Japanese photographer Katsu Naito is interviewed on his Once In Harlem series by Ellie Brown for Volume Eight.
Charlotte Mei is a London-based artist working in ceramics, painting and animation. She has previously worked with Hermés, Sony Records, Converse, Casio, Beams, the V&A and Penguin Books.
Lilian Martinez lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Danish-born London-based artist and model Benedikte Klüver shares what inspires her from fashion to the female form and unusual colour combinations.
Bobby and Steven John Clark
Bobby and Steven John Clark are a Scottish couple living in Melbourne, Australia. Bobby is an artist and photographer, Steven is a sculptor working with South Australian Lime Stone on a functional line of objects under the name 'den holm' and a fine art sculptor under his own name Steven John Clark. His beautiful warehouse studio is based in Reservoir, Melbourne. Steven is a traditional traded stone mason. They both have a background in textiles and fashion and met 11 years ago at Fashion School.
New-York based artist Karin Haas is inspired by patterns and color from her urban surroundings, which she deconstructs and builds back up to create minimal and complex abstract forms that explore movement and balance.
Charlotte Taylor is an artist and designer from London. Examining the parallels of architectural shape, objects and space through a process of photographic documentation, sculpture and digital compositions. Forming a personal understanding and language of architecture by dismantling the practice. Combining real and imagined spaces to construct utopic places, detaching them from architectural practice with fictive elements highlighting the peculiarities in perspective and form.
Anthony Zinonos (b. 1981, South Africa) is a collage artist and illustrator currently living in Oakland, California USA. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Zinonos creates work that explores the concept of landscape and the spaces we inhabit. Using found images and flat geometric colour planes, he creates vibrant and spare compositions that are injected with wit, humor, and implied narratives. His work is concerned with implicating space and the elusive promises of utopia. Zinonos has exhibited work internationally and has been commissioned by Clinique, Miu Miu, Kate Spade, Mens Health Magazine, Kodak, Ace Hotel, and Chanel among others.
London-based graphic designer and artist Samantha Totty shares with us her latest artworks.
Drawing inspiration from, while simultaneously enriching and nourishing, the worlds of architecture, design and interior design, Claudia Valsells’ role for 20 years has been to transmit the value of colour and its texture in the decoration of spaces. Claudia Valsells has conveyed tones and textures in the painting of the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona, in the decoration of luxury hotels around Europe, in the creation of two unique colour cards with more than 200 colour references, and in one-person exhibitions in various galleries and contemporary art collections.
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.
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.”
Petecia Le Fawnhawk
Petecia Le Fawnhawk in collaboration with Tasya Van Ree for Volume Seven
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 editorial exploring David Paige's vision
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.
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
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
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.
“Growing up is about converting fear into courage”.
Buenos Aires-based photographer and former filmmaker Monty Kaplan shares with us his vision of freedom for Volume Seven, a story between human and nature.