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Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.
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Talk Art Russell Tovey and Robert Diament

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Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.
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    Nicolas Party

    Nicolas Party

    SEASON 16!!! We meet LEGENDARY artist Nicolas Party!!!! We discuss his major new solo show Cascade, Nicolas Party’s third exhibition with Xavier Hufkens. A stunning group of new works, including pastels, cabinets and oil-on-copper paintings. Large tripartite pastels and smaller cabinet paintings point to a new trajectory, both formal and technical, that has opened up in his practice. Mastering the all but forgotten art of painting on copper, Party’s paintings are as luminous as their historical counterparts. A group of single arched pastels and oil-on-copper paintings echo the shape of the cabinet’s central panels.
    Born in Lausanne in 1980, Party is a figurative painter who has achieved critical admiration for his familiar yet unsettling landscapes, portraits, and still lifes that simultaneously celebrate and challenge conventions of representational painting. His works are primarily created in soft pastel, an idiosyncratic choice of medium in the 21st-century, and one that allows for exceptional degrees of intensity and fluidity in his depictions of objects both natural and manmade. Transforming these objects into abstracted, biomorphic shapes, Party suggests deeper connections and meanings. His unique visual language has coalesced in a universe of fantastical characters and motifs where perspective is heightened and skewed to uncanny effect.
    In addition to paintings, Party creates public murals, pietra dura, ceramics, installation works, and sculptures, including painted busts and body parts that allude to the famous fragments of ancient Greece and Rome. His brightly-colored androgynous figures vary in scale from the handheld to the monumental, and are displayed on tromp l’oeil marble plinths of differing heights that upend conventional perspective. Party’s early interest in graffiti and murals—his projects in this arena have included major commissions for the Dallas Museum of Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles—has led to a particular approach to the installation and presentation of his work. He routinely deploys color and makes architectural interventions in exhibition spaces in order to construct enveloping experiences for the viewer.
    The artist’s childhood in Switzerland imprinted upon him an early fascination with landscape and the natural world, and the influence of his native country places Party firmly within the trajectory of central European landscape painting. Points of reference in his work include celebrated 19th-century Swiss artists Félix Vallotton, Ferdinand Hodler, and to Hans Emmenegger. One can also find within his works a 21st-century synthesis of the sorts of impulses and ideas that fueled the Renaissance and late 19th-century, early 20th-century figurative painting, the compositional strategies of Rosalba Carriera and Rachel Ruysch, and the visions of such self-taught artists as Louis Eilshemius and Milton Avery.
    Based in New York, Party studied at the Lausanne School of Art in Switzerland before receiving his MFA from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
    Follow @NicolasParty on Instagram and @XavierHufkens
    View his new exhibition at https://www.xavierhufkens.com/exhibitions/nicolas-party

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Katy Moran

    Katy Moran

    We meet painter KATY MORAN to discuss More Me, the artist's first presentation in Australia to date, showcasing her signature style of painting that defies and dispels traditional genres of landscape, portraiture or still life, instead, existing as free, gestural explorations of colour and line.
    Moran’s practice hovers in a productive space between figuration and abstraction. She paints over canvases found in flea markets and charity shops, blurring the found images beneath her layers of paint, evoking a deliberate sense of nostalgia and longing, as if unravelling a distant memory.
    Katy Moran’s paintings reflect a responsive working process: shifting or rotating the canvas while painting, reworking textures, and reconsidering the shapes and figures that emerge. With this approach to painting along with the inclusion of collage, often partially obscured, her work conveys a deliberate tension between materiality and subject. Moran creates a dynamic push and pull between the addition and the removal of paint; some works exhibit thick application of paint, while in others the painterly gesture is removed with rags dipped in varnish or even by sanding. Via the oscillation between representation and abstraction, composition and narrative, texture and space, Moran engages thought and sense simultaneously.
    Follow @KatyMoran123 on Instagram and visit her gallery Modern Art: https://modernart.net/artists/katy-moran
    Katy Moran's new exhibition More Me is now open and runs until 1st April at Station, Melbourne, Australia.
    Visit https://stationgallery.com
    Katy Moran lives and works in Hertfordshire. She was born in Manchester in 1975 and completed an MA Fine Art in painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2005. Moran’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Parasol Unit for Contemporary Art, London (2015); the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2013); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2010); Tate St. Ives (2009); and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK (2008). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Tate St. Ives (2018); Aspen Art Museum (2015); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2013); SFMOMA (2012); and Tate Britain, London (2008). Her work is included in important public and private collections including Arts Council Collection, London; David Roberts Art Foundation; Government Art Collection, London; The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Royal College of Art, London; Tate; SFMOMA; and Walker Art Center; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; and Zabludowicz Collection.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Larry Stanton Estate - Arthur Lambert

    Larry Stanton Estate - Arthur Lambert

    We meet Arthur Lambert from the Estate of artist LARRY STANTON (1947-1984).
    Larry Stanton was a Manhattan-based portrait artist whose work was championed by David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler, Ellsworth Kelly and others. He was a gay man who lived in Greenwich Village in New York City. Stanton produced a significant body of work—mostly drawings and paintings—in the four years leading up to his death from AIDS-related complications. Stanton drew portraits of the young men he slept with, as well as his friends and family. Many of Stanton’s subjects were other gay men who died in the 80s from AIDS, and his brightly colored faces sketched quickly in crayon and colored pencil stand as an archive of lives lost. Lambert inherited all of Stanton’s work after he died.
    We discuss the new book, edited by Italian theatre director Fabio Cherstich and Stanton's lover Arthur Lambert titled Larry Stanton: Think of Me When It Thunders. A tribute to yet another artist that died before they could leave their mark and is the definitive publication on Stanton’s art and life to date. It includes 139 artworks, many of them portraits of the boys he met on nightly outings, as well as friends and family and a large collection of self- portraits, plus previously unpublished archive imagery of Stanton’s circle. With texts by Cherstich, Lambert, Hockney, Geldzahler, and more, it’s part artbook, part personal history, a round-up of the faces and names that formed Stanton’s world.
    Since meeting Cherstich, the two have founded the Estate of Larry Stanton to bring renewed attention to Stanton’s art. A collection was recently on display at Daniel Cooney Gallery, while Acne Studios has presented an exhibition of works and objects featuring Stanton’s drawings in Milan, Seoul, Tokyo and New York in Feb 2023.
    ‘The portraitist is an observer of people; his attitudes and feelings will be reflected in his observations, and usually the interest in personality makes one study faces. Other aspects of personality show in the body—posture, ways of moving, etc.—but most is revealed in the face. People make their own faces, and Larry knew this instinctively’.
    —David Hockney
    'Larry Stanton lived and painted in Manhattan until he died of AIDS at the age of 37. In Greenwich Village, he was a familiar sight, starting his practice every day in the early afternoon, drinking coffee at the same spot while balancing his sketchbook and drawing someone who caught his eye. His studio developed into a gathering place for artists and writers and they became subjects for his portraits.
    In the late '70s and early '80s, NYC was a magnet for boys who were escaping from homes and places where being gay was not accepted. Many of these boys became models for Larry. His work provides a telling picture of faces from a segment of NYC life which shortly disappeared with the advent of AIDS, an epidemic that annihilated so many of these faces, including Larry's own.' Text by Visual AIDS.
    Follow @Larry_Stanton_Art, @DanielCooneyFineArt and @ApalazzoGallery
    View the Acne Studios recent collaboration: https://www.acnestudios.com/eu/en/man/larry-stanton/

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    • 56 min
    RYCA (Special Episode)

    RYCA (Special Episode)

    Talk Art special episode!! We meet awesome artist RYCA to explore his new collaboration with Stella Artois Unfiltered to reimagine an iconic pub sign as a nude artwork to raise awareness and support for pubs struggling with rising energy bills!!!
    RYCA is one of 11 contemporary artists who’s original artworks will be sold at online auction, with all profits going to Hospitality Action.
    'The Pub Renaissance', a new art collection curated by Stella Artois, features work from renowned artists including Reuben Dangoor and Heath Kane.
    The campaign is in direct response to the threat facing pubs across the country. Amid the cost of living crisis, many are struggling to pay their bills as energy prices continue to skyrocket - latest data from charity, Hospitality Action, has revealed applications for financial support are up by almost a third (29 per cent) on the previous year.
    The nude signs are available for online auction for a limited time only at The Auction Collective. All profits will be donated to Hospitality Action to assist pubs with rising energy bills and Stella Artois will match funds raised, up to £50,000.
    Inspired by the recent launch of Stella Artois Unfiltered, the eleven-piece collection celebrates the beauty of living life 'au naturel' - just like the naturally unfiltered beer itself.
    The cheeky series includes ‘The Cricketers’ reimagined by Reuben Dangoor to star a batsman with a strategically placed bat, a new view of 'Queen Victoria' by Samuel Rees-Price, and a brand-new portrait of HRH King Charles for 'The Kings Head' by Heath Kane. Spanning a variety of signs from across the UK, the full collection includes:
    ● Reuben Dangoor x The Cricketers
    ● Bernadette Timko x Duke of Wellington
    ● Emma Wesley x The Bricklayers Arms
    ● Becki Gill x Britannia
    ● Samuel Rees Price x Queen Victoria  
    ● Alice Tye x The Plough
    ● Mattia Guarnera x Horse & Jockey
    ● Natasha Klutch x George & Dragon
    ● RYCA x Robin Hood
    ● Enigma x The Cannon
    ● Heath Kane x King’s Head
    The original works will be sold via The Auction Collective, with online auction closing on 5th April. 
    So... Buy nude art. Help pubs.
    @RYCA_Artist #StellaPubSigns #ad #RYCA
    Learn more by visiting
    Ryan Callanan (a.k.a. RYCA, born 1981) draws on his disparate experiences in 3D design, commercial printing, and street art to make paintings, prints, hand-etched signs, and sculptures that riff on pop culture. Common themes include Star Wars, 1980s acid house culture, song lyrics, and art historical figures such as Johannes Vermeer and Andy Warhol. RYCA has exhibited extensively in London and has had shows in Brighton, New York, Miami, and Hong Kong.

