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Inside issue 26 with Troy Brooks‘ delicious drawing on the cover you will discover the voices and stories of 40+ inspiring visual and wearable art creatives. Take a deep dive into the work of Troy Brooks and his gorgeous androgynous film-noir inspired female protagonists; we visit and learn what a day is like in the peppermint-scented London studio of painter Christ Guest. We are provided with a deeply personal insight into the challenges and triumphs that artist couple Kit King and Oda have faced living, loving and creating together. We look inward and examine our own lives, as Australian artist Ben Frost describes how his work is a discourse on the new world of ‘Advertainment’ and how we ourselves have become advertisers, our realities defined by levels of ‘customer engagement’, ‘click through rates’ and effective hashtags. We hear from Brian Mashburn about the difficulties artists face when trying to make a living from their artwork, which is brought to life further by our Editor-in-Chief’s ‘Letter from the Editor’ as she acknowledges the challenges faced by many current artists – and that the struggle is real! Director of Dark Art Emporium, Jeremy Schott shares what artwork he would like to add to his personal collection, we discover some of our favourite wearable art brands, and so much more!
Each issue is a beautiful and unique collectable. If you love visual or wearable art, then you will love Beautiful Bizarre Magazine!
Inside Issue 26
In-Depth Interviews: Troy Brooks [cover artist], Ben Frost, Roberto Ferri, Margaret Bowland
Studio Visit: We visit Chris Guest in his London studio.
Artist vs Artist: Artist couple Kit King and Oda share a deeply personal conversation about life, love and working and creating together.
Feature Articles: Luke Hillestad, Lauren YS, Markus Akesson, Brian Mashburn, Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk, Guillermo Garcia-Huidobro, PashaPasha
Lookbook: 6 pages of stunning full page reproductions of Joel Rea’s surreal paintings.
Snapshot Q&A: Eva Mai, Thomas Ascott, Juliette Clovis, Bronwyn Hill, Jenna Barton, June Stratton all respond to the same 4 questions which delve into their artistic practice.
- What originally inspired your interest in creating art?
- Who are a couple of your favourite artists and why do they stand out?
- What is the strangest or most surprising response you’ve had to your work?
- Do you think art can help people connect to vital issues about our world?
Curator’s Wishlist: Jeremy Schott, Director of Dark Art Emporium shares what he would like to add to her personal collection.
Some of our Favourite Things: We share some of our favourite wearable art brands including Muriel Nisse, Gelareh Designs, Linda Friesen Couture, Syban, Dan Schaub, Djordjewitsch.
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