Opinion

I’ve been stealing for a decade

March, 2015

For a while now, I’d say, almost a decade, I’ve been stealing. Of course I don’t call it stealing, I call it “appropriation.” And appropriation in art is easy to defend, “ blah blah Duchamp”  But i think it maybe time to remind people why I “appropriate” In the early work it was about ‘deja […]

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Patrick Dew’s art space

March, 2014

Professional Art Space I’m a fan of Lifehacker’s ‘This is how i work’ They are generally brief articles describing a person work environment. Well, I am Patrick Dew and this is how I work. Other than being an ‘emerging, contemporary, artist – from Cleveland’ I am a Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director. My work environment, in […]

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30 days of Social Art Pandering

March, 2014

Well its been a month since I really ramped up this endeavor.  Is this social media promoting working? Accounting for overlaps, 80+ people have made a connection back to me. I think its conservative to speculate that less than 1/16th of those people are art professionals. Of those, probably none with enough clout to make […]

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drawing 101 : students are lazy

March, 2014

The fact you cannot draw well is not your fault, its your art teachers’.  Okay that might be crossing the line put its partially true.  The other reason you cannot draw is… coloring books. I love blanketed statements of this nature, AMBIGUITY can be a wonderful thing. After all I work used to be centered […]

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Appropriation, the first of many

March, 2014

Here is a few comments to start.  This /should/ be the first of many entries on the subject: I steal. Well I do and I don’t. What I do is necessary for the art to work. I take things to back things but the original meaning is necessary to make them work. Without the possibility […]

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The art of Instagram

March, 2014

Instagram Art I am by no stretch of the imagination what I would call a successful artist. Until then I do live and work in the world of professional art, sigh, a Graphic Designer. Primarily in the web part of that world. On any given day I’m making site updates designing sites, recommending approaches on […]

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Sketching, the agony! Idea books better.

February, 2014

This is a quick response to the follow article. Its from Nov. 12 – Artist Daily  ‏@ArtistDaily tweeted a link to the article. Oddly enough when I was thinking of writing my own piece on sketchbooks. Sketch I Will!!!!!!! First sentence ” I find that being an artist or art student is a bit like being a […]

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