The Kick-About #57 ‘Mervyn Peake’

Responses this week to the work of Mervyn Peake.

Red's Kingdom

From the percussive, delineated sound-shapes of a Sandy Nelson drum solo, our muse for our previous Kick-About, we are this week riffing on the appreciably softer tones of the drawings by Mervyn Peake, and likewise the richness of his imaginary worlds and all their eccentric inhabitants.

Jordan Buckner

“It’s hard to resist that textural ink approach Peake was famous for. I recognised some of Peake’s work but didn’t have a great knowledge on who he was, or what his work amounted to. It’s wonderful to see that even in his more observational work, that gothic storytelling still feels present.”

Judy Watson

“There’s much to explore in response to Peake’s work, and I don’t think I can do it on one hit, so let us see where it takes me. But to begin with, it has taken me back to two mediums I loved in earlier years but have neglected…

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12 responses to “The Kick-About #57 ‘Mervyn Peake’”

  1. neil reid says :

    I clearly don’t know what I’m doing or seeing here. My body is not so well last few months – hard to focus very well. Confuse easily! But I understand appreciation and gratitude, and that’s what I want to say. Much much here to interest and pursue. Wish I were more of a visual artist. I am not. But delight still possible. And I am delighted to see what you guys offer us. Woof woof, he says!

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  2. msjadeli says :

    Was happy to be able to see all of the entries at the site this time. Some changes must have been made to file size. Manifestations from the creative mind are always a joy to behold. Kerfe, I liked reading your captions to your art work. You always give food to the mind as well as to the eye and soul.

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  3. philgomm says :

    Cheers as always, Kerfe 😀

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  4. Teagan Riordain Geneviene says :

    I wasn’t familiar with him. It’s beautiful work. Hugs on the wing!

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  5. Ingrid says :

    I remember being mesmerised by Peake’s artwork in his Gormenghast trilogy as a child. There are some wonderful interpretations here!

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  6. Bela Johnson says :

    Wow. Never heard of him. Striking images tho. 🙏

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