Interview: Secundino Hernández At Victoria Miro Gallery

Madrid-based visual artist Secundino Hernández’s diverse painting practice resists easy categorisation. His work features intricately structured compositions that mix strong linear elements and rich eruptions of colour. Meaning ‘step’, the exhibition title, Paso, refers to a series of movements through abstraction and figuration. At Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, where Something Curated met with the artist,…

Interview: Inside Lee Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation

Lee Alexander McQueen’s work was typified by a strong understanding of the benefits of bringing together seemingly disparate fields, such as art and technology, traditional crafts and contemporary processes, to create something innovative. Launched in 2015, Sarabande’s east London site, once functioning stables for working horses, provides makers with a dynamic environment to experiment with…

Interview: Tom Emerson & Stephanie Macdonald, 6a architects

London-based architects Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald’s practice, 6a architects, have garnered an impressive reputation for their sensitively built and engaging spaces, including contemporary art galleries, studios, educational buildings and residential projects. They have become the go-to for a number of the UK’s leading arts institutions, including Alex Sainsbury’s gallery, Raven Row, for which 6a…

Interview: In The Studio With Scott Ramsay Kyle

Scott Ramsay Kyle makes work that is simultaneously abstract and figurative, provocative yet delicate. With a background in Fashion and Textiles, studying firstly at Glasgow School of Art and continuing to pursue a Masters at Central Saint Martins, Ramsay Kyle specialises in hand-embroidery and has worked in collaboration with many designers. In 2014 he embarked…

Interview: Helen Marriage, Co-Founder & Director of Artichoke

Artichoke was founded in 2005 by Helen Marriage and Nicky Webb, with an objective to work with artists to create extraordinary, large-scale events that appeal to the widest possible audience. With a strong conviction to improve accessibility of the arts, Marriage led impressive projects outside of theatres and art galleries, putting on shows in unusual…

Interview: Rory Parnell-Mooney, Menswear Designer

On the bookshelves, seminal texts by writers including James Baldwin and Garth Greenwell sit beside books on fashion history and pattern cutting, as well as a selection of intriguing handmade pots, crafted by the designer. Religion, protest, queer culture and youth: these are some of the critical themes that run through Irish-born London-based menswear designer…

Interview: Ziba Ardalan, Director & Curator Of Parasol Unit

Established in 2004 by Art Historian and Curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a non-profit art institution housed within a converted Victorian furniture factory in London’s East End. Critical to the initiative’s ethos is a commitment to artists and their creative endeavour. Recognised for its progressive and challenging programme, Parasol…

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