Essays by Robert Priseman

selected essays on art

Beauty and Suffering, Traditional Themes in Western Painting (2017)
Written as a talk for China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 4th January. Published in the accompanying book ‘Being So’, China Academy of Art Press, 2017, pp181-197, 2017

Normal (2015)
Published in Garagland, Vol 19

From Holbein to Hockney: A Brief History of British Painting (2015)
Written as a talk for Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, 3rd December.

21st Century British Painting (2015)
Written as the Key Note talk for the UCS Symposium ‘The Immediacy of Paint: The Role of Painting in the Digital Age’.

Nathan Eastwood: A Quiet Revolution (2015)
Written for the Priseman Seabrook Collection.

Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age (2015)
Exhibition essay for the show ‘Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age’

Julian Brown: A Sense of Wonder (2015)
Written for the exhibition ’17 Painters’.

Amanda Ansell: Transference (2015)
Written for the Priseman-Seabrook Collection.

Andrew Muñoz: Duality and Meaning (2014)
Written for the Priseman-Seabrook Collection.

Alex Hanna: The Alchemy of Painting (2014)
Written for the pleasure of gaining a better understanding of Alex Hanna’s painting.

A New Individualism: Post War British Painting (2014)
Written for the Russian Art Journal Iskusstvo

Painting the Holocaust: Can there be Art after Auschwitz? (2014)
Published in ‘The Holocaust in History and Memory’ Vol:6 The Arts and the Holocaust.

Susan Gunn: The Beauty of Imperfection (2013)
Published as an exhibition essay.

Sustained Reality: From Francis Bacon to Paula Rego (2012)
Published as the catalogue essay for the exhibition ‘From Francis Bacon to Paula Rego’.

Simon Carter: Paint and Perception (2010)
Published by the University of Essex to accompany the exhibition ‘Simon Carter: Promenade’.