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.
Copenhagen-based collector Peter Ibsen has a thing for abstract contemporary pieces, particularly monochrome and minimalist works. Peter has collected contemporary art for more than 20 years and runs Copenhagen Contemporary, a blog that supports emerging international artists. We catch up with Peter to find out more about his sophisticated Scandinavian taste and what he looks for in up and coming talent.
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.
We interview interior design enthusiast and successful blogger Katie Woods about the importance art has played in her renovation of the 'Peach Palace'. She also picks her favourite pieces on Rise Art.
Andy Gotts is one of only a handful of British photographers to have been recognised by HM the Queen. In 2012, Andy was awarded an MBE for services to Photography and Charity. The Norfolk-born artist has captured some of the biggest screen stars of our generation. But it’s not just the celebrity subjects themselves that make Andy’s portraits stand out - it’s the stories behind the shoots that give his works their character.
For Vinterior Founder and CEO Sandrine Zhang Ferron, it’s all about vintage. Sandrine’s sense of style isn’t just limited to her choice in furniture, and like her taste for interiors, Sandrine’s taste in art is eclectic. Find out what kind of works she collects and discover her top pieces on Rise Art.
John Quilter, more widely known as the Food Busker, talks to us about the importance of creativity.
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.