Artist of the month – Aaron Morse

Prepare to be sucked into the cosmos, and explore the vast, sublime, and vaguely familiar worlds of Aaron Morse. Weaving in and out, across tumultuous, textural terrain, Aaron Morse's paintings' are extraordinarily ambitious. Influenced by the geography, history and mythology of the American Southwest, he marks out these strange and wonderful contours for us to…

turtle drawing

Illustrator of the month: Zoe Keller

Explore the natural world through highly detailed illustrative, charcoal drawings intended to educate and inspire audiences of at-risk species. Zoe Keller creates stunningly detailed drawings of animals and fauna, done completely in graphite. They are annoyingly amazing! These drawings act as visual research into the various kinds of species of the native land in which…

What’s in a frame? Artist of the month: Holly Lane

How important are frames to artworks in the contemporary world? Can they add context  or meaning to the painting it surrounds? Well, artist Holly Lane repurposes religious items to create ornate and elaborate frames that envelop the artwork and helps give new meaning to an archaic, and somewhat dated practice.   When you visit an…

Caspar David Friedrich - Wanderer above the sea of fog

Caspar David Friedrich: The Wintry Wanderer

Winter is upon us! No, I'm not quoting Game of Thrones. This time of year always beckons me to be whisked away to a romantic Wintry, ethereal landscape. No other artist has done this better than Caspar David Friedrich. Besides this painting being EPIC AS F**K, 'Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818' evokes a passion…

Artist of the month – Mary Iverson

Escape into the dreamy, abstract worlds of Mary Iverson, where floating shapes rule all.   Of course, there's more to Mary Iverson's work than just floating shapes in picturesque landscapes (even though that alone would still be awesome for me). Her work is rich in traditional American landscape painting, and on the surface is both…

Artist of the Month – Chris Agnew

Anyone insanely obsessed with finely detailed drawings and etchings should look no further!   When studying Chris Agnew's work, you can't help but be in awe of the monumental and painstakingly detailed worlds he presents, but there's always more than meets the eye. A British artist, he completed his BA in Contemporary Art Practice from The University…

Artist of the month – Chiang Lup Hong

Psychedelic and absorbing. The excruciatingly beautifully detailed illustrations from Malaysian artist Chiang Lup Hong. Ever seen those mind boggling optical illusions, where supposedly there's meant to be a picture within a picture, and you can never figure them out? Well, if you invest your time studying Hong's illustrations, trust me, you won't be disappointed or disillusioned. Okay, granted,…

Artist of the month – Louise Zhang

Paintings and sculptures that fascinate and repulse, but when you get close, these bizarre organic works are anything but a delight.   At first glance, Louise Zhang's work is drippingly sweet and seductive. Her use of neon-tastic, artificial colours are exciting and alluring to the eye, but as you begin to study the blob-like forms,…

Artist of the month – David Schnell

Burst into summer with an explosion of fantastic colour from a unique visionary German painter I first encountered David Schnell's work during my uni days, whilst totally obsessed with colour, shapes and the landscape. The boldness of colour, use of line and how he frames his compositions really drew me in. Similar to Renaissance landscape paintings…

3 is the magic number – artists of the month

There are so many influential and inspiring artists out there at the moment I couldn't just pick one this month, I've gone ahead and showcased 3 exciting artists for you with very distinctive (and pretty cool) practices.   HAYLEY EICHENBAUM Capturing scenes on her epic trips across America, Hayley's photos are eloquently sublime and cooly simplistic.…