Art

An Interview with: Grems

An Interview with: Grems

We were super excited to be able to grab an interview with French-born artist and rapper, Grems. Having trained in fine art, he found his fortune in his characteristic graffiti and graphic design. Now seriously disillusioned with his home country, Grems takes solace in creating […]

Three Illustrators To Get You Through The World Cup

Three Illustrators To Get You Through The World Cup

Okay, so England are out. Again. Except this time, it’s different, this time the pre tournament expectations were that we’d do well to get out the group. So why then after we fail to get out the group are the media acting like it’s a […]

An Interview With: Johny Dar

An Interview With: Johny Dar

Johny Dar is an American artist currently based in Germany, with a background of working in fashion and studying filmmaking it is now in Painting where Johny is able to fully express himself. As a man who is able to express his ability and love […]

DAR For Kolekto

DAR For Kolekto

We’ve recently interviewed the talented Johny Dar, and in return he’s kindly provided an exclusive piece of work for Kolekto’s second birthday. The work features a strong representation of complex minimalism. Simple black and white colours with an attention to detail- something us at Kolekto […]

Naoshima – The Secret Art Island

Naoshima – The Secret Art Island

I can’t believe that I’ve never heard of Naoshima. In all my years studying art, it’s never come up. Not once. It’s a small island off the coast of mainland Japan completely dedicated to art. There are numerous galleries on the island housing artworks from […]

An Interview With: Carl Randall

An Interview With: Carl Randall

In 2012 British artist Carl Randall won the BP Travel Award and embarked on a once in a lifetime journey, travelling in the footsteps of one of Japan’s most important historical artists and documenting modern Japanese life through a lens of oil and canvas. The […]

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 […]