Marleen Pauwels’s paintings are hauntingly beautiful. Her semi-transparent figures embody the fragility of human life, their ghostly bodies set in isolation and silence against stark backdrops and empty spaces.
Rise Art Prize 2018 finalist Maria Magenta tells about her journey into art and why she loves painting from life.
Helen Wells uses watercolour and ink to create layered abstract works inspired by the patterns and motifs that occur in nature.
Lucie Bennett’s silkscreen prints and paintings on aluminium explore the female form in all its curvaceous glory. Go behind the scenes with us to find out more about the artist's motivations and methods.
Laura Fishman’s studio is as much a lab as it is a creative workspace. The London-based American artist experiments with the materiality of paint - pouring, dripping and moulding her acrylics to create abstract pieces that play with the flow and plasticity of the medium.
With their vibrant colours, smiling sunbathers and gleeful swimmers, Ruth Mulvie’s paintings are pure joy. Ruth creates her utopian wonderlands from her loft studio in Brighton. Found imagery and old photographs form the basis of her work - with buckets of colour thrown in.
Lauren Baker takes neon to new levels, with fields of energy, vibrations and materials like crystal and bone. Find out more about Lauren's fascinating practice.
David Wightman uses acrylic paint and wallpaper to create imaginary landscapes that are flooded with colour. Find out more about David's process in this Q&A.
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.
We go behind the scenes with Rise Art Prize finalist Hiroshi Sato to understand the motivations and influences behind his realist paintings.