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In Conversation With Our Artists

Over the last seven weeks, we interviewed some of our artists to get the ins and outs of their processes and inspirations. Informal chats lead to talking about their art in different ways and we thought you have to check it out for yourself

Jason Gibilaro

Speaking to the contemporary painter, Jason Gibilaro was a joy nonetheless. Jason lives in Brixton and has recently completed a series based on a utopian Britain. Acrylic paint to the ready, his recent work explores Loughborough Estate in South London and we discussed the intricate details and tones he used in his pictures that were in front of us at the time of the interview. He’s created art in the last twenty years and tells us: “I have been quite consistent in the last ten years, more focused. It’s still relevant to what I am doing now

During our informal chat, we spoke about different exhibitions such as Tate Modern’s exploration of artists such as South African artist, Marlene Dumas and Jason’s admiration for Edvard Munch. We spoke about the nature of social media and how its complexities and advantages help artists in the modern world. Find more about him below.

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Katy Binks

Think abstract, think bold, think colourful. That is Katy Binks’ work. We talked to Katy about her love and use of colour within her pieces and how shapes and placement played a big part in her work. After living in South Korea from a young age and now being back in London, Katy has developed her artwork to be something of her own and something to inspire others.

In her own words: “I’m interested in depicting space when it comes to print. I like depicting space with objects on the paper. There’s stuff going off the frame “. She continues to tell us that she loves colour so much that it sometimes may be obsessive but it’s also a subjective thing.

Our conversation leads to Katy discussing current and future projects such as art murals and how empowering women is a very important part of her life. Catch more information about her and her work below.

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Amy Gardner

A few weeks back, Amy Gardner walked into Studio 73 and our chat was full of anecdotes, inspiration, learning and the importance of empowering women around the world. Colourful, uplifting prints that decorate the work with colour and retro imagery, Amy Gardner tell us that she’s driven to empower women and uplift them as society has dictated how women should be for too long.

It’s the messaging of groups of women supporting each other as opposed to what people think we do, being against each other. There’s nothing more powerful than a group of women supporting other women“. Amy finds colour to be an intuitive thing with her art. She tends not to overthink about it, especially with her flow work, but instead work within the moment. She states that pink is her favourite colour.

Talking about feminism, overcoming hardships and creating art to uplift people was a delight. Find more information below.

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Jack Blackburn

Punk rocker and acrylic painter, Jack Blackburn had a great chat with us about many things from cubism to his consistent process. We got to see his new work that recently got added to our website with one of the favourites being ‘Joan’. An elusive painting created on canvas with incredible detailing on the face and colour compositions contrasting over the whole piece.

Jack tells us about his background where he didn’t formally study art but has rather always been involved in art such as comics, drawings and fanzines. He explored various art mediums including collages but finds his acrylic paintings to be where he’s at at the moment. “The colours are a way of showing something different. I use colours that aren’t traditionally used in portraiture“.

We learn comic artist, Jack Kirby is one of Blackburn’s influences as well as Otto Dix and Picasso. Learn more about his influences and creative process below.

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Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark’s paintings are based on documenting fleeting moments. Whether from a train or bus window or from a walk along the Thames shoreline, Jackie’s artwork is as intricate as it comes. Being our most recent conversation with one of our artists, we spoke to Jackie about all things painting, art history and how social media helps artists get their work out there.

Jackie tends to paint on aluminium and wood as her work is so fine and detailed. Using paint on different materials, she tells us that the main part of the process is how the photograph is captured. All of the referencing is in the picture and becomes an important component of the painting. “I try to take photographs of landscapes that are overlooked or quiet and I explore painting them and show the beauty of the quiet moments“.

Jackie is originally from Australia but now lives in London, having recently finished a series of the Thames shoreline from different angles. Being inspired by the night and darker colours, her new work explores light in which we learn she is influenced by eastern European photographers and how they capture light in their work. For more information on Jackie, search below.

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Dominique de Comarmond

Dominique is the Creative Coordinator at Studio 73. She is originally from South Africa and is also a musician and artist known as Diascia. She loves all things art, cats and coffee.

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