Andrea Kollar is an Austrian born artist, illustrator and art director. Drawing is what Andrea’s soul needs. She studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and graduated in 2008. Her visual language is defined by reducing the shapes of the female body to a minimum of lines while intensifying sensuality and expression. Experimenting with different techniques, Andrea always keeps her focus on simplicity and reduction.
The Los-Angeles based artist Jessalyn Brooks shares with us her thoughts on female beauty standards and how her artworks, celebrating the female form, break down the stereotypes.
Artist Sua Ha discusses her passions, inspirations and her strong sense of hope translated into her artworks. “We create our tomorrows by what we dream today.”
Darby Milbrath’ expressionist paintings are informed by her memories of innocence and her experience. Darby’s past life in the theater as a dancer, the nostalgia for her imaginative childhood, the landscape of the West Coast Gulf Islands whereon she was raised, as well as her visions and mysticism that began as a young girl there, are recurring motifs embedded in her paintings.
New-York based photographer Justin French talks about the process behind his photographs and the importance of a connection between himself and those he works with.
Paris-based architect and illustrator Garance Vallée intrinsically explores her passion for design, architecture and contemporary art through her artworks adding from time to time a feminine touch representing the women in her life.
Mary Elizabeth Ford
Mary Ford is an interdisciplinary artist and art director. She has worked collaboratively with other artists, filmmakers, musicians, and stylists across North America. Rather than maintaining differences between mediums, Mary combines them into one cohesive practice that spans many modes and subjects. She currently lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Michael Salerno is an Australian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris. He also runs the small press Kiddiepunk, which releases limited edition zines and books.
Sofia Salazar is an Argentinian textile designer and illustrator, now living in the UK. Sofia’s work revolves around the female figure, gender blurred limits and sexuality. There is also a bit of classical sculpture and greek mythology involved in her embroideries and traces of every art movement she loves, in her quilted pieces. Sofia is obsessed with making and aim to create as much work as possible in order to, when taking a look at it all, see an accurate depiction of herself.
For London-based collage artist Tagen Donovan, enjoying art that serves purely for visual enjoyment creates a universally accessible environment and is something very important.
Amsterdam-based artist Ella Renneus shares her interest in people and emotions and how this reflects in her one-line drawings.
London based artist, Meg Abbott discusses her art and life.
an exploration in modern eroticism with the styling and directing drawing from the textures and silhouettes of the Hellenistic period but juxtaposing with the visibility of the nude brown form
An editorial exploring David Paige's vision
A Tale of Two in Chess-playing
Dali/ Duchamp on display at the Royal Academy of Arts between 7th October 2017 and 3rd January 2018
Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own
A review of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own exhibiting at Fashion & Textiles Museum between 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
A photo journal of Kazakhstan by Valeria Amirova
Artist Fipe discusses her inspiration, technique and evolving talent.
Luisa El Bouyahyani
Space can be seen as a free and borderless. As I searched to nd out how to visually capture an inbetween space, a creative process developed. is creative process consists of taking photographs of places and textures, defining forms out of the surrounding and recombining all of it.
in your skin
'Heavy Like Water' a series by Kayten Schmidt
embrace, an expression of being attached with someone that is no longer there, taking in the ideologies of connection, loss, innocence, and lack of self worth and knowledge
Shaping Fashion: The Open Book of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s Life and Work
A review of the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibit on show at the V&A, London by Lydia Chan
For me, painting is the most obvious way to translate an ongoing pace, the world, its people and environment. It's my language at the moment, it's always there
Spray paint on paper, 70x100 cm, photo credit: Adeline Moreau
“Growing up is about converting fear into courage”.
Body and One
Empowerment means to gain power and self sufficiency over de cit-oriented situations. The solid black and grey geometric shapes symbolize the state of oppression and powerlessness which the splashes of coloured paint interrupt and overpower visualizing encouragement, self-sufficiency and strength. e collage artworks consist of hand painted and cut elements that were composed together using digital media.
Juan Barquero’s art is a sophisticated psychological double entendre articulated in mediums and techniques that realise themes of sensuality, corporeality and temporality. A poetic sensibility suspends parts of the human condition that might otherwise feel burdensome or abhorrent and enables us to examine them with parallel intimacy and distance.
Pulsating colors and brash collage become intertwined in these two pieces. Empowerment is a precarious thing as woman. To be seen as who you are is to be defiant.