Category archives: Art

Photographer Interview: Tereza Červeňová

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Tereza Červeňová is a Slovakian photographer, based in London. Her intimate photographs focus on the narrative of an image and how the layout of the photograph can help to pull together or invent meanings. What is your working process? During my editing process I work with many images and their layout. I try to see how they work together and how they r[...]

Postcards to my Future Children

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In April 2012 I was walking next to the Seine in Paris whilst peering at the wide array of vintage magazines, records and tat that the stalls were selling. I felt my euros burning a hole in my pocket, but yet possessed no desire to buy something I knew would sit gathering dust on my shelf. I thumbed through old postcards, some blank and some with long forgot[...]

Artist Interview: Joe Anderson

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How did you discover your interest in illustration? My interest in illustration goes back to childhood. As long as I can remember I noticed drawings and have enjoyed drawing. Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein were some my early favorites. I loved Mad Magazine and Spy vs. Spy comics. Cartoons were a mainstay, especially the whole Looney Tunes gang. Roadrunner w[...]

First Contact: Alexander Calder

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On a recent trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I was looking for the way out and exited into a spacious landing and wide stairway. The pale walls and stone stairs gleamed with soft light. Soundless, suspended over the stairs, a Calder mobile wafted on the breeze I had created by opening the door. For more than ten minutes I found myself wond[...]

Illustrated Interview: Sara Olmos

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How do you see yourself? Your favourite place? Your future plans? Your greatest fear? What do you do with your spare time? Why do you make art? What would you save in a fire? How do you respond to criticism? Your thoughts on the human race? What is adventure? See more of Sara's work at: www.saraolmos.com Or follow her on[...]

Rainbow Neighbourhood Graffiti- Urban Renewal in Mexico

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Two-hundred and nine homes in the district of Palmitas in Parchuca, Mexico, have recently had a touch of paint when the Mexican Government commissioned local street artists, “German Crew” to beautify the neighbourhood. The facades of the homes were almost begging for some colour, and the project was created to bring not only a visual, but also a social tran[...]

Artist Interview: Fiona Rutherford

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It's always a privilege to meet an artist in their own studio, to see and experience the place where they work and have their materials, their tools, their books and inspirational objects. Fiona Rutherford welcomed me in her light-filled, colourful studio in Edinburgh. She is a tapestry artist, with artworks in collections all over the world, most notably in[...]

Washington's Giant Indoor Ball Pit

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Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, created the 10,000 square foot (930 square meters) using nearly a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. The studio wanted to reimagine the possibilities of materials, encourage exploration and do something a bit more unusual and memorable for visitors to experience. Typical to their monochrome style, The Beach is [...]

Henri Rousseau: A Brief Introduction

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Rousseau was born in 1844 in Laval, France and lead a seemingly normal life until he took up painting seriously in his early forties. It wasn't until he was forty-nine that he retired from his job as a toll collector to become a full time artist. Far from being the respected artist he has become today, he was attacked constantly by critics who denounced his [...]

Illustrated Interview: Layla Holzer

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How do you feel today? Your proudest moment? Your greatest fear? Something you couldn’t live without? Your form of escape? Your experience of adulthood? How do you overcome a creative block? A world without humans? What is love? Your future plans? See more of Layla's work at: www.laylaholzer.com

Wastelands: Contemporary Chinese Art in Oxford

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Wastelands is a contemporary Chinese art exhibition of installation, painting, sculpture and film presenting the works of eight artists who all have links to China. The exhibition explores the idea of ‘waste’ as a result of consumption through different landscapes and materials. Ranging from the ‘aesthetic debris’ in the work of Cai Yuan’s cardboard paintin[...]

Ciclotrama: Organic Forms in Rope

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Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini began their series of installations called Ciclotrama in 2010; beautiful art installations consisting of unwound ropes attached to walls and canvases that twist and unwind into organic forms illustrating the passage of time. The structures start as thick root-like objects and trail off, becoming more deli[...]

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