Qing Qi – Interview

Qing Qi – Interview

Artist Qing Qi -one of the British-China’s best up and coming artist (London Evening Standard), her work explores the complex relationship between culturally specific issues and larger developments of a modern/post modern age. Within this context, she tries to appropriate and transform both conventional Chinese aesthetic idioms and contemporary vocabularies to negotiate the cultural differences between past and present, self and other. Qing a  London Metropolitan University MA Graduate in Art, Design and Visual Culture, Qi Qing won the Excellent Designer of Fashion Awards in 1999, China, The Copper Award of Industry and Design in 2000, and obtained a distinction for her degree in 2002, and Masters Degree in London in 2006. Qing is exhibiting widely across the UK.  Thank you for sharing your art with The Palette Pages.

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Tribe 15

Tribe 15

Our friends at Chrom-Art are putting on an alternative festival of art which promises to be a very exciting event.  Save the date and get down to this fabulous venue for a weekend of arty fun!

An Alternative Art Festival involving art sale, live street-art, immersive theatre, video, music and dance

Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, a nation or a sports team…humans have an inherent desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves. This implies a relationship that is greater than simple acquaintance or familiarity. The need to belong is the need to give and receive affection from others. This desire is so universal that the need to belong is found across all cultures and different types of people. According to Maslow theories, belonging comes third after physiological and safety needs of the human being.

For the new generations, material possessions are loosing relevance and the virtual presence becomes the centre of their social identity/ies. Geographical proximity and social background is less important that the new affiliations to the global tribes. Music, arts, sports; experiences shape our increasingly customisable world. We can now like, friend/ unfriend, chat, and block people. Decide what and when to pay attention to. This also comes at a price, such as isolation or lack focus and real human interaction.

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Nara Walker – Interview

Nara Walker – Interview

Nara Walker is an Australian artist who is now based in the UK.  We  are delighted to feature her impactful work and interview with you.  Below you can read about what influences Nara’s work and the questions she kindly answered for The Palette Pages.  Nara has built up an incredible CV.  This year alone she has exhibited worldwide at 19 exhibitions, she has been nominated for numerous awards including BLOOOM Award Cologne, Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London UK and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London.  Nara is also a performance artist with appearances including  Hair Pull Live Venice where she paints with her hair and I Draw which focuses on the female body within art. More specifically Nara’s body as the artist and medium.  Nara is prolific in creating, an exceptionally talented artist and an artistic force to follow. Thank you Nara for sharing your work with us.

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Cecilie Manz Reinvents The Minibar

Cecilie Manz Reinvents The Minibar

With Rud Rasmussen

For Wallpaper Handmade

A smart, eclectic design offers a beautifully crafted sensory experience Cecilie Manz and Rud. Rasmussen’s minibar concept for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 transforms a well-known object into a complete experience. The latest issue of the internationally acclaimed magazine Wallpaper shows how the Danish designer Cecilie Manz and Danish furniture manufacturer Rud. Rasmussen have come together to reimagine the hotel minibar for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015. The annual Handmade show presents “one-off wonders” crafted by today’s best designers, artists and manufacturers. Cecilie Manz’s fresh, unexpected take on a classic object exemplifies her trademark modern, detail-oriented approach and Rud. Rasmussen’s classic craftsmanship. (more…)