Considering Art Podcast – Nicole Wassall, multi-media artist

In our latest podcast episode, British artist Nicole Wassall tells of how she gave up consultancy to realise her dream of becoming an artist, how her artistic approach has been inspired by neuroscientific research, her feelings of enlightenment when seeing certain works by Rothko and Bacon, how a “suffragette” coin inspired a feminist artwork and how a hidden camera above it provided surprising footage.

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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 – Olivia Kemp, top drawer

In our latest podcast episode, Olivia Kemp talks about her large-scale pen and ink drawings of magical landscapes and interiors full of personal and art historical details. She tells how art has inspired her since childhood, why she prefers pen and ink to paint, her love of the playful in her work and how a residency at the Prado Museum in Madrid five years ago spawned her current solo exhibition in London.

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Considering Art Podcast – Patrick Altes, mixed media artist of Algerian heritage

In our latest podcast episode, UK-based French mixed media artist talks about life as a “pied noir”, the name given to those of European origin born in Algeria but who moved to France following independence. He talks about how this and living in South Africa, South America and Europe have had a profound influence on his life and art.

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Kovet.Art – Delineating Dreams

One of the effects of this current pandemic is that many of us are wondering what changes the virus will have wrought upon our society after it goes away (if it ever does go away!). 

In a broader sense, this zeitgeist has been taken up by Kovet.Art, a new arts organisation designed to help collectors discover the best emerging talent in the UK and to harness and mentor that talent. Its inaugural online exhibition, Delineating Dreams, invites eight of its artists to delve into a dream world expressing visually both the conscious and the subconscious. It’s a surrealism-heavy show just as our current plight has many such characteristics. 

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