Monthly Archives: March 2012

Majestic Beasts

A stunning collection from photographer Simen Johan, whose photography employs both taxidermy and live animals, carefully superimposed on to backdrops photographed in Iceland, Norway, and elsewhere.  The result is Until the Kingdon Comes, a series of landscapes depicting an unsettling natural world hovering between reality and fantasy.

Simen Johan was born in Norway and currently lives in New York.  He is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery,  and his work can be found in public collections worldwide. Continue reading


Colour Forecast 2012/13

“Color is a critical factor in engaging consumers and motivating purchasing decisions. Knowing that, it is important for designers to continue to innovate and experiment with new approaches to color in their product lines” – Laurie Pressman, vice-president of fashion, home and interiors at Pantone.


New work from the Berlin-based photographer Matthais Heiderich.  Heavily influenced by architecture, graphic design, colour and the urban landscape, his pictures bring out a new and aesthetically wondrous side to Berlin.

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Pick Me Up Returns

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House today, promising the very best from graphic artists around the world.  The London based art fair offers limited edition prints, workshops, weekend events, as well as talks, performances and portfolio reviews.

A selection of 20  international rising stars of the graphic arts world have been specially selected to create a piece for the event, including Sarah Beetson, Tim McDonaghNiki Pilkington, Paul X Johnson and Sarah Maycock.  They’ll be an opportunity to buy the exclusive artworks during the event.

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Secrets of the Studio

Just out from Thames & Hudson is a new book offering a rare insight into the work spaces of some of Britain’s most celebrated and emerging talents.  It gives a compelling behind-the-scenes look into their artistic processes, capturing them at their most creative, experimental and sometimes chaotic!

Artist Paula Rego at work in her studio

Featuring 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs (by Robin Friend) while following each artist through their working routines.  Portraits, images at work, places of inspiration and incisive interviews from Howard Hodgkin, Grayson Perry (fresh from his exhibition at The British Museum), Peter Blake and many others, the book explores today’s art world and contemporary art practice.

Grayson Perry in his studio

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