Gonkar Gyatso – Reinventing the Iconic

Andreea Saioc, Editor (Art)   Never have I seen the words ‘Costa’, ‘when you recycle your old club card’, ‘New World’, ‘Tibet’ and ‘50p’, all in one...

Waterfalls: from Pat Steir, with Love

  Andreea Saioc, Editor (Art)   Pat Steir’s biography, published by Cheim & Read, has five simple, one sentence long bits. She was born Iris Patricia Sukoneck in the...

Focus: John Heartfield

Siobhán Sullivan, Editor (Art)     John Heartfield was a very radical artist who, during the Second World War, began to express political views through his art....

Focus: Jenny Saville

Siobhán Sullivan, Editor (Art)   British artist Jenny Saville’s work is undoubtedly unique and immediately identifiable. Saville masterfully takes a method of painting that is widely viewed...

Focus: H. R. Giger

Siobhán Sullivan, Editor (Art)   This week I have been looking further into the works of H. R. Giger, the mind behind the blockbuster films 'Alien' and...

Building Stories- On life and Other Such Tales

Andreea Saioc, Editor (Art)   Chris Ware’s graphic novel, Building Stories, comes simply in a box. But its content is anything but simple. Three superbly crafted stories are delivered...

How to Build your own House of Horror in 3 Easy Steps

Andreea Saioc, Editor (Art)   A piece of A4 paper, a steel ruler and a sharp knife is all you need to re-create the haunting (potentially haunted...

Damien Hirst – Horrific or Artistic?

Siobhán Sullivan, Editor (Art)   The artist has recently caused ructions amongst the art world with his 65ft gift statue to the town of Illfracombe depicting a...

‘I Paint My Demons’ – Mia Makila

Andreea Saioc, Editor (Art)   What are the things one is most afraid of? Certainly there are all sorts of private emotions, but sometimes we discover the...

Focus: Simon Swinfield

Siobhán Sullivan, Editor (Art)   When speaking with the Solva-based artist a few years ago, he mentioned that he had never planned to break into the world...