Considering Art Podcast – Giles Walker, kinetic sculptor

In this episode, Giles talks about how he nearly brought down the Berlin Wall with the Mutoid Waste Company, why he first began using moving parts in his sculptures, how he developed a political edge in his works, how his installation The Last Supper posed questions about religious education and how the installation Monster depicted what he has called a national nervous breakdown.

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Considering Art Podcast – Victoria Cantons, painter and photographer

In this episode, Victoria Cantons takes us through her troubled transgender history from childhood to her transitioning at the age of 39. She tells how photography became her first artistic expression before she opted for painting and fulfilled her long-held wish to go to art school. She also talks about learning technique from both contemporary artists as well as old masters and how her recent self-portraits express themes of power, identity and gender politics.

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Considering Art Podcast – Michael F Rumsby, painter

In this episode, Michael talks about the importance of nature in his childhood, his love of landscapes and the process by which he paints them, his love of water and skies, how he has always travelled for inspiration, how he was living a life that was “inauthentic” and how his latest exhibition, Respair, reflects emotional responses within him released by the pandemic.

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Considering Art Podcast – Francisca Sosa López, Venezuelan mixed media artist

In this episode, Francisca talks about how publicising the plight of her country, which has seen six million of its inhabitants leaving this beleaguered state, has become the main focus of her artistic practice. She talks about her childhood, leaving for the United States and then the UK for her art education, her Million Bag Project, her public letters about her relationship with Venezuela, and how she expresses her feelings in her paintings and installations.

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Considering Art Podcast – Benjamin Hannavy Cousen, painter

In this episode, British artist Benjamin Hannavy Cousen talks about how he converts books into visual artworks by mapping each colour mentioned in them with layers of acrylic paint applied with a syringe. He talks about how he creates “an archaeology of memory” and how his English Literature, History of Art and Cultural Memory studies have informed his work.

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Helaine Blumenfeld – Intimacy and Isolation at Hignell Gallery, London

Esteemed sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld has a new exhibition of both new and earlier works which focus both on her anxiety and her hope for the times in which we live. Mostly conceived in lockdown and created in 2022, these new, small-scale abstract sculptures are the result of an extended sculptural vocabulary and approach intimacy both as a personal as well as a global phenomenon.

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Considering Art Podcast – Beezy Bailey, multi-media artist

In this episode, South African artist Beezy Bailey talks about his family roots, his time in New York with the likes of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, his Fine Art degree in London, his collaborations with rock stars David Bowie, Dave Matthews and Brian Eno, his alter ego Joyce Ntobe and his response to exhibiting in an English stately home.

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Considering Art Podcast – John Atkin, sculptor

In this episode, sculptor John Atkin talks about the influence on his work of the industrial and rural landscapes of his youth, how Henry Moore came to finance his MA, the inspiration of Wilfred Owen and other literary figures, his love of found objects, how he discovered garment patterns that alluded to the human form, and his landmark sculptures in China, the US, Canada and the UK.

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