September 20, 2018
One of the pioneers of the Brighton graffiti scene, REQ's style has changed somewhat since starting out in 1984 painting letters on the streets. Now known for his portrait-based street art – often featuring a muse who he calls 'Smudge' to create images on canvas and on local walls – REQ joins us to talk a little Art-related Nonsense, sharing insights into the city's scene and dishing the details of his latest partnership with artrepublic: a street art tour around the city.
September 6, 2018
Inspired by the hills of his native Snowdonia, Bristol-based artist Benjamin Thomas Taylor produces work that is bright and cheery, but that often has a deeper meaning. He talks to Art-related Nonsense about his career – including his formative years living in a shared workspace in Hackney Wick – and why he loves words and painting-by-numbers kits.
August 22, 2018
Jayson Lilley is Known for his expansive London skylines, finished with gold-leaf skies, artist Jayson Lilley talks to Art-related Nonsense about his creative approach, how each piece can incorporate hundreds of photos and the role his dyslexia has played in becoming the artist he is today.
August 9, 2018
Known for her realistic (and sometimes fantastical) images of animals, insects and birds, Louise McNaught's artwork captures the imagination. The artist talks to Inspiring City about the launch of her new book, 'Survival', how and why her style has evolved over the years, and other Art-related Nonsense.
July 25, 2018
TThe Art Yard Sale is a must on the annual art buying calender. Highly anticipated and featuring some of the best artists on the Art Republic books, it's gives a unique opportunity for members of the public to buy art directly from the artists. For this episode we speak to Alanna from the Art Republic Gallery and look at work from the likes of Eelus, Gemma Comption, Cosmo Sarason, Louise McNaught, Sara Pope and the happy duo of Art and Believe
July 11, 2018
Fashion designer-turned-artist Magnus Gjoen has been blazing a trail since unintentionally sidestepping onto the art scene more than seven years ago. His starting point? Deciding he needed some new art in his home. Gjoen sits down to share some Art-related Nonsense with Stuart from Inspiring City, covering everything from his existential themes (we’re talking life, death, history and context) to how artrepublic helped to launch his second career.
May 14, 2018
How do you spot art’s next big thing? Or see a key player who will disrupt the art world, such as a street artist like Banksy, before anyone else? Lawrence Alkin, CEO of artrepublic in Brighton knows a thing or two about this.
Running galleries since the early 1980s, Alkin’s eye for art and his talent for spotting the next big thing has helped to launch the careers of artists including Banksy, Jamie Reed, Lucy Sparrow and Magnus Gjoen. He talks to Stuart from Inspiring City about how he started out in the industry, what ‘good art’ means to him, the importance of strong gallery curation and a whole lot of other art-related nonsense.