UK Art

A MacBook Selfie Stick Is Everything That's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn and Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech

What's the biggest social crime you can commit with a piece of technology? Checking your phone at the table? Taking a picture at a gig with an iPad? ...

Great Weekend Getaways - Milan and Bergamot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We marvelled at the glorious Duomo in the central square, the second largest cathedral in Italy after St Peter's in Rome, galloped through as many museums as possible and admired the chic shops and their stylish Milanese clientele. Even the dogs were high fashion with brightly coloured jumpers, coats and matching backpacks.

Illustrations Inspired By Mental Health #YoungMindsMatter

Zoe-Emma Saunders | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe-Emma Saunders

I started putting pen to paper just under a year ago; my aim was to create illustration pieces based on my personal experiences with mental health. Prior to this I studied at an art school where I had panic attacks daily.

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

Chloe Rosser's Nudes Evoke Revolt and Fascination, Like Decapitated Chickens

Helena Blackstone | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Helena Blackstone

Ordinarily when you look at a photo your mind fills in an approximation of what is not seen from the photographer's viewpoint. In Chloe Rosser's images, heads and limbs are missing at such impossible angles that the mind is tricked into the feeling that there is nothing else beyond what is visible. Each body's connection with humanity is severed.

Wilko Fever and the Top Five Guilty Pleasures for Under 25's

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonnie Bayfield

At 23, I was under the assumption that a shop containing every single domestic cleaning product you could ever want, would be far from my mind; replaced only by casual sex and 'Meeting new people'- something I have not done in a long time.

Someone Has Drawn A Stunning Naked Portrait Of Donald Trump, Complete With Micropenis (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy

An incredibly skilled artist has shared their latest masterpiece online - a naked portrait of real estate mogul-turned-politician Donald Trump. Cre...

I'll Always Go Back To Paris, Regardless Of The State Of Emergency

Alex Jackson | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Jackson

The real attack on French culture here is the parliament's decision to reinforce the state of emergency, by no way a banner for tourists or French citizens alike. We look at France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and the country's founding call for liberté is something we should not take for granted the world over.

Marion Wagschal: An Extraordinary Artist

James Payne | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

Marion Wagschal's new show at Canada House is her first ever show in the UK. Relatively unknown outside of North America, the latest exhibition at Canada house is of paintings created between 1980 and 2015. Hopefully this fantastic show will bring her to the attention of a wider audience.

Reframing The Myth - Illustrating So Much More Than Impairment

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Anyone who reads my column here in the Huff knows I regularly sing the praises of the Disability Arts Scene. I feel it is a place where art surpasses any constraints of impairment and explodes any stereotypes of disability with creativity and output that challenges the mainstream art world to achieve anywhere near it's standard.

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

Want to Equip Students for the Creative Industries? Teach Them How to Care About the World and Each Other

Charlotte Webb | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Charlotte Webb

It's not certain how this kind of experiment can be scaled or replicated on a long-term basis. But I could see students transforming before my eyes as they saw how their practices could make an impact on society. Yes, they learned skills that will help them get a job, but they also learned to care about each other and the world. Now that's worth it.

Why Are There So Few Ethnic Minorities Going Into the Film and Arts? And How Do We Address This Lack of Diversity?

Sanchita Islam | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sanchita Islam

This is a question that has been instigated by the recent furore over the dearth of black representation at the 2016 Oscars with the absence of a single nomination in any category. But this crisis is not confined to film and TV, it also extends to the arts. Why is this? It can't be because of lack of talent, will or ambition, there is plenty out there.

Ai Weiwei Posed As Drowned Alan Kurdi And It's Been Divisive To Say The Least

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous photo of a drowned Syrian toddler as part of an art project that has sharply divided opinion. We...

Stunning New Impressionist Art Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Royal Academy of Arts' new blockbuster exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, is a triumph. It examines the role gardens played in Impressionist art and, rightly, frames this genre as radical and innovative.

Michael Sandle - Time, Transition and Dissent

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Now in his 80th year, Sandle's strong views show little sign of moderating. We see depictions of Hitler with a dunce's cap, of innocent mothers and children being tortured and animals exploited for use in war.

Saatchi Gallery Opens New Show on Female Artists Only

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Champagne Life is the first ever exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery showcasing works solely from female artists. The gallery is getting a lot of coverage for this (though the Tate Modern has been doing an impressive job for a while now in showcasing female artists). So, why now?

Artist Weaves Gold Into People's Scars To Tell Their Heroic Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist is weaving gold into people's scars to tell stories of how they've bravely overcome the struggles life has thrown at them. Hélène Gugen...

London's Art Scene 2016: A Month by Month Guide

Kate Gordon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

New year: it's the time for re-invention, re-discovery and resolutions. One of our resolutions is always to do more, learn more, see more. What better time than the New Year to take stock, to reflect, and to look forward. This is what we, at London Art Studies, are looking forward to in London in 2016.

Do You See This Artist's Photos Of Naked Women As 'Indecent'?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An artist's work designed to combat negative self image has been closed down by police, because it featured photos of naked women. Mathilde Grafstr...

Could These Be The IKEA Meatballs Of The Future?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying that meatballs are synonymous with IKEA, along with flatpack furniture and those tiny pencils. But now the Swedish retailer is look...

Curtis Kulig x TOPMAN: When Art and Fashion Combine

Bwoywonder | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Curtis Kulig, one of my favourite contemporary artists, has teamed up with my favourite High Street brand TOPMAN for a definitive collection of his fine art imagery married with luxe fabrics to create a wardrobe for the modern day gentleman.

How Art Conveys The Message Of Climate Change

Frontier | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Frontier

We talk about sustainability and climate change, about how to fight it, how to live green and how to raise awareness. Often, we wonder what it will take for people to understand the serious situation our planet is in.

Artist Paints Portrait Of Katie Hopkins Being Crucified

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A classically trained artist hopes to raise funds for a charity supporting Syrian refugees by selling a painting of controversial celebrity Katie Hopk...

A Letter to My Younger Self

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Yes, I'm aware that you won't listen, you want to be confident, educated and independent. I am not asking you to corrupt your dreams, just to look around and find time to enjoy the journey.