Tag Archive: contemporary art

INTERVIEW: Ellie Fisher

The most recent Fawn Review Readers’ Art Competition saw more than forty artists from around the world go head to head for the public vote. But for many voters, one simple yet striking entry… Continue reading

Art Meets Mad Science- A Surreal Biology Lesson From Sculptor Kate MacDowell

INTERVIEW: Fawn Review caught up with ceramicist of the moment Kate MacDowell to discuss her work, her inspiration and her ability to fuse science and nature like no other… The surreal sculptures of… Continue reading

The Best of the Astronomy Photography of the Year Competition

Star gazing is an undeniable and indefatigable delight. For many, the greatest wonders in the universe are not constrained to earth but rather a look to the skies is much refreshing and rewarding.… Continue reading

Damien Hirst’s Releases Children’s Book

As British artist Damien Hirst publishes his first children’s book, ABC, we ask the question- will S always stand for Shocker? There are many roles by which Damien Hirst is remembered; the man… Continue reading

‘Burka Avenger’ Meet Pakistan’s New Superhero

‘Superman meets the suffragettes’. This is just one of the remarks prompted by the refreshing new cartoon recently aired in Pakistan which sees the fight for female education in the region get its… Continue reading

Multi-Coloured Umbrella Canopy Appears in Portugal

A wonderfully whimsical art installation in Portugal has seen umbrellas float above the sleepy streets of a Portuguese town. The project is part of a council lead initiative to spread public art in… Continue reading

Modern Art’s Invisible Man Melts into Weapons

Chinese artist Liu Bolin has performed a disappearing act in the name of increasing awareness of arms control methods across the world. His performance piece ‘Gun Rack’ sees him melt into the weapons… Continue reading

Galactic Landscapes by Paul McCloskey

Landscape paintings have been a core tradition of Western art since its inception. In the shadow of such a rich history of an established form, the modern artist may feel the pressure to… Continue reading

Drawings from Child Victims of the Holocaust Unearthed

‘One million five hundred thousand children were murdered in the Shoah. Man will never be able to face this fact with full comprehension’., so writes Israeli author David Grossman in his introduction to… Continue reading

Incredible Incense Ash Paintings by Zhang Huan

Its hard to believe that these hyper realistic images of Mao’s China are painted with ash. Yet, they are the product of delicate and precise application of incense ash onto immense linen canvasses… Continue reading

‘Underworld’ by Payson Ni- Traditional Chinese Landscapes Atop Knuckledusters

The worlds of beauty, nature and violence are ones that we like to see as distinct and incompatible. Yet, in this new jewellery series all three can be held in the palm of… Continue reading

‘Broken Things’ by Livia Marin

‘Broken Things’ is a surreal ceramic series by artist Livia Marin that injects everyday household objects with Dali-esque disintegration. The Chilean artist’s works see crockery turn into the liquid form it houses; a… Continue reading

Modern Art’s Lightbulb Moment

The light bulb has long been synonymous with bright ideas. Many creatives term their moments of genius ‘light bulb moments’. US photographer Jon Smith, however, has taken this metaphor to whole new level… Continue reading

Beyond the Veil- Photographic Series Considering the Role of Women in Islam by Shadi Ghadirian

To ‘challenge the international preconceptions of women’s roles within an Islamic state’ is a difficult mission statement with which to task oneself. But one that these images refuse to shy away from. More… Continue reading

‘Windows to the Past’ Photography Project by Kerényi Zoltán

Photography, of all artistic media, has a tremendous capacity to not only relay a moment but to record it. Its power often such that we feel it can contain, magic like, entire scenes from… Continue reading