Archive | March 2012

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Whatever Happened to the Space Age

Original painting by Peter Bright (aka This Window).

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 400mm x 400mm £403.56

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.

A total of twelve men have landed on the Moon. This was accomplished with two US pilot-astronauts flying a Lunar Module on each of six NASA missions across a 41-month time span starting on 21 July 1969 UTC, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11, and ending on 14 December 1972 UTC with Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt on Apollo 17 (with Cernan being the last to step off the lunar surface). All Apollo lunar missions had a third crew member who remained onboard the Command Module. The last three missions had a rover for increased mobility.

‘BOLD and arresting artwork will catch the eye at West Buckland School this month. The striking exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings is by Woolacombe artist, Peter Bright.

In it, Peter revisits images and ideas from his past and re-execute them in print and paint.’

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Conceived by four #naked people in a bath

This is probably my most favorite This Window release. http://www.thiswindow.org/ex1.html

Released in 1989 on a Belgian label it was remixed and is available at most retail download stores. It was always meant to be a composition of two halves – side A and side B but neither CDs or mp3s have sides. The remixes  have been split into four sections and when played randomly on a player manage to work. The original concept of two halves has now become one of many plausible combinations – how weird is that? – When it was conceived (by four naked people in a bath) this was not an option.

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See This Window the pseudonym of Peter Bright.

All my love Marni

My Grandparents

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#Paignton is a dump – stalker movie ?

Made a mad dash down to Paignton in South Devon to see me my old mate Garry and carry his bags while he made a stalker video – his latest project.

Paignton was a small fishing village until the 19th century, when in 1837 the Paington Harbour Act led to the construction of a new harbour and the modern spelling, Paignton, first appeared.

Paignton is now a dilapidated, run down dump of a place that makes Illfracombe feel like Nice. Everything about the town is slightly depressing, there appears to be no hope, no future, no dreams – I love the place and could see myself happily living there. Out of the ruins creativity smoulders.

The historic part of Paignton is centerd around Church Street, Winner Street and Palace Avenue which contain fine examples of Victorian architecture. Kirkham House is a late medieval stone house which is open to the public at certain times of year. The Coverdale Tower adjacent to Paignton Parish Church is named after Bishop Miles Coverdale, who published an English translation of the Bible in 1536. Coverdale was Bishop of Exeter between 1551 and 1553 and is reputed to have lived in the tower although this is doubted by modern historians.

Uploaded by (aka Garry) on Feb 25, 2012

A literal, visual version of one of my all time favourite singles by one of the, then, best live acts around.

The Dancing Did, (from Evesham, Worcestershire, UK and active in the early 1980s) took the essence of rural song, story telling, urban attitudes, punk’s musical aggression, New Wave’s sensibilities and then gloriously spun the whole thing on its tail with rather impressive results. ‘Neo rustic pagan bop’ as singer and lyricist Tim Harrison better described it.

(The name ‘Dancing Did’ is not a pretentious playing with an auxiliary verb but ‘did’ is a short form of ‘didicoi’, a local term for gypsy.)

Coverdale Tower in Paignton.

Coverdale Tower in Paignton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Naked Art + the truth

There is no such thing as an artist – I am a painter, I create decorations for walls.

There you go the truth is out – I have never been a true artist, I am stuck out in the margins, balancing life on a knife’s edge…

The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy and process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society … Continue reading →

The naked truth is I have been and still am a liar.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

A decoration of mine that is for sale La Belle et La Bête

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Artists should be executed

The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy and process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society – it has no place

The only true pursuit for the creative process is the creation of the commodity. There are no such things as art schools, public art and art galleries, they are simply empty vessels containing and perpetuating the (economic) elitist stranglehold on the common man’s freedom to think for himself.

The powerful use art to bludgeon the weak into submission by edifying their wealth with totems and monuments to their self glory.

Any person who calls themselves an artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a liar.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

(Commodity) art is created for and by the wealthy.

Art is nonsense

There is no such thing as art – just commodity. You are either a commodity or a failure as an artist.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

#Drawing – Tuesday 17th May 1977


I have been trying to draw all my life – the same problems keep reappearing.

Drawing from life is perhaps something every artist must do, it is not easy and very frustrating requiring lots of concentration –  but you have to have a go. I was 19 when I did the drawing above on St. Martins in the Scilly Isles. Going back to the basic skills of drawing is an interesting excursion – a journey I’m not sure I will ever complete.

Free print downloads

This image is a version of a lithograph I did in 1978. To download it (high resolution) click on the image. This print was manipulated using Photoshop in 2002 and exhibited in 2004. The original lithograph, which is framed and signed is for sale at £85.00. If you want to buy it contact me.

Damien Hirst: ‘I still believe art is more powerful than money’

‘For all that, Damien Hirst has become for many the epitome of the artist as businessman, entrepreneur and global brand. It is quite a transformation, given that in the wild years of the 1990s, when the YBAs held their own in the drinking, tooting and necking pills stakes with Noel and Liam and the rest of the Britpop crew…’ Read more and get exclusive poster downloads:

The article snippet above appeared on p10 of the The New Review section of the Observer on Sunday 11 March 2012.

Found #drawing worth millions ($)

Well to be honest this drawing is probably worth nothing but it was a pleasant supprise to rediscover it.

Drawing:  Common tools for making marks include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint). An artist who practices or works in drawing may be called a draughtsman or draftsman.

The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. The relatively easy availability of basic drawing instruments makes drawing more universal than most other media.

Drawing. (2012, March 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:55, March 13, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Drawing&oldid=481337651

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View from a train window

Views from a train window – Landscape painting Oil paint on canvas

This painting is in a private collection in Washington USA

…the experience of the landscape viewed in shorthand, the trick is to imply with the minimum of effort…

Unfortunately the majority of landscape art fails miserably.  However, ‘Lake Lucerne: the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen‘ circa 1844 (by Turner) is the ultimate painting of landscape and nature – it tells a massive story with very little content. This has been an important painting for me since the early 1970’s. I have always admired the New York Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th century but when I first saw this painting by Turner…… my socks were blown off. It is without doubt a clever (maybe unfinished) conceptual landscape painting.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)