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Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film
Bruce McLean’s first major retrospective has opened at Firstsite, the contemporary art gallery in Colchester. The Scottish born artist represented Britain at the 1980 Venice Biennale and is regarded as a major force in contemporary British art.
The Enduring Influence of Venice on Art
The city of Venice in Italy is a unique and precious repository of art with a distinctive and influential role in the history of visual culture. Whilst Venice is well known for its ancient works, this magical Italian city remains as inspirational as ever. Check out these 5 incredible, Venice-inspired, contemporary artworks...
Sarah Shaw: Artist Interview
Contemporary painter Sarah Shaw graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. Based in Brighton, she creates incredible paintings which explore some of the conditions of being human and the concept of living through time. New to artrepublic, Sarah kindly took some time away from her brushes and canvases to answer our curious questions..
Australian artist Warren J Fox swapped London for Brighton and from his seaside studio he is now crafting images ranging in style from photorealistic pencil or ink illustrations to colourful graphic compositions like his new print ‘Freedom’. Warren was kind enough to put down his pencil for a few minutes to answer our probing questions about his life and work.
World Cup fever has gripped the country once again and the sight of different nations coming together to celebrate the beautiful game has got us thinking of the various countries being represented at our Brighton Gallery and the variety of great prints we get from all around the world.
This weekend a mass of wobbling humanity cycled past our gallery in the World Naked Bike Ride. The throng of nudists got us thinking about nudes in art. The nude has inspired, enraptured and enraged both the art world and the public for centuries. Here’s our pick of the best contemporary nudes...
Aroe is an insane graffiti writer based in Brighton who creates unbelievable free-hand pieces all over the world, from Russia to Egypt, Malaysia and Columbia. We’ve just released two exclusive new prints by him and seen his work adorning our Urban Artfest venue so we thought it was about time we pinned down this spray painting maverick!
Our sister gallery in London, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, is currently awash with the cool collage aesthetic of two of our favourite artists, Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde. ‘Super Vision’, their first collaborative exhibition, is a magnificent celebration of alternate realities, fantastical other-worlds and voyeuristic adventures. Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde kindly took the time to talk us through their spectacular visions...
Art and Music have always been two of the most direct and intuitive forms of communication for humankind. When asking artists to cite their influences invariably music will come high up on the list. It is also common place for artists to work closely with musicians, producing images directly in response to their music which are seen as a visual extension of the musician’s work.