Considering Art Podcast – Eugene Palmer, painter

One of Britain’s leading black artists, Eugene Palmer, talks about his childhood in Jamaica, how a school teacher inspired him to become an artist, how he evolved from abstract to figuration, the influence of black history and politics on his work, his innovative series of placing black figures in rural landscapes and his recent works of repeated images and portraits of family members that pose questions about race and identity.

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Considering Art Podcast – Moyosore Martins, painter and multi-media artist

In this episode, the Nigerian abstract expressionist talks about his unusual family background, his peripatetic education, how he came to New York to stay out of trouble, the Yoruba influences in his work both cultural and philosophical, how art has become like a religion to him and how he has reacted to current issues such as Black Lives Matter.

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Considering Art Podcast – Vincent Devine, painter

In this episode, Irish painter Vincent Devine talks about his unusual portraits in which he depicts both the visible and the invisible, how his works are loaded with symbolism and how his depictions of such as John Hume, Vincent van Gogh, Artemisia Gentileschi, Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II interpret personal aspects from a global perspective and following detailed research.

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Considering Art Podcast – Hana Shahnavaz, painter

In this episode, London-based British-Iranian artist Hana Shahnavaz talks about her bi-cultural upbringing, how she makes her own paint from raw materials some of which she forages, the importance of reconnecting with nature, the influence of Persian miniatures on her work, her experience of violent protest in Iran and her contribution to The Old Man US TV series.

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Considering Art Podcast – Ken Currie, painter

In this episode, Scottish painter Ken Currie talks about how his tough background shaped his view that violence is part of the human condition, he tells the stories behind early works such as Glasgow Triptych and Scottish Mercenaries, about the nightmarish Krankenhaus, the rituals behind Bird People, the terror of his Down in the Woods Triptych, the ambiguity within his new series Black Boat, his occasional portraits, and he lists some of the paintings that continue to haunt him.

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Huaicun’s World, Blossom – Mall Galleries

Huaicun Zhang has many strings to her artistic bow. Not only is she a prize-winning painter and an honorary member of the Royal Society of British artists, she also writes children’s books, plays and poems, and illustrates them to boot. You can see some of these illustrations together with 58 traditional Chinese ink paintings and 23 works in oil, in her solo exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries.

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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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