Posts tagged Artist
A Review of Rose Wylie: Lolita's House at David Zwirner, London

Rose Wylie is everywhere! Represented by blue-chip gallery David Zwirner, the 83-year-old painter continues to receive awards and embark on museum shows met with critical acclaim. Alongside female artists like Phyllida Barlow representing Britain at the last Venice Biennale at the age of 73, or Lubaina Himid's historic Turner Prize win last year, Wylie's moment in the spotlight is long overdue. 

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A Review of Eddie Peake at South Gallery White Cube Bermondsey, London

Once an exhibition cautions against nudity it feels more like a promise than a warning, but now that we are more difficult to shock, it seems that nudity needs a sense of purpose or joviality. Said warning appears upon entry to the South Gallery of White Cube Bermondsey and in light of Eddie Peake’s previous installations like Touch 2012, I imagined I would be in luck.

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An Interview with Richie Culver at his Studio in Kensal Rise, London

British artist Richie Culver and I first met at his Bayswater studio, with the gentle thud of techno music reminding me that he’d recently returned from a tough couple of years in Berlin. A few years later, we're still in West London, but at his Kensal Rise space alongside Tim Noble and Sue Webster. I was met at the door by a soft-spoken Yorkshireman with arms decorated with the names of past lovers and dead friends.

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An Interview with Grear Patterson at his Studio in the Bronx, New York

American artist Grear Patterson is based in the Bronx, New York. We first met at his solo exhibition True Romance at Marlborough Contemporary, where he attracted a broad spectrum of creatives and collectors from Mayfair to Hackney. Grear’s mixed-media works are known for their recurring motifs and exploring pop-culture. Despite being featured in publications like GQ and Vogue, there is no further evidence of Grear having a social media presence or even a website. 

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A Review of Maya Rochat: Give Me Space at Seen Fifteen Gallery, Peckham

Rochat’s cutting-edge work has completely overtaken the gallery. Transparencies hang from the ceiling and the windows have been pasted over with digital prints on transparent vinyl, which gives a slightly psychedelic, stained-glass effect. Although Rochat trained in photography her textured work could easily be mis-interpreted as a completely different medium such as painting. She explains that, "there are no rules in my process," and her work could definitely be described as experimental.

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An Interview with the Contemporary Visual Artist Olivia Steele in Berlin, Germany

To coincide with the American artist Olivia Steele's Faux Real exhibition at the Culture Circle Gallery on Potsdamer Straßem, Berlin our contributor Lara Monro interviews the contemporary visual artist who works between Berlin and Mexico challenging the traditional preconceptions that we are often presented with in modern culture. 

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An Interview with the Painter Luke Waller at the Soho Revue Gallery, London.

Luke Waller and I met in February at the Soho Revue Gallery for a tour of his paintings on display there. We had been introduced by a photographer that we had both worked with and I was thrilled, because I had heard a lot about his work's photographic realism and strong narrative. As he composes each painting, Luke pulls together found elements from film, television and fashion photography to create a new image through a curatorial collage process.

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An Interview with British Artist and Provocateur Maxwell Rushton in Soho, London

Maxwell Rushton and I met at a Halloween party in Soho in a candlelit room filled with dried flowers, candles and art, where we debated his controversial artwork. Through physically becoming a brand by painting 20 pints of his own blood into a logo in 'Buy In Bleed Out,' and spending a year in isolation constantly drawing a set of marks for...

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An Interview with the British painter Hugo Hamper Potts in his London Studio.

The British artist Hugo Hamper Potts and I met on an autumnal evening of Soho exhibition openings before the beginning of the Frieze art fair. Dressed in an assortment of workman's attire and textured fabrics, his sartorial flare was aligned with his character. The 24 year-old painter was born into a family of artists and is now based in London and works in an Elephant Hotel studio alongside his artistic partner Jack Penny. 

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