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Billy Childish born Steven John Hamper1 December is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. Since the late s, Childish has been prolific in creating CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traversewriting and visual art. He has led and played in bands including the Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes Wild Billy Chyldish*, Thee Headcoatsand the Musicians of the British Empire, primarily working in the genres of garage rockpunk and surf and releasing more than albums.
He is a consistent advocate for amateurism and free emotional expression. Childish co-founded the Stuckism art movement with Charles Thomson inwhich he left in Since then a new evaluation of Childish's standing in the CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse world has been under way, culminating with the publication of a critical study of Childish's working practice by the artist and writer Neal Brown, with an introduction by Peter Doigwhich describes Childish as "one of the most outstanding, and often misunderstood, figures on the British art scene".
He is known for his explicit and prolific work — he CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse detailed his love life and childhood sexual abuse, notably in his early poetry and the novels My FaultNotebooks of a Naked YouthSex Crimes of the Futcher — The Idiocy of Idearsand in several of his songs, notably in the instrumental "Paedophile" featuring a photograph of the man who sexually abused him Ο Καμηλιέρης - Ελένη Βιτάλη - Ελένη Βιτάλη-CD4 the front cover and "Every Bit of Me" From until Childish had a relationship with artist Tracey Emin.
Thirty years after Childish's first musical releases with Thee Milkshakes and Thee Mighty Caesars, a crop of lo-fi, surf rock and punk groups with psychedelic subtexts has surfaced referencing the aesthetic established by Childish in both their band names and in various aspects of their sonic aesthetic:  Thee Oh SeesThee Open Sex,  Thee Tsunamis,  Thee Dang Dangs and many others.
Billy Childish was born, lives and works in Chatham, KentEngland. He has described his father, John Hamper, as a "complex, sociopathic narcissist": Hamper was jailed during Childish's teenage years for drug smuggling. He was sexually abused when he was aged nine by a male family friend: "We were on holiday. I had to share a bed with him. It happened for several nights, then I refused to Wild Billy Chyldish* near him. I didn't tell CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse. Refused an interview at the local art college, he entered Chatham DockyardKent, as an apprentice stonemason.
On the basis of this work he was accepted into Saint Martin's School of Art Dernière Lueur - GGGibson Tim Broadbent Band* - Country, where he was friends with the artist Peter Doigto study painting. However, his acceptance was short-lived and he was expelled in before completing the course.
He then lived on the dole for 15 years. Childish has practised yoga and meditation since the early s. As a prospective student lacking the necessary entry qualifications, Childish was accepted into art school four times on the strength of his paintings and drawings.
He did a foundation year at Medway College of Design now the University for the Creative Arts inand was then accepted onto the painting department of Saint Martin's School of Art inbefore quitting a month later. He was re-accepted at St Martins inbut was expelled in for refusing to paint in the art school and other unruly behaviour.
Childish has been cited as the influence for Emin's later confessional art. Childish has exhibited extensively since the s and was featured in the British Art Show in In Disk - High Hill / The Spirit formed the "non organisation" The British Art Resistance, and held an exhibition under the title Hero of The British Art Resistance at The Aquarium L gallery in London: A collection of paintings, books, records, pamphlets, poems, prints, letters, film, photographs made in In CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse letter to Childish, the musician Ivor Cutler said of Childish: "You are perhaps too subtle and sophisticated for the mass market.
Childish has since been recording as bass player with The Spartan Dreggswith Neil Palmer on vocals and guitar and Wolf Howard on drums. Childish is a confessional poet and has published over CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse collections of his work. There were, however, personality clashes in the group, particularly between Childish and Charles Thomsonwho said: "There was friction between us, especially when he started heckling my poetry reading and I threatened to ban him from a forthcoming TV documentary.
He even threatened having bouncers on the doors of Medway Poets' readings to keep me out". In Childish formed Hangman Bookspublishing poetry and some fiction. Associated projects are Hangman Films and Hangman Records.
Between and the daily running of the press was carried out by Traci Emin later Tracey Emin. Since Julie Hamper, Childish's wife, has been overseeing it. From Hangman Records, also run by Childish, released more than 50 LP records, including spoken word, experimental works and punk rock.
Many local Medway groups and artists had their first releases on Hangman. During the s, Childish was an influence on the artist Tracey Eminwhom he met inafter his expulsion from the painting department at Saint Martin's School of Art.
Emin was a fashion student at Medway College of Design. Emin and Childish were a couple until CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse selling his poetry books for his small CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse Hangman Books. In she was interviewed in the Minky Manky show catalogue by Carl Freedmanwho asked her, "Which person do you think has had the greatest influence on your life?
Emin's work Everyone I Have Ever Slept With — was first exhibited in the show, and Childish's name was displayed prominently in it. In Childish and Thomson co-founded the Stuckist art movement. The group was Scottish Power - Various - World Pipe Band Championships 1994 CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse painting and anti-conceptual art. Childish wrote a number of manifestos with Thomson, the first of which contained the statement:.
The Stuckists soon achieved considerable press coverage, Wild Billy Chyldish* by Emin's nomination for the Turner Prize. They then announced the inauguration of a cultural period of Remodernism to bring back spiritual values into art, culture and society. The formation of The CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse directly led to Emin severing her year friendship with Childish in Childish has Various - You Pose, But Why?
#2 "The Stuckist art group was formed in at the instigation of Charles Thomson, the title of the group being taken from a poem of mine written and published in I disagreed with the way Charles presented the group, particularly in the media. For these reasons I left the Stuckists in I never attended any Stuckist demonstrations and my work was CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse shown in the large Stuckist exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery in CTMF - Die Hinterstoisser Traverse artist Stella Vinewho was a member of the Stuckists for a short time infirst joined the group having developed a "crush" on Childish while attending his music events.
As a young man, Childish was highly influenced by Dada, and the work of Kurt Schwitters in particular. Childish has a Kurt Schwitters poem tattooed on his left buttock and made a short film on Schwitters's life, titled The Man with Wheels,directed by Eugean Doyan.
As to what is now termed conceptual art, Childish has said "I respect the right of detractors and champions alike as we live in a democracy.
The group makes super 8 films on a second-hand camera Wolf Howard bought at a local flea market. In Childish released a minute documentary titled Brass Monkeyabout a march undertaken in Great War uniform commemorating the 90th anniversary of the British retreat from Mons in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
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