Considering Art Podcast – Jo Holdsworth, painter

In this episode, British painter Jo Holdsworth tells how she developed her style of elongated, anonymous figures with long shadows, how she became a professional artist after a corporate career, how she achieves a psychological depth to her work and how commissions stretch her.

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Considering Art Podcast – Marcus Jansen, American expressionist painter

In this episode, Marcus Jansen talks about his unusual upbringing in both New York and Mönchengladbach, the influence of street artists and German Expressionists on his work, how he joined the US Army in 1989 and took part in the first Gulf War, how art saved him when he developed PTSD and how the war changed his both his political viewpoint as well as his art.

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Considering Art Podcast – Robert Fitzmaurice, British painter

In this podcast, Robert Fitzmaurice talks about the art that excited him even as a young boy, how his father’s POW experience in World War II sowed the seed for his interest in family dynamics, how his practice was influenced by the Constructivist painter Adrian Heath, how themes of masculinity and militarism developed, and how lattices, grids and repeated motifs with expressive use of colour became his signature style and is informed by art from various cultures..

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Considering Art Podcast – Hughie O’Donoghue RA, painter

In this episode, Hughie O’Donoghue talks about how his father’s wartime experiences became a subject of his paintings, his rejection of conceptual art, how he was inspired by the landscape of County Mayo in Ireland, how a beached ship became a recurring motif in his work, how his paintings are multi-layered both physically and psychologically, how urban landscapes appear in his current exhibition for the first time and how the complexity of history informs his forthcoming show marking the centenary of the birth of the Irish state.

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Considering Art Podcast – Ceri Pritchard, painter

In this podcast, Welsh painter Ceri Pritchard talks about being brought up by two artist parents, why he dropped sculpture for painting, how he came to live in Mexico, why creating unsettling works is more interesting to him than the comfortable and reassuring, his love of worlds within worlds in his paintings, his use of domestic mundane iconography and his goal to make his pictures attractive for the viewer.

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Considering Art Podcast – Gbolohan Ayoola, Nigerian painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, Nigerian artist Gbolohan Ayoola talks about the art scene in his hometown of Lagos, the state of the art market for Nigerians and Africans in general, the deficiencies of an art college education, the influences that drive him as an artist, his “blue woman” series, how current issues such as police brutality and global migration have shaped his work and how his latest works dream of a future African renaissance.

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Considering Art Podcast – Brett Murray, South African satirical artist

In this latest podcast, Brett Murray describes his upbringing as a white person in apartheid South Africa, how the 1976 Soweto riots changed his life, how he used his art to help in the struggle against the apartheid regime, his self-exile in London and his triumphant return when the African National Congress was unbanned, how he set up a sculpture department at Stellenbosch University, his satirical artwork criticising the corruption and greed within the now ruling ANC, The Spear controversy and his recent, softer work looking at family and the impact of global warming.

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Considering Art Podcast – Thomas Allen, painter

In this podcast, Thomas Allen describes his current woodland life, how sociological theories inform his work, his opinion that human beings need to be “de-centred” from the natural world, how Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious inspired his so-called contemporary cave paintings, and the new work being prepared for his Mall Galleries exhibition next year.

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