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  Autumn/Winter issue out now

Created through a pandemic and global lockdown, this issue is unlike any we have previously published. The arts have have been affected over the past several months, with events, exhibitions and art fairs cancelled and galleries closed.

Through the difficult times we have all recently faced, and continue to feel the effects of, some small positives were found, as is often the case when hope remains in darkness. While it's true that artists are often solitary creatures, an extreme lack of social interaction has meant looking elsewhere for inspiration, using the isolation period to experiment with new styles and mediums, with time to reflect at a slower pace where new work flourished.

While it will be some time before we feel a sense of normality again, embracing the new normal can give hope for the future.

   
Artists
 
  Annie Randall interviewAnnie Randall

Combining cyanotype techniques with delicate sketches, Annie Randall creates poetic meditations on the natural form, finding inspiration in the naked body, flowers, leaves and insects. Her work explores the disconnected relationship between humans and nature, taking the figure away from their comfortable yet destructive place as observer and dominator to a new vision of unity where shoots and leaves grow entwined with the body. Nature also plays an important part in Randall's practice physically, as she relies on the sun as part of the cyanotype process, with the intensity of its rays taking control of the outcome of the artwork. Embracing the deep, inky blues that are synonymous with the cyanotype process, Randall overlays her drawings and photography seamlessly into one image; the duality of both mediums reflecting her two subjects as they come together.

   
  Karen Christensen interview

History is carefully recycled into new biographies in the work of Karen Christensen, who creates parallel universes full of discovery and magic, love and pain, humour and hope. Each artwork is a personal reflection of experiences, filled with clues to a thousand potential stories for each individual viewer to piece together. Her changeable yet distinct style flows through her body of work, which includes paintings, sculptures, boxed artworks and mixed media compositions. In a collision of colour, pattern, text and texture, the artist's assemblages are true visual feasts where anything is possible. Working with an encyclopaedic range of materials and found items which may otherwise have been discarded or overlooked such as vintage postcards, rusted nails, pieces of twisted drift wood and obscure fragments of metal machinery, their original function is long forgotten on their journey into this final form. Based in Essex, Christensen's work is exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in private collections.

   
  Stanley Gonczanski interview

Familiar paintings from classic art history are revived and reworked by multimedia artist Stanley Gonczanski, who alters their meaning within the context of modern life with a critical, yet humorous, eye. Whether adding juxtaposing contemporary elements into historical scenes - collaged interventions that play with their unfamiliar surroundings - or manipulating the features of the stately portrait protagonists, his assimilations deal with crucial problems in our society through subtle humour, irony and sarcasm. Based in Santiago de Chile (via Buenos Aires and New York), Gonczanski is a filmmaker, creative advertising director and illustrator alongside his fine art work. He has exhibited internationally with his Almost Classic series, with solo shows in Florence, Santiago, Miami, Dubai, Taipei, Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.

   



Upcoming Exhibitions
 

  Chalton Gallery

Chalton is an art organisation comprising Chalton Gallery in London and Chalton Projects which, since 2012, has presented exhibitions and events in Mexico City in collaboration with private and public institutions, as well as organising artist residencies and collaborative projects between Mexican and British institutions.

The London Gallery opened in 2015 as a new site dedicated to staging relevant art exhibitions, interventions and events highlighting contemporary Mexican artists in the UK as well as supporting emerging British artists.


   

  Talented Art Fair
6 - 8 March 2020
Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

Now in its fourth year, the aptly named Talented Art Fair returns to London this spring, bringing thousands of high quality original artworks and limited edition prints to the city, as well as the talented artists themselves.

Working across all mediums, exhibiting artists include a large variety of highly collectable contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists and mixed media artists...


   

  Landmark Spring Art Fair
15 - 17 May 2020 (Please note this event is now unfortunately cancelled)
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, UK

Over 80 artists showcasing the best in contemporary fine art can be found in one place this May at the spring edition of the Landmark Art Fair. From painting, sculpture and glass to prints and photography there is something to suit everyone, with prices ranging from £50 for prints to £4,000 for originals. Highlights of the spring fair include Mark Pearce whose paintings and monoprints explore colour theory and the unexpected moments of creative practice, and Anjali B Purkayastha who creates visual stories composed entirely of a vocabulary of patterns rooted in...


   

  Sussex Art Fairs
15 – 17 May 2020 (Please note this event is now unfortunately cancelled)
Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester, UK

After a successful inaugural year in 2019, Sussex Art Fairs returns to the world renowned Goodwood Racecourse in the heart of the picturesque Sussex Downs. Last year's event was the first of its kind within the counties, cementing itself into the region's art calendar with its high quality selection of work from local, national and international artists. Taking place across three days, over 100 artists will be situated throughout the two main halls of The March Stand, with thousands of pieces for sale...