Emerging: Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery”
Emerging photographer Alma Haser speaks to Wonderland about her origami-inspired portraits in “Cosmic Surgery.”
Emerging: Molly Macindoe’s Old-School Rave Photography
Forget everything you knew about raves and the free party scene – a new photography book by Molly Macindoe captures the subculture from a breathtakingly intimate perspective.
The strange, surreal photography of Eyes As Big As Plates
Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth’s unique take on post-retirement fairy tale figures.
Emerging: Mike Brodie’s haunted, train-hopping teenagers
The Pensacola native takes to the rails to photograph a little-known youth subculture.
EMERGING: Abby Double
Parisian artists Brice and Regis Abby are twin brothers who operate under the moniker Abby Double, exploring philosophical notions of duality.
EMERGING: Rebekah Campbell
Photographer Rebekah Campbell has shot for ROOKIE magazine, IMG Models and a host of other clients and publications – not bad for a 20-year-old student from Georgia, USA. But it’s her youth-oriented portrait photography that caught our eye.
CATLIN GUIDE: Virgilio Ferreira’s spiritual, soft-focus photography
Portuguese artist Virgilio Ferreira deals with the uncanny and intangible. His light-as-a-feather photography weaves in and out of focus, playing with perception and sight. The Catlin Guide-shortlisted artist tells us about his work.
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.
Catlin Guide: Juno Calypso’s hyper-artificial La La Land photography
Juno Calypso specialises in elaborately glossy photographic set-ups – and has her tongue firmly planted in cheek. Her arch, unsettling photography landed her an appearance in the soon-to-be-launched Catlin Guide 2013, the definitive artistic British Who’s Who of graduate talent. Wonderland dive in.
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 […]
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: Manny Prieres
Manny Prieres takes your treasured bookshelf possessions, turns them inside out and inverts them through his own dark, sinister lens. Wonderland talks to the artist.
EMERGING: Of The Holy Blood
Jennifer Mehigan – aka Of The Holy Blood – is a busy woman. The Singapore-based designer, artist and creator of Cavity zine combines fine art sensibility with internet-age experimentation, and there are hours of visual bingeing to be done on her network of websites; she’s some sort of a blogging guru.
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: Tom Beard
Tom Beard’s shot everyone from Florence Welch to Hercules & Love Affair, but his own personal photography’s a much more downbeat, street-wise affair: mice in their death throes, little paws clutching at air; boys on a council estate staring suspiciously at the outsider in their midst. Wonderland talks to Twickenham boy made good.
EMERGING: Toby Ziegler
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: 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: Karen Storey
In an age of Instagram and smartphones, we’re swamped in a constant stream of pictures. So imagine how refreshing it is when a newcomer rips up the rulebook and creates images from a leftfield perspective. Self-taught photographer Karen Storey works with light installations and props to create a surreal environment.
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… Shoshanna Weinberger
Shoshanna Weinberger’s painted works address issues of beauty, power, excess and sexuality – with portraits of strangled figures wrapped in gold and thick fabrics. Wonderland chats to Weinberger about her high-concept projects.
EMERGING… Elena Kalis
Elena Kalis takes underwater fashion and art stills in the coasts off The Bahamas – she spoke to Wonderland about the challenging life pursuit.
JENNY MORGAN – Kith and Kin
Jenny Morgan’s illustrations are at once a bewitching, curious and utterly intoxicating affair. Marrying rose-tinted, Lynchian imagery of top (and occasionally bottom)-less subjects staring deranged-as-hell frontwards with colour mashups and canvas smudging, she has borne an instantly recognisable art brand. Morgan chatted to a slightly punch-drunk (but no less enamored) Wonderland about the work, ahead […]