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Curatorial Art Practice in London

Norman Dilworth

The use of simple repetitive elements – pure form, clear relationships – to build expressive images, clearly parallels aspects of primitive art. But, whereas the imagery of the primitive artist is specific within its sociological context, I am at a loss to explain why I accept one image and reject another, except in terms of metaphor. There is another point of contact that I recognise; my work is close to nature, it deals with growth and progression in ways that I believe so-called primitive artists would recognise. -Correspondence with Will van der Perre, 15/7/1986, published in Konfrontatie, June – September 1986

Norman Dilworth working on Around and About. Published in Norman Dilworth and Cees de Boer (eds), ‘Norman Dilworth. In the Nature of Things’, Art Affairs, 2001

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Published on 28 January 2013 at 1329 × 868 in The Artists

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