abstract art, a systems view

Gillian Ayres in the meeting room

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In a workplace recently, walking past a room where there was a meeting going on, I saw out of the corner of my eye, artist proofs by Gillian Ayres on the wall. I considered interrupting the meeting to take a look. I also wanted to ask the group whether they had noticed the art, and what difference it made to their meeting. Instead, I determined to go in early next day and see the work before anyone else could get in there.

I couldn’t help it! A bit like Gillian Ayres whos says she paints because “One can’t bloody help it”, nice little video of her here saying that and other things too.


Written by Andy Parkinson

December 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

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  1. Lithos?


    December 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    • Yes, I believe they are (I was thinking screenprints but no, they are lithographs!)

      Andy Parkinson

      December 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  2. I think companies should move their art around otherwise employees end up suffering from “domestic blindness” I am always moving art work around as each place you see it in another light (often literally)

    Niki, unifiedspace

    December 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

  3. Cheers for a great post and link to the Gillian Ayres video – she’s sounds a laugh and what bloody good tactile surfaces she builds.

    Terry Greene

    December 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  4. Thanks for the very thought-provoking video, and yeah! Wow! *Real* art in a conference room!!


    December 17, 2011 at 1:45 am

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