From London to Portugal to Berlin; there is a rumbling of energy in tired old Europe. Vibrant, bold, edgy… a fired-up generation of artists has made its voice heard in the last twenty years and has stood the art world on its head. Meet five featured European artists who have danced to their own beat, and luckily for us, have given a jolt to life along the way.
Follow these amazing artists on the journeys they have taken – paths that are not meant for the comfortable and complacent – you won’t want to miss this beat.
What is freedom to you?
For Thierry Noir whose work painted the Berlin wall, it’s about answering only to himself. Read more about what life was like in Berlin during the 80’s and why he simply could not paint the wall to be beautiful for tourists.
Do you feel like you’re walled off from your inner artist?
Then you need to start swimming in the ocean of art creation says the man who painted the Berlin Wall on the Berlin Wall!Artist Gabriel Heimler tells you what you need to know about tearing down your own personal walls and getting your artistic mojo moving again.
No idea where to start?
Find out what you as an artist want to say…and that means having something to say and getting into the world around you, says the National Portrait Gallery of London’s 20th Century Art Curator Paul Moorehouse. Talking about Richard Hamilton, the father of Pop Art, he also shares other good stuff about where you really need to be to make your art start happening.
So you think you can shoot …photographs?
Well, maybe you are the next Ansel Adams or Annie Liebovitz, but it’s going to be a heck of a lot easier to make your art pay. Keep reading for more from Lukas Strebel from the land of great cheese, chocolate and…art photographers!
Feel like selling out?
Better to be broke than to sell out for a few bucks, yen, quid, or euros, says Jeff Lowe. Read on for thoughts from this internationally acclaimed sculptor.
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