Are Life Models Artists? (© Dominic Blake 2017-20)
I believe that Life Modelling has the potential to be a physical mode of artistic expression within which the model uses their body as their medium to draw in space.
Between August 2019 - June 2020, I am delivering a series of lectures at venues including The National Gallery, Mall Galleries, RCA and University of Kent in response to the question I am posing: 'Are Life Models Artists?'. My first lectures at The National Gallery, Mall Galleries and Hampstead School of Art all sold out.
In preparation for my series of lectures, I interviewed the Directors of several major galleries, museums and private collections in London and Los Angeles, several practicing artists and Life Models. Should you wish to be interviewed, please let me know via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Are Life Models Artists?' has received coverage in the mainstream art press: The Guardian published a feature about my work in August 2019, and I was also interviewed by BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Guernsey, Soho Radio live on air, and will feature in several upcoming editions of art journals.
I will be writing a book in tandem with my lecture series between Dec-July 2020, sharing the same title ('Are Life Models Artists?'), for publication in 2020.
Please enjoy the gallery (scroll down to view photographs).
(© Dominic Blake 2018-19)