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Waiting to be activated, at Essex Flowers It's an attempt at preserving the not-so-distant past's conversations about what it means to be human in an environmentally turbulent world exacerbated by political upheaval and territorial bickering. Each artist's work signifies an object waiting to be activated in an optimistically predetermined cyberpunk cube.

Where to find Street Art and Graffiti in Shoreditch Perhaps the place most synonymous with street art and graffiti in London is Shoreditch. Here it can all be seen. Wall art, paste ups, stickers, sculpture. You name it and Shoreditch is the place to find it. Of course we've written about Shoreditch many times before.

Thomas Nozkowski Thomas Nozkowski Untitled 9-25 Sam's Point 2012 oil on canvas.

Faber Castell Pitt Pens Review - Jackson's Art Blog An in-depth look at Faber Castell Pitt Pens, exploring their possibilities within drawing for layering and creating texture.

Review: Episode 1 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 Portrait Artist of the Year 2020: Episode 1 - Highlights participating artists, learning points from the episode, which artists were shortlisted and who won.

Chris Campbell: Painting In A Different Light I simply can't paint without it. The music I'm listening to will often be the conductor of the painting more than I am, if that makes sense? I can mention so much here but to keep it shortish, Mogwai, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Bill Callahan, The Rachel's, Low.

Kristy Luck Floral, terrene, celestial and human elements coalesce to form otherworldly realms in Kristy Luck's paintings suffused with mysterious symbolism. Evoking subconscious vistas, the Los Angeles artist's scenes are reminiscent of abstract landscapes by Modernist painters such as Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Florence Miller Pierce and Agnes Pelton.

King Dogs Never Grow Old Diane Rosenstein Gallery's exhibition, King Dogs Never Grow Old, curated by Brook Wise, invites us into a display of the uncanny, rocking traditional senses of stability and instead, celebrates the nonsensical.

Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 - Exhibition About the Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 Exhibition - with images from the exhibition.

Letting Their Freak Flags Fly Sarah Marie Young plays Fiona. She's a wondrously versatile performer, here at times sweet and witty, at others unsparingly sardonic and earthy. She delivers some of the evening's most memorable scenes and songs. Among those, I Know It's Today is a moving reflection on her hope to be rescued by her true love, sung as if unfolding across time.

DOGS and BONES at THEODORE:ART DOGS and BONES at THEODORE:ART. DOGS and BONES. Faye Scott-Farrington Nancy Handler Scooter LaForge. February 7 - March 15, 2020. Opening reception Friday, February 7, 6-8 pm. Gallery hours Friday-Sunday 1-6 pm and by appointment.

To Paint is to Love Again Last weekend Nino Mier opened three concurrent exhibitions, the main attraction being organized by Purple Magazine editor Olivier Zahm. The questionably titled To Paint is To Love Again, exploring Zahmn's love of painting and Instagram, mainly knowledge of contemporary painting via Instagram, functioned as a cabinet of curiosities.

January Memories 3 Funny thing about "11-18-2011" was since it was so big I couldn't get it to NYC for the exhibition at Sideshow. Funny how life works out. Wasn't very long before I tried to send that off, I got an opportunity to exhibit with one of the best painters in Ohio at Marcia Evans Gallery.

Where to find Street Art and Graffiti on Brick Lane Possibly the most famous location in the UK to find street art and graffiti. Brick Lane is synonymous with the urban art scene in London. From Whitechapel to Shoreditch it runs up through the heart of the East End. It's streets leading off towards Spitalfields in the west and Bethnal Green in the east all have their stories to tell.

Call for Entries - 5th Derwent Art Prize 2020 About the Derwent Art Prize - an international art competition with £12.5k in prizes for artworks using dry media.

A Goodbye Self Portrait as Painter, 2019, Oil on Panel, 48 x 36 inches It has been 10 years since I started this project here. Hard to believe that much time has passed, but thinking how much has changed since the start of 2010 in my life, and the world, it seems like a decade would be required to fit all those things.

Hockney on Van Gogh and The Joy of Nature Hockney talking about Van Gogh and ways of painting landscapes re. an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in 2019.

In their own words: New Contemporaries artists on using language in their practice As a collaborator on the New Writing with New Contemporaries project I've had the privilege of meeting the six nominated artists who use writing or language predominantly in their work.

Artist Interview: Renee Robbins - Part One Words of the day: microscopic. invented. cinematic. fantastical. Chicago.This episode features Chicago based painter Renee Robbins.

WOM Collective All Female Paint Jam in the Leake Street Tunnel The WOM collective, an all female group of street artists, put on their first paint jam of the year in the Leake Street Tunnel. First formed in August 2019 the collective aims to support local women artists. One of the ways of doing so is to host events such as this one.

The Vaughan Bequest About the Turner Watercolours from the Vaughan Bequest which are on show in Edinburgh and Dublin every year in January.

On a Cartoon Graveyard Borrowing structures of classical myth, cartoons exemplify the slippage between the highest and lowest registers of culture, between the childhood awe in stories and overwhelming emotions and the grown-up knowledge of a fallen everyday world of schlepping and shtupping.

CBP Prize 2019 Exhibition, London The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019 exhibition tours to its second venue in London. ASC Gallery: The Chaplin Centre - Taplow House - Thurlow Street - London - SE17 2DG. 12 painters, 12 paintings: 7 February - 6 March 2020 Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm - Admission free.

Rain & Creativity in Dublin Located in the heart of Dublin's Liberties district, the seven-story Aloft hotel stands out in a gritty neighborhood of winding residential streets and old distilleries.

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