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‘It’s OK not to be Perky’

‘It’s OK not to be Perky’ – Part of the Love Arts Festival 2018 Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as The Perky Painter – shares her strange world of entwined forms expressed in bold colours and textures in […]

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Layers of meaning

Layers of meaning The art I normally make consists of layers of photography, drawing and paint. Sometimes the photographs are digitally altered using Photoshop, sometimes they are not. Sometimes these photographs are printed or transferred to a surface whole and […]

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Milena Dragicevic, Supplicant 101 (detail), 2008, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist, courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
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Now Showing #264: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A selection of portraits curated by artist Leo Fitzmaurice at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Jesse Darling’s sculptures, drawings and objects in the latest in Tate Britain’s ongoing Art Now series of free exhibitions; and at Firstsite in Colchester, Raqs Media Collective’s exploration of the history of psychological disorders caused by conflict.

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Event Exhibition

By the Sea

  • Early notice
  • Venue:
    North Sea Observatory
  • From:
    November 15, 2018
  • To:
    November 25, 2018
  • Location:
    East Midlands
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Rabiya Choudry: COCO!NUTS!, installation view, 2018, Transmission, Glasgow. Photo: Matthew Arthur Williams for Transmission
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A Q&A with… Rabiya Choudhry, painter of “joyous, demented expressions”

For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.

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Constructs

Traces and residue, layers of surface and non-surface, light and shadow, matt and shine. Suggestions of rooms within rooms, windows and doors delineated by a single line. Gestural, flippant even, in its approximation. An interior, a construct? Are we out […]

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Split

I used the paint colour-matched with ‘Oro Antico’ (paint thrown out after a relationship break-up) mixed at Seagulls Recycled Paint to ‘repair’ some torn pictures from discarded/recycled materials (Ikea advert and Suez recycling leaflet). I was originally thinking to carefully […]

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Magic summer

Not sure this is the correct use of an Art blog but although I’ve obviously expressed verbally, to friends and family, my joy about things I’ve done this summer, it still seems important to write the words down for posterity. […]

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Final flyer image Precarious
Event Exhibition

Precarious

  • Now showing
  • Venue:
    The Space, Cass Art Islington Flagship
  • From:
    October 18, 2018
  • To:
    November 04, 2018
  • Location:
    London
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The Sadd Artist…Top secret project preview

So, big changes in the works. Most exciting project is top secret at the moment, let us say it has something to do with reconnecting ‘people’ with the visual arts and their own creativity in general. The ‘antidote’ to the […]

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