Giles Denmark, 28, studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, and the Slade School of Art. He has worked in a variety of creative fields. He specialised in electronic music perfonmances and audio-visual installations ... 'Enter into an Artist' and 'Soundsculpt' (Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham ' 73) . Produced and wrote his own verse play ... 'Cracks in a City' (Roundhouse Downstairs '76) . Has and is involved in running a number of poetry groups in London (Poetry Round, Troubadour Poets) . Now splits his time performing his poetry and piano improvisations, with the activities of printing/painting. Presently lives in Hampstead, and earns his bread and butter at the Economist newspaper.
To take out of pocket.
The slender exact shadow.
The gravel pardoning for being marble.
The sun is squandering mistakes
Proving them indefensible.
Here we have a man
Tall and old for his age.
The sun is pressing pleasantness.
The walk doubts the starch clock face.
Patches where the grass grows
Palm out his singularity. . . •
He steps where his teachers stopped him from entering
He blushes in his decisiveness.
The creative work is a spiritual exploration. A knowledge reached through application of intuition. The picture plane becares a mantle of random but predicted growths that provide means of advance. The provocation is nurtured. Colour, texture, structure, space blocks are strong nutrients in the garden lot. An understanding of synbolism and emotional toning is essential in the digging and fertilisation. The picture should be allowed to work independantly. Simplicity and complexity can be the same. One should stand back and watch it flower. Experience it in full sunlight and the semi-darkness of dusk.
( GILES DENMARK COULD BE CONTACTED THEN AT 47 THE PRYORS, EAST HEATH ROAD, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON IN 1980 WHERE HE WAS LIVING IN THE APARTMENT OF HIS MOTHER NINA MITCHELL - STAGE NAME: NINA EVANS)
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