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ART PROOF podcast episode 2: Mike Ballard

The Art Proof podcast is back with its second episode.
Art Proof is a podcast focusing on individuals who’ve often taken an unorthodox path into art, such as recent RA shortlisted performance artist John Costi.

INTERVIEW: Lucas Dupuy – Incunable

Lucas Dupuy is a painter whose work bucks the current trends in abstract painting to create something strikingly original. His stark, brutalist-style paintings stand in contrast against the brightly coloured, ambiguously blobby, comic abstraction favoured by many painters of his generation.

INTERVIEW: Blondey McCoy – Us and Chem

Blondey McCoy is an artist, designer and skateboarder who at just 20 has realised that there is more to life than the cycle of excess and the self awareness caused by social media. In fact, he (unlike so many of his peers) thinks it is a destructive influence.

Mark Leckey – Affect Bridge Age Regression

There is a ghostly nostalgia to Mark Leckey’s current show at Cubitt gallery. His latest self analytical exploits arrive in the wake of an extensive survey exhibition, at MoMA PS1 late last year, and revert back to a smaller scale extension in to his exploration of memory and skewed reality.

Interview: Sean Rennison Phillips

It’s rare for an artist to develop a meaningful autodidactic practice; especially when such large emphasis is placed on education and the following of the correct channels to establish oneself as a legitimately received artist.

FAD Film Exclusive: PETRO 43 3/4

Petro’s fine art practice carries a strong graffiti aesthetic and incorporates the obsessive traits synonymous with the culture but at the same time doesn’t tarnish it or make it feel out of place.

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