Tag Archive: Art

Home boy, Street artist Donk London

Mixing photocopying, illustration and printmaking, Donk London’s paste ups and murals are steeped in the time, place and city that evoked them.

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Being a global Nigerian – the images of photographer Ima Mfon

“I’ve always liked photography,” says Ima Mfon, on his brave decision to quit a successful job in IT and graduate with a Masters in Photography. “I got to a point where I wasn’t… Continue reading

Chale Wote: Ghana street art festival

Ghana’s Chale Wote street art festival is back and this year’s theme is Spirit Robots. Now in its sixth year, more than 200 artists will descend on Accra’s James Town. The free festival… Continue reading

Tibetan artist Pema Rinzin

Artist Pema Rinzin introduced the world to traditional Tibetan painting. Often borrowing from thangka technique, a type of traditional Tibetan painting on cotton, or silk, Rinzin’s work is inimitable for its delicacy. Watch… Continue reading

South African Performance Artist Athi-Patra Ruga

Performance is one of the most difficult mediums an artist can step into. Riddled with pitfalls there are so many ways work can be misinterpreted or simply lost in translation. This is what… Continue reading

Screen prints at Somerset House

Somerset House has teamed up with Print Club London to produce a series of limited edition screen prints inspired by films being shown during August’s Film4 Summer Screen. This is the third time… Continue reading

Tweets As Art

Continuing on a digital theme. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his archive of tweets into a new medium of artistic expression by printing them onto rice paper. Ai Weiwei’s views on government… Continue reading

Film poster designs – the first 100 years of black cinema

Reel Art Press has delved into the archives of the black film industry to produce a visual feast of iconic posters from the past 100 years. The coffee table book containing over 35,000… Continue reading

Street art duo STATIC

Last summer I caught up with East-London based creative duo STATIC via skype to discuss some of the ideas behind their artwork, and exhibition ‘Moments of Clarity’ that took place at Whisper Gallery.… Continue reading

Interface exhibition at Rook and Raven

Rook and Raven gallery is holding an exhibition of five artists working with alternative materials to produce large portraits. The line up consists of Nick Gentry, Cain Caser, James Dawe, Pam Glew and… Continue reading

The London Design Festival

It is that time again – the biggest event in London’s creative calendar. Hundreds of events are expected to take place across the capital over a packed nine days, with the V&A being… Continue reading

Nick Gentry at Selfridges

Ever wondered what to do with your old floppy discs, VHS tapes, Polaroid and cassettes? Well I’m pretty sure Nick Gentry pondered over the same question, before deciding to transform them into cyborg-like… Continue reading

BP Portrait Award

Not quite sure what it is about the National Portrait Gallery but you could easily pop in intending to stay half an hour tops and end up spending three hours out of sheer… Continue reading

C215 Borderline Show

Street artist C215 has been busy bombing the streets of Rome with his Caravaggio-inspired artworks. The French artist’s Borderline show at East London’s Signal gallery will catalogue these recent feats and explore the… Continue reading

Nobuyoshi Araki Interview Part 1 and 2

Not technically current, in fact its several years old, but this interview with Tokyo-born photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is great viewing pleasure for anyone wishing to gain an insight into his works. Influenced by Shunga, the… Continue reading

Designers for Japan

Designers for Japan is a collaborative effort between designers, photographers, and imagemakers from around the world to create posters for sale in aid of relief efforts in Japan. The brief for the artworks… Continue reading

Mending Broken Hearts Art Appeal

The effects of the recession are being felt by all; but even more so by the organisations that rely solely on our “spare cash”. Charities are thinking cleverly about fundraising. Now more than… Continue reading

Design For Haiti

Until recently the words ‘designer’ and ‘fundraising’ were rarely uttered in the same sentence. But the events of Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, followed by the Japan Tsunami changed all that. What followed… Continue reading

Yoruba mythology gets graphic

Lagos based graphic designer Ola Olowu has created a stunning piece of work based on old Nigerian mythology. The recently released graphic novel Man, Myth and Legend – Shàngó, is a visual feast.… Continue reading

Ghana by Numbers

To most, Ghana is famous for one thing chocolate. But there’s more to this West African nation than Fairtrade cocoa. It has art, music and dance. Here’s a brief summary of the country… Continue reading

Vinyl Factory opens pop-up store

Concept stores seem to be all the rage now. And in these economic times with capricious customers obsessively fingering their hard-earned pennies dubiously, it’s always good to make it temporary. So in steps… Continue reading

Change in direction for Banksy protégé

Artist Eelus’ decision to move away from street art is creating quite a stir. He explains the reason behind his change in direction, the future of street art, and that papercut book cover… Continue reading

Wide open walls of Gambia

                            On a clear October morning, street artist Eelus is painting under the baking heat of the great African sun.… Continue reading

Love is Dark

Cleverly situated amongst Bloomsbury’s art students and book designers, Darkroom London boasts a dedicated army of followers rapidly growing in numbers. The brainchild of Rhonda Drakeford, co-founder of graphic design studio Multistorey, and… Continue reading

Street Art In The Gambia

Graffiti artist Eelus is curating an art project called Wide Open Walls to encourage sustainable tourism in Gambia. Along with seven other artists they intend to create some stunning murals and set up… Continue reading