Known for his elaborate and detailed collages, Dan Hillier is an artist inspired by iconography and by the traditions of ancient cultures. Passionate about nature and the natural world, his experiences travelling, particularly in the east have also had a huge impact on him. Talking to Art Related Noise he tells us about his influences and also about how psychedelics and trips to the Amazon have helped to shape the direction of his art as well as the way in which he sees the world.
Art and Resistance have always gone together. From Picasso’s Guernica to the 1968 student protests in France the art produced has been powerful and symbolic of a time or of a movement. Talking to an audience at artrepublic gallery, lecturer Katy Beinart from the school of Art and Design at Brighton University tells us about some of those seminal moments. What’s more she brings us closer to the present day by looking at how art is now helping to influence the Extinction Rebellion movement.
Known for her famous mosaic house in West London, Carrie Reichardt is an artist who quite literally lives her work. A long time campaigner she is often described as a craftvist. She has championed injustices on death row and brought stories of forgotten people back to life. Speaking to Art Related Noise she tells us about her iconic home, it's symbolism and how a penpal relationship transformed the way she approached her life and her art.
Euan Roberts’ describes his work as being like an ‘art hug of colour’. Packed with symbolism and motifs, his work is bright, colourful and full of life. He talks to Art Related Noise about moving on from illustration, working in Art Republic and how there is nothing better than the smell of garlic, olive oil and salt, especially when cooking Vegan food.
One of the worlds leading typographic artists, Ben Eine is known for his typefaces and original fonts. Starting out as a graffiti artist he's moved on from painting trains to having one of his works hanging up in the White House. Meeting at his studio in Bermondsey, he talks to Art Related Noise about his work, how society impacts what he creates and how painting letters onto shop shutters in East London was the catalyst he needed to change the way he looked at his art.
Legendary street artist Pure Evil and Dan Doherty from the popular art duo Art+Believe join Inspiring City and Art Republic for a panel discussion at the Artist Residence hotel in Brighton. Debating the topic of 'street art vs fine art', they exchange stories and anecdotes about their own lives on the urban art scene.
A collage artist inspired by retro images from the 50's, Joe Webb brings to life found images and creates new worlds filled with a sense of awe and wonder. Driven by his passion for the environment and for a desire to make the most out of the world in which we live. Joe's work captures the imagination and transports the viewer into his alternate reality.
Inspired by collections and the meaning that people place upon them. Photographer Mark Vessey’s latest project captures the inspirations of Norman Cook through his music. He talks to Art Related Nonsense about his work, how Attitude magazine led to his series photographing collections and how he ended up giving Kate Moss his collection of Vogue magazines.
Known for her sensuous bright lips, the work of Sara Pope is instantly recognisable! Focusing in on the very human emotions that the lips allow us to convey. Sara’s work seeks to explore the different ways in which we communicate using the mouth. Initially starting out as a mathematician, she talks to Art Related Nonsense about her move from maths to shoe design, the world of fashion and eventually art.
Alexandra Gallagher is known for her elaborate digital collages and her bright intricate paintings. Based in Blackburn she’s also heavily involved in the town’s ‘Open Walls’ street art festival. We speak to Alexandra as she shows us around the murals of Blackburn. She tells us about her style, her influences and why she decided to give street art a go.