We interviewed the artist who spends his days transforming music into paint on canvas.
You can spot Nelson Makamo’s expressive portraits from a mile away. The Johannesburg-based artist uses printmaking techniques as well as charcoal, acrylics, watercolours and oils to create spontaneous works that capture the characters of his native South Africa.
Michelle's delicate wooden artworks show a depth of concept and intricate craftsmanship. We wanted to find out more about how she creates each piece and what art means to her.
Reed Hearne is an American artist who uses photography to create what he describes as Digital Paintings. These works capture the beauty and visual intrigue of subjects that most people would dismiss as merely mundane, like the criss-cross of shadows on a staircase or the interplay of geometry and light on a stainless steel bridge.
Gina Parr and Ian Hoskin met as Fine Art postgrads at Middlesex Polytechnic in North London. Gina was practising as a Performance Artist, while Ian was focusing on developing his career in Photography. Both artists went on to work in telly, Gina as a Set Designer and Ian as a freelancer for the BBC Picture Publicity Department. Ian continued on his own photographic projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom before making a move to digital. Gina, meantime, left her Performan
We get the lowdown on sought after street artist Marc Craig on his murals for the Rise Art Prize and the Andaz Hotel, as well as the new aesthetic direction he's taking in his prints.
Our Rise Art Prize People's Choice competition is hosted by Oliver Proudlock, art lover and fashionista. We find out more about Ollie's artistic inclinations.
Q&A with Rise Art Prize judge, Neo Maditla. Neo is Editor in Chief of DesignIndaba.com, the leading design and creativity platform in South Africa. She is a seasoned writer with experience in print, TV and online.
British painter Fred Ingrams has developed a fascination with the strange marshy landscape of the Fens in eastern England. We quiz the artist about his connection to the landscape and ask him to describe the methods and materials he uses to create his expressive visions of the Fens.
Daniela Schweinsberg's abstracts are visceral. You feel these works as much as you see them. We take a tour of her Frankfurt studio to get a glimpse of the processes that lie behind all the spray paint, pastel and paste.