February 7, 2020

As a painter, I was very excited by the idea of seeing this shown and I was hoping that, based on its title, the exhibition would bring together a crop of new talents and inspire me with a variety of fresh approaches to the depiction of the human body. 

From t...

September 16, 2018

‘For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.’ Bram Stoker, Dracula.

For over ten years artist Hugh Mendes has been producing portraits of recently deceased  celebrities, from singer Amy...

September 2, 2018

Taking on hypocritical arts institutions, censorship, hate mail, Queen Bees and misogynist critics while vandalising old masters and writing a new book, 'Women can't paint'. It's all in a day's work for author, artist and lecturer Helen Gørrill. 

What was...

July 13, 2018

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”  Vincent van Gogh

I am meeting Harry Pye and James Johnston on a sunny afternoon following their invite to come an...

July 11, 2018

Fiona Maclean is a painter, illustrator, makeup artist, photographer & writer based in Sydney, Australia.

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your art practice? Why and how did you become an artist?

I was an exceptionally shy person growing up and found that I f...

July 11, 2018

Nathan Walsh is painter based in Wales. 

Why did you choose to focus on urban landscapes in your practice? What is it about big cities that fascinate you so much?

I find cities endlessly fascinating, they provide unlimited potential for new subject matter. I have felt na...

July 8, 2018

Film by Sara Driver, Showing at the Barbican Cinemas, July 2018. 

A 16 year old Jean-Michel Basquiat walks around the mean streets of New York City's Lower East Side surrounded by derelict buildings, drugs and poverty.

Unconcerned and radiant, on the screen he is purpose...

June 25, 2018

Stella Kapezanou is a painter based in London and Athens. 

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your art practice?


I basically seek and find my inspiration in my own thoughts. It is about the way I experience what surrounds me. I think in pictures. Some of...

June 3, 2018

Art maverick Lincoln Townley, now one of the most successful contemporary painters in the world, talks about rejection, addiction, figurative madness, the Venice Biennale and why money is just as important as the art itself...

You describe yourself as an outsider w...

April 23, 2018

Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London. 

Two Journeys at Flowers Gallery is an opportunity to see works by painters Bernard Cohen and Nathan Cohen, the first time that father and son are exhibiting together.

An East London gallery might seem like an unlikely venue to sp...

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