Stuckist photographers

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Stuckist Photographers are photographers who develop the values of the Stuckism art painting movement,[1] into film and photography.[2] Some of them are in a group called the Stuckist Photographers.

Individual photographers[edit]

Robert Janás is a Czech Stuckist photographer and poet. He founded The Prague Stuckists in 2004, and has curated shows of the group and held solo photography shows.[3]:116

Alexis Hunter[4] was a contemporary New Zealand painter and photographer, who used feminist theory in her work.[5] She lived in London. Hunter was a member of Stuckism.[6][7] In 2011 she exhibited photography in The Enemies of Art show in London with the Stuckists.[3]:106 She took part in Stuckist demonstrations against the Turner Prize,[8] and published photos of the 2008 demonstration on her website.[9]

Justin Piperger gained an MA in photography at the London College of Printing. He works as a freelance photographer for clients including the Lord Mayor's Show, Gay Pride, Victoria Miro gallery and White Cube gallery. In 2009 he joined The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists. In 2011 he exhibited photography in The Enemies of Art show in London with the Stuckists.[3]:108,134


The Stuckist Photographers were founded in London advocating feeling, ideas and personal expression.[10] This was a development of the Stuckism movement from painting into film and photography.[2] Stuckist Photographers share many of the ideals uniting the Stuckist painters.[11]

The Stuckist Photographers were brought about when Larry Dunstan asked, "Is there a place for photography in Stuckism?" The photography group is independent of the artists' group, but in alliance with it. The photographers also state that they are a Remodernist group, meaning that their aspiration is to establish "a new spirituality in art".[12]

Gina's Restaurant, a photograph by Charles Thomson (centre). He states: "The photos that I am in, I took with the camera held at arm's length."[13]

The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers states 11 points, among them:

Concepts with integrity are at the heart of the Stuckist photograph
The Stuckist Photographer develops vision and reality
The Stuckist Photographer has depth, soul, heart, love and passion for the art of photography[14]

An exhibition of the Stuckist Photographers, their first major show, took place at the Lady Lever Art Gallery as part of The Stuckists Punk Victorian show during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial.[15] Jesse Richards wrote in NYArts of Wolf Howard's photography: "beautiful haunting images that seem to be from a world long gone by." He said " The work of Andy Bullock on the other hand, and Dunstan to a slightly lesser degree unfortunately smacks of them being conceptual artists in Stuckist clothing".[15]

The other current members are Wolf Howard, Ella Guru and Charles Thomson. They each take a different approach to photography. Bullock, whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery, takes an introspective and sometimes political stance. Dunstan uses his facility as a commercial photographer to address the question of beauty, as well as environmental issues and the effects of technology, such as airborne "tube dust". He has worked for i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, The Financial Times and The Observer, musicians including Ice-T, Aqualung and Asher D, and campaigns for Paul Smith. Howard works exclusively with pinhole photographs, and Thomson records his everyday experiences with a "snap-shot vocabulary".[12]

See also[edit]


  • Janas, Robert (2011), Stuckism International: The Stuckist Decade 1999-2009, Victoria Press, ISBN 978-0907165286 

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "The Stuckists Punk Victorian", Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b Stuckism International: The Stuckist Decade 1999-2009, page 78
  3. ^ a b c Charles Thomson, Robert Janás, Edward Lucie-Smith, "The Enemies of Art: The Stuckists" (2011), Victoria Press, ISBN 978-0-907165-31-6.
  4. ^ Lynda Morris (11 March 2014). "Alexis Hunter obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Gifford, Adam. "Feminist art buys a fight", The New Zealand Herald, 4 April 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Alexis Hunter", Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  7. ^ "Alexis Hunter". McCahon House. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  8. ^ The Guardian
  9. ^ Alexis Hunter website
  10. ^ Stuckism International: The Stuckist Decade 1999-2009, page 70
  11. ^ The Stuckists: Punk Victorian - Frank Milner, National Museums Liverpool, 2004. Page 140 from Google snippet view
  12. ^ a b "The Stuckist Photographers Accessed April 21, 2006
  13. ^ "Charles Thomson" Accessed April 21, 2006
  14. ^ "The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers" Accessed April 21, 2006
  15. ^ a b Liverpool Biennial: Stuck In Liverpool – By Jesse Richards

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