Artist Interviews

Read artist interviews featuring some of the most exciting established and emerging figures in the art world. Our conversations with contemporary artists get to the heart of what makes them tick, exploring the development of their style, their inspirations and the stories behind their recent work. Discover our artist interviews to get to know the people whose works that you can browse and buy in our online store.

Our top artist interviews

One of our most popular recent interviews was a talk with Nelson Makamo, a South African painter and winner of 2018’s Rise Art Prize known for his expressive portraits. Our conversation with Kelvin Okafor, who creates intricate photorealistic pencil portraits, dove into his unique fusion of the technical and the conceptual. You may also enjoy our interview with Fred Ingrams, in which he discusses both his technical process and what drew him to start painting the Fens.

Interviews you won’t want to miss

Among our contemporary artist interviews, you will find our Q&A with Philip Vaughan, author of the landmark 48ft-tall Light Tower which graced the London skyline from 1972 to 2008. You can read about the machinations and motivations driving rising star Anna Sofie Jesperson. Our interview with Mark Chadwick may also be of interest, where the colour master shines a light on the inspiration behind his vibrant abstract paintings.

13 Questions With Mat Cahill

Mat Cahill is an artist who draws attention to the variety of human personalities, anonymity and a person's place in society. We catch up with Mat to learn a bit about his work, background and time as Damien Hirst's studio assistant.

How Richard Hamilton influenced my Art

Richard Walker’s work marks an eruption of extraordinary creative expression, which burst onto international cultural scenes of the 70’s. He has also worked with a range of different mediums and produced a selection of film and sound works in the 80’s. Walker lectures in BA and MA Printmaking at Camberwell School of Art, London. He discusses the influence of print-giant Richard Hamilton on his personal practice

Top New Works This August!

Need a dose of art inspiration? Well look no further! Here are Rise Art's curated selection of the best new work this August, curated especially for you.

Mark Chadwick Q&A

We speak to painter Mark Chadwick about his paintings, influence and his ideal collection.

Luke Elwes at the Albers Foundation

Luke Elwes talks to Rise Art about his Artist Residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Surreal and Dreamy with Artist Rosie Emerson

We quiz the up and coming print maker, Rosie Emerson.

Our Top New Artworks from July!

With Summer in full swing for those of us in the northern hemisphere, the Rise Art team has put together a selection of popular new works on the site which our team and Insiders love!

Spotlight On: Héloïse Delègue

This week we chat to artist Héloïse Delègue who incorporates autobiographical elements into her abstract compositions, and is described as “one to watch” by curator Rebecca Wilson!

Rebecca King and Her Traveling Prints

Get to know Rebecca King and her colourful works that transport you to exotic urban climes.

In the Artist's House: Kristin Gaudio Endsley

Kristin Gaudio Endsley invites Rise Art into her home. An abstract artist whose work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectors alike, Kirsten is influenced by organic and manmade patterns and colours found in both internal and external environments.