We interviewed the artist who spends his days transforming music into paint on canvas.
The festive season brings with it a significant wardrobe change. Woolly Christmas jumpers appear at the office party. Or, perhaps you prefer a wintery onesie or Santa-patterned socks? Looking back through art history, it’s clear that it has always been the season to make an effort. And these characters have out-dressed us all.
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.
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.
Lori Zimmer asks Rise Art Prize finalist, Elizabeth Waggett, about her practice and the thinking behind her striking monochrome drawings.
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.