Posts tagged Artists
A Review of Adventitious Encounters by Open Space Contemporary at Whiteleys, London

Walking into Whiteleys Shopping Centre, I was surprised by the setting of the Adventitious Encounters, an exhibition put on by the contemporary art platform Open Space Contemporary, which is based between London and Istanbul. However, I was eager to see it after a glance through the press release

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An Interview with British artist Milla Eastwood in her Studio in Brixton, London

The Brixton-based painter Milla Eastwood and I first met at the preview of her critically-acclaimed solo exhibition Drunk on Colour at The Dot Project in Chelsea. Although I have always favoured gestural, abstract paintings, I was yet to experience her energy and dynamic colour palette. She composes her expressive work in her expansive Brixton studio, and sometimes even ventures to botanical gardens and natural landscapes.

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A Review of Inside: Artists and Readers at HM Prison Reading by Artangel

Inside is both very beautiful, and very painful. - Beautiful because of the art that has been assembled, and the architecture of the prison itself.  Painful because the prison does not, at first glance, look so terrible.  It even resembles university halls of residence.  Were they not called “cells” with bars at the windows and doors that lock from the outside, these would be premium, en suite rooms. But they are not, and never were. At one point the toilets were ripped out so that inmates could not use the pipes as a form of communication. 

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A Review of Uni-Verse by Anouska Beckwith at Palm Tree Gallery, Kensington

Last Friday saw the opening of photographer and multidisciplinary artist, Anouska Beckwith’s first London solo show, showcasing her own imagined Uni ~ Verse. Held at the Palm Tree Gallery on Portobello Road, the exhibition came after Beckwith’s 2015 New York solo debut Transcendence, in addition to recent group shows in London, Paris and Switzerland. Inside the gallery was an immersive organic installation of moss, shrubbery and branches set to ‘encourage gratitude and respect for the natural environment’ amongst the audience.

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A Review of Aboudia's Solo Exhibition Bombe Fantome at Jack Bell Gallery, Mayfair

The African artist Aboudia was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (1983) where his experiences of the 2011 civil war ultimately shaped his artistic style and practice. As the riots and violence reached a crisis point during March 2011, Aboudia was forced to take refuge in a basement studio. It is here that he began creating distinct works of art which documented the surrounding political turmoil of his country. 

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An Interview with Visual Artist Scarlett Bowman at her Studio in Fulham, West London

Scarlett and I met at her studio in Fulham, London and she showed me her recent works, walking me through her process and the unexpected materials she uses as a mixed-media artist. With her work exhibited at the Sunny Side Up! show at Rook & Raven Gallery as well as Polymer at Fold Gallery this summer - following the Hyperion show during Frieze New York - it’s a big year for the young artist. She was even shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

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An Interview with Conceptual Artist Anna Fafaliou in her Dalston studio

The conceptual artist Anna Fafaliou and I first met after a talk I gave on ‘artists of the digital generation,’ but ironically we had actually shared an Instagram flirtation before that. Just as her beautifully curated digital presence has attracted thousands of followers, her purist white installations and sculptures are continuing to make waves across the international art scene. Anna’s unique work explores the relationship between object, memory and space as well as the interplay 

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An Interview with the British Artist Jack Penny in his Studio in Hampstead, London.

The British painter Jack Penny and I met when I was sitting for a portrait by his artistic partner. A modern polymath, Jack is a trained skipper, skateboard and artist. Found at his easel in a French ‘blue de travail’ jacket and matching cap, he is now based in North London. With a background in illustration, Jack works from the imagination to create images fuelled by spontaneity and fluidity...

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