Artist of the month – Minoru Nomata

Impossible structures leftover from an imagined civilisation - Minoru Nomata invites us to step into a forgotten world. Grand beyond belief, Minoru Nomata's monolithic structures are something to marvel at. They push the boundaries of what architecture could and should be. Form follows function, as it's never clear what their purpose is. You have stairs…

Artist deadlines – October

The leaves might be falling and the weather unpredicatble, but the art word is alive and buzzing with activity. The Other Art Fair, Frieze and the Affordable Art Fair all take place this month, as well as countless opportunities. Highlight opportunity this month is The Guardian Illustration Prize. They're on the hunt for emerging artists…

Illustrator of the month – Eizin Suzuki

Bask in the illustrated sunlight of Eizin Suzuki. A pop of colour and a splash of light shimmer through Japanese illustrator Eizin Suzuki's holiday-style snaps. Suzuki made his name designing magazine covers and advertising campaigns for leading Japanese companies, including Nikon, Suntory, Nissan, and Nippon Oil, as well as a number of Tatsuro Yamashita’s album covers.…

Artist deadlines – January

Happy New Year! Any new year's resolutions you're looking to stick to this coming year? Well, for me, it's spending more time in a creative bubble and producing some work to enter competitions and hopefully show in an exhibition! Get motivated and start 2019 right with this fresh batch of artist opportunities. Highlight opportunity this…

Illustrator of the month – Hiro Isonoo

Like stepping back in time to the video games of old, or some psychedelic trip to no-place, Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are wonderfully enchanting. Dripping with colour, the late video game designer Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are eye-poppingly hypnotising. You're absorbed into an augmented, pixel-like world, bursting with a fusion of different kinds of fauna, flora and…

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…

Artist deadlines – July

Well, hello July! The months have rolled by, and here we are in the middle of a sweltering Summer, and the competitions are heating up. There's a HUGE mix of competitions, open calls and residencies to go for in July. Highlights this month include the RAW Labs residency at Bow Arts, where you get to…