To most people art and submarines don’t seem like natural companions, their one moment of closeness being when The Beatles sang about living in a yellow submarine. Alexander Ponomarev, a Russian submariner with a love of Rembrandt, sees no logic in trying to deny the technical bravado and flights of imagination that are shared by the maritime and art worlds. Like a hidden depth charge Ponomarev cracks open what might...
It’s always nice to discover a new gallery, especially one with a distinctive feel and purpose. I’ve belatedly come across Calvert 22 which opened in May last year just a short walk from what used to be Spitalfield's fruit and veg market and specialises in Russian and eastern European contemporary art.Calvert 22’s current exhibition is a collection of photos, video and watercolours by Russian artist Olga Chernysheva. Chernysheva documents the...
I've just finished an MA in print journalism but, as can be seen from my picture, I'm nowhere near as young as that makes me sound. I've done a whole mix of things in my quite long life from training as a nurse to working in a cartoon library. Obviously I'm now hoping to establish myself as some sort of writer/journalist which is easier written than done.