LA illustrator Langley Fox draws Wonderland – and her legion of fans – into a world of warped realities and childish fantasies this summer.
7 WONDERS: TANIA KOVATS FAVOURITE BOOKS
Wonderland get the low down from British artist Tania Kovats on which books make it in to her top seven.
A LIFE IN COLOUR: Kaffee Fassett interview
Kaffee Fassett is a one-man kaleidoscope, and your mum’s knitting ain’t got nothing on him. Wonderland interviewed him at the launch of A Life In Colour, his new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
EMERGING: David Marsh
David Marsh merges process, energy and visuals into an exciting mash-up of colour and texture that aims to tickle the senses.
JOSHUA DAVIS: The First Man of Internet Art talks nuns, coding and the Future Bottle Design Challenge
Tumblr artists, fingers off the reblog button. Joshua Davis, graphic designer and judge of Heineken’s Future Bottle Design Challenge, pretty much invented Internet art.
Typoe is a street artist and a gallerist all rolled into one, with his punchy and conceptual artworks causing a stir on the Miami scene. Wonderland talks to the man himself.
EMERGING: Jel Martinez
Jel Martinez is part of a breed of street artists approaching graffiti through the prism of conceptual art. He replicates the clumsy buffing and removal techniques of council workers tasked to remove street art, and the in the process makes a meta-comment on how people perceive graffiti.
EMERGING: Guy Gormley
Guy Gormley has reemerged onto the art scene with his new show, Vigil, at the Son Gallery. The third solo exhibition from the master media curator showcases his most recent work. To add to this Gormley is also a DJ under the name of Enchante, book creator, videographer, frequent collaborator with the Hannah Barry Gallery, […]
EMERGING: Lucas Price
Lucas Price was the upstart street artist whose A-Level work sold to collectors before he got clean of heroin and headed for the RCA. Before his show T.E.A.M Atlas opens at Rove Gallery, we talk to the man about his shift from the streets to the gallery and preview some shots of his work from […]
Marc Lagrange: Sex, sepia and Polaroid photography
If Helmut Newton as the pioneer who introduced eroticism to photography, Marc Lagrange is one of his worthy heirs to the art. Heaving with lust and glamour, his sexually-charged large format photography might just overwhelm the fainthearted. Wonderland takes a deep NSFW breath and dives in.
CATLIN EMERGING: Lydia Brain
In the first of a series profiling the brightest and the best young graduates to emerge from the upcoming Catlin Guide, we chat to Lydia Brain, whose video and photographic work with the Hasidic Jewish community shines a light on an underrepresented and overlooked part of London.
EMERGING: Sheng Qi
Sheng Qi is one Chinese painter who has transformed personal tragedy into an ongoing artistic dialogue about the future of China – even if it means chopping off his own finger. We caught up with the candid artist as he prepared to open his first London show.
EMERGING: Asif Farooq
Asif Farooq meticulously creates toy firearms out of cardboard and paper to question issues like gun violence and mass production – albeit all with a dexterous Pop Art touch.
EMERGING: Matthew Johnstone
Matthew Johnstone’s artwork explores how digital media alters, influences and enhances tangible objects by presenting his own sculptures on a video or slideshow screen. Wonderland sat down with the artist to hear about his upcoming exhibition, Totally Unprofessional.
EMERGING: Toby Ziegler
what can i do to get my ex back Somewhere in an underground car park, 14 floors below the streets of West London, lurks Toby Ziegler's newest show, 'The Cripples'. Based on Renaissance artist Bruegel's paintings, Ziegler has combined both the 3D objects of his work alongside Bruegel's 2D figures to ominous, brooding effect.
EMERGING: Rebeca Raney
Rebeca Raney's childlike illustrations might look like they've stepped out of Moominland, but there's a quirky, unpretentious expressiveness that makes us go back for more. Wonderland talks to the Brooklynite artist.
EMERGING: Antonio Marguet
best way to fix your credit Surreal, plastic and really rather fantastic: that’s Antonio Marguet‘s photography to a tee. Ahead of his solo show at Hirst-owned gallery Other Criteria, we talk to the Saatchi Gallery New Sensations shortlist-er about his hyper-glossy art.
EMERGING: Josh Greet
We’ve all spent our share of time scrolling Tumblr’s infinite supply of animated gifs, but young photographer Josh Greet took things further and started making his own. And in between shooting gifs for Adidas Originals and Illustrated People, the Plymouth College of Art graduate isn’t short of work.
EMERGING: Agustina Woodgate
http://capturehislove.com/ dating coach Agustina Woodgate became an online sensation when the Internet found her sewing poetry into thrift store clothes, but the Argentine is taking on the world with her playful, world-conscious art – starting with an abandoned theme park in Berlin.
EMERGING: André Leon Gray
André Leon Gray – self-taught, African-American, born and raised in the South – isn’t your average artist. His paintings and mixed media assemblages present a chopped and screwed version of American history and black identity, but one that’s alternately witty, reflective and heartfelt.
EMERGING: Jonny Briggs
Jonny Briggs is a family man – sort of. The Caitlin Art Prize finalist investigates and interrogates his childhood by photographing his parents in ways that are alternately unsettling, comic and elegiac. We speak to the Royal College of Art graduate here.
EMERGING: Andrew Nigon
Andrew Nigon might be one of the most hotly-tipped artists to emerge out of the Miami scene – and the self-described “white kid from the Midwest” insists he’s not just playing with toys.
EMERGING: Nicholas Arehart
LA-based artist Nicholas Arehart channels his youthful punk roots into pointed critiques of capitalism and authority. Wonderland talks to him about his sculpture and video installation, and why he thinks IKEA furniture can work in art.