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Francis Blore; Fine Art

Pastime; Pass Time; Past Time: A Reflective Exploration on Drawing as Experience.


Adam Ghani; Fine Art

Contemporary Art and the Liminal Space: Refuge for the Divine in an Empirical World?


Carlos Ruiz Brussain; Fine Art

Hyperdream: A PLay-Based Creative Framework for Self-Motivated Fantasy Authorial Illustration Practice.

Research Interests

As well as having published on the intellectual histories of modernism, the broad focus of my recent research has considered how time is written into the work of art. My study Retroactivity and Contemporary Art, published in 2018 by Bloomsbury considers contemporary art’s relationship with both history and historical materials. My next monograph, forthcoming on Intellect in 2020, seeks to examine the notion, following Jean-Francois Lyotard, that paintings function as ‘sites of time.’

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Research Output 2002 2019

Living in an Age of Dinosaurs: The Untimely Paintings of Alexander James Pollard

Staff, C. & Young, L., 13 May 2019, Paleo Fauvism: Alexander James Pollard . 1 ed. HOP Press 2018, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapter

Exhibition Catalogue

Retroactivity and Contemporary Art

Staff, C., 19 Apr 2018, 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 224 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

Theory of Art

Teaching painting in the expanded field: positioning, pedagogy and practice

Staff, C., 29 Nov 2016, Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?. Moloney, D., Quaife, M. & Hartshorne, I. (eds.). London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd, p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapter


Time, Chemistry, Chance and Human Design

Ballinger, S., Elcoat, E., Leahy, C., Tobot, M., Tomos, E. & Staff, C., 22 Sep 2016, The University of Northampton.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

Open Access

Burrowing under the apparent: the blindfold drawings of Claude Heath

Staff, C. & Guerin, F. (ed.), 13 Jan 2015, On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture. New York: Routledge, Vol. 11. p. 123-138 274 p. (Routledge advances in art and visual studies).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapter


Monochrome: Darkness and Light in Contemporary Art

Staff, C., 19 Sep 2015, I.B.Tauris.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook


Painting qua painting (as noun and verb)

Staff, C., 1 Jan 2015, Castlefield Gallery. 3 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesCommissioned report

The cultivation of (difficult) surfaces or “I know that’s a tree”

Staff, C., 11 Jul 2015

Research output: Non-textual form typesDigital or Visual Products

History Painting
Modernist Painting


An exploration of painting aesthetics, signs, symbols, motifs and patterns of coastal Yoruba land of Nigeria

Author: Kafaru, A. B., 2014

Supervisor: Staff, C. (Supervisor) & Ukaegbu, V. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Painting as process: a Jungian approach to image and imagination as experiential practice in contemporary culture

Author: Parker, D., 2012

Supervisor: Staff, C. (Supervisor) & Bacon, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The screen as a site of division and encounter

Author: Marchevska, E., 2012

Supervisor: Wilson, P. (Supervisor), Bacon, J. (Supervisor), Staff, C. (Supervisor) & Langford, A. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis