Grayson Perry: the Hogarth of 2017?
I LOVE Grayson Perry. My first sight of his work was at the Turner Prize in 2003. From a distance his pots were exquisite high glazed and somewhat feminine. Up close there was something heartrending about the darkness behind closed doors. The current exhibition at the Serpentine is free and fascinating. He helps you feel what changes in our society feels like in the post- industrial north. He makes you ask questions. Sometimes I miss reviewing exhibitions. If you had to write about it , it made you focus hard and pay attention. it made you see! I think this artist like a good novelist also wants you to walk in other people’s shoes. ..people from completely different background to you. He wants you to see what is good in them and what hurts.