"You see, painting has now become, or all art has now become completely a game, by which man distracts himself. What is fascinating actually is, that it's going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to become any good at all." Francis Bacon
"You could say that I have no inspiration, that I only need to paint."
Here at UnMasterclass we are not really into deepening our game and inspiration is often in short supply, which is perhaps goes some way as to explaining why the paintings come out as they do.One of the big guns of the 20th Century comes under the UnMasterclass watchful eye this week and ends up not looking too far away from the postcard the copy was painted from and a million light years away from the Bacon original. So have a look at the latest UnMasterclass here - http://vimeo.com/19872705 - and then pop along to good old Tate Britain to goggle at the original.
Andrew Bracey is an artist based in Manchester. This blog displays news of his latest exhibitions and during 2011 is home to a series of posts on UnMasterclass. His work explores what painting can be in the contemporary world, he does not always use paint or canvas though. He is currently a Senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Lincoln and a member of Suite Studio Group. You can see more of his work at www.andrewbracey.co.uk