Destruction is an inevitable part of the creative process. Creative ideas are constantly shifting and evolving. Sometimes they become prints, paintings and sculptures or they can be lost and abandoned. Sometimes creative ideas return from the dead!
“Don’t drink and etch”, Norman warns us. Maybe that’s because driving is like etching and requires attention and concentration..
Pope.L, aka, William Pope.L, aka, the self-professed “friendliest black artist in America” guides us around the streets of the East Village in New York City. He’s revisiting the site of…
Roehampton’s Alton Estate was once considered an architectural marvel. The design of the buildings in this south west London estate was influenced by leading modernist architect, Le Corbusier…
Being an artist is tricky business. Artists have to position themselves and what they do in society and navigate the stereotyped image of the deranged genius and idle vagabond.
Artist Nam June Paik was a leading video artist and helped to bridge the gap between art and technology with his experimental work.
Pardo é Papel is a new exhibition by artist Maxwell Alexandre at the Museu De Arte Do Rio. The show displays a collection of…
MASP is renowned for having a great selection of European art but they also have an important collection of modern and contemporary Brazilian art. These works show us…
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.
The sketchbooks are a window into Antony’s mind and working process. They include sketches, statements, detailed diagrams, doodles, working out’s, patterns and experiments.
Pushing Paper presents a collection of contemporary artworks with the aim of exploring drawing as a resurging artform in contemporary art.
A splatter of blue ink drips across a shimmering silver surface. From the back the gallery it looks like a painterly abstraction…
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The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson creates large scale, immersive art installations. They take over spaces and hypnotize crowds of viewers.
This is the big kahuna of Britart. It is a big weighty symbol of the cultural impact made by the YBA’s (Young British Artists) in the 1990’s.
The work is part of a series of ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ installations which have been made over the course of Yayoi’s career. They are ground-breaking, immersive installations which create the illusion of vast, endless space through kaleidoscopic environments.
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.
Anna has created her own visual language by working with a wide range of materials including clay sculptures, prints, works on paper, film and sound works, photography and mixed media. Anna’s work is compelling as it reflects both her personal life and the social context in which she has worked.
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.
The Catalan capital is buzzing with creative energy. Each of its ten districts (districtes) has its own unique vibe and identity. From the lively bars and cafés of La Rambla…
“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.
this project INJECTS SOME HIP-HOP and pop culture into the art game.
A new exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries presents the work of Venezuelan artist Luchita Hurtdo. ‘I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn’ is…
Jake Chapman and his band Funhole playing at Art Night 2017.
‘A Subtlety’, also known as the ‘Marvellous Sugar Baby’, is a monumental sculpture of a sphinx-like woman by artist Kara Walker.
The Jerwood Makers Open is an initiative to promote the “significance of making and materials within contemporary visual arts”. This reads like a broad remit but an emphasis on craft…
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A brand-new exhibition at the Whitechapel gallery presents a major survey of work by Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz. He first came to prominence in the 1990’s and his artwork draws on
Music is a great inspiration. I listen to it while I work, think and rest. It uplifts my mood and helps to get those creative juices going.
The Kitchen Sink Painters were a group of British artists who made artwork depicting scenes of everyday life.
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Lisbon is a feast for the eyes. Wherever you look there is a visual surprise and the city exudes a rustic charm. The city is made of decoration. Every cobbled street is covered in mosaics which create hypnotic patterns. Within this exciting city there are some fantastic museums, galleries and art sites. Here are some of my highlights.
“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.
Museums are great places to learn about the history of art. You can learn about painting, photography, sculpture and Molotov cocktail bomb making!
Starting from the first picture in the top left-hand side and continuing from left to right across the rows you can see how the picture developed. The first step was to use charcoal to fill the paper with a variety of marks and gestures.
Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ is a game changer. It represents the moment when what seemed like a hoax turned out to be the original conceptual art masterpiece.
Monty is an artist. He’s also a fictional character and subject of the exhibition produced by Kwon Lee and curated by Zoe Watson at Copperfield Gallery.
Selected artists from the Contemporary British Painting Prize in discussion with Matthew Collings.
Contemporary hip-hop like contemporary fine art is made up of a variety of sub-genres and styles. Themes from the old school era and golden age of hip-hop are still influential in contemporary hip-hop culture.
During the mid-1980’s hip-hop entered a golden age of expression and the culture flourished and became part of the mainstream. With this success came a new sensibility, attitude and visual identity.
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.
Hip-Hop and Fine Art have not always been considered as close artistic allies, but they have both become dominant forces in popular culture. Both genres have created their own traditions…
‘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.’
The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration of international contemporary art by emerging and established artists from around the globe.
Superflat is a contemporary art movement which was created by artist Takashi Murakami in 2001.
Check out the work of artist Willian Santos in this new blog on #contemporaryart. Santos experiments with both representational and abstract styles to depict the action of time on various organic forms.
In this post, I’m taking a closer look at the work of artist F.N. Souza from an exhibition called ‘All Too Human’ held at Tate Britain from the 28th of February to the 27th of August 2018.
“Making paintings is basically making a series of decisions, and its one of the only things in life that makes me be really present with what i’m doing, so the…
Iron Flag? Collage sketch on paper, 2017 #makeamericagreatagain #makeamericasafeagain #usa #trump #wutang #art #contemporaryart #collage #drawing
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“Shock value for its own sake isn’t interesting, if it’s even possible to conjure it post-Information Age. However, I do look to inject a certain level of visual immediacy within…
“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…
In São Paulo, art is everywhere. There are amazing museums and galleries, art fairs, events and a vibrant street art scene. Here are some highlights from a few of the…
Francisco paints dynamic portraits and makes sensual life studies which present the human form in an open and entrancing way. The works seem to hover between realism and expressionism in…
The Return: an exhibition of recent work by six London painters The Return: an exhibition of recent work by six London painters was an exhibition which brought a diverse selection…