The Spiritual in Art and Zombie formalisms

George Graham: The Creation Paintings Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will hold an exhibition devoted to George Graham’s mysterious Creation Paintings from 20 January to 7 May 2017. Alex Brattell offers a preview. The spiritual in art is having one… Continue Reading

MATERIA PRIMER: Extreme & Esoteric Exhibition

MATERIA PRIMER: Extreme & Esoteric Exhibition curated by Stephen Romano November 4, 2016 – November 27, 2016 Opening Reception November 4, 2016 (5-9pm)   BLAM is pleased to announce the exhibition “MATERIA PRIMA”, curated by Stephen Romano. The exhibition is… Continue Reading

VISUAL ALCHEMY at THE GETTY

The Art of Alchemy October 11, 2016–February 12, 2017, GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Long shrouded in secrecy, alchemy is now recognized as the ancestor of modern chemistry. Alchemists were notorious for attempting to make synthetic gold, but their goals were far… Continue Reading

The Devil’s Hand

The Devil’s Hand [extract from essays on Automatic Drawing] by Barry William Hale Published in LEXICON online magazine vol 5 [ 8/8/16] Preoccupations of pen, ornaments of boredom, and the doodle are a creative expression born of the unconscious mind. The doodle… Continue Reading

The Hidden Hand: Tate Etc. ‘guided’ by forces beyond their control

The Hidden Hand ‘Art is usually made by the ‘hand of the artist’, but for centuries artists, from William Blake and Georgiana Houghton to Matt Mullican, have been ‘guided’ by forces beyond their control’ Marco Pasi writes for the latest edition… Continue Reading

Could it be magick? The occult returns to the art world

    Could it be magick? The occult returns to the art world – from The Guardian Best known as a musical dissident with the proto-industrial bandThrobbing Gristle and later Psychic TV, Breyer P-Orridge has made visual art for decades as… Continue Reading

The Psychic Paintings of Spiritualist Artist Georgiana Houghton

Spiritualist artist Georgiana Houghton gets UK exhibition Overlooked painter is becoming recognised as being decades ahead of abstract pioneers such as Wassily Kandinsky. She has been dismissed as an eccentric, amateur artist who claimed to talk to the dead and… Continue Reading

Aleister Crowley artworks on show this month in New York

An English artist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and occultist, Crowley revelled in his notoriety, pleased that the press labeled him ‘the wickedest man in the world’ and ‘The Beast 666’. In 1920, Crowley travelled to Cefalu, Sicily to establish The… Continue Reading