The Emperor's New Clothes
Yet another rant. I saw that Susan Sluglett (is that really her name?) is one of three artists selected for the 'esteemed' 2013 Jerwood Painting Fellowships. Being rather nosey I had a look at her website (as you do) and there she was wearing rather nice stiletto boots while talking to her mentor in a studio space. But it was the paintings and even worse the plasticene sculptures that got me with their lack of craft skills that shocked me. They're just so bad. No it's not just sour grapes I really mean it. When will the hip haute art world wake up and see that the emperor has no clothes on? Now you're going to have to go and have a look for yourself.