UK Art

Yes, That's A Merc Made Of Bricks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech

A Chinese artist has built an incredible model of a Mercedes out of red bricks — and it’s probably worth about as much as a real one. Dai Yun b...

Have Contemporary Artists Lost the Capacity to Be Transgressive?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The latest boom years in the 90s and early 2000 saw an implosion of artists as mass commodity producers for a new bourgeoisie eager to invest vast amount of money while enjoying their conscious left intact.

Leaving Paris: Plays, Paintings and PSG

Rosie Snowball | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

The glitz and the glam that supposedly embody Paris were put on hold; the world was watching Paris, but in the city itself, a reflective and emotional silence prevailed in the days following this tragic episode for France.

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

This Is What Comic Book Women Look Like With Realistic Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Super-human strength and the ability to fly isn't the only thing that's unrealistic about comic book heroines. Their teeny-tiny waists coupled wit...

This Image Isn't Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

UPDATE:So it turns out that 'Hyper Real CG' is in fact very real and well, not very CGI. Here at Huff Post UK we love finding the bleeding edge of tec...

Banksy Has Been Busy In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

World renowned British street artist Banksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the Israeli Army's Operation ...

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Zadora: The Infamous Baltic Baron Taking on MC Escher

Davis Mukasa | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Davis Mukasa

For therapy 'Zadora' began to study the techniques of Haida totemic art through a close family friend. Thirty years later, Zadora's art would adorn the most exclusive collections across the globe as arguably the world's foremost gemstone artist and heir apparent to the (similarly Baltic) Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé.

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Enjoy Some Culture in Cambridge

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to Cambridge. The university city is a delightful, pretty place, with the River Cam running through it. Cambridge is perfect for punting or cycling and full of interesting independent tea shops and high-quality restaurants.

Photos Poignantly Highlight The Damaging Effect Of Beauty Standards Using Glitter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From waxing our nether regions to exfoliating our faces to within a each of their lives, women go to extraordinary lengths to achieve society's idea o...

Louise Ridley

Striking Portraits That Give A Honest Look At Immigrants In Britain... Finally

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

The reality of being an immigrant in Britain is explored hard-hitting portrait exhibition revealing the complex issues of identity and assimilation fo...

Photoshop Is 25 Years Old

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today. Which when you think about it is pretty incredible. It started life 1987 as an independent piece of software...

Font Makes the Headlines

Luke Hodson | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Typefaces are everywhere; they're so deeply ingrained in all our lives that we barely take note of the endless fonts that surreptitiously set moods and make statements. We talked to typography artist Luke Merryweather about the art form's latest leap into the headlines.

Art Galleries Don't Trust You With A Selfie Stick

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech

While it might seem to be an unstoppable craze, art galleries and stadia around the world are beginning to ban the selfie stick for fear that someone ...

New John Singer Sargent Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Away from the pressures of commissions these works show Sargent experimenting with styles and settings. Some of the work is quite radical for its time and shows a painter with immense variety and skill.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

More of This and Less of That

Arabella Noortman | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Noortman

Lately I've been dwelling on things in the world at large that I would like to see either more of or less of in 2015.

What Happens If You Keep Reposting The Same Photo?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

Artist Pete Ashton has carried out an experiment which saw him take a picture, upload it to Instagram, take a screenshot of the uploaded Instagr...

History is Now at Hayward Gallery Searches for British Identity

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Seven artists were invited to curate their own section of this exhibition, choosing particular periods and subjects from post-war British cultural history. Over 250 objects are included in this vast exhibition, with every media possible included - from paintings to photographs, from sculpture to scientific surveys, and everything in-between.

The Future Of Marketing Is A Magical, Interactive Hellscape

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

What lies at the nexus of art, technology and advertising? Two things, roughly. One is a range of cool, interactive toys and technology. The oth...

Multimedia Reflections on Georgian Heritage and Identity.

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

I have always been fascinated by Georgian culture. The sensuality, self irony, delicacy, tact and tradition - its neorealist qualities, brought to life with a unique cultural aesthetic, through the cinematic lense and prism of the arts.

Sculptures by the Post-War Italian Artist Bonalumi Exhibited in Mayfair for the First Time

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Arte Povera, literally poor art, and other artists not included in this movement such as Bonalumi succeeded in challenging preconceptions in the use of materials such as 12 alive horses presented in an art gallery or the traditional definition of media.

Lost and 'Found' at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

The overall aim is to investigate the histories and narratives of other people's images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experiences. For me, this was a fascinating premise, and provided much food for thought.