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To The Studio

By David Auborn
Conversations with an array of people working within the arts including artists, writers, musicians and curators. All episodes are recorded in the working studios of each guest..
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Ben Edmunds
Ben Edmunds is a London-based painter, whose deconstructionist approach takes him into sculpture, branding, useful objects and wearable equipment. He is best known for his large scale paintings that combine tropes of modernist abstraction with stylised accents of extreme sports. Drawing on his background in sailing, windsurfing and cycling, his work explores the transcendental possibilities of painting as well as these outdoor leisure pursuits, all the time questioning the assumed anti-utilitarianism of painting and asking “what can an artwork do?”. . . Underwritten into his dyed canvases, handmade carbon fibre components and short incidents of text is the sense that we are unsatisfied, in a perpetual state of wanting and desire. We live in a world of seductive adverts, property ladders, job promotions and romantics affairs, all the while searching in the dark as the clock is ticking. His paintings evoke a distant horizon, something you can never reach or obtain, framed by the equipment you might need for the journey. . . Alongside his painting practice, in 2019 Ben set up Aspirational Equipment. A pseudo sports and lifestyle brand for romantics, it provides tools for explorers and dreamers. It recognises the act of searching as a fundamental human driving force, and the state of being on the way somewhere as a part of the human condition.. . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:07:19
April 19, 2022
Tamu Nkiwane & John Strutton
Tamu Nkiwane is a London-based artist whose work examines his surrounding environment and considers the way value – as a fiscal and cultural consideration – is accumulated and transferred within it. . . John Strutton is an artist, musician and academic based in London. John’s work ranges across painting, drawing, installation, moving image, sound and performance. The work often uses the strategy of accrual to deal with a visual form of veneration and cultural reclamation. The resulting installations of paintings, drawings and objects become a kind of makeshift memorial, an ex–voto offering where nostalgia becomes a form of revenge. The sedimentary process creates a convoluted cosmos of effigies, mandalas, portraits and trophies, a graveyard whose architecture is sustained by anxiety. Sometimes brutal, often absurd, his approach to figuration is fractured, automatic and schizophrenic. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
02:05:09
January 27, 2022
Karolina Albricht & Scott McCracken
Karolina Albricht (b. 1983 in Krakow) is a London based artist and curator. Karolina graduated with an MA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2008. Prior to that she completed Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 2007. Karolina Albricht thinks of painting as an opening, a stretching beyond dimensionality and optical perception. Its process is driven by curiosity, a desire to see what is possible by negotiating new configurations of form, colour and surface. It is her attempt to generate an active space, an environment which can be perceived and responded to through our intellectual and physical faculties. It is rich, paradoxical, and flexible, embracing a reality in all its multiplicity, its continuous mutation- a state of becoming and a state of exchange. Albricht is interested in the relationship of the body and the space; the way a body corresponds to the space it occupies, how it recalibrates as it moves through it. What she is searching for in painting is a kind of a gap, a dislocation- a glimpse of a possibility. . . Scott McCracken (b. 1987 in Falkirk) is a painter and occasional writer and curator living and working in London. Scott’s recent paintings bring together modelled, volumetric forms - spheres, cones, and cylinders are assembled into a configuration that points towards a type of imaginary still life. The geometric substructure within these paintings exists as a binding, yet elastic force, where elements are held in position, suspended in a field of shallow depth. The motifs are pushed together, juxtaposed and conjoined, fluctuating between the diagrammatic and the corporeal, never fully settling as either. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:24:34
November 24, 2021
Mark Selby & Jordan Baseman
Mark Selby’s practice mainly revolves around sculpture, installation and film, using an engineering approach to materials, computation and mechanics in order to explore how images, objects and human agency are affected by technological rationality. Creating and collaborating with machines to develop often complex and elongated processes of making, his work asks questions of access to information from both their aesthetics and function; asking what the potential and limits of programming, rules and instructions can offer. . . Jordan Baseman’s work is best described as a synthesis of reportage, portraiture, documentary, creative non-fiction, narrative practices, that are combined with experimental filmmaking techniques. . . We were invited to Jordans Studio for our chat, which is based in East London. Our chat travels through stories of destroyed self portraits, working in a Emergency Psychiatric Unit, the intimacy of computers, putting screwdrivers through paintings and allowing space for hard work. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:43:39
October 20, 2020
Ceri Hand & Henny Acloque
Ceri Hand originally trained as an artist and has extensive experience of working in the arts and culture sector, with previous key positions including: Director of Programmes, Somerset House, London; Associate Director: Institutions and Public Relations, Simon Lee Gallery, London; Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, London/Liverpool; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria and Director of Make, London. . . She has worked closely with emerging and established artists throughout her career, commissioning, producing, programming, exhibiting and selling new interdisciplinary, inter-generational work, including large scale live events, performances, public realm works, touring exhibitions and public engagement, participation and education programmes. . . She has curated over 250 exhibitions and events and was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008. . . Henny Acloque is an artist currently living in London. Having recently graduated form MA Painting course at Royal College of Art London. . . Recent solo Exhibitions include: 2019 - Haatschi, EBENSPERGER RHOMBERG Salzburg 2016  - Jerk,  Galerie Tristan Lorenz Frankfurt 2013 - Life After Magic, (Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK) 2012 - Justice (The China Shop, Oxford, UK) / Lugar De Culto (Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK) 2010 - Circumstances (First Floor Projects, London, UK) 2009 - A Dressing (Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK) . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:14:36
September 23, 2020
Bernadette Kerrigan & Richard Hughes
Richard Hughes and Bernadette Kerrigan live and work in Herefordshire. Richard Hughes’ recent solo exhibitions have included The Great Perhaps, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2019); Field Trip, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2014), Time Is Over, Time Has Come, Firstsite, Colchester (2013). He is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow; and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Bernadette Kerrigan graduated in Painting from The Royal College of Art in 2017. Recent group exhibitions have included Colours that no-one knows the name of, Recent Activity, Birmingham (2018); Beep Painting Prize, Swansea (2018), Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking, Attercliffe™, Sheffield (2018); Pharmacy For Idiots, Rob Tufnell at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Cologne, (2017). Their most recent show together was at Recent Activity in Birmingham titled 'Colours that no-one knows the name' (2018) You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:20:33
August 14, 2020
Emma Talbot
Emma Talbot is an artist based in London and is winner of the 8th Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Through drawing, painted silk hangings, 3 dimensional forms, installation, sound and - most recently - animation, Emma has developed a distinct visual world. . . Her work explores personal subjectivity, which is then cast into the wider context of prevalent contemporary concerns  - such as our relationships with nature, our intimate engagement with technology, the way we communicate and power structures. Emma’s work has a hand-drawn, direct quality - using combinations of figurative imagery, painted text and flowing pattern to articulate non linear narratives. . . Recent exhibitions include GEM Kunstmuseum, The Hague, A 2019 ArtNight Commission at William Morris Gallery, London, Tate St Ives, Turner Contemporary and Arcadia Missa New York . . Emma has forthcoming solo exhibitions at Eastside Projects Birmingham, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Kunsthalle Giessen, Germany, The Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
54:13
May 19, 2020
Anna Liber Lewis
Anna graduated from the RCA in 2015 and holds a BA from Central Saint Martins. In 2017 she won Griffin Art Prize and the Young Contemporary Talent Prize supported by the Ingram Collection. . . She has been shortlisted for several prizes, including The London Group, in 2013, where she was presented with a prize by Frank Bowling. In 2019 her show Muscle Memory at Elephant West in London saw a collaboration with musician and friend Kieran Hebden also known as Four Tet drawing on grief, movement, vibration and memory. . . Anna describes painting as attitude. Painting serves as a physical intelligence and makes the most sense when described in relation to the body and often come out of chaos. Her Ukrainian grandmother used to say: “If it wasn’t all lies it would be the truth"
51:21
April 29, 2020
Tahmina Negmat
Tahmina Negmat is currently on a year-long residency at the Carpenters Wharf Studios in Hackney Wick and making paintings about Joe Exotic from Tiger King in her quarantine flat in Moscow. Tahmina treats her studio as a spectacle arena where she wants to throw a real celebration for the anti-hero the Trickster ("A demonic-comic double of a cultural hero, endowed with the features of a naughty dodger”. For her The Trickster is the main protagonist of today and takes a lot of inspiration from cinema and books. . . As a way into this thinking Tahmina explains that her painting ‘Endless Infatuations with Malcolm Mcdowell', which you can see over on our instagram page is a tribute towards my obsession over the portrait of the antihero. Sh says ‘I have a real antagonistic reaction to pitch-perfect moralism, as I think I see most things that are perfect and clean-cut as a nice antisocial package where the whole investment goes towards oneself. However the anti-heroes are raw, and they are rare. They have this weird self conflicted duality going on. Similarly like looking at the rock in Goya’s painting and never quite seeing just the rock, but the tripled eyed devil, ongoing mutating faces, a depiction of the birth of something and the whole mortality is in that rock. So I see the same rawness and wrongness in the rounded and enlarged facial features of Malcolm McDowell who played a lead role in Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange”. And Malcolm’s face is round and beautiful like it’s been sat on by the birth of Venus. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:14:55
April 23, 2020
Gala Bell
Gala is a London based multidisciplinary artist. Engaging with ideas of value, taste, hierarchy and absurd labour, her work is the aftermath of a reaction to substance and situation. Materials and actions become metonymic, swapping roles between quotidian interactions and traditional art processes. . . She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and City and Guilds Art School London. She has been selected for exhibitions with The Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival, The London Design Festival with Mint Gallery, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz in Berlin, and Galerie der HBKsaar in Saarsbrucken. Bell has had commissions by BBC One and Tate and Lyle for her sugar sculptures, with a piece acquired by the Tate and Lyle Museum archive in London. She has been included in publications with Dazed magazine and Art Reveal, with interviews by BBC One Tribe and The Royal Docks. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
56:49
April 15, 2020
Alexander James Pollard
Alexander Pollard graduated from his BA at Glasgow School of Art in 1999 and In 2017 he earned an MPhil from Goldsmiths for his thesis A Genealogy of Bad Painting – Legacies, Soft Objects and Networks. . . Alex is a Steiner student having attended Brighton Steiner School prior to university. This education has left a deep and lasting impact in the way he approaches his work and research where he continuously explores the way human intuition affects and interacts with the creative process especially in the art of painting.  .  .  Alex has also recently set up The New Art School. Which is a rigorous, international online programme suitable for artists anywhere in the world. Designed to offer a contemporary art education and meaningful support structures at an affordable rate, it provides an art education for everyone, not just the few. Providing fresh, relevant and smart educational programmes for contemporary artists and cultural practitioners looking to take the next step in their work.  . .  http://research.gold.ac.uk/22392/ -  A link to Alex’s Thesis : A Genealogy of Bad Painting.  . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:00:00
April 12, 2020
Matthew Burrows
Matthew Burrows was born in 1971 in the Wirral, UK, and he currently lives and works in East Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art in 1990-93 and graduated with a Master's Degree in painting from the Royal College of Art London in 1995. . . Matthew's studio, on the site of an old windmill, is perched on a ridge between valleys. Despite the beautiful views and clear vistas his sense of place is far from sentimental. His relationship with habitat is not one of description or nostalgia, but one of dwelling and ritual. It is a process of mythologising, of drawing meaning from the particularities of the environment, of realising its wilderness and ours. . . I caught up with Matt a week or so after he set up his most recent initiative - The Artist Support Pledge. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work. The initiative aims to alleviate some of the stress the pandemic has caused, as many artists around the world have now found themselves without work. . . The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. . . As well as this initiative we talk about his other project -The ABC Projects Atelier that aims to support, create and maintain critical engagement and networks for artists, his interest in wilderness, the importance of support structures and breaking down hierachies, the power of generosity and how artists might readdress their roles with our current systems.  .  .  You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:15:54
April 01, 2020
Hot Desque
Neena Percy and Lizzy Drury studied together on the MA Painting Programme at the RCA. Since graduating, the pair formed Hot Desque, a collaboration in which they curate theatrically presented site-specific group exhibitions, staging artworks together within a mise-en-scene. They encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations between practitioners, have written essays and hosted an artist talk as part of Art Licks Weekend, that addressed issues around ‘work culture’ and jobs alongside developing an artistic practice. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
51:40
March 18, 2020
Laurence Owen
Laurence Owen was born in Gloucester and now lives and works in London. . . He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Royal Academy Schools, London in 2015, and holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art in Cornwall. . . I caught up with Laurence a week or so after the opening of his exhibition Gerund, where Laurence showed a completely new body of work that split across both Zublowicz Collection and Lychee One Galleries in London. . . Recent solo exhibitions include those at Galerie PCP, Paris, And Evelyn Yard, London. . . Group exhibitions include Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi, Somerset House, London, Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Absent Bodies, OSL Contemporary, Oslo John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
59:15
February 26, 2020
Luca George
Luca George was in Brighton in 1990, he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and the Royal College of Art in 2019. Recent exhibitions, projects and performances include, London and the Devil at Brockley Gardens, William Blake and the idea of the artist (organised by and taking place at both Paul Mellon Centre and Tate Britain), The Ghost of the Flea Under the Bridge as part of Mark Leckey's Tate Britain retrospective 'O magic power of bleakness at Tate Britian' and Sour Persimmons Chasm at Ex-Baldessarre (curated by Andy Holden). . . Luca George is the ghost of a flea, he is a leaf on a tree, he's the angel hesitating near, he's the human being full of fear, he is dread, he is anguish and he is a sandwich... . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
59:17
February 19, 2020
Benjamin Murphy
Benjamin Murphy is a visual artist, writer and co-director of Delphian Gallery. Based in London, he is known to create artworks using the esoteric medium of electrical tape. Innocence, fragility, obscenity, beauty, despair, chaos, love, vanity, and vice are all frequently occurring themes. . . Recent shows for Benjamin have included: Vile Oblivion – Creat Gallery (Helsinki) 2016 Gilded Chaos – Beers Contemporary (London) 2016 Innocence Is A Thing Of Which We Know Nothing – Great Eastern Bear Gallery (London) 2013 Abandon All Hope – Hoxton Gallery (London) 2012 . . Delphian Gallery is an artist run, nomadic gallery and arts platform that they launched in 2017. Primarily London based, they aim to show the most captivating and challenging work by emerging and early-career contemporary artists. They also often endeavour to give a platform to artists that aren’t regularly shown in London . . Past exhibitions have included shows from Florence Hutchings, Jordy Kerwick and Bertrand Fournier, as well as large-scale group exhibitions. And In 2018 they launched their inaugural annual open call competition which was entirely free-to-enter. This year’s competition attracted over 10,000 entries from all around the world . . As well as the gallery, Delphian also produce the Delphian Podcast, Delphian Magazine, and host free talks and panel discussions for early-career artists. . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
49:15
February 12, 2020
Ben Jamie
Welcome to Episode 10 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Ben Jamie.. . . Ben Jamie’s oil paintings attempt to explore the boundaries between the incongruous and the sentimental, turning the ordinary into the unfamiliar. . . Inspiration comes from many sources, be it studio detritus, fly tipping, trans humanism, conspiracy theories or fast food, and although based somewhere in reality, the paintings are fairly undisturbed by the real world. The paintings depict notional, metamorphic spaces containing their own logic, including shapes that have associations; something in a state of metamorphosis; something responding to an external force or inherent forms discovered in something exposed to an extreme event. . . Open drawing is very important in the construction of the work – paintings are worked over many times, with the final image only being discovered over time. . . Ben’s work can be found at.. https://benjamie.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/benjamie . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:00:34
December 04, 2019
Hannah Rowan
Welcome to Episode 9 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Hannah Rowan . . Hannah Rowan makes multi-disciplinary works that meditate on the relationship between the slow geological time of natural processes and the fast-paced, technology-driven, frenetic activity of humans. She works across sculpture, video, sound, performance and installation with a diagrammatic and alchemical approach to developing transitional and ephemeral pieces. Hannah’s work often focuses on the element of water as a means for representing the interconnections of ecological systems. . . Hannah’s work can be found at.. http://www.hannah-rowan.com https://www.instagram.com/rowanhannah . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
56:06
November 27, 2019
Beatrice Lettice Boyle
Welcome to Episode 8 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Beatrice Lettice Boyle . . Beatrice Lettice Boyle is interested in Shelley Duvall, bumper stickers, witches/hags, choosing fabric and the seam between things. Recent work has appropriated imagery from 18th century Shunsho woodblock prints, a 16th century painting of the crucifixion attributed to Bosch, 16th century Brueghel landscapes and Disney’s 1937 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. In Boyle’s installations the references which span eras and hi/lo culture exist on a simultaneous plane. . . Beatrice’s work can be found at.. http://beatriceboyle.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beatriceletticeboyle/?hl=en . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:01:04
November 20, 2019
Francesca Blomfield
Welcome to Episode 7 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Francesca Blomfield. . . The atmosphere of night creates the condition from which Francesca synthesises drawing, painting and writing. This temporality of night allows for multiplicity of space that has potential for different transgressions, contained rubbing of different varieties; in delirium, in fatigue, physically moving through darkness in new sensory spaces, in the conjuring of what wants to be forgotten or what can only be forgotten led by a desire to extend new possibilities and actions. Transformation enacts descent into the subconscious, into the repressed, concerned with areas of extremity to form a type of psychic self surgery. Francesca generates automated internal subject matter for the paintings and drawings, forming a mutual relationship and feeding each other by means of content and material limitation. In both the paintings and the drawings the language is formed of text/image panoramas. The way Francesca works is concerned with the slowness of painting and drawing whilst never forgetting the urgency inherent to the experience of thoughts and feelings. The paintings render her designs in a baroque and excessive texture that compress the figure and ground of the graphic in a rapid and laboured exchange. The compositions become subverted friezes, expanding horizontally. The process of applying paint in multiple layers both hides and redefines the text/image objects in the paintings. Painting becomes a dissonant activity where there is a continual action of creation and destruction of surface and content. Drawing becomes a place where Francesca reverses the physical build up of paint in the paintings. Drawing reduces the graphic and she can deconstruct the joy and pleasure available to her through the creation of perverse, volumized marks in the paintings. Francesca considers the drawings, which are created from modular parts, to be like musical scores or architectural diagrams. . . Francesca’s work can be found at.. https://www.francescablomfield.org/ https://www.instagram.com/francesca_blomfield . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:08:09
November 13, 2019
Rae Hicks
Welcome to Episode 6 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Rae Hicks . . Rae’s work can be found at.. https://raehicks.net https://instagram.com/rae_hicks_on_gangs . . Rae works in painting and sculpture, using common and familiar forms as devices for examining the distorting powers of materials. . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:11:02
November 06, 2019
Alexandra Davenport
Welcome to Episode 5 of To The Studio. This weeks guest is Alexandra Davenport. . . Signalling back to her history in dance, Davenport’s practice uses performance, writing, moving image and the photographic as strategies to explore the ‘choreography’ of image-making. . . Alex's work can be found at.. https://alexdavenport.com/ https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.davenport/ . . Links to topics discussed in the Podcast: Thames Torso Murders - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Torso_Murders SO&SOUL - https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/alexandradavenport-uk . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/to-the-studio-podcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:04:44
October 30, 2019
Daniel Pettitt
Welcome to Episode 4 of To The Studio. Thank you for tuning in! This weeks guest is painter Daniel Pettitt, and we really hope you enjoy the episode. . . Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2017, Pettitt has elaborated his painting within a register of allusive and speculative abstraction. Ingesting an eclectic mix of visual and cultural materials, such as lyrical abstraction, everyday signage, modernist poetry and postconceptual art, Pettitt’s work tracks fluctuations of index, fragment, metaphor, memory, semblance and mood as they congeal and dissolve into provisional fields and partial images. . . Daniel's work can be found at.. http://danielpettitt.co.uk/ https://palfrey.space/daniel-pettitt-granite-and-rainbow-2/ @_daniel_pettitt_ . . Links to topics discussed in the Podcast: Titling of Daniel's work..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotation_method John Constable Placemats..https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m4084.l1313&_nkw=+6+Vintage+Cloverleaf+John+Constable+Painting+Designed+Cork+Backed+Placemats+ . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/to-the-studio-podcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
58:53
October 23, 2019
Zoë Marden
Welcome to Episode 3 of To The Studio. Thank you for tuning in! This weeks guest is artist, writer and curator Zoë Marden. . . Zoë’s work can be found at.. https://www.instagram.com/zoemarden And information on her CAMPerVAN project with Samuel Douek can be found at http://www.samueldouek.com/camp . . Zoë was born and raised in Hong Kong and is now currently based in London. She works with performance, video, text, sound, sculpture and installation to create alternate worlds and speculative futures. Her work is research focused and is concerned with intersectional feminism and where it overlaps with the post colonial. Her intimate performances play with the voice, activating soundscapes of desire and vulnerability. Her more recent projects have been investigating the mythologies of witches and mermaids and their resonance within contemporary culture. . . You can also get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
57:01
October 16, 2019
John Henry Newton
Welcome to Episode 2 of To The Studio. Thank you for tuning in! We are very excited to introduce this weeks guest John Henry Newton. . .  Johns artwork can be found at http://johnhenrynewton.co.uk/ and @johnhenrynewton . . His band JOHN (TIMES TWO) can be found at https://johntimestwo.bandcamp.com/, https://soundcloud.com/johntimestwo, Spotify and Instagram @john_timestwo_band..You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
01:00:27
October 09, 2019
Victor Seaward
Welcome to Episode 1 of To The Studio. Thank you for tuning in! This weeks guest is Victor Seaward, and we really hope you enjoy the episode. . . Victors work can be found at.. https://victor-seaward.com @victor_seaward . . You can get in touch with us with opinions and suggestions at: Email - tothestudio@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/tothestudio Facebook - facebook.com/tothestudiopodcast . . This podcast features an edited version of the song "RSPN" by Blank & Kytt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN
48:15
October 02, 2019