James Merry: Digital Needlepoint

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James Merry is an English-born embroidery artist based in Iceland, where he has been living and working with Björk since 2009. He works by hand in a variety of media from a lakeside cabin fifteen minutes outside of Reykjavík “I get great joy seeing that words traditionally associated with needlepoint now permeate the language of all things digital”. James Merry is originally from Gloucestershire in

Tone Vigeland: Flowing Shapes


She was born in Oslo to painter Per Vigeland and Randi Helleberg, and is a granddaughter of painter Emanuel Vigeland. She has studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry. She is represented in galleries worldwide, including the European Victoria and Albert Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne and Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the New York City galleries Museum of Modern Art and

Makoto Azuma: Arte Viva


The Japanese artist Makoto Azuma is known to have created a new artistic genre in which plants and plant uses to compose his work getting results undoubtedly original. As a real contrast to the so-called “dead art,” he has decided to give a new name to these floral representations: “living art.” After creating several projects that have set out in detail on its website azumamakoto.com,

Benjamin Shine: transparent portraits


Benjamin Shine studied fashion design at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Central St Martins in London. In 2003 he set up his creative studio, where materials, techniques and constructional ideas continue to inform his diverse portfolio and multidisciplinary approach.Benjamin’s work has attracted a range of clients encompassing fashion labels, product and interior manufacturers, international Arts and Design institutions such as The Crafts

Prinzhorn Collection: Agne’s Jacket


Agne’s Jacket is a remarkable object, stitched inside and out with the words of psychiatric patient, Agnes Richter held in an asylum for the insane in the 1890’s. The Prinzhorn Collection is the legacy of Hans Prinzhorn who was tasked in 1919 to expand on an earlier collection of the art of the psychiatric patient at the university. By 1921 he had brought together

Madaew: Thai Fashionista


Apichet “Madaew” Atilattana is an Internet sensation at 16 – and not for singing wicked cover versions of Justin Bieber. He designs and models dresses that he cobbles together out of the most unusual materials, like mosquito netting, clothes hangers, cooking utensils, bicycle tyres and even various forms of plant life. Amassing more than 200,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram since he began uploading his

Nick Cave: Soundsuits


Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He says of himself “I have found my middle and now am working toward what I am leaving behind.” Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body.

Philippa Beveridge: Fragile Ideas


Philippa Beveridge is a London- and Barcelona-based British artist who currently works from her own studio on architectural commissions, installations and sculpture in glass. She graduated in landscape architecture from the University of Greenwich, London, in 1984 and completed an MFA in Art in Architecture from the University of East London in 2007. She studied sculpture, painting, mosaic and glass at the Massana Art School

Duane Paul: Totems


I explore the themes of identity alienation, self-realization and shared and individual struggle. Much of my art is process driven and through the process of making, physically working and manipulating material. The physical process of making the work is as important as the “finished” piece. The nature of my process and practice is to build layers and layers creating sculptural records documenting exploration of a

Kris Knight: Pretty Boys


Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose work examines performance in relation to the construction, portrayal and boundaries of sexual and asexual identities. Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go. His mythical and ambiguous portraits are a synthesis of fantasy and