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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

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/ReportChapter

  • Retroactivity and Contemporary Art

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 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/ReportChapter

  • Time, Chemistry, Chance and Human Design

    Ballinger, S., Elcoat, E., Leahy, C., Tobot, M., Tomos, E. & Staff, C., 22 Sep 2016, Bookworks. 45 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    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/ReportChapter

  • Monochrome: Darkness and Light in Contemporary Art

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Painting qua painting (as noun and verb)

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

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

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

    Staff, C., 11 Jul 2015

    Research output: Non-Textual OutputDigital or Visual Media