Russell Tovey is an English actor. He is known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human, Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking, and its subsequent series finale television film Looking: The Movie, Titanic midshipman Alonso Frame in the Doctor Who episode "Voyage of the Damned," and as Henry Knight in BBC TV series Sherlock. He has also starred as Harry Doyle in the drama-thriller series Quantico on the ABC network.
Season 7 continues with another Talk Art exclusive! Russell & Robert meet artist Jadé Fadojutimi for a special tour of 'Jesture', her recent London solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Fadojutimi created this remarkable new series of paintings during lockdown. Next year, she will participate in Liverpool Biennial 2021 as well solo exhibitions at Institute of Contemporary Art (Miami), The Hepworth (Wakefield) and Taka Ishii (Tokyo).  The title of the exhibition, Jesture, touches on a sense of the absurd, responding to the disruption of daily rhythms arising from forced isolation during lockdown. Central to Fadojutimi’s practice is a repeated questioning of identity, its fluid nature and how the understanding of notions of pleasure, desire and choice are integral to a sense of self. Addressing the exchange between an individual and their environment, the vivid choices of colour and form derive from the associative qualities of the special items that capture her attention and the memories they invoke.  Fadojutimi’s studio is filled with objects, drawings and writings that evoke nostalgic pleasure. Powerful memories, experienced whilst listening to film, animation and video game soundtracks, transport Fadojutimi to the first time she encountered them, eliciting a response that is experienced through intense colour. The synthesis of these various influences, through which Fadojutimi understands her sense of self, is transformed into large-scale gestural paintings charged with energy and emotion. Described by Fadojutimi as environments, these complex compositions, neither wholly abstract nor figurative, are built up with layers of oil paint, interrupted by the more linear mark-making made possible by her recent adoption of oil pastels. The introduction of new materials into her painting has enabled the artist to think more broadly about palette, composition and depth, while translating the spontaneity of her drawing on to the canvas.   Jadé Fadojutimi (b.1993) lives and works in London. She earned a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2015 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 2017. After Pippy Houldsworth Gallery took on representation of the artist and presented her first solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in 2017-18, she had her first one-person institutional show at PEER UK, London in 2019. Acquisitions by Tate London; ICA Miami, and a promised gift to Dallas Museum of Art followed soon after. She had her first solo exhibition in Germany with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, in 2018 and will have her first solo exhibition in Japan with Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, opening March 2021. Fadojutimi has been selected to participate in Liverpool Biennial 2021. Her first solo US museum exhibition will be presented at ICA Miami, opening in November 2021. She will also have a solo exhibition of new work at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2021.Visit her website at: and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery: Follow Jade at Instagram: @JadeFadojutimiFor images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this...  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Talk Art exclusive!!! We meet a living LEGEND!! For episode 8, Russell and Robert meet the iconic British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith CH CBE RDI (born 5 July 1946). We discuss a lifetime of collecting art, his recent award of Companion of Honour from the Queen, setting up a new foundation with the aim of giving advice to creative people, his support of artists at the Royal Academy Schools and Slade including Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Lloyd and the lasting impact artists like David Hockney, Patti Smith, R. B. Kitaj, Peter Blake, Frank Auerbach and David Bowie had on his life. We learn about the exhibitions he put on in his first shop in the 1960s including works by Andy Warhol and how this has continued to the present day with exhibitions in his London and Los Angeles stores by Joy Yamusangie and John Booth amongst many others!This special episode was recorded in Paul Smith's office in London. Visit Paul Smith's Foundation online at or Instagram @PaulSmithsFoundation. Paul's eponymous new 50th Anniversary Book is available now (published by Phaidon). This inspiring new book captures his unique spirit and one-of-a-kind creativity by selecting 50 highly personal objects, charting his and his brand’s half century of struggle and success, from a small menswear concern in Nottingham, UK, through to a globally recognised international fashion house.Follow Paul on Instagram @PaulSmith and @PaulSmithDesign, visit Paul's official website www.PaulSmith.comFor images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Russell and Robert meet legendary UK based queer artist/photographer Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi India).From Here to Eternity is Gupta's first major retrospective, offering a complex and layered view of his unique transcontinental photographic vision. Born in New Delhi, India, relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying at the Royal College of Art in London, Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s. Subversive, impulsive, personal and political, Sunil Gupta's socially engaged projects have focused on such issues as family, race, migration and the complexities and taboos of sexuality and homosexual life. His work has been instrumental in raising awareness around the political realities concerning the fight for international gay rights and of making visible the tensions between tradition and modernity, public and private, the body and body politics. Bringing together works from across his divergent and extensive career, From Here to Eternity features a range of series’ from street photography (Christopher Street, 1976) to narrative portraits (From Here to Eternity, 1999), along with highly staged and constructed scenes (The New Pre-Raphaelites, 2008) and a selection of early investigations into digital image making (Trespass, London, 1992-1995). From participating in New York's active Gay Liberation Movement in the 1970s to his more recent campaigning for gay liberation in India, Sunil Gupta has been inspirational to generations of photographic activists and LGBTQ+ rights campaigners.What does it mean to be a gay Indian man? This is the question that follows me around everywhere I go and is still ever present in my work – Sunil GuptaThis special episode was recorded on 22nd July 2020. Follow Sunil's artworks on Instagram @sunilgupta7402 and visit Sunil's major retrospective at Photographer's Gallery, London until end of January 2021: images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Talk Art Season 7 continues!! For episode 6, Russell and Robert meet the creative power couple of singer/songwriter DENAI MOORE & film director NADIRA AMRANI!!!!Denai's new album 'Modern Dread', with sleeve art by Nadira, is Talk Art's FAVOURITE album of 2020!!!We discuss the influence of art on both of their creative disciplines and their favourite contemporary artists including Joy Yamusangie, Isaac Julien, Sarah Lucas, Elmgreen & Dragset and the architect Zaha Hadid. We explore colour theory, the importance of silence and how art galleries help us to slow down, their passion for decorating their Margate home with bright contrasting colours, their admiration for film makers such as Iggy London, and the artworks Denai's father made and introduced her to during her childhood in Jamaica. We learn about the influence of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' 1980 movie on Denai's music videos for Modern Dread as well as a blue room installation by the artist Adrián Villar Rojas, as well as Sci Fi and a dystopian modern aesthetic that runs throughout her album campaign.Plus we learn about Denai's forthcoming live concert film, shot & directed by Nadira at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate. Their inspiring new film will be available to stream via Denai Moore's YouTube channel from the end of October 2020, and will include exclusive live performances of recent standout singles 'Cascades' and 'To The Brink'.Denai Moore is a British-Jamaican artist and singer. Her most recent album Modern Dread was released in July 2020. Moore's musical style is a mix of soul, folk, electronic, and other styles, and she has said she takes influence from Paramore, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Bon Iver. She refers to her own music as "genre free".Nadira Amrani is a British Algerian Director interested in directing diverse and innovating commercials and music videos. Having directed and created films for the Tate, as well as the V&A, Nadira’s work has been shown in art Galleries and functioned in the art world and the film industry. Nadira is the founder of the collective POC, The People of Colours and is passionate about diversity in directing and curates regular events showcasing VR and work by queers artists and film directors of colour. This special episode was recorded at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate on 13th September 2020. Denai Moore's new album Modern Dread is OUT NOW!!! Stream it at Apple Music, Spotify or buy the vinyl from Rough Trade. Follow Denai & Nadira on Instagram @DenaiMoore and @NadiraAmrani, visit Denai's website  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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