5 November 2022

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Romuald Hazoumè: Interview of the Month, November 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Beninese artist Romuald Hazoumè has been making his well-known masks for many years, but ‘Carnaval’, his show at the October Gallery

30 August 2022

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Spencer Tunick: The Naked Facts – Artlyst Interview With Paul Carter Robinson

The work of artist Spencer Tunick defies genres by transforming both landscapes and the human form into powerful artworks.

1 August 2022

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Charmaine Watkiss: Interview of the Month August 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

Charmaine Watkiss is the daughter of Jamaicans who came to post-war Britain in the 1960s when immigration from former colonies was encouraged to help with the significant labour shortage.

28 June 2022

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Mali Morris: Interview of the Month, July 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Mali Morris is a popular and notably active member of the Royal Academy of Arts, making her an appropriate choice for the annual commission to make flags over Bond Street.

11 June 2022

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Peter Buggenhout: Interview of the Month, June 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Belgian sculptor Peter Buggenhout makes slippery, near-formless sculptures that typically repulse with their abject materials, yet draw you in to an uncanny unknowability.

4 May 2022

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Andrew Marr Talks Painting Not Politics With Ria Higgins

Away from the political battles of Westminster, Britain’s most famous interrogator has a passion not many people know about… painting. With his latest exhibition in London, he talks to Ria Higgins about where it all started and why he refuses to be known for only one thing. 

Martin Parr: Interview of the Month May 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.

2 April 2022

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David Nash: Interview of the Month April 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Forty years ago, David Nash was the first artist to make work on-site for Yorkshire Sculpture Park –invited by the founding director Peter Murray, who has only just retired.

Marilyn Stafford Beyond A Jobbing Photographer – Claudia Barbieri Childs

BRIGHTON: Marilyn Stafford thought of herself as a jobbing photographer; she had a living to earn as a single mother.

1 March 2022

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Rana Begum: Artist Interview of the Month March 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

Rana Begum brings her viewers into an interactive world of colour, light and form. Initially, her geometric language could be traced back to cityscapes meeting the patterns of Islamic architecture from her early childhood in Bangladesh.

1 February 2022

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Allison Katz: Interview of the Month February 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

London-based Canadian Allison Katz relishes the second of those options at Camden Art Centre

13 January 2022

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Artist Orlanda Broom In Conversation With Simon Tarrant

Broom’s main painting practice takes two distinct forms: lush, exotic landscapes and abstract pieces

3 January 2022

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Jyll Bradley: Interview of the Month January 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

Pardes, the new commission by Jyll Bradley for the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, is not just a sculptural installation but the creation of an inclusive space for public interaction

28 December 2021

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Sarah Maple In Conversation With Oliver Malin – An Artlyst Audio Exclusive

Interview with Artist Sarah Maple: Thankfully this interview series isn’t expected to run with the regularity of the schedule of the Japanese bullet train between Tokyo and Hakata

28 December 2021

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Homage To Wayne Thiebaud – In Conversation With Colin Smith

I had the good fortune to meet Wayne Thiebaud in Sacramento, California. We spent a day together and I was impressed with his kindness and modesty.

2 December 2021

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Harmony Hammond: Women In Abstraction Guggenheim Bilbao – Artlyst Interview 

Artist/activist Harmony Hammond was born in Chicago in 1944 and is associated with the feminist art movement in New York during the 1970s.

23 November 2021

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Magnus Plessen: Artist Interview of the Month December 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The German painter Magnus Plessen tends to paint in thematic groups: in 2016, he showed his ‘1914-1918’ series in London

26 October 2021

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Tania Kovats: Artist Interview of the Month November 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

One can distinguish no fewer than seven diverse yet thematically linked streams of work in Tania Kovats’ show ‘Oceanic’ (at Parafin to 20 November).

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

3 October 2021

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Sidney Nolan’s Africa Interview With Andrew Turley And Revd Jonathan Evens 

Nolan’s Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives

28 September 2021

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Ibrahim Mahama: Interview of the Month, October 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Ibrahim Mahama came to international attention for his monumental installation of jute sacks at the Venice Biennale in 2015

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery (‘Only the hand that erases writes the true thing’, to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

24 May 2021

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Louis Carreon: Sampling Art History – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

With a background in tagging, rapping, skateboarding and surfing, Californian-born Louis Carreon is a street artist who is currently sampling art history,

13 April 2021

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Artist Anka Dabrowska Discusses New Margate Project With James Payne

Anka Dabrowska, a Warsaw born queer woman artist living and working in London, spoke to Artlyst on the eve of an exciting new project in the seaside town of Margate.

10 April 2021

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Modus Operandi What Makes Successful Public Art: Vivien Lovell Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens 

Founded in 1999, Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit with a track record of curating and producing high-quality art in the public realm, recently celebrated its 21st birthday.

10 April 2021

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Venice Curator Luca Berta Explains Latest Biennale Private Venue Restrictions – Interview

In light of the changes introduced by Venice town council, it is becoming increasingly difficult for private exhibition spaces

14 March 2021

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Stuart Semple Talks To Artlyst Candidly About His New Art Gallery

Stuart Semple multiple disciplinary artist talks to Artlyst candidly about his new art gallery ‘Giant’ in Bournemouth

7 February 2021

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Genesis Tramaine: A Queer Devotional Painter Interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

Genesis Tramaine is an Expressionist Devotional painter who, through abstract portraits of men and women transcends gender, race, and social structures

31 January 2021

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Lakwena Maciver: Review-Interview Hastings Contemporary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Born in 1986 to an English mother and a Ugandan father, Lakwena Maciver studied graphic design at the London College of Communications, graduating in 2009.

6 December 2020

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Nicola Ravenscroft Sculpture With A Peaceful Stillness – Revd Jonathan Evens

Nicola Ravenscroft A graduate of Camberwell School of Art, she has owned and run a sculpture gallery and, as an art teacher, has nurtured many young people into celebrating their inherent creativity and thinking beyond the walls.