On the occasion of his first London exhibition, at David Zwirner, Lucas Arruda discusses his almost pathological pursuit of a particular theme, revealing the macro within the micro, and how his imaginary landscapes are states of mind suspended in paint.
Cathy and Peter Halstead talk about Tippet Rise Art Center, the remarkable music venue and sculpture park they set up on a vast ranch in the wilds of Montana, and their desire to create a place with the potential for a deep relationship with art, music and the land.
Local artist Jonathan Wright delved deep into local narratives to devise his tribute to the local fishing community, Fleet on Foot. Studio International discusses the origins of this celebration of the town's remaining fishing fleet.
Bringing together works by Gustav Klimt with pottery, sculptures and texts from late classical antiquity, this insightful exhibition charts the influence of the ancient Attic artists on the Austrian secessionist, in particular in providing material for the development of his erotic drawings.
Curator and artist Chris Alton talks about his latest venture, You’re Surrounded By Me, which weaves together contemporary issues such as climate change, protest and the subversion of heraldry.
The Scythians are coming to the British Museum this autumn and we have more in common with these ancient nomads than you might imagine, as curator St John Simpson explains.
A capacious retrospective of the long-neglected Victorian academician uncovers a master of the sensuous with a surprising knack for experimentation.
The controversial Spanish artist returns to London with a new site-specific installation that continues his interest in borders and displacement.
Simon Patterson talks about his show Safari: An Exhibition as Expedition, at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, and about the concepts that inform his work.
This exhibition tells the story of Matisse’s collecting habits, but fails to conjure up the joy of discovery.
For his Portugal Venice Biennale commission, artist José Pedro Croft has made a series of six glass-and-steel sculptures that lurch and loom around the gardens of Villa Hériot, on the Giudecca. He talks about the uniquely Venetian dialogue between precariousness and permanence, as well as the monumentality and simplicity of a nearby Álvaro Siza project, both of which have inspired his project, Uncertain Measure.
The Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta talks about her practice, notions of identity and nation states, and how she prefers her work to be called ‘everyday art’ rather than terming it political.
Emily Peasgood’s sound piece Halfway to Heaven is set in a Baptist graveyard, a high hump of soil, weeds and tumbling headstones wedged between a road and a terrace of houses. Studio International talked to her about its inspiration and meaning.
Gerfried Stocker talks about going from being a media artist influenced by Ars Electronica to becoming its artistic director and the mind behind its organisation.
Bradbeer talks about his technique, why he works on a large scale and what drawing means to him – and reveals his secret to engaging cynical students.
The organisers of this exhibition are keen to show how the Dutch genre painters both drew inspiration from one another and were spurred on by rivalry, but this intention is undercut by the paintings of Vermeer. The others painted for their time while he painted for all time.
A celebration of collaboration, friendship and innovative spirit, A Perfect Chemistry illuminates the groundbreaking photography produced by David Hill and Robert Adamson in early-19th century Scotland, and the touching story surrounding its production.
The collaborative duo talk about their film UK Gay Bar Directory, which is showing at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool as part of its exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity.
The 13 new paintings by Julian Lethbridge, now on show in Berlin, are works of virtuosity and dedication, and provide a captivating and absorbing demonstration of a painter exploring his unique approach to the fullest.
Pioneer of computer art Harold Cohen died last year at the age of 87. In 2015, in one of the last interviews of his life, he talked to Studio International about his long career.
In the grounds of the UK’s first hospital to treat people with mental illness, lie a fascinating museum and gallery. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Bethlem Gallery is holding an exhibition of work by those, including Grayson Perry, who have been touched by mental illness.
The fourth triennial outing for this slowly regenerating UK seaside town sees curator Lewis Biggs invite a multicultural cast of artists, architects and activists to bring their sonic, sculptural, performative and visual talents to bear in revealing new perspectives on Folkestone, its identity and its potential. Studio International talked to some of the artists and organisers involved.
On the first floor cafe/bar of Folkestone’s Quarterhouse, a performance venue for music, theatre, dance and comedy, architect Ben Allen has created an ornate gothic pavilion as a “visitor centre” for the triennial. The Clearing was inspired by a request from the curatorial team for an immersive work. Studio International asked Allen where the idea for this structure came from and what it is trying to express.
German painter Daniel Richter’s first UK solo show reveals uncomfortable truths about human expression, voyeurism and isolation.
This brilliant show from Dutch industrial designer Jongerius aims to ‘tickle the eyes of the viewer’, exploring how colour behaves and is affected by shape, texture and light.
Iranian-born artist Maryam Najd talks about identity and culture in her practice, her love of materials and her Non Existence Flag Project, which was due to be exhibited in Beijing this autumn, until the Chinese Ministry of Education banned the show claiming the exhibition posed ‘an unpredictable political risk’.
Beneath the colourful painted surfaces of Sol Calero’s immersive installations, there are deeper, politically informed concepts for those who take the time to unpick the layers.
Since 2010, when Zugazagoitia joined the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, visitor numbers have soared. Now, having received a gift that has almost doubled the size of the museum’s former collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, and a major renovation, he is keen to entice yet more people to view its treasures.
This survey of six decades of the work of German photographer Hans Hansen, perhaps best known for his photographs of a dismantled Volkswagen Beetle and later a Golf, revels in his eye for surface texture, purity of form and iconographic composition.
This inspiring retrospective at the Whitney captures the sensuous resonance of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica’s work, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the life-affirming spirit of his oeuvre.