Interviews

“Art is created by the free human being and not the artist” - an interview with José Yaque
Article date: Friday, March 24, 2017

“Art is created by the free human being and not the artist” - an interview with José Yaque

The work of José Yaque is life affirming. Standing in front of his huge canvas paintings we glimpse a vision of that infinite freedom, so rare and so precious, that allows an artist to create their work with an open heart and soul. Whatever José Yaque creates, the influence of nature always permeates his work. It manifests in a variety of forms, but there is a recurring theme around the interpretation of natural resources and phenomena. With artful mastery he manages to depict rocks, soil, water, seamlessly combining abstraction and figurative forms.

"My paintings are constructed forms that shift between light and dark..." - an interview with Liam Everett
Article date: Sunday, March 19, 2017

"My paintings are constructed forms that shift between light and dark..." - an interview with Liam Everett

During a January visit to Paris I had the unexpected pleasure of visiting the Kamel Mennour Gallery to view an exhibition of the works of Liam Everett. The gallery's warm hospitality combined with Liam's fantastic work made the entire experience unforgettable.

10 Questions: Gordon Cheung
Article date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

10 Questions: Gordon Cheung

Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works. Cheung’s multi-media art capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas.

Platforms Which Will Have Impact - Maecenas Discover a New Way to Invest in Fine Art
Article date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Platforms Which Will Have Impact - Maecenas Discover a New Way to Invest in Fine Art

Marcelo Garcia Casil: "We are a start-up company looking to disrupt the art finance industry. Our online platform removes intermediaries like auction houses and art dealers by creating an open and fair marketplace where investors can reach out to art owners directly in a secure and reliable way."

Curators Who Will Have Impact – An Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh
Article date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Curators Who Will Have Impact – An Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh

"I’m a philosopher thinking about new technologies, what they mean for our lives and how they may change society. In my work I connect with artists and curators, since I think artistic research can help to bring in different forms of knowledge and experience to discuss these questions. I'm a professor at the University of Vienna, but I also connect to many people outside academia, in the worlds of technology and art." - Mark Coeckelbergh

The theatre of history Lubaina Himid shows in Oxford and Bristol
Article date: Monday, January 30, 2017

The theatre of history Lubaina Himid shows in Oxford and Bristol

As an emancipated white male, writing this as Trump takes office, it can only feel that we white males are wrecking everything. Minutes after swearing in, the new US president was telling the motley crowds on Capitol Hill that migrants or foreign nations will have no part in his vision for America’s future. Now he is planning his wall. In the UK, our own government’s liking for foreigners does not even extend to our cross-channel neighbours. And so, unless you are a writer, an artist or perhaps a footballer, it is no time to be a migrant.

Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist
Article date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist

Contemporary street artists are not concerned with impressing members of the Academy or approved authorities. Rather, they are interested in revoking many social conventions about art. Contemporary street artists produce their works with the belief that art does not only belong in museums but also on the streets with the people. That is why many of them, such as Banksy, operate under pseudonyms, because vandalizing public property is a crime.

“The result - is just a top of the iceberg and the rest is a constant monologue you have with yourself” - Ugo Rondinone
Article date: Monday, January 23, 2017

“The result - is just a top of the iceberg and the rest is a constant monologue you have with yourself” - Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. Working in a variety of genres, Rondinone is inspired by the inexhaustible energy of nature. In his work one finds fairy forests, installations with fabulous white trees, figures of birds covered with fingerprints, and giant stone totems – part of the last series in his oeuvre. Ugo Rondinone's latest commission, “Miami Mountain” was created for The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, which unveiled the installation in November last year. This work has become an indispensable must see in Miami, and a permanent feature on both tourists’ and residents’ selfies. In this interview, Ugo Rondinone talks with Artdependence Magazine about the start of his career, his fears and achievements, and his attitude to contemporary art and social media.

Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck
Article date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck

"I have always been fascinated by the way art has developed due to new materials and techniques. In search of contemporary sculpture and it’s lack of renewal in response, I look for the interaction between virtual constructions and handmade sculptures. You could describe it as a kind of cross-pollination between the virtual and physical world." - an interview with Nick Ervinck conducted by Etienne Verbist.

"For us, contemporary art is in no way a competition" - an interview with Laura De Jonckheere
Article date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"For us, contemporary art is in no way a competition" - an interview with Laura De Jonckheere

De Jonckheere gallery has acquired its fame thanks to its specialization in Flemish art from the16th and 17th centuries. The gallery has consistently presented a great collection of works by Old Masters, and its professional examination of the authenticity of old paintings. What do they think about contemporary art, and how do they plan to celebrates the 40th anniversary of their first opening? Laura De Jonckheere, daughter of co-founder Georges De Jonckheere, answers these questions and more in this interview with Artdependence Magazine.

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