In last month’s Curator at Large article I wondered whether galleries would continue with a hybrid online/physical existence after the end of lockdown. This month, my question has been answered. Galleries across the world have reopened with their maiden post-covid shows, and most have opted to continue their heightened online presence.
Rediscovery and revival sit at the heart of Magnus Gjoen’s work. The desire to breathe new life into the old is present in everything, from the concept, to the process, to the mediums Magnus uses. Showing us that there is no finite ending to art, Magnus defies the rigid boundaries of time to rework the old and give meaning to the new.
A master of colour and machinery, Mark Chadwick is certainly a unique artist. Using a number of machine processes and natural forces such as gravity, he creates Abstract Paintings that are exploding with colour. In this way, he relinquishes some of his control as an artist, allowing chance to dictate the beautiful and intriguing forms that emerge on the canvas. We took a moment to catch up with Mark and find out some more about his work and where he finds inspiration.
As lockdown lifts, we are all more keen than ever to spend time outside. We are also feeling the need to see art in real life, and not just online. Whilst museums and galleries slowly reopen, there’s an abundance of art located on the streets of London that you can visit at your socially distanced leisure. From post-war sculpture to contemporary installations, here are 8 public artworks for you to find.
Although he trained at the London College of Printing, Barry Goodman originally dreamed of becoming an architect. These aspirations are clear to see in his prints, showcasing the beauty and grandeur of large buildings and machinery. He addresses these subjects from a design and advertising perspective and draws upon influences from both sides of the pond to create these transatlantic works.
We caught up with Rise Art abstract artist Paul Brown and talked about all things abstract art. The illustrator-turned-abstract-artist revealed to us how some of his biggest setbacks in life have led the way for moments of pure artistic inspiration and how “sometimes the smallest thing can set fireworks off”. From his greatest influences, to the catharsis that creating offers, Paul took us on a journey through his art and “the open-ended story of abstraction”.
We’ve put together this brief guide to introduce you to this medium and answer one of the most commonly asked questions, ‘what makes photography an art?’
Collage is an art form which is made up of overlapping pieces of material, such as photographs, fabric, coloured and textured paper and other types of mixed media. We’ve put together this brief guide to collage to introduce you to the medium, answering 3 of the most commonly asked questions.
The way in which the human body is represented in art has evolved dramatically throughout history, leading to an incredible array of artwork exploring themes of the body and socio-cultural identity. Read our guide to Nude Art and discover how the human form is central to our understanding of art history and life as we know it.
The physical art world is slowly making its way to a new normality, and the prevalence of online exhibitions is beginning to wane. As galleries reopen we’ll find out what, if anything, they are taking away from the last three months of displaying art without a physical space.