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ISSUE 03: OUT NOW!


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ISSUE 03: OUT NOW!


THE-ART-FORM IS A LIMITED EDITION PUBLICATION ABOUT ART AND ARTISTS.

ALL THE ARTISTS FEATURED IN THE-ART-FORM HAVE COMPLETED A FORM ABOUT ART.

EACH ARTIST HAS ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS ON THE FORM IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE WAY, GIVING AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR WORK AND WORKING PRACTICE. SOME OF THE ARTISTS HAVE CREATED DRAWINGS AND ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTIONS.

IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE FORM, EACH ARTIST IN ISSUE 03 HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED IN MORE DEPTH, WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR WORK.


ISSUE 03:
JAMES JEAN
NINA CHANEL ABNEY
BRIAN CALVIN
ANSELM REYLE
MARK WHALEN
OLI EPP

There are six limited edition covers for Issue 03 of The-Art-Form.

 

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ARTISTS IN ISSUE 03


ARTISTS IN ISSUE 03


JAMES JEAN

James Jean is renowned for his virtuosic ability to work across different genres with an imaginative and multifaceted approach to image making. He fuses contemporary subjects with aesthetic techniques inspired by traditional Chinese scroll paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Renaissance portraiture.

BRIAN CALVIN

Brian Calvin paints large-scale, stylized portraits that gaze past the viewer. The paintings are cropped and abstracted to various degrees, drawing attention to specific features, such as the eyes, lips and fingernails. Calvin is unconcerned with representation or narrative, he explores the abstract nature of painting and the history of figuration.

 

NINA CHANEL ABNEY

Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings capture the frenetic pace of contemporary culture by exploring subjects as diverse as race, gender, celebrity, religion, politics, sex and art history. Often working intuitively, using spray paint, without a drawing or plan, her paintings channel the velocity of social media and the internet.

ANSELM REYLE

Anselm Reyle creates abstract paintings, found object sculptures and installations, with explosive fluorescent colours and reflective silver foil. Using unconventional materials and found objects such as glitter, foil, car lacquer, acrylics, mirrors, metal elements and wooden wagon wheels, Reyle expands upon the prevailing aesthetics of painting and sculpture.

 

MARK WHALEN

Mark Whalen’s paintings, sculptures and wall reliefs examine the complexities and nuances of the human condition. His sculptures use a saturated colour palette and alluring surface treatments; transforming industrial materials and found objects of our ordinary surroundings, into witty, abstract musings and vivid depictions of life’s folly.

 

OLI EPP

Oli Epp’s paintings are informed by his everyday experiences and observations. They are autobiographical; sometimes confessional, sometimes irreverent and frequently handled with a humorous sense of pathos. He focuses on public and private moments that seem unremarkable at first glance, highlighting the ridiculous comedy of certain shared rituals and behaviours.

 

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REVIEWS


REVIEWS


"IT’S AN INTRIGUING AND ENGAGING FORMAT AND KEEPS THINGS FRESH AND SURPRISING THROUGHOUT."

ROB ALDERSON 
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
IT'S NICE THAT

"WHAT A GOOD IDEA: AN ART MAGAZINE WHERE THE ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE EDITOR'S QUESTIONS IN THEIR OWN HAND AND OFTEN BY WAY OF MAKING NEW PIECES..."

ROBERT BOUND 
CULTURE EDITOR 
MONOCLE

 

"A FASCINATING AND GENUINE PERCEPTION OF THE CREATIVITY AND SKILL OF THESE ARTISTS."

SIDONIE WARREN 
OWNER 
PAPERSMITHS, BRISTOL