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A Q&A with… Yelena Popova, artist

Best known for her abstract paintings, Russian-born artist Yelena Popova’s current solo show at Nottingham Contemporary in her home town is split across two spaces and includes a computer-coded video projection. Anneka French discovers more about her relationship with paint, digital imagery and collaborative working.

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A Q&A with… Dorian Braun, Edinburgh Art Festival ‘Platform’ artist

Edinburgh Art Festival’s Platform exhibition provides early career artists the opportunity to develop and show work at this high-profile annual festival. Richard Taylor talks with one of this year’s artists whose intriguing commissioned work was built in the Scottish Highlands and fine-tuned through collaboration during residencies in Abroath and Holland.

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A Q&A with… Bridget Riley, painter

De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea is currently showing Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2014, featuring more than 30 paintings and studies. Dany Louise takes a tour of the show with Riley and finds out more about her approach to painting and abstraction.

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A Q&A with… Simon Roberts, election photographer

To coincide with the general election, Photofusion in London is showing Simon Roberts’ The Election Project, a body of work documenting the 2010 election campaign. Here he discusses the photographs in light of the current political climate, the symbolic nature of landscape photography, and his attempts to democratise the artistic process.

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A Q&A with… Catherine Street, artist

The Edinburgh-based artist talks about how 12 months of residencies in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Abroath have led to a solo exhibition at Glasgow School of Art which uses film, audio and performance to explore the limits of her body as a material.

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A Q&A with… Sarah Kate Wilson, artist and curator

For the exhibition Painting In Time, Sarah Kate Wilson has invited 12 artists who “challenge ideas of what painting can be” to exhibit alongside her at The Tetley in Leeds. Jack Hutchinson finds out more about curating a show that includes emulsion paint flowing into the gallery, an inflatable painting, and a 1960s DIY instruction work by Yoko Ono.

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A Q&A with… Michael Stumpf, sculptor

For the Art Across The City public art programme in Swansea, Glasgow-based artist Michael Stumpf has sited three sculptures in an amphitheatre in order that they can have ‘a debate about the nature of their thingness’. Chris Sharratt finds out more.

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A Q&A with… Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, painter

The Turner Prize nominated painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is the latest artist to select work from the V-A-C Collection, Moscow, as part of a series of shows at the Whitechapel Gallery. She talks about her choices – works inspired by nature and including paintings, photographs and a film.

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A Q&A with… Joseph Young, ‘revolutionary artist’

Brighton-based artist Joseph Young is presenting his Revolution #10 project to MPs and their guests at the House of Commons on 11 March. He explains the genesis of the project and what it’s like to stand around in the street dressed like a politician.

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