UK Artists

Older Women Take Up Life Modelling to Empower Themselves

Alex B | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

It is wonderful to see that life modelling can be turned into a way to enhance women's self esteem and thus be empowering. Do you feel inspired? Would you like to have a go?

Should an Artist Make Money?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Lorenzo Belenguer

Money is the dirty word in the Art World. Damien Hirst is constantly being criticised for making too much money. He has sold out as many people would say. However, no artist is being criticised for making too little or virtually zero

The Best MA Talent in One Place

Sheila McGregor | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

For many people these days a 'masters' is the automatic next step after a three-year undergraduate degree. It deepens the knowledge gained during a first course of study and, in theory, sets you up with everything you need to know for working life after higher education.

East Versus West in the London Arts Scene

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

There was a moment in the 90s that Cork Street was dead, Jay Jopling opened a gallery in Hoxton Square and many of the best galleries were in Vyner St...

Meet The Artist: Patrick Thomas

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Graphic artist Patrick Thomas popped by the gallery last week to chat about why creating art makes his heart beat at 100BPM, his love of Berlin, and why his upcoming show at Hang-Up is an absolute must see.

The 'Enemy Within': A Gay Russian Writer Talks about Homophobia and Libel under Putin

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In times of crisis, Russia hunts for the enemy within; that's what Sergey Khazov tells me when I ask him why there is so much anti-gay sentiment in his country.

Out in the Cold: Russia and the Sochi Winter Games

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

By signing so much dissent-strangling legislation, by playing to the most reactionary elements in Russian society, by crushing popular protest and by harassing civil society, Putin is dragging Russia away from its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to respect freedom of opinion and expression.

A Beginners Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

Sheila McGregor | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sheila McGregor

There comes a stage in life when clip frames and old art posters just don't cut it anymore. You yearn for something different in your living space, art that doesn't bear the hallmarks of former student living or décor on the cheap. But you don't have a lot of money and, assuming you're not after a landscape painting to match the curtains, you don't know where to start.

Shape Creatives - the Shape of Things to Come

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Shape Creatives is a series of seven films highlighting the cream of talent within the Disability Arts scene. Funded by the Arts Council and the Lottery Fund through the arts charity Shape Arts it captures a moment at which I feel Disabled Art is about to break through into the mainstream.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."

On and by Luc Tuymans: Why Painting Still Matters

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

Luc Tuymans is not shy about admitting that he is easily one of the most influential figurative painters working today. His work - which often deals with heavy historical subjects like the Holocaust and postcolonial guilt - resists easy interpretation.

Outsider Art and Old Ladies Are in the Zeitgeist!

Sue Kreitzman | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Kreitzman

I want Outsider Art to have an adoring audience, and I certainly don't want the artists to starve, but approach it with passion, buy it because you have a visceral reaction to it, because you can't live without it, it makes you pant, sweat, shiver, and horripilate.

A Glimpse Into an Artist's Life

Ana Tzarev | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Today, artists may have their cake and eat it, too. Though the importance of community to fledgling creative souls must never be devalued, we are now afforded the ability to grow and strengthen our work through the support of an international network

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!

97-Year-Old Artist Creates Stunning 'Microsoft Paint' Pixel Art

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Tech

Hal Lasko is a 97-year-old, legally blind artist who creates amazing pictures using Windows 95 and a copy of Microsoft Paint. He's incredible. His ...

Iranian Dissident Artist Commemorated in European Parliament

Abbas Rezai | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

The paintings on display showcased the variety of Alivandi's techniques, including works which were done in a cubist style as well as his own unique pointillist techniques. The gallery ran for two days and was well received by a large audience from the European Parliament.

Joe Webb 'Pulp Friction' Private View Launch at Hang-Up Gallery

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The evening of Friday 7 June saw the launch party of the long awaited solo show Pulp Friction by collage artist Joe Webb at the Hang-Up Gallery in ...

'The Importance of This Art? To Move the World'

Naila Missous | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Naila Missous

Romero brings his poetic oratory together with a white background: he only wants you to hear the words. With a great focus on the language, his spoken words usually tends to focus on the words themselves, the dynamics of tone, facial expressions and body language. Actions, sometimes speak far louder in a performance.

The Future in an Instant

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

A recent exhibition of what organisers have termed the University of the Arts London's 'brightest and best students' has provided a refreshing and necessary glimpse into some of the artists likely to play a significant role in the future of British art.

This Artist Wants You To 'Sext' Her In The Name Of Culture

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

An artist in New York is asking men and women to 'sext' her for a new exhibition. Karen Finley, part of the 'NEA 4' group, wants to create painting...

Artist Ylva Kunze: Chance and Control

Sara Bran | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

This week, I spoke to Swedish contemporary artist Ylva Kunze during her first London show, Artist in Residence. Her canvases, informed by the woods and lakes of her childhood in Småland, are deeply affecting, filled with kinetic fervour.

Five Artists to Watch Out for in 2013

Jonas Almgren | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jonas Almgren

The UK art scene is continuing to expand into new, attention-grabbing genres, with numerous exhibitions taking place and new artists cropping up every year. At Artfinder, we are privy to being exposed to a lot of this exciting new talent, and it looks like 2013 is set to be one of the best years yet for emerging artists.

Capturing History on Canvas

Ana Tzarev | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Original Art is a signpost for history

Justin Eagle

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

The significance of Eagle's work lies in its potential to introduce, in a real and tangible way, new ways of understanding, consuming and enjoying the everyday; a discovery which remains with the viewer long after they have left the gallery.

When Art Becomes a Four-Letter Word

Seth Freedman | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Seth Freedman

Breuer-Weil's pessimistic take on the Suburb, and the world beyond, looms large in many of his gargantuan works, and will strike a chord with anyone disturbed by the precarious nature of modern life and the self-centred attitudes of those at the helm of both national and supra-national institutions.