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Robin Cracknall

“Whatever the subject matter, they are all self-portraits in the end.” Sometimes one line has the ability to completely alter the way you look at an artists images. This quote, the final thing Robin said in our interview below, is one of those moments. The feeling of loss which runs though his work is already […]

Don’t let Street Art become Meaningless

There’s never been a better time to be a street artist. There’s more public acceptance than ever before and countless international street art festivals in an ever increasing list of exotic and far flung locations. Celebrities, corporations, galleries and even councils are clamouring to align themselves with the art and the artists.

Guy Denning – Retrospective

I think my strength is drawing – but painting in oils is my preferred drug – it’s a beautiful, sensual medium to work in. The feel of it, the smell of it… it feels like some kind of alchemical process sometimes. Guy Denning is often described as one of the most important painters on the […]

Phil Ashcroft – Interview

Without getting too involved in the minefield of the nature/nurture debate – where do you think your interest in art came from? Was it encouraged at home/school or did it develop in spite of those environments? Were your parents creative? My grandparents on my mother’s side were both amateur artists. My grandfather James Greef used […]

Phil Ashcroft – Retrospective

Phil Ashcroft’s practice explores ideas of narrative and the spectacle within landscape. Referencing the site-specific, his work considers our present-day visions, a climate ever more pertaining to aspiration and speculation within our modern sense of reality. Here he takes an in depth look at how his work has developed over the years “My painting process […]

Russ Mills – Retrospective

Russ Mills is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon. Here he talks us through his career development: The earliest evidence of my love for drawing is from an exercise book, […]

Robert Sample – Retrospective

Born and raised in the wilds of Shropshire by two creative parents, I was given my first painting experience through tuition from my illustrator dad who taught me some basic principles of painting. I just about remember painting this portrait of my dad in his studio, which I think, was my first figurative work. I […]

Robert Sample – Interview

You mention both your parents were creative and that your dad was an illustrator. What type of work did he do? Is there anything stylistically you have taken from him? My Dad created a character and strip cartoon called Ogri that’s featured in motorbike magazines Bike and BSH. He also illustrates the Tom Sharp novels. […]

Welcome to Flatsome

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Just another post with A Gallery

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