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An Interview with Venetia Berry in her Studio in Brixton, London

Venetia Berry is a London-based artist known for her abstract nudes rendered with gestural brushstrokes and uplifting colour palette across her painting and ceramics. A graduate of Leith School of Art, Edinburgh and the Royal Drawing School, London she seeks, “to reverse the male gaze, challenging the archetypal sexualised female nude.”

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An Interview with Rich Stapleton, Photographer, at Connolly, London

Rich Stapleton, photographer and co-founder of Cereal magazine, lives and works in Bath. His subject matter focuses on travel and lifestyle and his signature style has been described as having a sense of ‘calm and quiet elegance.’ Known for his clean, sharp aesthetic, Rich is always travelling. Be it Palm Springs, Italy or Japan, he favours natural light and chronicles his discoveries both digitally and on film.

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An Interview with Campbell-Rey at Electric House, London

Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey are a creative consultancy and design partnership with an edge. Over the past few years, the Swedish-Scottish duo have successfully inspired, innovated and surprised us in pursuit of beauty and elegance. They met whilst editing the biannual in-house publication Acne Paper published by the Swedish brand and have since worked together across the fields of creative direction, branding, curation and design.

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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 Painter Louis Thomas at his Studio in Paris, France

As ever, Louis' work caught my eye on Instagram. I was captivated by the intimacy, and decorative nature of his portraits of fellow artists, models and musicians as well as people brought in from the streets of Paris. Across his oeuvre, Louis uses plants and flowers to celebrate the characters of his subjects. His studio is filled with paintings as well as collections of books, herbal tea and dried flowers, which are organised by colour and texture.

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An Interview with Photographer Kate Bellm at her Studio in Deia, Mallorca

Photographer Kate Bellm is based between Mexico and Mallorca where she lives off-grid in the mountains. We were introduced by Lucinda Bellm, founder of Lamb Arts, during her psychedelic Night Sky Rising exhibition. The space's walls were lined with hypnotic landscapes and empowering nudes entwined with Kate's keepsakes. Of course, her photographs are wildly beautiful, but it's her surreal manipulation of colour and texture that makes you feel as if you're walking in a dream.

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An Interview with Romana Londi in her Studio in Shoreditch, London

Italian-Irish artist Romana Londi and I met during the group exhibition Skinscapes curated by Tatiana Cheneviere and Guilia Vandelli at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop. We gave a talk with artist Camilla Emson on the importance of touch, and I visited her studio in preparation for it. Initially my interest lay in the involvement of her practice with technology and the way in which she plays with your senses. 

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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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An Interview with Sang Woo Kim at his Studio in Bethnal Green, London

Sang Woo Kim is an artist and model whose current body of work focuses on the challenges of identity as he balances the duality of his creative professions with the realities of being a Korean immigrant brought up in London. Although modelling for international brands such as Burberry, Diesel, DKNY and Dolce & Gabanna supported his studies at Goldsmiths, and Central St Martins, he's often found himself to be taken less seriously as an artist as a result.

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An Interview with Artist Maximilian Magnus at his Studio in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

I first encountered the German artist Maximilian Magnus’s large-scale paintings during Frieze Week at the exhibition What’s Up 2.0 curated by Lawrence Van Hagen. A few weeks later I arrived at the artist’s Berlin studio to see the beautiful space where his abstract-expressionistic paintings are created. Maximilian is known for being the young painter invited to live and work in Willem de Kooning’s East Hampton studio.

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An Interview with Turkish-born Artist Hayal Pozanti in her Studio in Queens, New York

Hayal Pozanti is a Turkish artist based in Queens, New York. Upon our first meeting, I arrived at what looked like an abandoned warehouse and climbed the stairs to find corridors of individual artist studios. Reflecting her personal aesthetic, Hayal’s work space was clean and white, but also punctuated by bold splashes of colour. As we looked out across Manhattan, she talked about her roots in Istanbul, and how it compares to New York.

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An Interview with Piero Tomassoni, the co-founder of Artvisor.com in Mayfair, London

As well as being the co-founder of the online art advisory Artvisor, the multifaceted Piero Tomassoni is also a lawyer by day. Based in London, the Italian native also works closely with international galleries, collectors, magazines and institutions on his work as an independent art critic and curator. Piero's innovative project Artvisor first launched in May and has evolved into a respected online international marketplace for contemporary art with a personal art advisory service.

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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 the Artists and Photographers Walter & Zoniel at their Studio in Hoxton, London

The Formationist artists Walter & Zoniel live, work, sleep, breathe and create together. We met at their East London studio amidst the ‘brutalist’ architecture of Hoxton after being introduced by Marine Tanguy at a talk I gave with Lina Iris Viktor. Whilst drinking green tea in their matching boiler suits they showed me how they...

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An Interview with the British Artist Piers Jackson in his Marylebone Studio, London

 Piers Jackson is a London-based British artist whose polychromatic creations confront the boundaries of concave geometric forms. His focus on the untainted beauty of the sphere and an array of Platonic solids like the hexahedron symbolising earth or the tetrahedron symbolizing fire, has a hypnotic effect. Piers combines these with card and gold leaf to bring us...

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