We’ve put together this brief guide to introduce you to this medium and answer one of the most commonly asked questions, ‘what makes photography an art?’
Collage is an art form which is made up of overlapping pieces of material, such as photographs, fabric, coloured and textured paper and other types of mixed media. We’ve put together this brief guide to collage to introduce you to the medium, answering 3 of the most commonly asked questions.
The way in which the human body is represented in art has evolved dramatically throughout history, leading to an incredible array of artwork exploring themes of the body and socio-cultural identity. Read our guide to Nude Art and discover how the human form is central to our understanding of art history and life as we know it.
The physical art world is slowly making its way to a new normality, and the prevalence of online exhibitions is beginning to wane. As galleries reopen we’ll find out what, if anything, they are taking away from the last three months of displaying art without a physical space.
We’ve created this guide to introduce you to abstract art and answer the 4 of the most commonly asked questions. Jackson Pollock described abstract art as “energy and motion made visible”. He captured how the art form set free a part of his psyche that previously had no voice. Artists were no longer expected to faithfully represent what they saw in the world around them. Instead, abstract art gave them license to create art by prioritising instinct or the unconscious.
Digital Art refers to art that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. Although the definition technically encompasses many mediums, such as video art,photography and digital printing, it is most commonly associated with the use of computer programmes. Its possibility continues to grow as technology advances, and the only limit is one’s imagination. Today artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality allow artists to create unique worlds and ex
We’ve put this guide together to introduce you to the medium of sculpture and answer commonly asked questions like: What is sculpture? What materials can be used for sculpture? What is the purpose of sculpture? What are the basic types of sculpture?
Forget standard figurative pieces - Sarah Harvey is an artist who dives deeper and adopts a unique, underwater viewpoint. Her paintings of women submerged in water are an intriguing exploration of the human form, bringing up questions of identity, sexuality and insecurity. We’re all familiar with unusual sensory experiences of being underwater, whether that’s gazing up through a rippled surface or watching how the light dances across the walls of a pool, and Harvey manages to capture these sensa
Rogan Brown is a contemporary artist who is redefining the world of sculpture. Eschewing traditional materials such as stone and metal in favour of fragile paper, he creates sculptures that explore the natural world and science with fresh eyes. These artworks place organic forms under the microscope, magnifying them and distorting them to present new perspectives.
Gavin Turk is an artist who’s known for questioning authenticity, and who’s made his name by deconstructing the ‘myth’ of the artist. Whether reimagining the purpose of disposable objects or playing with the meaning behind iconic pieces of art, Gavin’s approach is both direct and probing.