Featured Artists

Use our Featured Artists guides to learn about the most exciting emerging and established artists working today. Whether you’re looking to find out more about artists you love, or you’re wanting to discover new talent, our Featured Artists guides take you through everything from the process, to the all important concept that fuels an artist’s practice. Look at our Featured Artists guides and explore art and artists in more depth.

How the Featured Artists Guides Work

Our Featured Artists guides offer a deep dive into the artist behind the art. Take our guide, Gavin Turk: Giving Permanence to the Impermanent and Worth to the Worthless, where we take you through the evolution of the much-celebrated artist’s career and explore Gavin’s relationship with Britain and with the climate, or our piece, Magnus Gjoen: Reviving the Old to Make Way for the New, in which we track the artist’s overarching influences. Both guides offer an understanding of just what it is that makes an artist tick.

Featured Artist Guides You Won’t Want To Miss

Among our Featured Artists guides are pieces on some of the most highly regarded artists working today, alongside emerging new names in the art world. One guide that shows a glimpse of studio life and the process of creating work is Think what you want about Bruce McLean’s sculptures, just don’t think about them too much. Another must-read is Barry Johnson: The Art of Creating New Personas, which details the unusual winding road that led to Barry’s career as an artist. Find, read and discover more pieces like this with our Featured Artists Guides.

Gavin Turk: Giving Permanence to the Impermanent and Worth to the Worthless

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.

Barbara Rae: Documenting the margins of the world

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.

Inside the Studio with Barry Goodman

An artist with a passion for graphics and vintage motors, Barry Goodman examines and meticulously depicts memorabilia and mechanical objects from the past. Skilfully architected and brightly coloured, his images are sweetly nostalgic. Published by John Lewis and Paperchase, Barry’s work is also featured in permanent collections around the world, including the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Our photographer, Sophie, visits his studio in Brixton to get a taste of Barry's practice.

Patrick Colhoun's delicate, dark and intense sculptures

Patrick Colhoun creates sculptures and installations combining black clay, hosiery, latex, piercings and metal spikes to intense and disturbing effect.

Hand Cast Flowers form Beautiful Mosaics

New York Based Artist Kevin Champeny's work dazzles in its detail

Mapping the City

Artists continue to find new and innovative ways of showcasing the environments we live in. Check out a few of our favourite city inspired works

Introducing: Iain Maitland

Rise Art is proud to present the work of Iain Maitland, in partnership with The Horsebox Gallery.

Introducing: Stephen Walter

New to Rise Art, we present the works of Stephen Walter in partnership with TAG Fine Arts.

Bespoke Saville Row Collage by Hormazd Narielwalla

Blending tailored patterns from archival fabrics, Hormazd's collage based work is inspired by the craftsmanship of Saville Row.

Introducing: Johnny Christmas

New artworks on the site by Johnny Christmas