Art

An Interview With: Cao Fei

An Interview With: Cao Fei

Looking at the work of Cao Fei, it’s easy to see it as summarising of the experiences of a whole generation of Chinese: a generation experiencing unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, whilst straddling the transition between the future, and the country’s ancient, rich history. Through […]

Ayo and Oni Oshodi

Ayo and Oni Oshodi

“And when you finally disappear / We’ll just say you were never here” Terrace Gallery, mac Birmingham 7 December 2013 – 2 February 2014   As artists and public figures go, Ayo and Oni Oshodi are among the most secretive, with the level of mystery […]

An Interview With: Kid Acne

An Interview With: Kid Acne

Sheffield has developed somewhat of a vibrant street art scene over the past few years, heading that scene is the well experienced artist/hip hop performer Kid Acne. Growing up in Leicester but now being based in Sheffield Kid Acne has his work painted across many […]

5 Reasons to love: Chuck Close

5 Reasons to love: Chuck Close

Associated with the Photo-Realist or Super-Realist movement of the 60s and 70s, American artist Chuck Close initially became known for the minutely detailed portrait heads he painted on a monumental scale. These works magnify every pore and imperfection to unexpected and unnatural proportions. If you […]

Only In England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

Only In England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

Two masters of social documentary unite to share their vision of a lost Britain Science Museum, 21 September 2013…

5 Reasons to love: Jeff Koons

5 Reasons to love: Jeff Koons

Jeffrey “Jeff” Koons. You either love him or hate him. Most people hate him. I love him: which is a good job really, else this article wouldn’t exist, and your lives would all be a tiny bit worse for it. Presumably Koons, a stinking rich […]

An Interview With: Helen Benigson

An Interview With: Helen Benigson

Helen Carmel Benigson is a star of the screen. From the Internet to the mobile technology we carry in.

5 Reasons to love: Takashi Murakami

5 Reasons to love: Takashi Murakami

In 2013, Takashi Murakami is a busy chap. Not content with simply enjoying his status as a living legend, the artist is also majorly preoccupied with ensuring he will have a lasting legacy after his death. Considering he has only just turned 51, there’s really […]