UK Art

Clayton Cardenas: The Art of The Storyteller

Kay Smythe | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Cardenas is a leading man, not only in his talent but in his soul. It's beautiful to witness and I can't wait for the rest of the world to see the light inside of him. Luckily, I don't think the world with be waiting much longer.

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

On the surface of things, it appears too easy to experience all the experiences, to feel all the feels, to dance all the dances, drink all the drinks, to gig all the gigs - to generally consume until your heart's content. But what happens when you think your heart is fully content?

Incredibly Cool Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Richard Diebenkorn is celebrated as a post-war Master in his native United States - Obama even selected one of his works for the private residence of the White House. In Europe though, he's not that well-known. In fact, the only major solo exhibition of his work was at the Whitechapel Gallery back in 1991.

Why We Can't Afford to Lose IdeasTap

Jo Caird | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jo Caird

IdeasTap provides funding, career opportunities and mentoring to a network of nearly 200,000 young people across the creative professions. The charity has given away more than £2.3 million to around 62,000 beneficiaries, helping filmmakers, visual artists, designers, theatremakers, writers, actors and a long list of other creative folk get their careers off the ground.

What Happened When a Four-Year Old Coloured a Duck like a Rainbow

Victoria Leith | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I wonder now, in my early 40's if much has changed in schools. I know that teachers are over-stretched, under-paid and put under enormous pressures. I know that each individual teacher has their own life story to contend with. I know all of this because I am a teacher!

5-Year-Old Girl Transforms Into Black Heroines In Stunning Project

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To mark Black History Month, photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife Janine Harper wanted to teach their daughter about some amazing women from the pa...

Sotto Voce: The Best Art Show in London Today

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Sotto Voce, an art exhibition at the on until the 18th of April, in Bond Street, London, had the ambitious idea of investigating these simultaneous events when artists started experimenting with the abstract white relief with a focus on the 1930s to 1970s.

IdeasTap Closure: A Disaster for a Generation of Emerging Artists

Michelle Douglass | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Douglass

Arts charity IdeasTap has announced it's being forced to close due to lack of funding. The organisation's disappearance will leave a gaping hole in the UK's support network for young artists. Doing anything at all - paid or unpaid - in the creative industries is hard enough.

This Is What A Computer Sees When You Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one unsung hero in the tech world it is Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensor. Resigned to being the personal butler for millions of gamers it's a...

This Artist Adds Internet Icons To Famous Paintings, And The Results Are Quirkily Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Ukranian artist Nastya Ptichek's series 'emoji nation' may just be our New Favourite Art Thing On The Internet. For Ptichek takes emojis, Windows m...

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The Serpentine Galleries have two new shows that each in their own way contemplate the abuse of power. Leon Golub is the elder statesman of this type of political art, though the phrase the Abuse of Power comes as no surprise is a well known Jenny Holzer work.

Ellen Wallwork

Thousands Of UK Women And Men Take Naked #Breasties For Breast Cancer Charity | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of people across the UK have taken anonymous Breasties (photos featuring only their breasts) - and before you ask, they haven't been swept u...

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from this popular period of art. Monets and Renoirs hang alongside works from Pissarro and Degas, early Manets scatter the rooms and there's even a Rodin statue.

Why We're Confused and Fascinated with African Beauty

Amita Murray | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amita Murray

Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.

Sugar Sculptures

James Ostrer | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ostrer

My art practice is like a constantly evolving self-help course where I am as much the therapist as the client. The intent of this body of work was to expose myself to such extreme levels of sugar and junk food that I would no longer want to eat it again...

I Love the Illusion That Can Be Achieved in Painting

Kyle Barnes | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kyle Barnes

My biggest inspiration is the people I know, the relationships I have with them and being part of their lives. They contribute to my life and affect it immensely and I try to add something to theirs.

The Power of Images Examined in Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Human Rights, Human Wrongs at The Photographers' Gallery is a thought-provoking photography exhibition that examines the legacy of iconic images. Spanning the years from 1945 to the early 1990s, the exhibition reflects the major political upheavals, conflicts, wars and struggles against racism and colonisation that became particularly urgent after the Second World War...

Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­- the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other.

Meet the Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

In anticipation for his upcoming solo show 'Monster', Carla Nizzola and I visited Magnus Gjoen's new Hackney studio set up to pick his brain on the inspirations behind his most refined collection to date.

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

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...