Artist Showcase: Samaneh Atef

Samaneh Atef Derakshan was born in 1989 in the town of Astaneh Ashrafieh in the northern part of Iran. Although she had trained to be a software engineer, in 2014 she decided to devote all her time to her drawings, which she had been creating compulsively since she was a child. This turning point in … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Samaneh Atef

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Artist Showcase: David Mutnjakovic

This artist showcase comes from David Mutnjakovic, whose art is a release from extreme pain, taking him beyond anywhere he can possibly imagine. He sees 'outsiders' as those who have had the courage to head into the darkness - and the courage to bring back the light to those who are curious. Read on to … Continue reading Artist Showcase: David Mutnjakovic

Clayton Landry: Animals and Inventions

This is the final installment in a series of posts introducing American artist Clayton Landry*. In this post, collector and supporter of Landry's work, George Lawrence, will focus on Landry's depictions of animals and inventions.  Landry and animals Kate Davey: Landry’s representations of animals are also very interesting. They are almost text-book diagrams of a … Continue reading Clayton Landry: Animals and Inventions

Help bring Laila Kassab’s work from Gaza to the UK

Arts charity Outside In need your help to bring the work of Palestinian artist Laila Kassab from Gaza to the UK. Laila Kassab is a self-taught Palestinian artist based in Gaza who creates beautifully colourful artworks reflecting her life experiences. Alongside fellow artist Greg Bromley, Laila has been awarded a co-commission from Pallant House Gallery … Continue reading Help bring Laila Kassab’s work from Gaza to the UK