Since graduating with a BFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey, in 2013, Jamian Juliano-Villani’s star has very much been in the ascendent. Whilst
Ben Spiers has been described by artist, friend, former student and ‘Hook and Crook’ curator Oli Epp as “one of London’s best kept secrets” and “London’s most secretive painter”, and I for one would, therefore, like to thank both Epp and veteran collector and dealer Kostyál for drawing Spiers out into the spotlight.
Hector Campbell, our Curator at Large, has his eye on the latest and greatest contemporary exhibitions, and he's always on the lookout for promising up-and-coming artists. If you're in search of your next art fix, here are four current London exhibitions that Hector recommends.
We interviewed the artist who spends his days transforming music into paint on canvas.
British artist and illustrator Victoria Topping describes her work as “music for the eyes”. By playing with colour, texture and form, Victoria synthesises elements of Jazz, Soul, Gospel and Disco into visual form.
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.
Stray away from the recognisability of realism and embrace your curiosity by inviting the mystery of an abstract piece into your home.
Art should be something that brings you joy when you look at it. With this in mind, I’ve chosen my favourite Rise Art photographers whose works really make me laugh. I’d love these works on my walls, to make me smile every day.
At this time of year, it’s easy to feel surrounded by darkness, but fear not, we’ve got the perfect remedy for your January blues. Raise your spirits with our top 10 uplifting artworks set to bring warmth back inside, transforming the home into your very own port in a storm.
One thing we can’t fail to forget is that the holiday season means the ultimate party season. To honour the glittering party season and the fast approaching sparkling celebration of New Year’s Eve, we’ve put together a collection of works that are celebratory in style and perfect for the party animal in all of us.