ARTISTIC INSIGHT – RAPHAEL BARRATT

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These three large oil pastel drawings, completed in May this year, stand at an important juncture in my life and work. A puzzling sense of weight and of nascent, shifting landscapes is a fundamental element in these pieces. The high perspective and organic forms where developed from my observations and memories of the steep rocky...

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ARTISTIC INSIGHT: JORDAN DAWSON

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  Jordan Dawson’s art practice is characterised by hyperreal portraits that explore many different physical forms and traits that are subject to societal judgement. Tattoos, prosthetic limbs, freckles, scars, anorexia and cancer are some of the subject matters that he examines through meticulously detailed pencil drawings.   ‘We live in a deeply superficial world that...

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ARTISTIC INSIGHT – LIZ MIDDLETON

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I am a sculptor and stone letterer based in central London. My practice is driven by an attraction to the qualities of stone: its materiality, mass and placement. Through materials like coal, chalk, charcoal, graphite, pigments, paint and stone itself, I explore themes of my practice which include subtle and stark contrasts, the juxtaposition of...

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ARTISTIC INSIGHT: CATALINA M. CHRISTENSEN

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It is very satisfying to walk in the desert collecting colourful rocks and to return to my studio to grind them into pigments. My work is inspired by wild and isolated landscapes, which evoke in me a sense of freedom, and by my growing awareness that many of these places are threatened by human activities....

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