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…

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…