Beauty in Logic: The Mechanical Brain and its Consequence for Aesthetics

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science”                                                                                  Albert Einstein                                                                                              *** In the wake of 2014, the year of both Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game and the centenary of the First World War, the achievements of Alan Turing in breaking Germany’s […]

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Interview: Ruskin

Ollie Bass, second year at The Ruskin talks gestures, definitions and work processes. Which area are you most interested in? My work primarily revolves around an exploration into gestural abstraction, working out ways in which to coherently orchestrate and choreograph seemingly disparate marks into one single entity. I’ll often sit in front of a canvas […]

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Ruskin Profile

First year Ruskin student Charlotte Hyman discusses her interest in art, experience in Oxford and fashion icons. Which area are you most interested in and why? A lot of my work to date has been focused on photographic processes, which interest me because of the opportunities they present to transform something often seen as a […]

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Interview: Jacob Van Loon

Chicago based artist Jacob Van Loon’s work explodes ideas of geometric, nature and architecture, quite often fairly literally with much of his work tackling the aesthetic of the scientific exploded diagram because “technical drawings are weird”. Constructed out of layers and layers of watercolours, and occasionally other media, Van Loon’s work in its process mirrors […]

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