Essays by Robert Priseman

selected essays on art

Beyond Autonomy (2018)
Written to accompany the exhibition of the same name.

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’.