UK Art

Silk Cocoons: We Can't Get Enough

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Ida Ivanka Kubler, an artist born in Bulgaria, is overwhelmed by the great interest her cocoon paintings are having after exhibiting at the New York and London Affordable Art Fairs. Ivanka makes sculptural paintings using silk cocoons as the main material for her works which are highly influenced by Abstract Expressionism.

The Low Profile of the Special Olympics Reminds Us That Most People Still Don't Understand Leaning Disability

Su Sayer | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Sport
Su Sayer

Did you know that the Special Olympics, the UK's biggest sporting event dedicated to the athletic achievements of people with learning disabilities, are taking place right now in Bath? If you didn't, nobody could blame you...

I Founded an Art Gallery Because I Hated Art Galleries

Juliette Loughran | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Juliette Loughran

Along with vintage wines, art was one of the only commodities not to depreciate over the last decade, but rather than helping boost the identity of the art market, it only alienated itself even further, playing into the hands of the snooty elites who revelled in art's increasing untouchability.

Peter Blake - Pop Art's True Storyteller

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

To many the word 'Pop' often assossiates with cynical Andy Warhol and his Fun Factory, but there is another, more subtle and uniquely British take on ...

Interview: A Conversation with Jonny Burt

Clara Cullen | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Jonny Burt, a London based artist, is as charismatic as they come. Good looking, confident and above all talented, his work is beginning to attract noticeable attention. Burt, who started drawing from an early age, was like many young boys, enthralled by all things scary.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 38 - Norfolk

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Ben is quite a character. 6 ft 6 and weighing virtually nothing, he bears his thinning swept back hair and his bold beaky nose as if he were a supermo...

Love Alive in Art: How My Garden of Love Grows

Ana Tzarev | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my years as an artist, I have observed that nature is the finest craftsman. Her flowers shoot forth from soil and sway in the breeze effortlessly, the product of such intelligent design. How easily we take for granted the wonder of creation, the hidden systems that keep the world in motion!

Punk to Princess Di to 2013 Latest Couture Pieces

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Style
Zandra Rhodes

Well, there is a reason people refer to me as the 'Princess of Punk'. In 1977 I presented my Conceptual Chic collection which featured dresses with tears, holes and chains. Though at the time it was not a huge commercial success, I consider this collection a landmark in my career...

Changing Our View of Art History: Abstract Expressionism Re-Examined

Martin Newman | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Newman

Revolutions often start with a shocking moment or a dramatic gesture, and when David Park backed his car up to the city dump in Berkeley, California, in 1950, maybe that's what he had in mind.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 18 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Our first stop is sunny London where talented David Shillinglaw gave Dulwich a breath-taking mural, part of the Baroque the Streets Festival. Inspired by the classic Anthony van Dyck's ''Samson and Delilah'', the work strikes with its plasticity and depth of images, acquired through the delicate colour balance of the blues and the red. An absolute winner...

PICS: Colourful Paintings By Chimpanzees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

We're not just about the LOLZ here at HuffPost UK Comedy. We're also about the heartwarming. And prepare to shed a little tear at these wonderful w...

Love Alive in Art: Between Form and Function, A Desire for Design

Ana Tzarev | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Chanel was an inspiration to me as a young, art-minded fashion designer. Her life and legacy taught me to never let the expectations of others stifle my ideas. As I traveled the world to study the art and style of so many regions, the spark to create grew brighter within me.

Why Invest in Art?

Jo Taylor | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Jo Taylor

Why therefore invest in art? If you gain pleasure from owning works of art, are patient, interested to learn more about investment and able to match your approach with the degree of financial risk you are prepared to take, then enjoy the opportunity and hope the rewards will follow in due course.

'Hippie Crack': Drug of Choice in the 1790s

Adrian Teal | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Teal

Home Office figures released recently suggest that in the past twelve months more than 350,000 young people have used nitrous oxide - also known as 'laughing gas', and 'hippie crack' - to achieve a legal high. This makes it the second-most popular drug in the UK after cannabis, and even Prince Harry was said to have had a toot on it three years ago.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 11 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The end of another sunny summery week in August offers you a refined colourful selection of creativity and celebration of collaborative minds. Our leading mural in Millie's weekly review comes from NYC, where all-around Renaissance man (artist, toy designer and illustrator)Tristan Eaton delivers this impressively detailed portrait, inspired by the painter's love for comics.

Love Alive in Art: Inspiration Takes Hold of the Artist's Slumbering Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Though the waking world is ripe with ideas waiting to be harvested, there are few places so sweetly laden with inspiration as our dreams. Such wonders spring forth to enchant our sleeping souls! The limits of the day slip off easily, and we are left to explore the infinite fascinations of the unconscious realm.

The Absurdities of Life in Palestine: The Life and Art of Khaled Jarrar

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Jarrar's art--a combination of sculpture, film, photography and painting--is born out a life throwing stones in the intifada, working as a carpenter while dreaming of art, and serving in Yasser Arafat's presidential guard.

Art Everywhere

Stephen Deuchar | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Deuchar

For the next two weeks, tens of thousands of billboard and commercial poster sites across the country will feature largescale images of British works of art...They will crop up everywhere from the 12.19 m wide digital billboard at Westfield to the back of a bus in Belfast. You may drive past the dying Ophelia at Shepherd's Bush roundabout or find Lucian Freud in the station cafe at Hull.

Nudity: Art or Pornography?

Alex B | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

Nudity, per se, is not sexual. It can be, but that will depend on the context. Pornography and nudity are not necessarily linked, just as not all representations of nudity are artistic. Let's try and be more discerning and avoid condemning nudity wholesale as pornographic.

Andy Warhol Museum Live Streaming Artist's Grave For 85th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech

Not even death can stop Andy Warhol from causing mischief with a camera. The artist may have died in 1987, but his work has never been more popular...

The Art of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Andrew Edney | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

The year is 1962, JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear - but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy.

Love Alive in Art: Artists as the Body's Cartographers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

For centuries, healing and art have been intertwined, forces of energy that exist both within and beyond us. I have long held to the belief that the creation and enjoyment of art has the power to restore. Within my own life, I turn to painting as a salve for my ills. Art is the clear communicator between our bodies and our souls.

Mark Powell 'Drawing on History' Private View Launch

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Ben J. Cotton

The evening of Friday July 26 saw the launch party of the long awaited solo show 'Drawing on History' by biro artist Mark Powell at the Hang-Up Gal...

The Art of Investing

Anne Somers | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Anne Somers

Contemporary art and jewellery are more often seen as investment markets. The rewards here can be greater - sometimes far greater - but they can be more volatile disciplines pricewise, so the risks are also enhanced.

On The Streets- A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 28 July 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Sizzling hot summer days and soaring temperatures - July is nearly over but there is no rest for the wicked and artists continue to paint frantically on the streets worldwide. The leading piece in Millie Kotseva's weekly review for Hang-Up Gallery is a Seth and Kislow fantasy sea -inspired piece in Nantes, France.