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    • 48 min
    Sharon Stone

    Sharon Stone

    Talk Art EXCLUSIVE! We meet Hollywood icon SHARON STONE!!! In this feature length special episode, we discover Sharon's obsession with painting, her current debut solo exhibition 'Shedding' at Allouche Gallery in Los Angeles and her lifelong passion for art. We learn about her journey collecting art, her close friendships with artists including Robert Rauschenberg and her love of museums. But most of all, we reveal Sharon’s LOVE for MARGATE, Turner and @turnercontemporary!!!!!
    Stone has a diverse range of creative projects - writing, producing, acting, activism and painting. Sharon Stone’s paintings are predominately abstract, meditative landscapes. Yet occasionally figurative elements appear within her colourful abstractions. Dream worlds, nostalgia, imagined landscapes, views of idyllic nature. Motifs recur including an ominous moon. 
    Sharon Stone is best known for her acting roles in Basic Instinct, Casino, Total Recall, The Specialist, Catwoman and more recently Ryan Murphy's Ratched. She is the recipient of various accolades including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award nomination. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 and was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2005 (Commander in 2021). She has been honoured with a Nobel Peace Summit Award, a Harvard Humanitarian Award, a Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award and an Einstein Spirit Award. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family.
    Follow @SharonStone
    Visit @AlloucheGallery and https://allouchegallery.com/exhibitions-la
    Sharon Stone 'Shedding' runs until 31st March at Allouche Gallery, Los Angeles.
    Read Sharon's extraordinary memoir 'The Beauty of Living Twice', published by Allen & Unwin. Order from Waterstone's in UK.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Hannah Lees (National Parks x BMW Special Episode)

    Hannah Lees (National Parks x BMW Special Episode)

    Welcome to this very special edition of Talk Art brought to you by "The Recharge in Nature Project", a three-year collaboration between National Parks UK and BMW. Our guest for today is the extremely talented Hannah Lees, a Margate-based artist whose art is deeply influenced by the beauty of nature, its landscapes, discarded treasures and sustainability.
    Hannah's artistic vision aligns seamlessly with The Recharge in Nature Project's mission, which aims to promote nature restoration, biodiversity, wellbeing, and accessibility. This initiative seeks to improve the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in and around our National Parks, making it more convenient for visitors to use an electric car while exploring the great outdoors. In this episode we delve into Hannah's work, her personal background, and the inspiration behind her creations.
    Hannah Lees’ work encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, textiles, ceramics, internet art, performance, writing, sound and video.
    Lees investigates ideas of cycles: constancy and mortality; the sense that things come to an end and the potential for new beginnings.
    This constancy, be it in religion, science, history or in organic matter, is visible in her practice through her attempts to make sense of and recognise traces of life.
    Through appreciating this, her work is focused towards an understanding of the essential nature of the materials she uses.
    Visit: https://www.hannahlees.com/
    Follows @hannahjlees
    Hannah Lees' solo show 'Not now not anymore' opens at Roland Ross, 11.03.23 - 29.05.23
    Preview: 11.03.23 2-5pm Follow: @rolyross
    To discover more about the Recharge in Nature Project, visit bmw.co.uk/NationalParks
    "...Not really now, not anymore... For what does the phrase point to 
    if not a fatal temporality? No now, not any more, not really. Does this 
    mean that the present has eroded, disappeared - no now any more?
    Are we in the time of the always-already, where the future has been 
    written; in which case it is not the future not really"
    p91, Mark Fisher "The Weird And The Eerie" 2016 Pub. Repeater Books, London, UK
    Please join us for the opening of Not Now Not Anymore at 174-176 
    Hither Green Lane where Hannah Lees will present a series of new 
    tablet works that combine beach combed objects with the elements of 
    mica dust and rust converted iron powder, to create a kind of alchemy, 
    embedded in plaster forms that are reminiscent of ancient artefacts. 
    The works alternate between exploring circularity and linearity, 
    at times following a process by which objects are permanently 
    transformed and reactivated as painterly abstractions.
    Roland Ross | 174-176 Hither Green Lane, London SE13 6QB
    By appointment only Fri-Sat 12-4pm

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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