Takashi Murakami playfully blurs the boundary between fine art and commercial fodder, but underneath his playfulness there is a serious comment hidden in his practice.
Reed Hearne is an American artist who uses photography to create what he describes as Digital Paintings. These works capture the beauty and visual intrigue of subjects that most people would dismiss as merely mundane, like the criss-cross of shadows on a staircase or the interplay of geometry and light on a stainless steel bridge.
Meet Miguel Vallinas Prieto, the Spanish artist using surreal photography to explore themes of identity and human nature. Miguel discovered photography in his teens and began developing prints in a homemade laboratory built by his father. Now his photographs are held in private collections around the world and his images are featured in the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair and the Guardian.
Photographers have been capturing the magic of the city since commercial cameras became available in the mid-1800s, and they continue to find the mystery of the urban jungle to be intriguing. We’ve rounded up a group of photographers who view the urban landscape through a unique lens.
Lori Zimmer explores the practices of 6 exceptional photographers on the Rise Art Prize global shortlist.
Award winning photographer and Rise Art Prize finalist Gina Soden tells us why she loves capturing abandoned buildings and what her ambitions are for the future.
Q&A with Rise Art Prize judge, Neo Maditla. Neo is Editor in Chief of DesignIndaba.com, the leading design and creativity platform in South Africa. She is a seasoned writer with experience in print, TV and online.
On 19 August 1839, the patent for the Daguerreotype - the first photographic process - was released to the world. And we have the French government of the time to thank. Merci. Photography has come a long way and we tend to take for granted the technological leaps and bounds that have happened over the past century and three quarters. We spotlight five artists who push photography even further, testing the limits of subject and technique.
When it comes to photography, Martin Stranka is a game changer. Hear his inspiring story and discover how he makes his works - there's a method to his magic.
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.