• Headbanging with Metal Unicorns: Joanna Winograd’s Unique Potion

    Inspired by religious art from the Middle Ages and traditional Latin-American art, as well as her own surroundings, artist Joanna Winograd’s illustrated world is filled with badass women. They’re witches and goddesses graphically painted in black and white, sometimes with a dash of colour - always with a lot of attitude.
  • Fire, Bikes, Beyoncé: In conversation with ethereal singer/producer Magic Island

  • NEUROLOGICALLY PRODUCED SYNESTHETIC FORMS AND COLOR. STUDIO VISIT WITH APRIL ZANNE JOHNSON

    April Zanne Johnson is a graduate of Parsons School of Design/The New School for Social Research (1993) and received her M.F.A. at Montclair State University (2013). She resides in New Jersey in a rural northwest community where she keeps a studio. April is a synesthetic artist who incorporates perceptions from additional sensory experiences and weaves them into her practice.
  • GAËTAN LENAIN BY KALTBLUT MAGAZINE

    Gaëtan Lenain is an artist from France. After his fashion studies, it clearly appears to Gaëtan that he had a story to tell, visions to share, and so he began to draw « flashback of things that never existed » as artist Louise Bourgeois said once in Ode à l’oubli 2002. Gaëtan whole work is about boys, their bodies, and the way we represent and expect them.
  • WHERE HAVE ALL THE DODOS GONE?

    Despite, or perhaps due to its distinction some time in the mid to late-17th century, the dodo has enjoyed an almost mythic status in history, literature and pop culture. Known to us only through drawings and archeological findings, it began its rise to fame after its incarnation in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and now serves as a contemporary reminder of man’s ability to hunt a species to extinction. But dodo collector Rainer Dombrowsky, who has spent his life collecting dodo-related memorabilia, has found a way of keeping the ancient bird’s spirit alive. We talk to curator Lisa Gordon about her exhibition of his collection ‘Have You Seen This Bird?’ about the curatorial process, the bird as a symbol of colonialism, and the pleasures of collecting
  • Staff Picks #Inspiration Asia

    The cherry trees are blossoming in Japan right now and we're aching for some of that magic here. Get swept away by these artworks and let them take you across the globe!
  • “THERE’S NO ARRIVAL POINT, THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO DO”. STUDIO VISIT WITH ILSA BRITTAIN

    Ilsa Brittain was born in the UK and led an international life for many years. She obtained her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2014. Then, after spending a couple of years in Vienna, Austria, she returned to the UK. Ilsa’s work has been exhibited with several galleries: the Flowers Gallery in New York, The Mall galleries in London, Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, and has recently been selected to be part of ‘Art Rooms London 2017.’
  • Spotlight on Teresa Duck by Create! Magazine

    Teresa Duck is a contemporary British painter, living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. She Studied at Northumbria University where she gained a BA Honours in fine art. Teresa’s work combines formal realist painting with abstracted elements, alongside working in sculpture and assemblage. Through which she explores identity and aspects of contemporary culture.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: BÁRBARA MOURA

    Bárbara Moura is an illustrator natural from Lisbon, Portugal. Lately she’s been focused on digital drawing, and also striving for emotional drawings that can make the world a little better, therefore with much more political impact, concerning human rights, LGBT rights, feminism and world problems.
  • Diving Into Photographic Water with Matthew Coleman

    Water has always had a swirling presence in photographer Matthew Coleman’s life. From his childhood days spent on the south coast of England to now, standing in LiTE-HAUS Galerie’s bathroom, in Neukölln, photographing Julia Sabrowski in the bathtub of water. The first time Matthew did a shoot like this he found the result too weird. Now, a couple of years later, capturing the interaction between his subject and water has become one of his biggest fascinations.
  • STAFF PICKS #INSPIRATION FRANCE

    Here to see the Eiffel Tower, baguettes or maybe some striped sweaters? Sorry (not sorry) to disappoint you - art is not about the cliches. Have a scroll and enjoy!
  • Art & Wellbeing at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair

    Including galleries from the UK, Denmark, and Australia, just to name a few, this season’s Battersea Affordable Art Fair brought talent from all over the world, showcasing diverse artistic styles, no matter what kind of artwork you were looking for. If you were searching to find a stunning still-life painting, you could find the bright magenta fruit bowl of artist Frans Mora at Strange Tracey Gallery.
  • “NOTHING IS REALLY NATURAL”. STUDIO VISIT WITH JAKE GREWAL

    Jake Grewal is a 22 year old painter based in South London who has recently graduated from The University of Brighton with a First Class Bachelor of the Arts (Honours) in Fine Art: Painting. He has recently been awarded a Judges Discretionary Prize as part of the 2016 Woon Foundation Prize at BALTIC 39 and the Cass Art Award as part of the 2016 National Open Art Competition at Mercer’s Hall. Jake’s other recent achievements include an installation as part of the Recent Graduates section of the Affordable Arts Fair Battersea 2016 and Winning Creative Debuts #ArtForTheUnderground competition.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NIKKI PECASSO

    Nikki Pecasso is an artist living and working in Vancouver B.C. She illustrates a cast of characters and scenes that reflect her interest in contemporary society. She follows themes of nostalgia, coming of age, teenage hood, addiction, sexuality, sex positive issues, the female body and the male gaze. Nikki incorporates humour to promote feminism and important topics women face, pointing out the faults and double standards that society sets for women. We recently had a chance to speak to Nikki about her approach to her delightfully honest and accurate art work.
  • With and Without

    In her project, ‘With and Without’, photographer Sophia Vogel seeks to destigmatize the taboo of nudity by depicting her subjects frozen in the process of performing mundane daily tasks, both with and without their clothing. Here we speak to her about the evolution of her project and how she’s helping to break down body shaming to celebrate the human form.
  • Staff Picks #Interiors

    On average Europeans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. 90 percent?! Well, with that in mind it's no wonder we like aesthetically pleasing interiors. Have a scroll and get inspired!
  • ZINC WHITE EARTH BY MARJA DAVIDOFF

    Marja Davidoff is an artist based in Austria. She studied sculpture, painting and art history by Rodekin in Milan and Luigi Ontani in Rome. Her first solo exhibition, Zinc White Earth, will takes place in May in the Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof, in Linz, Austria. The perfect occasion for us to learn a bit more about Marja and her fascinating art.
  • MANMADE INTERVENTIONS ON THE LAND, BOTH PHYSICAL AND CONCEPTUAL. STUDIO VISIT: DANA HARGROVE

    Dana Hargrove, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, Scotland with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honors in Painting. She continued her education in the USA with a Master of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Hargrove is a Full Professor of Studio Art at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida where she now resides.
  • Founder Ryan Stanier on The Other Art Fair

    From the 30th of March to the 2nd of April 2nd, The Other Art Fair was in London, where visitors could see and purchase incredible art from around the world. The element that really sets this fair apart is the presence of the artists themselves, which provides an opportunity for the visitors to find out the meaning behind each piece, forming an exciting energy amongst the crowds. The fair’s objective is to truly support individual artists and create a community, which could be felt in the fair atmosphere.
  • Staff Picks #Yellow

    Yellow is a colour that demands your attention. It is almost forceful in its vibrancy and awakes conflicting connotations like jealousy and optimism. Maybe that is why it's such an interesting colour for artists? Van Gogh's sunflowers and Warhol's banana are two classic examples of how the colour has been used in art - here are some more!

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