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Posts Tagged ‘amica lane’

Spotlight: Cat Sims

Illustrator Cat Sims dazzles us with her array of birds, owls, barnets and guns.

Written by Amica Lane

All illustrations courtesy of the artist

My favourite thing about this job is scouting for new illustrators to feature in this section. There’s always the mix of the good, the bad and the ugly. And just sometimes, there’s a one who makes me sit up straight and exclaim ‘Hot damn, that’s a big can of talent.’ In a dodgy Texas accent, because that’s how I like to entertain my companion, and myself Phelps the cat.



Swiftly moving on, this is South London based illustrator graduated from Graphic/Media design at the London College of Communication in 2004 and has since gone on to design artwork for Illustrated People, whose t-shirts have gone on sale in Topshop and Japan.

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Spotlight: Sophie Webb

Illustrator Sophie Webb covers all; from Twin Peaks to Edward Cullen.

Written by Amica Lane

Interesting facts about Sophie Webb. – After graduating from Byam Shaw, she went on to work with Damien Hirst amongst others before becoming a freelance illustrator. – She is a […]

Visual Music

The curator of The Book Club's 'Visual Music', Alex Marshall talks to us about semiotics, Fantasia and the universal mirror of Art. But he insists, that it all may be bullshit.

Written by Amica Lane

All photography by Matteo Patocchi When coming to chose a degree upon my emancipation from the grim steely hell that I refer to as ‘high school’ I had had intended […]

Art is Proof Presents: All My Best Friends Are…

Superette's brand new gallery is home to a feast of illustration, zines and goodies over the next week...

Written by Amica Lane

All images courtesy of ‘Art is Proof’ My sense of direction is legendary. Legendary for being almost impressively abysmal. So when I go to Superette’s ‘All my best friend are’ […]

Spotlight: Camila Soares

From Brazil to you, a showcase of one of the best new illustrators. Ya heard it first here.

Written by Amica Lane

All images courtesy of Camila Soares There are a lot of amazing artists coming out of Brazil at the moment, which can be attested to by our previous interview with […]

Spotlight: Matteo Patocchi

Photographer, Matteo Patocchi explores space with a series of beautiful photographs for Amelia's Magazine...

Written by Amica Lane

All photography by Matteo Patocchi After studying Graphic Design in Switzerland, Matteo Patocchi relocated to London to graduate in photography. This collection, entitled ‘Houston I Have a Dream’ is an […]

Through the Lens: An Interview with Dean Chalkley

Dean Chalkley talks to Amelia's Magazine about life, death, photography and mincing machines of life.

Written by Amica Lane

Courtesy of The Book Club Dean Chalkley has shot everyone. Not with a gun, obviously, although that would be quite an interesting story in itself. As one of the most […]

Review: The 2010 Affordable Art Fair

2010's Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park promises to deliver something for everyone. Does it?

Written by Amica Lane

Kate Jenkins As a daughter of a zany artist, my home was usually filled with my mum’s artwork, which from the pivotal ages of seven to eleven, went through a […]

Five things you might not know about Chris Ofili

Turner Prize winner, Chris Ofili brings together work new and old for a landmark exhibition at The Tate Britain

Written by Amica Lane

‘The Holy Virgin Mary’ All Images Courtesy Tate Britain, London © Chris Ofili 1)   Alongside his other works of art, currently being showcased at The Tate Britain, one canvas has […]

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A Conversation with Jordan McKenzie

…On Barbara Cartland, masturbation and the elusive art critic vigilante.

Written by Amica Lane

‘Spent’ All images courtesy of Jordan McKenzie Within the opulent walls of The Courtauld Institute lies a mirage of great artwork; from the classical to contemporary, Da Vinci to, now, […]

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An Interview with Rodrigo Souto

From tattoos to collage, Rodrigo Souto is a talented young artist hailing from Brazil. We sit down to have a chat about art, tattoos and street painting...

Written by Amica Lane

All Images Courtesy of Rodrigo Souto One of my favourite things about collages, is the incorporation of materials from a wealth of different sources to create a finished project; rather […]

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Michael Landy: Art Bin

The South London Gallery takes a look into the artist's bin...

Written by Hannah Osborne

All images Courtesy of The South London Art Gallery The title of this exhibition is fairly self explanatory. It is a bin of art; a disposal unit for self-deprecating artists’ […]

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Billy Childish ‘Unknowable but Certain’ at the ICA

Billy Childish, anti-art industry punk painter displays his backcatalogue at the ICA

Written by Amica Lane

Courtesy the artist and L-13, London Billy Childish is a man of many faces; musician, writer, painter and film maker, he is a name that many people are familiar with, […]