«I’m the eternal optimist. For me, optimism is essential in making art, as I never really feel defeated when something doesn’t work.»

Taylor Anton White Stafford, Virginia, United States.     Could you tell us about yourself? Where did it all begin? I was born in San Diego, California, but grew up in Colorado and North Carolina. I was a terrible student in high school, and eventually joined the Marines. After about 9 years, I then decided that

At the studio of Matt Mignanelli

Matt Mignanelli New York, USA.   Tell us a little about yourself, where did your passion for art begin and how did it become your work? My passion for art began as a child and has been a lifelong pursuit. The painting has always fascinated me and continues to engage me endlessly. Not only is

Incunable Book by Lucas Dupuy

This book came about because I felt that I was reaching a finishing point for a body of work that I had been working on for around a year. All these images I have collated over that year I decided to compose into a book format, alongside my show at union gallery. The work all

«The surface of the works is very important, I think they exist and survive on a tactile level. They refer to the handmade & the remembrance that this is a painting.»

Jon Pilkington Copenhagen, Denmark.     Tell us about yourself? How did your work in art begin? I started to take art seriously around 17 when I was accepted onto a foundation course. I fucked up my A Levels which were in History, English Literature, Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies. I realised early on that

«Sometimes I also hate the finished work, but after it stays in the corner of my studio for a while and I look at it with fresh eyes, I´m like “Yeah, that’s interesting – I think I like it now.”»

Martin Lukáč Prague, Czech Republic.   Tell us a little about yourself, where did your work in the art world begin? I guess that it was a long time ago, probably when I was a child.  I first started to draw my favorite stuff – like Michael Jordan, Pokemon characters, Batman and Ronnie Coleman (my parents