Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
It’s the last chance to catch the V&A’s Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, finishing this Sunday. The exhibition promotes the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, while celebrating London’s role as a creative capital.
How many art handlers does it take to install a Jackson Pollock painting? The answer can be found on Wrapit-Tapeit-Walkit-Placeit, a behind the scenes look at art installation and the complex processes involved.
From building Carsten Höller’s Experience, to installing a large-scale Matisse and moving the Mona Lisa, this is a fascinating insight into how art exhibitions are brought to life.
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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
London-based artist Sophie Smallhorn explores the relationship between colour, volume and proportion, creating some beautiful, engaging work that has not gone unnoticed. While regularly exhibiting throughout the world, she is a colour consultant for the 2012 Olympics, and has many public and private clients, including Commes des Garcon, Somerset House, and Goodwood Sculpture Park (to name just a few!), as well as collaborating with designers of various disciplines.
Simple, clean, geometric.. her compositions take the form of both print and sculpture, and most recently she has gone back to the studio, once again playing with colour and form to create a series of sharp, classical prints.
You can purchase some of Sophie’s limited edition prints here.