In 1977 Robert Dixon wrote to Time
Out complaining about the state of art at the time. Initially there were
some 20 artists who replied and agreed to meet to discuss the issues.
Over a period of six months, this group dwindled to about six who
met every week at the ICA coffee bar. A lot of theoretical discussion
went on and we gradually visited each other's studios. We did not in
this early phase mount any exhibitions.
Alan Senior Yoruba
In 1978, Alan Senior, whose work had
been influenced by Surrealism, Fuchs, Hausner and Klarwein, contacted
Brigid Marlin and Inscape. He began to exhibit with Inscape along with
Robert Dixon. In 1981, Alan and Robert created, with others, The Doors
of Perception Exhibition, Covent Garden, London. This included many of
the imaginative artists we had contacted over the previous three years.
The group slowly faded away and by
1985 only Robert Dixon and Alan Senior remained in close contact. Later, Robert
Dixon pursued a career as a writer, producing many articles and a book
on aesthetic issues: The Baumgarten Corruption. Alan Senior kept in
close contact with Brigid Marlin and Inscape and continues to paint his
visions and develop his IT skills especially in Photoshop, and a growing
interest in Cyberart.