Artist

Tom Woodfin

Tom Woodfin

I wouldn’t know how to explain it, particularly now. I know my parents care about me; they always care about me very much. But I couldn’t tell where this discontentment came from. From the very early age on, I was taught to be very rigid, to be contained in the boxes so that I’d be […]

Giulliano Spitaletti

Giulliano Spitaletti

Everything starts with the urge to escape. Happiness is elsewhere. Amongst all things family is the hardest to detach yourself from, both physically and ideologically. My father is a quite authoritarian figure. There was not much space between what you wanted to do and what you were expected to do. I started painting at a […]

Felicia Yang

Felicia Yang

I was a good girl, but deep inside, I was quite a rebel. In front of my parents, I always behaved well. I went to the school they wanted me to go; did the courses they wanted me to do; worked hard to get the grades they expected me to get. But what I really […]

Alena Mikhalkina

Alena Mikhalkina

I first picked up a brush at an arts school in Moscow when I was 10 and in a few months I won some competition. 17 years passed until the day I felt I must paint again. In the meantime I started working in the arts and moved from Russia to the UK to do […]

John Merriman

John Merriman

10 years ago, we opened the door of our music studio to our first client. My wife and I used to live upstairs and there was no facility for toilet or kitchen down here. People had to come up to use the facilities. At the time, we just had our first boy. Our client was […]

Anna Tveritinova

Anna Tveritinova

I was working in banking at the time. It was very stressful. I remember when I was studying in the university, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do.  I was under pressure. There were lots of career fairs, services, deadlines, but hardly anything on unconventional paths. Everyone was heading towards banking or consultancy. […]

Miguel Galue Piqueras Artist

Miguel Galue Piqueras

Leaving my country at the age of 19 was nothing short of a rebirth. Things in Caracas back then were not moving, and there was no future in sight. My school was on a nine-month-long strike. I used to wake up every morning, not knowing where things were going.  By “things” I mean both in my […]