IMPROVISATION

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – White Paper…

SALTY STRAW TREES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – Coloured Inks…

GOOD GRIEF! A CONVERSATION WITH PAINTER HELEN LEE

Throughout history the universal themes of mortality and death have been explored by artists from every possible angle: the dead and the dying, a brush with death, its inevitability, the aftermath of a violent act, the tragic loss of a loved one and resurrections aplenty. Even the reasons behind each work are equally disparate. For some it is a way of coping with grief, others are mostly interested in keeping memories alive or recording historical evidence. For Helen Lee it was, and still is, a matter of discovery. The artist…

DOODLES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – A Set…

NATURE DOODLES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – A Set…

PINK IN PECKHAM

If Frantz Fanon were to write his 1952 book ‘Black Skin, White Mask’ today, a chance encounter with two contemporary works of art would probably result in a different title. Not only do Pink Devil by Heath Kane and Afro-Glitch by Kamile Ofoeme feature strikingly similar visuals – a candy pink mask – but, rather unsurprisingly, I came across them both in Peckham. Besides being the go-to place for one of London’s most dynamic art scenes, it’s also where Simon Whybray created his bubblegum staircase installation for Bold Tendencies. I…

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment. And expressing ‘WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND’ brings awareness of thoughts…

BRAVE ENOUGH TO DARE: IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCESCA SACCHI TOMMASI

FRANCESCA SACCHI TOMMASI Photo Credit: Gabriele Rigon

After attending the Koefia Academy of High Fashion in Rome, a brief stint organising fashions shows in Milan – Prada and Fendi amongst others – and working in art galleries in Positano, Francesca Sacchi Tommasi returned to her roots with the opening of Etra Studio Tommasi in Florence, an art space located in what used to be her grandfather’s studio. In this interview, she talks about beauty, passion and purpose, and why art is in her DNA. (Main photo by Gabriele Rigon, Black and Red Bracelet by Gaetano Pesce, Marble Eyewear…

NORDIC BAUHAUS MEETS RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE: AN INTERVIEW WITH TUOMAS KORKALO

DRAMAATTINEN SOMMITELMA - TUOMAS KORKALO

AS: Tell me a little bit more about your involvement with the Oranki Art Environmental Park in Pello. TK: The Oranki Art Park project was conceived in 2001 with four friends. One of them owns the plot of land occupied by the park. Since we already spent a lot of time there in summer, we thought it would be a good idea to invite a few friends over and work at some site-specific art installations. At the time this was just an occasion to get together, enjoy each other’s company…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ANTI ART FAIR

These are just few of the artists we saw at the Anti Art Fair at the iconic Bussey Building in Peckham this weekend. Hosted by Creative Debuts, it championed emerging artists and curators behind the Nasty Women Exhibitions in London. Whilst the location, kept secret until the last moment, was not what we maxalt expected – we assumed it would be closer to Regent’s Park to drive the idea of an anti-establishment fair home –  we loved the works on show. This is our selection.   KYLE BARNES Website: https://www.kyle-barnes.com/ Instagram:…