Considering Art Podcast – Jasmine Pradissitto, artist and scientist

In our latest podcast episode, Dr Jasmine Pradissitto talks about how her training in Quantum Physics has helped her develop as a visual artist, how the discovery of a certain polymer has enabled her to make art and help the environment at the same time, and how artists can offer imagination to aid scientists in their efforts to secure the future for humanity.

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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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Toma Stenko – How Love Feels

Every picture tells a story goes the saying. For Georgian artist Toma Stenko, narrative abounds in her paintings, driven by colour and figurative symbols. Her first London solo exhibition, as the title says, is about love in all its guises, seen from a female perspective. It’s not all sweetness and light since her works are intensely autobiographical, reflecting a fascinating but troubled childhood.

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Ishbel Myerscough – Grief, Longing and Love

There’s an underlying sense of sadness in this new exhibition by British portrait artist Ishbel Myerscough. Half way through preparing for the show, her mother died suddenly without warning. This followed the death two months earlier of her father-in-law.

There’s nothing like the death of a close parent to remind one of one’s own mortality but also to cherish what one has and holds. Grief, Longing and Love provides a series of intimate portraits of family and friends that captures stages in life’s journey from the innocence of youth through the experiences of motherhood to family bereavement.

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Henrik Uldalen – Lethe

It’s a common theme in history that reactionary groups look back to a so-called golden age, believing that society’s ills will be cured if one returned to the values of the good old days. It’s never that simple of course and the idea of a false collective memory looking at the past through a rose-tinted filter is the theme of Henrik Uldalen’s new solo exhibition, Lethe, at JD Malat Gallery.

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