Themes of the Uncanny in Independent Short Films and Features

The Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest, London sought to carve its niche as a film festival that promotes work layered with surrealism and themes of the Freudian uncanny. Highlighting the realms of the unconscious. As regards the uncanny, there has been varied interpretations of Freud’s work. It’s generally agreed that in this respect he focusedContinue reading “Themes of the Uncanny in Independent Short Films and Features”

3 Indian Artists To Watch Out For In The Post-Pandemic Resurgence of the Art Sector

A selection of visual artists showing promise and potential despite the pandemic impacting global arts and beyond. Eddie Saint-Jean – Arts & Culture The pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the art world, disrupting market behaviour and shaking up the creative routines of both established names and new talent. Although innovative digital offerings such as NFTs increasedContinue reading “3 Indian Artists To Watch Out For In The Post-Pandemic Resurgence of the Art Sector”

Jennifer Akinsuyi – From Gallerist To Visual Artist

Eddie Saint-Jean, Arts & Culture British-Nigerian gallerist Jennifer Akinsuyi ran her JonaQuestArts Gallery from a much sought after location in Greenwich, London in the heart of its tourist centre, with eager footfall only a maritime museum away. However, she decided to close operations a few months before Covid hit these shores and the pandemic acceleratedContinue reading “Jennifer Akinsuyi – From Gallerist To Visual Artist”

Basquiat’s Versus Medici: The Black Renaissance

Eddie Saint-Jean Arts & Culture Why did Jean-Michel Basquiat give his painting that title Versus Medici and how is it connected to the current Black Renaissance? Well, here’s some background. The Medici Family: A wealthy family of fifteenth-century Florentine merchants who were patrons of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo and powered theContinue reading “Basquiat’s Versus Medici: The Black Renaissance”