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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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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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This is grounds for…. drawing

March, 2014

I found a strange thing. It’s a craft thing but it is an interesting thing. Most of my money /for art/ is spent on substrate and ground.  I’m currently off paper, although i love it, for the simple fact of mounting and framing after the fact is difficult and or costly, So instead i have […]

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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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my youtube challenge

February, 2014

I going to try a few edits and display them on youtube. It will be a non-destructive means of playing with the ink drawings with out actually killing them.  Here is the first prototype. Linear / Non-Linear narratives.. I”ll have more explanation later.

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