One click away: Caleb Hahne

Caleb Hahne is a recent grad (he’s the kind of 21 year old that makes me feel like I’ve done nothing with the same number of years) from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design whose work revolves around the utilisation of technology and traditional techniques to confront the allure of a blooming cyber […]

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Interview: Zeren Badar

Tongue wryly in cheek, “penniless photographer” Zeren Badar ‘accidentally’ layers found objects (cereal, fridge magnets, rubber bands) on top of cheap reprints of older, often classic, paintings to create temporary Duchampian readymades which are destroyed after they’re photographed. The juxtaposition of these seemingly incompatible materials produces fun works that question how we value the art work we […]

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Interview: Evie Cahir

Melbourne based artist Evie Cahir’s watercolour illustrations depict the little moments in life. Each fragment of is carefully detailed and archived, then left to stand alone in a frame of negative space, which just begs you pay attention to what’s at its focus. That focus is what’s most interesting about Cahir’s work, because she zeroes […]

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One click away: Chad Wys

Chad Wys is one of my favourite contemporary artists. I tried to start this article with something that sounded more professional than that, but I thought I should just be honest. His work is conceptually focused without being aesthetically compromised, it’s approachable without being dumbed down, and it’s fun without ever lacking gravitas. After Wys […]

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Interview: Chad Wys

Chad Wys is one of my favourite contemporary artists. I tried to start this article with something that sounded more professional than that, but I thought I should just be honest. His work is conceptually focused without being aesthetically compromised, it’s approachable without being dumbed down, and it’s fun without ever lacking gravitas. He describes […]

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Interview with the artist: May Xiong

If there’s a moustachioed man, covered in mackerel vertically streaked with a smudge of mauve and he’s looking straight at you, you have to ask yourself “why?”. That’s exactly what I did when I first saw May Xiong’s conceptual series of portraits entitled ‘Strokes’, but I found myself drawing a blank. Seattle-based photographer May Xiong’ work […]

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One click away: Hae Jung Lee

Capturing the personal moments that may otherwise be forgotten and overlooked is the focus of Toronto-based illustrator Hae Jung Lee’s portrait based work. Lee produces exquisitely rendered fragments of faces, which are framed by and often interact with surreal elements such as mushrooms, bunting, and sewing needles. These surreal elements are Lee’s way of capturing […]

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Auction giants Sotheby’s and eBay join forces

On Monday Bruno Vinciguerra, Sotheby’s chief operating officer, announced that the world’s oldest international auction house would be joining forces with it’s biggest online peer, eBay. The joint venture will see Sotheby’s livestream auctions from New York on eBay’s website and then become the “anchor tenant” for eBay’s new online marketplace for collectors, which will […]

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