: Tony Curtis
Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
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"This new collection of interviews with artists from Wales is further evidence of the current renaissance of the visual arts in the country. The ten artists talking to Tony Curtis vary in practice from figurative and abstract painters through a ceramicist to sculptors in stone, wood and metal. Their work and words provide, at once, a history of 20th-century art in Wales and a guide to making in the 21st century. Welsh Artists Talking includes perhaps the final interview given by the late Alfred Janes, friend of Dylan Thomas, whose career spanned 60 years. His contemporary Jonah Jones talks about the artist as artisan, while at the other end of the age spectrum Brendan Stuart Burns reflects on the influence of location on his work. The book also includes David Nash, the internationally acclaimed sculptor, and artists such as Christine Jones and Robert Harding, whose reputations are beginning to burgeon. Like its predecessor, Welsh Painters Talking, this new book explores the relationship between art and place, identity, spirituality and the market place. With their emphasis on working practice and on historical context these interviews are an invaluable record."