Maria’s take on CSM students’ recognizability

After wednesday's introductory interview, Maria takes over today as guest illustrator, writing about- and illustrating Central Saint Martins students. Yesterday morning I was leaving my...

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn is a London based artist and designer, who studied MA Industrial Design at CSM and graduated in 2008. Dunn's work is extremely diverse and always pushing the boundaries...

Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort: in search of ecstasy

After meeting final-year fine art student Tareq de Montfort at a 1 Granary party a while ago, I knew this guy was something special....

Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart, above all, is a sparkle of talent with a pencil in hand. She is a London based illustrator, who recently achieved Master’s...

Gary Card and The Abandoned Amusement Park

When you get off at the bus station you can already feel the vibrant noise coming from Eternal Youth, 378 Kingsland Rd. As you get closer,...

London collections, man!

At 1 Granary we love men, we would organise a mister CSM contest if it wasn't so damn mainstream. Thats why we are looking...

Percy Lau – CSM Jewellery Artist

As a high schooler in China who was gifted in the sciences, Percy Lau didn’t realise her passion for art and design until she...

The Chaotic Practice of artist Andreas Emenius

Andreas Emenius is an artist who covers a lot of ground. His work explores figuration and abstraction in videos, paintings, sculptures and performances, and his collaborations with fashion designer Henrik Vibskov and musician Trentemøller see him engage the few mediums he hasn’t explored on his own. We caught him just after the opening of ‘this sticky mess will get us there’ at Nordic Contemporary, a show he curated with Jacob Valdemar, to talk about art and his CSM education.

Billy Al Bengston, the 81-year old Muse of Hedi Slimane

It’s been quite the typical British Summer here in London this year come rain or shine, but over in California Billy Al Bengston has no doubt been enjoying the loyal rays of the Sunshine State; he’s even been spending time in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Al Bengston’s work, both painting and sculpture, is known for its vibrancy. He had his very first solo exhibition in 1958 and continues to work as a successful artist today, residing in his Californian home in Venice, Los Angeles. His work infuses themes ranging from motorcycle imagery to the vivaciousness of the West Coast Pop Scene. We're curious to find the root of his creativity: in which manner did he realise that he had an artistic streak? Was it a case of trying, or rather an exceptionally convenient discovery? Al Bengston reveals to us that he knew his calling by the age of eighteen, and that “in those days it was a passion and not a career.”

Percy Lau: Seeing is Believing? How BA Jewellery graduate Percy Lau...

It’s not long ago when we had an interview with this star student (now a graduate) from BA Jewellery Design, but we just couldn’t...

Foamy, not phoney: Hannah Willcocks’ sculptures

Fine Art student Hannah Willcocks began her year as a diagnostic student, but in the course of pursuing her Foundation, wound up taking a...

Fine Art Degree Show 2013. The Countdown Begins

The incredibly talented students of the Central Saint Martins Fine Art department are frantically at work in preparation for their up and coming degree...