Space, Place and Home is an exhibition exploring themes in contemporary art, craft and design. The show brings together a group of artists who..
‘Measures of Distance’ is an artwork about exile and displacement. The work is a video piece which presents still images of the artists mother overlaid with text and audio in both English and Arabic.
A splatter of blue ink drips across a shimmering silver surface. From the back the gallery it looks like a painterly abstraction…
The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson creates large scale, immersive art installations. They take over spaces and hypnotize crowds of viewers.
A collaboration between the Bentall Centre and Kingston School of Art to host workshops, exhibitions and creative showcases in Kingston town centre during the summer of 2019.
The marks have been drawn or painted in ink and acrylic paint on canvas. There is no central point to the painting, but we can make out various architectural forms between the torrents of marks.
“Different narratives reaffirm each other, exist because of the other. At the moment my drawings from life are of the people that I know, although recently I started to work on drawings that are more based on my surroundings and my everyday. “
“I love fashion and the power clothing can give you to take on the world, Donatella Versace is a true icon i feel i resonate with this quote because, in my work i want to portray the sexiness of the materials.”
‘My Bed’ is an iconic work of art. It is an artwork which splits opinions and provokes strong reactions.
‘A Subtlety’, also known as the ‘Marvellous Sugar Baby’, is a monumental sculpture of a sphinx-like woman by artist Kara Walker.
“The dialogue with the work and the space around it continually changes. Whether it be the work in the studio having a messier feel or being placed in an interior type gallery it could hold a homely relatable feel or if it is placed in a traditional white cube space it gives it a ‘finished’ feeling.”
‘Straight’ by artist Ai Weiwei is not straight forward. It is a monumental floor-based sculpture made up of 90 tons of carefully arranged steel rods.
“The effect of the figure in my painting is tantamount to being in a cage. They have no emotional expression and no vitality. They are neither the fantoccini of the world nor the dominator, neither the subject nor the object.”
“My work is all about what is not known, evident or visible. I’m really interested how we ‘know’ each other, how we assess our knowledge of each other, and how we continually renegotiate our relationship to each other. “
Artist Mike Nelson has turned Tate Britain’s central hall into a sculptural and cultural junkyard.
Here’s a round up of my favourite artists and artworks from this years London Art Fair.
“I’m interested in the relationship between the abstract and the figurative. The challenge is to the viewer. I aim to challenge their perspective of reality and see how far my work will take them.” – Willian Santos in discussion with featherblend.
‘I collect moments, senses and words from my everyday experiences, and this material begins to open relationships with other expanded subjects.’
‘This idea of the landscape that I am interested in is not always something physical, it could be a “dimension” informed by design, object, politics and the Internet.’
Typically, in representation, we strive to get close enough to saying the thing without being didactic or obvious. But if I paint a bland duck-looking duck in one portion of the painting, it becomes painfully boring to paint or look at a duck-looking duck a second time.’
Artists at work No.2 @kobrastreetart
“My practice is like making mirrors. The mirror that reflects different perspective, different spacetime, but the subject who stares at the mirror can always be found in the work. Challenging…