UK Artists

This Man Creates Paintings In The Most Spectacular Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before his car accident in July 1995, Keith Jansz, was an avid sailor and windsurfer. But after the accident left him paralysed from the shoulders ...

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Photoshop Enters The Age Of The Touchscreen (At Last)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

Adobe has revealed its plans to turn the next generation of Photoshop into a touch-orientated canvas that will help artists use Microsoft tablets as u...

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

By the end of the year, there will have been three major exhibitions in Great Britain devoted to the work of artists at the end of their careers - Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt. Yet it wasn't until the middle of the 20th Century, that late life creativity was considered a possibility.

Interview With the Unit

Clara Cullen | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.

So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Storyboard artists are currently being "screwed" in Hollywood... In the ebb and flow of the storyboard process it can be hard to keep track of how much the storyboard artist is fulfilling the director's vision, and how much he or she is originating ideas.

Who Owns a Banksy?

Salome Verrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Salome Verrell

Banksy is one of the few people who have been able to popularly harmonise the terms 'graffiti' and 'artist' and his work is treasured around the world from the West Bank to Bristol. Yet Banksy's fame brings a headache to would-be art dealers and community leaders the world over: just who owns a Banksy?

The Bus Party

Ricky Ross | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Ross

I've been on the road. No surprise there you might think. This time it was slightly different. I was one of about a dozen in a mini-bus jooking around Scotland seeking out roads less travelled and villages and towns I've never previously visited.

Sound and Vision

Craig Wellington | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Craig Wellington

Our music video making journey with Dave Aspinall began in 2007. After having made a few well-budgeted videos for early singles from our debut Raise The Alarm, we were asked to produce a modestly-budgeted accompaniment to a b-side of our next release by our label.

Mid-Twenties Career Crisis

Esther Hayden | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Today's society despite what many believe does pressure many young people to get a job quick, almost without thinking or caring what it is, just so you can say you have one. Sometimes it can be hard to take a moment to consider what could be the most important direction for your future career path.

Older Women Take Up Life Modelling to Empower Themselves

Alex B | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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 07.06.2014 | 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 26.05.2014 | 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 27.04.2014 | 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 d├ęcor 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 ...