Sunday, 19 April 2009

Billy Childish

Title: Brown Spotted Mouse

Billy Childish is an English artist, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. He is a consistent advocate for amateurism and free emotional expression and was a co-founder of the Stuckism art group in 1999 which he left in 2001. Since then a new evaluation of Childish's standing in the art world has been underway, culminating with the publication of a critical study of Childish's working practice by the artist and writer Neal Brown, with an introduction by Peter Doig, which describes Childish as "one of the most outstanding, and often misunderstood, figures on the British art scene."