The Art of Life and Death with Vern Rattapoom

Thai artist Rattapoom Piwpantamit (Vern) moved from a small village in Thailand to the city (Bangkok) to pursue his art career. He talks of heart-wrenching personal experiences that pushed him to explore primordial forms and themes of life and death in his series ‘Misgiving’, with Buddhist philosophy teachings informing his creative process along the way. His delicate and sensitive painting style is a true testament to his skills as a painter and artist. With multiple exhibitions in Bangkok under his … Read the rest

Profile of the Week: Carla Timoc

Romanian artist Carla Timoc, recently graduated from the University of Art and Design receiving a MA degree in Photography. Her work experiments with film format and instant photography. She now lives and works in Germany.

How has your upbringing influenced you as an artist today?

Well, my upbringing was in fact, all about art in general. My father was gone to Italy for work and I remember my mom telling me I still had the pacifier in my mouth when … Read the rest

YngSpc: A space nurturing the future of art

Imagine: an independent, online/offline platform for contemporary art that emphasizes artists early in their careers. Kate Mothes never imagined her blog would turn into a booming contemporary art community, but it did. Young Space (yngspc), run solely by Mothes, emphasizes new and exciting works within the contemporary art world. She recently has released Dovetail Magazine, an independent arts publication that positions contemporary visual art in dialogue with design, architecture, photography, travel, and global visual culture.

Kath Mothes, Founder of YngSpc
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Profile of the Week: Pocket of Lollipops

Miami based band, Pocket of Lollipops has been playing together for 11 years. Composed of Maite and Tony, the duo formed their band in high school and characterise their genre of music as ‘Posh Punk’. Their new album titled ‘Tiburon’ is releasing soon. Check out their socials to learn more about the band.

Where are you all from?

We are both based in Miami, FL but Maite is Basque and Tony is Italian.

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Profile of the Week: Wendy Fetzer Mazza

Artist and printmaker Wendy Fetzer Mazza’s resolute vision for her work and her methodical creative process set her apart as an artist. Wendy is based in Tampa where she goes on neighbourhood walks to collect inspiration for her printmaking series. There, Wendy has also set up a small artist collective for artists of all stages. She offers golden nuggets of advice for artists just starting out and gives us an insight into her creative journey.

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Profile of the Week: Daria Ivanova

Possessing a myriad of creative outlets, French-Russian queer feminist artist Daria Ivanova explores trauma and sexuality with a focus on LGBTQ representation. Daria finds inspiration in the written word as well as other artists, and firmly believes in making art that serves you firstly before it serves others. We spoke with Daria about her art and her goals for the future.

Where are you from and when did you start your art practice?

I am a Frеnch-Russian artist, photographer and … Read the rest

Profile of the Week: UNQO

For London-based illustrator UNQO, genuine expression, a feel-good factor and comedy are paramount to what makes great art. Accompanying his no-nonsense approach to expression, UNQO spends time cultivating his various skills to keep on evolving and growing on an artistic level. He hopes to make merchandise with his designs as well as hold more exhibitions of his work.

Where are you from and when did you start your art practice?

I am born and raised in London and I started … Read the rest

Profile of the Week: Sabrina Iacono

Sabrina Iacono grew up in Montreal and moved to Toronto where she received a BFA in Criticism in Curatorial Practice with Distinction in OCAD University. Her performance based practice explores themes of behavior, trauma and mental health. Her work explores how bodies preform differently in public and private settings, utilizing performance as research for constructed behaviors.

How has your upbringing influenced you as an artist today?

I’ve had very conflicting emotions towards my upbringing. I was exposed to a lot … Read the rest

Profile of the Week: Alejandrina Herrera

Alejandrina Herrera is an artist based in Monterrey, who has been painting for 11 years. Her precise and meticulous watercolor technique allows for detailed and sensitive compositions, as seen in her ‘Tiny Memory’ series. This sensitivity accentuates Alejandrina’s relationship with nostalgia and her interest in times passed. She draws inspiration from personal experience, her belongings and collections, her family – this explains the deep sensibility imbued in her painting. 

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