Barry Johnson is an artist dedicated to representing the fluidity of the human experience. Reacting against boundaries and defying categorisation, Barry’s process is driven by the need to constantly discover and rediscover. We delve into Barry’s recent work and explore the artist’s conversational approach, his penchant for artistic chaos and the constant evolution of personas that fuel his creative process.
Getting lost in any one of Barbara Rae’s paintings is almost unavoidable. Whether drawn to the atmospheric blues that linger in the background, or focusing on the complex arrangement of shapes that occupy the foreground, Barbara manages to seamlessly immerse the viewer into the atmosphere of her art at every turn. We examine just how Barbara’s work generates both familiarity and intrigue whilst transporting us to the very ends of the earth.
Reisha Perlmutter’s paintings are poetic explorations of the female body’s relationship with water. Few artists can parallel Reisha’s ability to portray both stillness and movement so fluently, to hold onto a transient moment and instil it with a sense of permanence. Understanding the female body in a renewed and considered way, Reisha’s art captures scenes of great intimacy and freedom.
The world’s museums and galleries have been closed for months. But, in China, they are gradually, and tentatively, beginning to re-open. For art lovers, it’s a moment to celebrate. At the same time, there are undoubtedly questions about safety: what measures are museums taking to protect their visitors from the virus? Will the experience still be enriching? Do people want to meet in a confined gallery space? Let’s take a look at how China is leading the way out of art’s lockdown.
Made in a style of “post-apocalyptic romanticism”, Geoff Diego Litherland’s landscape works show a dual-world. In pieces such as The Future is Binding and Goodbye Enemy Starship, an enclosed portal reveals a different reality. Geoff describes these octagonal shapes as “window[s] from a spaceship looking back” towards Earth. These openings are often looking back into a long-gone and idyllic, untouched land.
Ben West’s work takes full advantage of the joyful, provocative, and visually exciting potential of collage. Ben’s professional background in graphic design and photography shines through in his careful selection of the images he works with. Despite his work’s slick and blemish-free appearance, Ben doesn’t use computers to edit his compositions. Ben works hands-on, collecting natural source materials himself such as flowers, then combines them for his pieces and with hand-cut images from pri
This time last month, the coronavirus lockdown was in its youth, as were the responses to it from galleries and museums in London and around the world. Galleries and visitors were considering new ways to show and enjoy art remotely, and the term “online exhibition” was still relatively new and exciting. Since then, we have become used to socially distant gallery browsing in the many forms it now takes. This month, I wanted to think about my experience with four such forms.
We interview David Gilliver, a Glasgow based artist who specialises in two very different forms of photography: Macro, and Light Painting. “I think if I were to just specialise in a single form of photography I would go slightly mad. I seem to have found a wonderful balance between two very different genres and styles of photography that offer me a broader platform for expressing myself.” - David.
As possibly the most popular and one of the most diverse mediums, paintings form an important subject area of art history. We’ve put together this brief guide to introduce you to this medium, answering 4 of the most commonly asked questions
Getting to know your prints is a good first step for those looking to expand their art knowledge. We’ve put together this guide to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Prints.