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On Video: Sergio Mora

Nowadays, Barcelona is teeming with young creative talents. Probably one of the most original among the many is artist and illustrator Sergio Mora (@sergio.mora.art). Novel, bright, playful and a little cryptic, his work will no doubt stick firmly in the back of your mind from first glance. In addition to completing wonderfully illustrated children’s books and collaborating with …

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Artigau: 50 Years of Painting

It is always a privilege to view a gathering of artworks created by the same hand that hail from different eras, because through them you can admire how much an artist has grown and changed. Sometimes, you see a marked improvement in style, how sensibilities and awareness got sharper. Such is the case of Catalan …

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Flat Out Belief

“Not ‘seeing is believing’, you ninny, but ‘believing is seeing’…” Artistic movements, carved, collaged and splatter painted across history, generally tend to advance or dissipate the philosophical declarations and physical tangibility of their predecessors. To do so, there must first exist belief in a need for stasis or overhaul. For example, as every art history …

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Victoria Ravelo

Her paintings bear all the hallmarks of good abstract art. They’re flat, proudly displaying their brushstrokes and little clumps of oil and pastel, their true nature as the hand’s markings on even surfaces. She toys with patches of transparency and opacity as did the likes of Morris Louis and Helen Frakenthaler. The just-short-of-piercing, anxiety-heightening points and edges …

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Trinity Tristan

Trinity Tristan’s studio is just off the bustling Ridley Road market, when I arrive she leads me up to a large shared studio space busy with activity. The space is filled with artists working in a range of media, from sculptural pieces to large drawings. As I approach Trinity’s section of the space I hear …

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On Video: Jafet Blanch

On Carrer Enric Granados, a stunning street in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, an excellent show titled Fetén is currently hanging by Catalan figurative painter Jafet Blanch. The scenes presented inside N2 Gallery delight the eyes with images inspired by childhood, pulled from dreamlike atmospheres and echoing of brighter spaces and times that hook viewers at first glance.  Blanch …

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Fragile and Infinite

The past influences the person we are. The things we endure and the people that surround us shape our thoughts, behaviour and the things we love. Moments of our histories are captured with each fracture and bruising of our bodies, and in the way we choose to present ourselves — revealing or hiding our scars …

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Happy Birthday, Gary Hume!

Happiest of solar returns to English artist Gary Hume! The celebrated Kent-born painter and printmaker came to Earth on 9 May 1962, first rose to fame with many of the other Young British Artists (those wild and wacky YBA’s) after completing his studies at Goldsmiths in 1988 and now deservedly enjoys the RA of a …

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Elena Poletaeva

Elena Poletaeva — a contemporary artist from the Far East of Russia. She lives in a city that’s just two hours by plane to Tokyo and four to Seoul, but to Moscow…nine hours in the sky. Elena believes that an artist must be free to express their ideas. So she chooses to constantly study and improve …

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Now on View: Painters' Painters

The Saatchi Gallery is pleased to present its latest exhibition Painters’ Painters, a celebration of the age old medium of painting and how it is being both preserved and transformed by a selection of nine living artists. Briefly encounter each talented member of our line up and their vastly differing styles below, and be sure …