Henry Fraser
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
2w ago
We meet mouth artist Henry Fraser from his studio to discuss his art and how his life story led to the award winning theatre play The Little Big Things. Based on the Sunday Times best-selling autobiography by Henry Fraser, The Little Big Things is a new British musical with an explosive theatrical pop soundtrack in a world premiere production. This uplifting and colourful new musical is a life-affirming reminder about the transformative power of family, and how sometimes it really is the little things which matter the most. An avid sportsman and academy player with a premiership Rug ..read more
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Julie Mehretu, presented by BMW
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
3w ago
New Talk Art special episode!!!! We meet ICONIC artist Julie Mehretu, presented by BMW. #AD What does Julie Mehretu think about when creating BMW Art Car 20? Find out on this week’s @TalkArt episode! @RussellTovey and @RobertDiament interview @JulieMehretu during the process for planning and creating #BMWArtCar20. To design #artcar20, Mehretu translates her signature multi-layered motifs onto the contours of the #BMWMHybridV8. Obscured photographs, dotted grids, neon-coloured spray paint and her iconic gestural markings create abstract visual forms across the body of the car.   Mehretu ..read more
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Dan Levy
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
3w ago
We meet all-round LEGEND, Dan Levy, the Emmy award winning producer, writer, director, actor and art collector!! We discuss his love of art, living with art and collecting, growing up in Canada, The Group of Seven (Canadian landscape painters from 1920s-30s), his collaborations with Jonathan Anderson/Loewe, his love of work #DavidWojnarowicz’s art & @PPOWGallery & @Visual_Aids charity, and his brand new art-inspired movie Good Grief out now on Netflix in which an artist (Dan) grieves the loss of his famous writer husband (Luke Evans) then takes his two best friends on a trip to Pa ..read more
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Alexandria Tarver
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
1M ago
We meet artist Alexandria Tarver to discuss her current solo exhibition at Deli Gallery, New York. Tarver recontextualizes the traditional floral motif into a space between memory, idealization, and presence. Her process begins on a ritualistic evening walk around New York City. For Tarver, the night is a dynamic time oscillating between rest, dreams, and frenzy, often unleashing subconscious desires restrained during the day. It's a period when trouble happens, stars become visible, and the city, never at rest, mirrors the cycle akin to death. The variability of the city's nighttime sky, inf ..read more
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Sandy Powell OBE
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
1M ago
SEASON 20 BEGINS!!! We meet ICON of film and Hollywood costumes SANDY POWELL OBE!!!! We discuss her love of art, collaborating with legendary queer artists/creative minds Derek Jarman and Lindsay Kemp, a 25 year collaboration with choreographer Lea Anderson, and how art informs her costume design. Sandy is a multi award-winning Costume Designer who has won three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design, plus the recent honour of BAFTA Fellowship 2023, and a Costume Designers Guild Award. Londoner, Sandy, studied at St Martins School of Art and the Central School of Art ..read more
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Ryan Murphy (New Year Special Episode)
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
1M ago
It's 2024!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! We meet iconic writer, director, and producer RYAN MURPHY, best known for American Horror Story, Dahmer, Pose, The Andy Warhol Diaries, Ratched, The Watcher and Glee. We explore his love of collecting and preserving artworks including Old Masters, his passion for artists Andy Warhol, Patrick Angus, Helen Frankenthaler, restoring and safeguarding Hans Hofmann’s house/studio, how art inspires his own creativity and writing, plus we discuss the forthcoming new TV series Feud: Capote vs The Swans, produced by Ryan and co-starring Talk Art's very own Russell Tovey ..read more
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Boy George (Christmas Special Episode)
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
1M ago
It's the Talk Art CHRISTMAS EPISODE!!! We meet the incomparable Boy George: Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello award-winning lead singer of Culture Club, songwriter, music producer, fashion designer, artist/painter and LGBTQ+ vanguard. All in all, he's a pop culture ICON!!! In this generous, candid, TWO HOUR feature-length special, you can immerse yourself in the creative and fascinating mind of BOY GEORGE!!!! We explore George's lifetime making art (he has been painting since childhood) in tandem with singing, writing and producing music, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, his love of Yoko Ono ..read more
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Anna Uddenberg
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
2M ago
We meet Berlin-based Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg to explore HOME WRECKERS, her first UK solo exhibition, at The Perimeter. Working primarily in sculpture, installation and performance, Anna Uddenberg’s practice reflects on taste and class, appropriation and sexuality, and explores systemised relations of power and conventions of control in the context of a technology-bound consumer culture. At The Perimeter, Anna Uddenberg presents works made over the past seven years, featuring 10 sculptures of hypersexualised and overextended faceless female figures. The sculptures featured in H ..read more
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Andrew Cranston
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
2M ago
We meet painter Andrew Cranston from his studio in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss his major new solo exhibition at Hepworth Wakefield. Andrew Cranston was born in Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1969, and now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Cranston studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and then completed his postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art, where he was taught by Peter Doig and Adrian Berg. Andrew Cranston: What made you stop here? features 38 new and recent paintings that range from large-scale canvases to intimate works painted on old linen-bound book covers, comp ..read more
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Jordan Eagles
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by Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
2M ago
We meet artist Jordan Eagles to mark World Aids Day 2023. For 25 years, Eagles (b. 1977) has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s. He lives and works in New York City and we were lucky to visit his studio in Brooklyn and were lucky enough to have our portraits taken by Jordan, within one of his projections. Exploring the visual power, and cultural uses of blood, are the central tenets of Eagle's practice, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, photography and public programming. Created with animal blood from slaughterhouses ..read more
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