Artist Lita Cabellut: Beauty, violence and a double-edged sword

To lift a phrase from Opera Gallery, the concept of beauty is a burdened one. Something to be both feared and sought, it is a double-edged sword, a non-sequitur and an instrument of seduction and inaccessibility. And often, wherever beauty goes, violence isn’t far behind. I’m consistently impressed by the enticing displays at Opera Gallery, … More Artist Lita Cabellut: Beauty, violence and a double-edged sword

f(x) smash it at London Korea Festival! (pics)

I’ve just got back from the inaugural London Korea Festival! Designed to introduce Brits to Korean culture beyond (but not excluding) K-popstar Psy, Trafalgar Square was transformed into Little Korea for the day. There were tents for K-Game, K-Music, K-Character and Webtoons, and not quite enough food stalls to satisfy this hungry capital. More kimchi … More f(x) smash it at London Korea Festival! (pics)

Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

One of the things I love about working at ColArt (on the Winsor & Newton and Liquitex brands) is that every morning, we walk through Griffin Gallery and are currently surrounded by 99 artworks for its inaugural Open exhibition. I recently picked out a couple of my favourites and got in touch with Tristram Aver, … More Tristram Aver: Using LED neon to challenge the conformity of gold leaf

My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

I always find the idea of writing anything work-related quite tricky. I spend my days asglobal content manager for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex (as well as some other fine art brands), and within the company is Griffin Gallery, a contemporary art space exhibiting emerging and established artists. We get to do a whole lot of … More My favourite pieces at Griffin Gallery Open 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: a vision in monochrome

There was a time when I couldn’t understand why anyone would enjoy a London summer. When born-and-bred city types would tell me “there’s nowhere I’d rather spend my summer than London,” I called ‘bullshit’ loud and clear. Can you forgive me? I grew up in Cornwall, the unequivocal sunshine spot for anyone more than a … More Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: a vision in monochrome

The black & white street photography of Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

Back in 2007, declarations of a future in photography was all the rage on MySpace Bulletins (remember those? With their passive aggressive quizzes? Those were the days). Cue albums of black and white photographs of doorknobs and other such bollocks. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, or perhaps it just always surprises and impresses me to see decent … More The black & white street photography of Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave