Britain's 'YBA' have moved on, but they still inspire

Aug 21, 2013

Britain's 'YBA' have moved on, but they still inspire

by Stuart Munro

In Ben Wheatley’s recent film “A Field in England,” a group of deserting soldiers fleeing the 17th-century English Civil War escape through a field of mushrooms, only to be captured by an alchemist and descend into a nightmare of both body and mind — ...

Get intimate with Ryota Aoki's work and discover its secrets

Jun 6, 2013

Get intimate with Ryota Aoki's work and discover its secrets

by Matthew Larking

Known mostly for producing exquisite white ceramic ware, Ryota Aoki has about-turned for his current exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto. The overwhelming shift is to black wares: think practical, utilitarian tableware such as plates, cups, pitchers and vases. Inundated with orders, particularly from ...

Breathing life into the forgotten and neglected

Feb 14, 2013

Breathing life into the forgotten and neglected

by Matthew Larking

Painter Daisuke Fukunaga (b.1981) states: “If the world is the stage of a theater, I want to paint the bustle of the things waiting behind the blackout curtain rather than the heroine.” His motifs are of things forgotten and neglected, but unlike his earlier ...