This guide provides an introduction to acrylic paintings and answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the medium.
Read our guide to watercolour painting and find out about one of the art world’s oldest mediums, used across the ancient world from East Asia to Europe.
Born to immigrant Jewish parents in San Francisco during the civil rights movement, Malayka Gormally’s upbringing has fed into an artistic interest in the “connection and conflict between people of disparate races, generations, and political beliefs.” Two of Malayka’s most recent series Immigrant Women and Present / Tense, examine protestors and the “raw and uncomfortable energy” of their expressed beliefs. Malayka wouldn’t define her portfolio as political per se; her work focusses on genui
Art Nouveau and Art Deco are two of the defining art movements of the 20th century, influencing all elements of visual culture, from fine art and design, to architecture and graphic arts. Although often confused, the two movements mark entirely different directions in the developments of modern art.
In last month’s Curator at Large article I wondered whether galleries would continue with a hybrid online/physical existence after the end of lockdown. This month, my question has been answered. Galleries across the world have reopened with their maiden post-covid shows, and most have opted to continue their heightened online presence.
Rediscovery and revival sit at the heart of Magnus Gjoen’s work. The desire to breathe new life into the old is present in everything, from the concept, to the process, to the mediums Magnus uses. Showing us that there is no finite ending to art, Magnus defies the rigid boundaries of time to rework the old and give meaning to the new.
A master of colour and machinery, Mark Chadwick is certainly a unique artist. Using a number of machine processes and natural forces such as gravity, he creates Abstract Paintings that are exploding with colour. In this way, he relinquishes some of his control as an artist, allowing chance to dictate the beautiful and intriguing forms that emerge on the canvas. We took a moment to catch up with Mark and find out some more about his work and where he finds inspiration.
As lockdown lifts, we are all more keen than ever to spend time outside. We are also feeling the need to see art in real life, and not just online. Whilst museums and galleries slowly reopen, there’s an abundance of art located on the streets of London that you can visit at your socially distanced leisure. From post-war sculpture to contemporary installations, here are 8 public artworks for you to find.
Although he trained at the London College of Printing, Barry Goodman originally dreamed of becoming an architect. These aspirations are clear to see in his prints, showcasing the beauty and grandeur of large buildings and machinery. He addresses these subjects from a design and advertising perspective and draws upon influences from both sides of the pond to create these transatlantic works.
We caught up with Rise Art abstract artist Paul Brown and talked about all things abstract art. The illustrator-turned-abstract-artist revealed to us how some of his biggest setbacks in life have led the way for moments of pure artistic inspiration and how “sometimes the smallest thing can set fireworks off”. From his greatest influences, to the catharsis that creating offers, Paul took us on a journey through his art and “the open-ended story of abstraction”.