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Moving on, and on, and on…

Oh, how I wish for just a few days to decompress and evaluate this month’s creative endeavours; to get to grips with the successes and failures of my Orchard Square residency; to recover from a weekend of installing and taking […]

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Blogger Q&A: Hannah Rose Thomas, painter exploring refugee stories

Following a project this year working with Yezidi women who escaped ISIS captivity, Hannah Rose Thomas continues her MA studies in London. Richard Taylor finds out how her interest in the diversity of people and cultures, as well as her commitment to relief work, drives a unique approach to portraiture.

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To Guadalajara

After a few days in Oaxaca I travelled back towards the north to Guadalajara. Once my trip was confirmed ITESO University in Guadalajara invited me to teach a 2-week summer project on contemporary photography. ITESO is an extremely well resourced […]

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Andrew Salgado Exhibition

Finally, I got to see my biggest inspiration in exhibition! Andrew Salgado is the reason I started painting portraits, and seeing this selection of work has definitely inspired me further. His use of colour, shapes and textures creates multiple layers […]

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Using a Grid to Draw My Self-Portrait

In addition to my video Self, I’m also working on a large scale wall drawing which draws on the images I’ve been taking of myself and is made up of hundreds of post-its. In order to make this work I applied […]

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A Q&A with… John Stezaker, collage artist and first-time curator

John Stezaker, known for his photographic collages constructed from found images, has turned curator for ‘Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud’ at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Anneka French talks to the artist about his new departure, how he selected works for the show, and where his own art fits in.

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‘Einstein’ Graphite Drawing

This is a graphite drawing of Albert Einstein when he was 26 years old working in the patent office, this was the moment in time when he came up with his first theory of relativity. This drawing was inspired by […]

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‘The Origin Of Despair’ Painting

This painting is very surreal and haunting, when painting this I was troubled and had a deep feeling of despair about my journey as an artist at this moment in time. It is very rare for me to feel this […]

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‘Me vs Me’ Self Portrait Painting

With this self-portrait I aimed to paint a contemporary piece that would show masculinity whilst also displaying what I enjoy doing most, painting. The idea was to paint the portrait as if I was looking back at myself concentrating on […]

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‘Marilyn Monroe’ Drawing

A sketched portrait of Marilyn Monroe using graphite pencils, coloured pencil (mainly for lips) and black fine-liner pen. http://www.switchstudio.co.uk

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Studio Visit: Cath Dack

Combining traditional and digital processes within the realm of photography is the focus of Cath Dack’s work. She explores a variety of subject matter but her growing expertise in dark room and wet photographic processes makes necessary the consideration of […]

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