Considering Art Podcast – Philipp Humm, business mogul turned artist

Sculptor, painter and photographer Philipp Humm tells how he became a business man having failed to get into art school, how he kept up his art during a glittering career in the high tech industry until the urge to become a full-time artist overcame him, and how he has updated and condensed Goethe’s Faust to address modern issues, in particular the concern that our seemingly insatiable desire for technological innovation, most notably in Artificial Intelligence (AI), threatens the very survival of the human race.

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Considering Art Podcast – Raksha Patel, painter and filmmaker

In this latest podcast, Raksha Patel talks about her upbringing in Leicester, how her art turned full circle from focusing on race and identity through surrealism, fantasy and dystopia and back again. Raksha also talks about her art education career, and the need for British artists of South Asian heritage to gain more recognition and representation.

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Considering Art Podcast – Piers Secunda, painter/sculptor

In our latest podcast, British artist Piers Secunda explains why he developed a technique to paint in a way that dispenses with the canvas, how 9/11 changed his life, how he documents the systematic destruction of cultural artefacts, statues and buildings through his paintings, and his dramatic and emotional experiences on trips to China, Afghanistan and Iraq to collect moulds of art desecration.

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Considering Art Podcast – Tatiana de Stempel

British interdisciplinary artist Tatiana de Stempel talks about her work as an art director in film and in theatre design, her experience of residencies in China and India, her love of narrative in her painting, her role as director of Light More Light organising art events in London, her work with the late Indian arts journalist Manoj Nair and her curation of a large group show celebrating his life and work.

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Considering Art Podcast – Henry Jabbour, painter and sculptor

In our latest podcast, UK-based artist Henry Jabbour talks about having to leave his native Lebanon because of constant war and political instability, how he gave up a highly successful career as a medical scientist to follow his passion for art, how he expresses emotion in his paintings through body gesture and rich colour, and his recent love for sculpture.

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Considering Art Podcast – Teresa Kutala Firmino, South African painter

In our latest podcast episode, South African artist Teresa Kutala Firmino describes the brutal and violent atmosphere that existed in her home town of Pomfret within the community of 32 Battalion, a special forces insurgency group that fought in the South African Border War between 1966 – 1989. She talks about how the colourful tableaux she creates include symbolic re-enactments of the trauma felt by the families within the military community and she describes her personal experiences of discrimination as a young woman in South Africa today.

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