Louise McNaught is an artist who mixes traditional and new techniques creating art that combines her love of animals and nature. We loved her use of Gold leaf in her glorious paintings the effect is spectacular. Using mixed media Louise produces art that has a dreamlike and spiritual perspective, often using neon paint to represent the animals’ presence and energy, an ethereal quality that depicts their inner beauty. Her work has such energy and passion the impact is truly stunning. Louise has been painting since the age of 8 and went to art school at the age of 27 and has not looked back. Louise has and continues to Exhibit widely across the UK and has worked on an impressive range of commissions. Thank you so much Louise for sharing your talent and beautiful art with us.
‘The natural elements in my work are exploring the importance of the nature and our connection to it, and at the same time metaphorically dealing with psychological and emotional states. The juxtaposition of humans with other animals in my work is not intended to anthropomorphise these creatures but to highlight our origins and the imbalance we’ve created in the environment‘ Louise McNaught (more…)
We’re looking forward to the preview of the Turner Prize tomorrow morning and will update this post with our thoughts and photos.
The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2014 are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell.
This year marks the 30th year of the Turner Prize, founded in 1984 to promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. The variety of media used by the four shortlisted artists this year reflects the diversity of work being made in the UK today, often exhibited globally, from film and video to performance, collaborative working and installation.
The shortlist includes work that manipulates and appropriates found film footage and online imagery, as well as work that employs analogue technology, craft and design. These contrasting approaches suggest the impact of the internet, cinema, TV and mobile technologies on a new generation of artists.
Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury said: “This year’s nominations illustrate the mobility of the contemporary art world, in which works are seen at global biennales and festivals over the course of the year. The four shortlisted artists share a strong international presence and an ability to adapt, restage and reinterpret their own and others’ works, very often working in a collaborative social contexts.” (more…)
Michael Sydney Moore is a 23 year old London artist who is rapidly gaining a solid reputation for his realistic portraits. Michael creates work that is centred around high-realism, he creates incredibly detailed portraits that take between eight and 12 weeks to complete. His work has been featured in the national press and he is exhibiting at Mall Galleries London. Michael is an artist that understands his talent and his needs to enabler him to grow artistically and fulfil his journey. After studying at Saint Martins for a year Michael dropped out, his need for classical painting techniques outweighed his need to graduate from such an established London Art University. Michael is poetic in his thinking and methods and portrays himself as a truly passionate and committed artist that is living and breathing his art work. He is an artist to follow who portrays character and pictorial expression with each brush stroke. The poses the detail all add to the personality of Michael’s work, the eyes of his sitters stare into your soul, this is work that is heartfelt and brilliant. Michael is an artist in the truest form, he has the soul and talent of a master, he is destined to created and live his dream and his passion. For Michael there is no other option he just has to paint! (more…)
Modern Art. We’ve all heard of it. We all refer to it. We associate it with the likes of Picasso, van Gogh, Kandinsky and Duchamp. What we don’t realise is that Modern Art refers to a period of artistic style and philosophy and not to be confused with contemporary art. Modern Art is a definitive artistic period with a start and an end, it does not refer to anything ‘modern’ in the sense we might think. (more…)
Max Brazier-Jones is a London-based artist that uses a combination of oil, aerosol and collage with touches of graffiti to create his futuristic, surreal and sexy ‘characterscapes’. Max creates art that is mysterious and dramatic, his depictions are bold, expressive and powerful to view. His use of colour, line and form mixed with a dark sense of psychedelia is very effective and delivers on imapact. The work that Max creates has an energy and passion and his unique perceptions on the world is more than apparent. We fell in love with his work at The New Artist Fair London and so did many others if the crowds around his art were anything to go by! Max is now exhibiting and taking part in exciting live painting and culture events across London. What is really exciting is Max is going bigger, much bigger and is looking for walls in exchange for his exceptional murals. Max thank you for sharing your work with us, you are without doubt a talented artist with an exciting future. (more…)