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Dan Jamieson | Interview

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Dan Jamieson | Interview
We catch up with Dan Jamieson ahead of his third year at End of the Road Festival to talk about his love of drawing celebrities and his latest series of work. Dan Jamieson is an artist based in London. He works with a variety of pens and paints to illustrate his personal thoughts on popular culture, celebrities and icons both admired and questionable. He offers his own commentary on subjects with the addition of text on each piece. His technique and habits adopt a blend of naivety, accuracy, repetitive pattern and frenetic mark making.

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May You Live in Interesting Times | 58th Venice Biennale Review by Kat Koch

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May You Live in Interesting Times | 58th Venice Biennale Review by Kat Koch

The 58th Venice Biennale, also known as the Art World Olympics, opened at the beginning of May in one of Italy’s most heavily tourist-populated cities. Non-Venetians here take one of two forms; those who come to slurp a €20 coffee on San Marco Square or pay €80-100 for a gondola ride and those that come every two years to witness the most significant display of international art in the most unique location possible. Since 1895, the Venice Biennale has been hosted every other year. In addition to the grand national pavilions in the Giardini, in 1980 the Arsenale (the old...

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Pum | Her Surreal Collage Explained

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Pum | Her Surreal Collage Explained

Pum, the Glasgow-based collagist and painter, talks about her new series of work Earth Echo: Affective Reflection and explains how collage is more to her than just making art. Kim: Why is collage your medium of choice? Pum: Collage process is an expression of my autistic brain process, and the need to physically handle ideas, the carefully cut, placed spaced and considered compositions are literally an act of Making Sense; it’s a sensory process for me to locate meaning. It helps me manage my condition and alleviates the anxiety and frustration I feel. Through a feelosophy of visual clues, I...

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Patricia Cain | The Interchange Between Representation and Abstraction

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Patricia Cain | The Interchange Between Representation and Abstraction

Patricia Cain is a multi-award-winning artist living and working in rural Scotland. Widely recognised for her large-scale pastel drawings that vacillate between figurative and abstract art, Patricia tells readers about why she sees herself as more of a 'drawer' than a 'painter' and how her immediate environment is central to her practice.  You are a practicing artist living and working in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, but previous to that you lived in Glasgow. Why did you decide to relocate and has the change of environment influenced your work? I lived in Glasgow for about 13 years...

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A tête à tête with Sarah J. Stanley

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A tête à tête with Sarah J. Stanley
Just in time for Women's International Day, we interview Sarah J. Stanley, the painter from Glasgow, about her new series of artworks, entitled '1 to 6000'. She talks about how her strict Christian cult upbringing is the stimulus to her nonconformist art and how outsider artists, Z B Armstrong and Howard Finster have heavily influenced her love of grids and text.

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