June 20, 2006

ARTICLE | Matthew Colling

My life as a sitting duck
by Matthew Collings
Source: The Times Online

For a long time I’ve led a double life. I’ve been an art critic and an artist. I’ve been writing for nearly 30 years, but during that time I’ve kept up a studio and been in exhibitions. Last week an exhibition of abstract paintings opened at a gallery in Bond Street. My name is on the window. Most of the work sold very quickly, so there’s obviously something there that’s working. How can this be? Can one really be both critic and artist, and do the skills of one inform or undermine the other?

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