Interviews

Interview with Artist Louise Champion: Painting the Mundane

Artist Louise Championregards the mundane as beautiful. Her first solo show ‘Turning a Corner’ was inspired by the everyday and she is most attracted by the common things that are most often overlooked in the urban world. In Louise’s world, architectural elements that are often ignored become her centre…

Interview: The Pomp of Circumstances by Chris Agnew

Young artist Chris Agnew is someone to watch out for. Although I’ve only managed to see his works in pictures, I was really intrigued by the depth and the technical complexity of the artworks from his recent exhibition The Pomp of Circumstances which was shown at the Nancy Gallery…

Rise Art: Interview with David Smith

Rise Art is an online gallery that rides on online community and social engagement to help people discover art at affordable prices. People need to sign up as members to get exclusive deals and access to private deals plus a blog where members can contribute articles. I haven’t signed…

The Online Curator: Interview with Coloursoup's Shoomon Perry

We can pretty much buy everything online these days and the reliability of online channels like Amazon and its collaborative filtering recommendation tools helps customers find exactly what they are looking for. If shopping online has indeed reached its peak of maturity, the online art market is still unfortunately flagging…

Painting without Paint: Interview with Blogger and Curator Stephanie Cotela Tanner

It is interesting how the blogosphere can bring like-minded individuals together. Stephanie and I connected in the World Wide Web because of each other’s art blogs. She runs her own website at Artsmacked.com where she features her own exhibition reviews and opinion pieces. Aside from the grueling demands…

Portrait of a Young Artist: Interview with John Bingham

[Collate 3, blue mixed media on canvas by John Bingham[/caption] With new and exciting exhibitions coming up this 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad focussing on more established and superstar artists like David Hockney and Damien Hirst,  this is also a perfect time to promote young artists to…

Project 2012: Artists Come Together for the End of the World

[caption]When the Mushroom get loose by Lili Phelouzat[/caption] Do you believe the world will end this December 2012? Well, apparently some artists think  we are a time-bomb waiting to happen if we don’t change our ways.*These artists came together for a special exhibit called the Project…

Interview: Olga Gouskova Talks about the Female Form

[caption]Incognito II by Olga Gouskova[/caption] Sometimes artists are not very comfortable with interviews and one them is Russian-born Belgium-based artist Olga Gouskova. She told me she was a better painter than a writer*and in a sense, was probably reluctant to explain her art through words.* The good…

Interview with Argentinian artist Martha Zuik

I have been using Linkedin lately as a tool to network with artists and  people who work in the creative sector. One of the artists I’ve had the opportunity to connect with is Argentinian  artist Martha Zuik, who recently had a back to back show in Centro Cultural Borges…

Interview: Melissa Hardwick Talks about Freespace Gallery and Iraqui Artist Emad Altaay

I have a long-standing date to meet Mel and visit her gallery, Freespace, in the Kentish Town Health Centre in North London. Freespace gallery  aims to promote under-represented artists and advocate art as a vehicle for social change. I normally feature artists and current exhibits, but I am also interested…