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Sunday, January 24, 2021
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Brighton-based visual artist, Alex Jones. Alex's work explores material language and its construction, focusing on "how we read and understand language and the formal structures within it." He predominantly works in oil, acrylic, ink and graphite. Alex is currently creating a series of...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Jason McQuillen, also known as the street artist I Own This Art. Jason describes his work as 'big and bold, round, bouncy and fun, always fun.' His work is constantly influenced by Brighton itself, inspired by the 'non-permanent fixture the street gives.' He's...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Gareth Hayward, whose semi-abstract atmospheric paintings explore imagined landscapes. Gareth leaves areas of his landscapes 'unfinished or blurred', inviting the viewer to complete the painting by recalling a memory or recognising something that is familiar to them. He is currently working on his...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Abigail Bowen, a local abstract artist. Inspired by Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Abigail describes her painting as an exploration of the 'edge of the rainbow', a space just beyond reality 'where all beauty, magic and art exists.' She has recently finished her new...
Amy Louise Baker
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Amy Louise Baker, a Brighton-based graphic designer, illustrator and textile artist. She also works as a lifestyle and product photographer. Amy's work combines her scientific and creative interests, primarily exploring the tension between "the natural and unnatural" and "representation versus abstraction." In 2007 Amy...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to local artist and author, Miguel Amortegui. Miguel uses different media including painting, sculpture, film and photography to share stories with a social conscience. He also works as a Participatory Photography Facilitator, teaching photography and digital storytelling skills to those who have been victims...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Brighton-based artist Amy Isles Freeman. Amy paints murals, hand turned wooden bowls, printed illustrations and preloved denim clothing. Her work explores female sexual identity, and she describes joy as the centre of her practice. Amy told Brighton Journal that her work's thematic origins...
What’s the best way to shop to protect your pocket and the environment? Why, second-hand of course! Or, pre-loved as it’s been stylishly re-branded for the 21st century. Gone are the days of trawling through bargain bins of stained jumpers and torn t-shirts, pre-loved shopping has never been easier....
Home buyers know exactly what they want in a house. Although other factors affect their choices and style, architecture remains top in their least. That is why the architecture affects your home's value since buyers will be willing to pay more if they like the architecture or negotiate the...
Fashion recently has been u-turning on the bright and boastful florals and colours of the 2000s. Gone is the thoughtful optimism we expressed through our clothing, and in its place, we see a neutral, beige sea in response to the troubles people are facing. Written by Ciara Loane It is...