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The eye at the centre: An interview with artist Sam Knowles

Grand theories and big questions lie at the heart of Sam Knowles’ work, but what the artist wants more than anything is for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. ‘Fearful Sphere’ is showing now at the Simon Oldfield Gallery.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Portrait of the Artist (manipulated found book page)

I’m a little early for my meeting with Sam Knowles, look giving me a chance to wander the rooms of the Simon Oldfield Gallery by myself for a while. This means I’m all immersed by the time the artist arrives, cheapest slightly shy as he asks me what I think. For a moment I feel self-conscious at sharing my thoughts; this is a public gallery but what happens on the walls feels oddly private. But however personal the experience of viewing the art may be to the audience, viagra order this is Knowles’ first solo exhibition so it’s probably infinitely more precious to him.

The fact that the artwork is quite small in scale means you have to get quite close to take it in, adding to the sense of intimacy. But there’s something else to it as well, it’s a feeling that comes as you’re standing there, squinting, craning, wondering. The… read more

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Fuzzy 60s, delicious American pop. Denver's husband, wife and drummer; Tennis, record using analog equipment to make their 'minimal, vintage pop'. Their music returns them to the ocean - where they once lived. Here follows an interview with Alaina.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Jane Young Could you introduce yourself please? This is Alaina from Tennis. Where are you from? My husband Patrick, link our drummer James and I are based out […]

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The School of Life open day

Become happier while eating cake

Written by Satu Fox

Graham Carter’s joyful prints reference many of the most loved images in modern culture: the characters from Star Wars or the eerie but manageable magic of Spirited Away. The artistic […]