Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
Artist Will Claridge challenges our perception of mundane reality by creating hybrid art pieces that obscure the narrative and provoke intrigue in the viewer. His work intends to get people to look beyond the colourful lashings of paint and instead question what is happening in the photograph.