Sphere of Influence

Palm Springs modernism has influenced culture from the 1940s onwards, from Hockney’s paintings to the rise of open-plan architecture.

Visual Escapism

Mue Studio specialises in “visual escapism” – through serene digital three-dimensional image design, art direction and photography.

Graphic Collaboration

New Color in the Times of Slow Coffee is a series from stylist Michelle Maguire, painter Kristin Texeira & photographer Kelsey McClellan.

Spatial Recalibration

Elements of Hip Hop, Dada and street culture can be found in the work of Robin Rhode, a multi-disciplinary artist democratising city spaces.

Forms of Resistance

Lowrider car culture is an intricate art form, one that offers a sense of belonging and resilience with spring coils, hydraulics and dropped spindles.

Poignant Introspection

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina sits against stark white backdrops, shrouded by materials. The self-portraits place a strong focus on emotion.


Embracing Change

After over a year online, how do we keep things fresh and exciting? University of Worcester’s creative talents have embraced this opportunity.

Distorting Reality

In Luka Khabelashvili’s images, green grass warps like a painting by van Gogh and clouds cover faces. This is our world, but not as we know it.

Looking Twice

Leo Fitzmaurice has perfected the art of the double take. His sculptures, on view at Humber Street Gallery, encourage audiences to look again.

Designing for Crisis

The London Design Biennale 2021 shows us what world-leading designers and artists are doing to highlight and combat today’s biggest challenges.

Mindful Documentation

“Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us,” says Mark Forbes, a photographer recognised for atmospheric images of urban landscapes.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Tactile Framing

Tbilisi-based George Tyebcho’s digital scenes are mysterious and evocative; there’s a sense of narrative lurking behind the polished exterior.

Visions of Home

We have spent more time at home than ever before. Winners of the Life Framer Photography Prize reflect on domestic spaces through the lens.

Hidden Forces

The title of Joanna Piotrowska’s new collection, Stable Vices, yields many possible readings. Entrapment emerges as a key theme throughout.

Questions of Being

What does it mean to be human? Paulo Abreu’s images are rich in metaphor and surrealism, probing how it feels to exist in today’s world.

Reflections on the Pandemic

Prix Pictet presents a bold and original publication, highlighting a range of responses to the pandemic through the eyes of 43 visual artists.

Automated by Design

@rachaellic will continue posting images on Instagram without human intervention, as long as the computer on which she is running is online.

Picturing the Future

From the climate crisis to government surveillance and capitalism, exhibitions and events in Belfast – launching this June – offer visions of tomorrow.

Plastic Ocean

Dutch-born Thirza Schaap is fighting plastic pollution, transforming bottles, toothbrushes, lighters and disposable cutlery into sculptures.

Working With Nature

We speak to Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, who explores our relationship with non-human life, considering how the natural world might evolve.

10 to See: Pride Month 2021

This June, discover must-see online shows, publications and videos – featuring powerful and inspiring artwork from across the globe.

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