Meet Philip Vaughan, the artist behind the landmark 48ft tall Light Tower which sat above the Hayward Gallery from 1972 to 2008. Philip has been involved for the last 10 years or so in an effort to restore the Light Tower. It was a rare example of a large contemporary kinetic artwork on the streets of London but it was never returned after it was taken down from the roof of the South Bank gallery for renovation.
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
Yuliya Martynova is a Kazakhstan born watercolour artist who exhibits her colourful paintings at art fairs around the UK. She works between studios in Moscow and London.
Rise Art Prize applicant Leila Fanner paints metaphysical pieces that capture her spiritual view of the African environs that surround her.
Read our exclusive interview with Irene Hoff to hear her story, see her works in progress and get a glimpse at her incredible studio space.
Stella Kapezanou's paintings bring the everyday into the realms of the exotic. See into her studio, get a glimpse behind the scenes and discover her figurative works.
Parisian based artist Wayne Sleeth is known for his visceral, abstract works that capture a new and unique perspective on traditional landscapes. Painting has always been a part of his life, and here he shares with us his journey as an artist, from relocating to Paris, to transcending from classical to contemporary styles of painting.
Italian-born artist Francesco Polazzi uses a combination of oil paint, pastels and acrylic to create figurative, formal paintings inspired by a deeper thinking and a reflection on the human spirit. We sat down with the painter in his eclectic studio to find out more about the shifting inspiration behind his works, and what he loves most about pursuing the path of an artist.
Finnish artist Iidu Tikkanen makes large scale, abstract, often almost psychedelic paintings that explore our perceptions of the world. We sat down with the artist to find our more about how it all began, and what’s happening in her studio right now.
Artist Corinne Natel is known for her beautiful, vibrant and emotive abstract works, investigating colour, form, space and texture with real finesse. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Natel’s expression of energy means a blank white canvas takes on new form, developing a life of its own and a new entity.