MURUGIAH | Artist Interview Series

MURUGIAH’s works are described as “surreal, joyful, loud and unapologetic”. His exploration in colour is partly a drive towards understanding his Sri Lankan heritage; having previously expressed his feeling as a “conduit” between Sri Lankan and British cultures, I wondered how he experiences that, how it is expressed in his works, and what it took for him to be truly unapologetic as an artist.

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Oliver Lunn | Artist Interview Series

Oliver Lunn is a London-based artist from southeast England. His mixed media collage works are composed of materials “charged with history” – old found papers and magazines – manipulated and reconstructed in a process of layering, cutting, erasing and peeling back. Through this medium he “externalises the internal”, exploring new methods of refinement, down to “fragments of fragments”.

In this interview, Oliver elucidates the many influences behind his process, including an unrelenting “artistic restlessness”. The pieces shown below were ones selected by Oliver on the basis that they highlight themes touched on in our interview. He has “ordered them in a way where they complement one another – space vs chaos, colour vs calm”.

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Ewan Keenan | Artist Interview Series

Ewan Keenan is an artist from Grantham, graduated from Camberwell College of Arts and now based in Leeds. Using a range of materials including acrylic, gouache, salt and sand, he “endeavours to capture emotions of everyday people”. In this interview, Ewan tells me about his creative process, why he rejects what he was taught at art school and why he would love to have a pint with Francis Bacon.

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