Ed Ruscha – Words Have No Size (2017)

The road to being an artist was “like blind leading the blind” says Ed Ruscha, who grew to be one of the most recognised American artists of the 20th century. Hear the story of West Coast Jazz, his break with abstract art and L.A. in the 1960s. When Ed Ruscha entered the Los Angeles art […]

Larry Clark – “I Wanted to Be a Writer but I Had a Camera in My Hand” (2017)

We sit down with the loose cannon of independent American cinema, Larry Clark. The filmmaker and photographer was in Paris for an exceptional sale of his candid, spontaneous shots at the Rue André gallery. Prints that are reminiscent of his 1971 photography book “Tulsa” which has since become a collector’s item. Clark has troubled mainstream […]

Irina Ionesco Interview: Static Frame, Opulent Realities

@ Irina Ionesco “For the most part, my characters are portrayed in some sort of deep concentration resulting in my personal interpretation: melancholy dream – expectation – prayers and enigmas”. Irina Ionesco is a name that has not been touched upon by photography enthusiasts much since the 1990s. Yet, her work has a strong influence […]

An Interview with Paul Gaffney

“That process of walking every day for long periods of time, you slow down, you start to really observe how your mind’s working, get a different sense of the connection between mind and body and your surroundings. It was a very physical process, and the pace was quite meditative, so I wanted to make a […]

Five Uneasy Pieces: An Interview with Juno Calypso

A Dream in Green, 2015 “I would consider it a personal investigation of the self, but my self is a feminine-feminist. So it also becomes political, but I wouldn’t say I’m pandering – certainly not self consciously and even more certainly not unknowingly.” BF: Within the theatricality of your images, you seem to be hinting […]

A Conversation with Ulay – Founding Father of Performance Art

Ulay. Imagine a combination of a charismatic personality, a subversive anarchist, a bright mind and a daring body. The artist Ulay, better than anyone has explored limits of body and soul and by doing so he has become one of the founding fathers of performance art. MG: Lets start from the very beginning. You were […]

Keiichi Tanaami on “Pop Art”

“I have never thought of myself as a pop artist. However, when I was young there was a time when I was influenced by the methodologies and techniques of pop artists, such as Warhol.”

Francis Bacon on Violence, Suffering and Painting for Himself

Painting, 1946 @ The Estate of Francis Bacon “”I think that life is violent and most people turn away from that side of it in an attempt to live a life that is screened. But I think they are merely fooling themselves. I mean, the act of birth is a violent thing, and the act […]