Drawing is one of art’s most common mediums. Thoughtful and meditative, drawing has long been used as a way to transfer what an artist sees and thinks to the page. We’ve created this guide to take you through the three main types of drawing.
Discover who put the pop in Pop Art and why the style became one of the most recognisable forms of Modern Art today. We’ve put this guide together to answer some of the most common questions about the genre.
Dave White’s paintings are both instantly recognisable and viscerally unique. Following on from the great and enduring animal artworks created throughout history, the artist's work exists to capture a new type of realism. We explore Dave’s approach to animal art, his use of mixed media and his creation of character.
Occupying a unique position in the contemporary art scene, Ben Allen’s works sit somewhere between street art, graphic design and pop art. This is an artist who is unafraid to experiment with mixed media to create bold and exciting works that capture the zeitgeist of our modern era. Get to know the artist and his influences.
If history teaches us anything, it’s that some of the world’s most significant art movements have emerged from times of great adversity. World wars, political protests and global pandemics have all created cultural turning points, with artists at the forefront of change. Let’s take a look at the upheavals during which art has not only survived, but flourished. Could COVID-19 do the same?
The art world has changed. No more afternoons at the museum, no more gallery-hopping and, perhaps most upsetting, no more free beers on a Thursday evening. Many say that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated what was already happening: a move across the board from the physical to the online world.
Landscape painting. The term brings to mind J. M. W. Turner and John Constable, who made the genre popular in the 19th century. Since then, artists have continually updated the subject, through the Impressionism of Monet to the Pop Art of David Hockney. Today, can artists continue to make landscape painting relevant and exciting? Let’s take a look at 6 artists pushing past tradition to re-imagine the landscape in contemporary terms.
As the world’s workforce get used to working from home, our Workplace & Interiors Curator, Helen Buckley, takes a look at how you can maximise your workspace to help improve your wellbeing and productivity.
Lee’s figures are contorted, often completely faceless. They strike the viewer with a deep light/shadow contrast, bursts of pure colour, and a real emotional intensity that is sometimes troubling. The artist works across various media (paint, charcoal, block print) but the ghostly confrontation of his portraits pervades each material. Living and working in Bristol, Ellis took the time to tell us about his career, process, and future plans.
In recent weeks the art world has, like the rest of society, come to a standstill. Galleries large and small have shut their doors as governments encourage (and, in some cases, force) people to remain indoors and avoid human contact. Elsewhere, businesses are closing down and financial markets are faltering in record-breaking ways. From this uncertain time, I wanted to look ahead, taking some time to explore what the long-term effects of this crisis might look like.