part of the murals project shining a light on the zero tolerance of sexual harassment in the city really is something special when you see it in the flesh there on the street (the whole building is). Follow Hazard One on Instagram here.

Here’s some rather stylised 2021 footage…

Previously on these pages – ORGAN THING: Upfest, It was just cheering, the whole thing, the whole weekend in the Bristol sunshine, the people, the art, the positive feeling around Bedminster for Upfest 2022…

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