Considering Art Podcast – Henry Jabbour, painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, UK-based artist Henry Jabbour talks about having to leave his native Lebanon because of constant war and political instability, how he gave up a highly successful career as a medical scientist to follow his passion for art, how he expresses emotion in his paintings through body gesture and rich colour, and his recent love for sculpture.

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Considering Art Podcast – Teresa Kutala Firmino, South African painter

In our latest podcast episode, South African artist Teresa Kutala Firmino describes the brutal and violent atmosphere that existed in her home town of Pomfret within the community of 32 Battalion, a special forces insurgency group that fought in the South African Border War between 1966 – 1989. She talks about how the colourful tableaux she creates include symbolic re-enactments of the trauma felt by the families within the military community and she describes her personal experiences of discrimination as a young woman in South Africa today.

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Considering Art Podcast – Abigail Fallis, sculptor with a social conscience

In our latest podcast episode, British sculptor Abigail Fallis talks about her training as a blacksmith and silversmith, her Cock-Eyed Jack men’s underpants work that first gave her public recognition, her DNA DL90 sculpture consisting of 22 shopping trolleys constructed in the shape of the DNA double helix, and her various pieces that offer often humorous takes on serious issues such as consumerism and environmentalism.

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Considering Art Podcast – Jason deCaires Taylor, underwater sculptor

Jason deCaires Taylor is a British sculptor who has created numerous spectacular underwater sculpture parks and museums around the world. His first one off the Caribbean island of Grenada has been listed as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. In our latest podcast, he talks about how his idea developed, how his concrete installations develop into artificial reefs that foster the growth of marine life, how he has married his artistry with marine conservation and diving skills and how his series of sculptures offer a commentary on our relationship with the environment.

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Considering Art Podcast – Anastasia Samoylova, photographer

In our latest podcast episode, Russian-born America-based photographer Anastasia Samoylova talks about her studies in Russia, her move to America, the influence of Russian constructivism in her early work and how a move to Florida resulted in an ongoing project highlighting the dichotomy between a state that advertises the good life while experiencing the gradual but corrosive effect of climate change.

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Considering Art Podcast – Nigel Hall RA, sculptor and draughtsman

In our latest podcast episode, one of the UK’s most eminent sculptors Nigel Hall talks about how art is in his blood, how he subverted sculptural tradition at art school, how places and landscapes such as the Mojave desert influence his art, his love of geometric shapes, void and shadow, and how memory and loss are recurrent themes in his work.

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Considering Art Podcast – Carol McNicoll, maverick ceramicist

In our latest podcast episode, ceramicist Carol McNicoll talks about her early beginnings making textiles for repertory theatre, how she was able to subvert the traditional idea of ceramics while at the Royal Academy of Art, how decoration, functionality and playfulness are essential features of her work, and how the 2003 Iraq War led to a more political and satirical aspect to her oeuvre.

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Considering Art Podcast – Jamie Frost, sculptor and draughtsman

In our latest podcast, Yorkshire sculptor Jamie Frost talks about what persuaded him to become an artist, how he fell in love with wood as a sculptural medium, the sensitivity with which he draws and sculpts, how a serious illness brought a sense of vulnerability and his collaboration with live models to create poses and gestures that form the basis of his works..

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Considering Art Podcast – Sam Gilbey, digital painter and illustrator

In our latest podcast, Sam Gilbey talks about how he echoed his hero David Hockney in moving from conventional fine art to digital painting. He talks about the advantages of digital, his successful work on popular culture artwork such as posters, book covers, podcast designs, fan art and film publicity, the way he composes his publicity art, his fine art parodies and the advice he’d give to young digital painters and designers.

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