Artist Interview Series | Cody Ellingham

Cody Ellingham is an architectural photographer and art director from New Zealand. With his ongoing project, DERIVE, he explores the world’s nocturnal cities, “when things take on new forms”. In this interview, he lets on to how he finds meaning in his process, and what it is about night time he finds so enticing to capture.

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Artist Interview Series | Amaia Marzabal

Amaia Marzabal’s paintings explore themes in human relationships, forming part of her own process of self-discovery, as well as sharing “a message that helps people with their own reflections about society, stereotypes and social rules”. In this interview, Amaia says more on what drives her towards that exploration, the challenges she encounters on that path, and what role she sees artists having today in shaping society.

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Artist Interview Series | MURUGIAH

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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Artist Interview Series | Ewan Keenan

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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Artist Interview Series | Kevin Sabo

Kevin Sabo is an American artist known for creating expressive, whimsical multi-media works. Using acrylic, ink, spray and collage work, he addresses themes of queer identity whilst experimenting with form, character and fashion. In this interview, Kevin tells me about the influences driving him towards those themes, including his own struggles with identity and pulls towards acts of rebellion and celebration in artistry.

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Interview with Tayo ; Tayo Project

“[Stigma] can also be connected with empowerment and inspiration” – Mari Mendoza, Tayo ; Tayo Tayo ; Tayo is a mental health advocacy project based in the Philippines. With Project Semi Colon being one of their main influencers, Tayo ; Tayo launched their own line of t-shirts, aimed at spreading awareness of depression and suicide. In…

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Mindfump: On Depression

Paul Green (Mindfump) writes witty, thought-provoking and uplifting articles on mental health.

After reading many of these, including The Secret History of Depression, Mental Illness Has No Chance and When Depression Was Your Friend, I became interested in knowing more of Paul’s story and his perspectives.

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