Interview: Freya Nash

How did you start as an artist? I’ve always been a creative person. As a child, I played relentlessly with arts and crafts—cutting, sticking, drawing, making a mess. But I suppose it wasn’t until I was in college, doing Fine Art A-level and beginning to regularly visit galleries, that I saw it as a potential…

Interview: Laura Beaumont

How did you start as an artist? I come from a show-business family so while I was growing up it seemed right that I followed in the family business and learnt to sing and dance and act. But I found I was at my happiest and most fulfilled when I was creating: drawing, painting, sculpting,…

Editor’s Letter: Nonbiotic Art

In the coming months, Irrelevant Edition is going to pivot on the theme of technology. Technology, but with a difference. This is not the typical Greek τέχνη with its craft and art etymological associates. We are talking about a symbiosis of non-biotic existences (such as computers, AI, and digital design) and biotic beings (such as…

Interview: Lene Bladbjerg

How did you start as an artist? I came to London in 1996 to study Graphic Design at the London College of Printing (now London College of Communication). After my degree I did some freelance graphic design for a while, but quite quickly realised working in an office wasn’t for me. I started painting and…

Interview: Rosie Reed

How did you come to be an artist and choose the varied mediums you work in? When I was 17, I went to see an exhibition at Hayward Gallery titled Walking in My Mind. It was their summer blockbuster show, in which a selection of artists were asked to build installations that represent the inner…

Emma Cousin’s Mardy at the Edel Assanti Gallery: Dissident Disturbances

Emma Cousin’s exhibition, Mardy, at the Edel Assanti gallery, marks a turning point not just for the artist’s career but also for the audience’s understanding of art itself. The exhibition consists of large-scale paintings, each housing three to five female figures. The female figures are entangled, sometimes pushing or pulling at each other’s body parts,…