Awakening: Nuria González Alcaide

Awakening: Nuria González Alcaide

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.

Surrender: Ellen Claes

Surrender: Ellen Claes

Artist Ellen Claes explores the contradictions associated with control and questions the compulsiveness and unpredictability of how we experience fear with her expressive paintings. Ellen shares how she finds balancing control and surrender in her own life; from being a mother to two teenagers, to how she creates art. She shares how lockdown has affected her art process and some of the lessons that have shaped her work so far.

Photographer in love: Dani Ropi

Photographer in love: Dani Ropi

Dani Ropi is a 'Photographer in love' and an Art Journalist based in New York. Taking inspiration from the people, places and energy around her as well as from the busting New York City streets, Dani uses modern programs to enhance and manipulate colours in her photographs; adding colour to her words. Her bright utopian images are her way of speaking out in an expression of hope and freedom.