Lisbon is a feast for the eyes. Wherever you look there is a visual surprise and the city exudes a rustic charm. The city is made of decoration. Every cobbled street is covered in mosaics which create hypnotic patterns. Within this exciting city there are some fantastic museums, galleries and art sites. Here are some of my highlights.
“The dialogue with the work and the space around it continually changes. Whether it be the work in the studio having a messier feel or being placed in an interior type gallery it could hold a homely relatable feel or if it is placed in a traditional white cube space it gives it a ‘finished’ feeling.”
‘Straight’ by artist Ai Weiwei is not straight forward. It is a monumental floor-based sculpture made up of 90 tons of carefully arranged steel rods.
“The effect of the figure in my painting is tantamount to being in a cage. They have no emotional expression and no vitality. They are neither the fantoccini of the world nor the dominator, neither the subject nor the object.”
“My work is all about what is not known, evident or visible. I’m really interested how we ‘know’ each other, how we assess our knowledge of each other, and how we continually renegotiate our relationship to each other. “
Artist Mike Nelson has turned Tate Britain’s central hall into a sculptural and cultural junkyard.
Museums are great places to learn about the history of art. You can learn about painting, photography, sculpture and Molotov cocktail bomb making!
Starting from the first picture in the top left-hand side and continuing from left to right across the rows you can see how the picture developed. The first step was to use charcoal to fill the paper with a variety of marks and gestures.
Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ is a game changer. It represents the moment when what seemed like a hoax turned out to be the original conceptual art masterpiece.
Monty is an artist. He’s also a fictional character and subject of the exhibition produced by Kwon Lee and curated by Zoe Watson at Copperfield Gallery.
Selected artists from the Contemporary British Painting Prize in discussion with Matthew Collings.
Contemporary hip-hop like contemporary fine art is made up of a variety of sub-genres and styles. Themes from the old school era and golden age of hip-hop are still influential in contemporary hip-hop culture.
During the mid-1980’s hip-hop entered a golden age of expression and the culture flourished and became part of the mainstream. With this success came a new sensibility, attitude and visual identity.
Here’s a round up of my favourite artists and artworks from this years London Art Fair.
“I’m interested in the relationship between the abstract and the figurative. The challenge is to the viewer. I aim to challenge their perspective of reality and see how far my work will take them.” – Willian Santos in discussion with featherblend.
Hip-Hop and Fine Art have not always been considered as close artistic allies, but they have both become dominant forces in popular culture. Both genres have created their own traditions…
‘I collect moments, senses and words from my everyday experiences, and this material begins to open relationships with other expanded subjects.’
‘This idea of the landscape that I am interested in is not always something physical, it could be a “dimension” informed by design, object, politics and the Internet.’
Typically, in representation, we strive to get close enough to saying the thing without being didactic or obvious. But if I paint a bland duck-looking duck in one portion of the painting, it becomes painfully boring to paint or look at a duck-looking duck a second time.’
The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration of international contemporary art by emerging and established artists from around the globe.
Superflat is a contemporary art movement which was created by artist Takashi Murakami in 2001.
Check out the work of artist Willian Santos in this new blog on #contemporaryart. Santos experiments with both representational and abstract styles to depict the action of time on various organic forms.
In this post, I’m taking a closer look at the work of artist F.N. Souza from an exhibition called ‘All Too Human’ held at Tate Britain from the 28th of February to the 27th of August 2018.
“Making paintings is basically making a series of decisions, and its one of the only things in life that makes me be really present with what i’m doing, so the…
Iron Flag? Collage sketch on paper, 2017 #makeamericagreatagain #makeamericasafeagain #usa #trump #wutang #art #contemporaryart #collage #drawing
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Interview with artist Douglas Cantor for @floorrmagazine
The commute from hell
Interview with artist Edgar Serran for @floorrmagazine
Artists at work No.2 @kobrastreetart
“Shock value for its own sake isn’t interesting, if it’s even possible to conjure it post-Information Age. However, I do look to inject a certain level of visual immediacy within…
“My practice is like making mirrors. The mirror that reflects different perspective, different spacetime, but the subject who stares at the mirror can always be found in the work. Challenging…
Check out this artist at work in the Summer Palace in Beijing.
In São Paulo, art is everywhere. There are amazing museums and galleries, art fairs, events and a vibrant street art scene. Here are some highlights from a few of the…
As spring threatens to start I’m looking back at a visit I made last year to King’s Wood in Challock, Kent.
Francisco paints dynamic portraits and makes sensual life studies which present the human form in an open and entrancing way. The works seem to hover between realism and expressionism in…
The Return: an exhibition of recent work by six London painters The Return: an exhibition of recent work by six London painters was an exhibition which brought a diverse selection…