Reading Time: 2 minutes When Covid-19 hit, the Brighton-based organisation had to rethink the model of the traditional festival. The result was a “Covid-proof” outdoor exhibition, and the opportunity to experience it at home
Tag: fine art
Reading Time: 3 minutes Inspired by Freud’s theories, Osten explores how we interpret visual stimuli, both consciously and unconsciously
Reading Time: 2 minutes The acclaimed British artist-director unpacks representations of economic and military power in his work
Reading Time: 5 minutes It began in March 2015 when David Yates, a client of photographer and fine art printer Mike Crawford, turned up at his print studio, Lighthouse Darkroom, with a “shopping trolleyful” of old boxes of expired photographic paper. The next day, he brought another. The two loads were what was left of a mass clear-out of Yates’ late grandfather Bret Sampson’s darkroom. The British photographer’s London studio was his first port of call, given that Crawford was already working with Yates on another of his personal projects.
Reading Time: 3 minutes “When I unbutton the sleeve of a shirt/Shades of sky under my skin awaken,” read the opening lines of Maria Barnas’ poem You and I, used at the start of Viviane Sassen’s new photobook, Roxane II. Abstract though these lines seem, they possess a subtle symmetry with the images which follow, in which expanses of pale skin sit in stark juxtaposition to graphic, almost blindingly bright streaks of colour. In Roxane II, the human and the organic seem to bleed into one another with captivating results.
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the first things Thomas Friedrich Schaefer remembers is hiding behind a sofa in…