Belgian artist David Claerbout explores the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography. His oevure maniuplates both moving and still imagery, evoking an ethereal quality that is suggestive of another plane of existence. Within this undefined space, the artist moves between past and present, whilst adhering to a meticulous attention to details. We catch up with him about his exhibition LIGHT/WORK at Sean Kelly Gallery and the imaginative processes behind his work READ MORE NOW.
The Other Art Fair Victoria House, London, returns Presenting exhibitions and performance pieces from a variety of celebrated artists, the fair invites visitors to explore a diverse range of contemporary art from emerging talent to the century-defining photographer Martin Parr. Events also include film screenings from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015. Artist Sarah Maple exhibits a new performance piece, Comment is Free, which will explore the reception and occasionally extreme backlash her work has provoked. Curated by Valentina Fois, it features Maple and professional actors reciting comments in front of her 2D mixed-media pieces. We speak to Fois about the new exhibition and her work with Maple for The Other Art Fair. READ MORE
Clare Price’s new work represents a departure from the strictures of her previous work. Whilst adhering to the familiar formalist rules of earlier paintings, starting with the hand rendered pixellated lines that form a grid for the work there is a new energy and freedom that is seen both in the leaving behind of her traditional landscape format and also the breaking down of the relationship with the original drawing. MORE
Curator of Conceptual Art @ Tate Britain
Caroline Achaintre (b. 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Your work seems to draw up many interesting parallels, for example between ancient and modern, or geometric minimalism in contrast with technology. Could you talk about how these dichotomies have informed your practice, in both conceiving ideas and in their execution:.... READ MORE NOW
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In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history. It gathers together artists who took art beyond its traditional boundaries to suggest new ways of engaging with the realities of the world beyond the studio, which ultimately led to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art.
CAUSE & EFFECT: Francesca Pasquali
Redefining how art is seen and experienced ™
Gloria Supatra Bhargava
From the very beginning of my life as an artist, my process has started with, the perhaps eccentric gesture, of performing things in reverse. For instance, instead of building sculptural forms in clay, I made holes in clay, poured plaster into them and took away the clay. Instead of constructing large panels for my environmental sculpture (“Sand Columns”) I made clay slabs, let the cement pick up the textures and become the building blocks of the columns. READ MORE...
Sweet Home is a collaboration of two artists, Yeimi Salazar from Colombia and Melvin Sanchez from Puerto Rico, based in New York. Both came to New York separately, seeking an identity as immigrants and moreover as artists. To Sweet Home, relocating is like a rebirth: starting to walk again without staggering, learning to speak without stuttering and continuing to dream as they have always done. The artists met in the city walking and talking about art. Since then they have worked together for two years, exploring different techniques that contribute to the artistic projects they undertake. Sweet Home combines multiple media: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, design, and digital media to tell stories about life. Through puppetry, Sweet Home creates little characters that come to life, staged in homes built for the puppets. Yeimi and Melvin have been immersed in the great task of writing the ABCs. My ABC is written in English, not their native language. It is a personal exploration for both artists that also connects to the emotions of others. READ MORE
REACTION VS INACTION:
IN CONVERSATION with Alice Cescatti
Italian artist Francesca Pasquali creates innovative sculptures from everyday objects, concentrating on the semantics behind the very materials of her work. Perhaps best known for her structures made from household straws, her multi-media contributions to the art world evoke and inspire a plethora of responses. We talk to her about the ordinariness of her subject matter and the evolution that the objects take to turn into art.
An Interview with Tracy Thomas
The creative approach is a very personal methodology, and every artist differs when it comes to their artistic process. How do you approach creation- can you elaborate on your working process? Sometimes I am trying to explain to my mind that should give me a break .It is tiring to think, imagine ,dream and have new ideas all the time and at the same time. This is me, my DNA my character my mind ,soul and heart .I have always many things in my mind that I want to try in my work. I focus then on a certain idea and put aside the myriad of others and work on it passionately many hours READ MORE...
National Portrait Gallery launch a major retrospective on William Eggleston, including a survey of over 100 works which span a vibrant and successful career from the 1960s to the present day. Acting as one of the most extensive displays of his portrait images, catch up with exhibition curator Phillip Prodger, to discuss READ MORE NOW
Digital Tenderness: CLARE PRICE
THE ARTIST SPEAKS: GUAVA
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*The creative approach is a very personal methodology, and every artist differs when it comes to their artistic process. How do you approach creation - can you elaborate on your working process? As a Fine Art Landscape Photographer I am passionate about occupying wide open spaces and places. I possess a passionate purpose, landscape photography. It is my intentionality to sharpen my photographic skills, honing my creative ability to invite the outdoors, indoors. Where creation (outdoors) transforms a space (indoors) into something extra-ordinary. Transporting individuals to another space and place. My interpretation of how I approach creation is to be ‘in’ it, to be integrated with it. When I am on a photoshoot I become ‘one’ with the landscape that surrounds me. Creation’s heartbeat becomes mine, instinct intermingles with inspiration. I embrace it. I inhale its inspiration and accurately capture what is before me. Every picture tells a story. My intention is to encourage the public to interpret their story. What is your story? Individual interpretation. Time is spent observing weather patterns and cloud formations. I study maps and invest time in discovering the nature of the roads. Planning is paramount before arriving at a designated place to capture the wonder of nature. Before each shoot, I do a reconnaissance of the area before I commit myself to a photoshoot, familiarizing myself with the countryside. I concentrate on finding specific and distinctive landmarks which would add interest to the image. My intentionality is to be consistently creative in discovering new ways to capture images that would influence lasting impressions. I use a quality camera and accessories. Essentially I believe my work is fueled by a creative process ... READ MORE
What are the principle themes and focus of your work? I like emotion and movement in a painting as well as a journey or a story. I try to capture viewers’ imaginations as they travel through my complex layers. Sometimes a painting is a gentle journey, other times emotions are stronger, wilder, deeper. READ MORE...
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The work of Not Vital is firmly rooted in the Swiss valley of Engadin but has, at the same time, a profound nomadic character. In the last few decades Not Vital has travelled the world, an experience that has made him abandon the idea of working in a fixed studio. He currently lives and works between the US, Italy, Switzerland and Chile. He also lived and worked periodically in Niger from 2000 to 2010, attracted by the materials he finds for his work in this African country. Not Vital has exhibited extensively since the 1970s in galleries, museums and art centres worldwide. His recent exhibitions have taken place at Sperone Westwater, New York, USA; Schauwerk, Sindelfingen, Germany; Akira Ikeda gallery, Tokyo, Japan; or the Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria. In 2008 he participated in the exhibition Blood on Paper... READ MORE
Transformative spaces:THE ART OF NOT VITAL