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Thursday, November 21, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL 6: reissue.










Inspirational 6 has had a makeover. New cover, new clear layout, but with the same original creative artists, artwork and written features. Cover artwork: Jennifer McCurdy.
Inspirational 6 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/PEAC
To subscribe, please follow the link and sign up - 1, 3, 6, 12 monthly subscription packages are available: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6
Inspirational - supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist.
John Hopper - Inspirational editor

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL 31: Now on sale.



Welcome to the 31st issue of the arts magazine Inspirational. This issue has artists from Greece, Belgium, Norway, Peru, the UK, and the US, with disciplines ranging from photography to fine art painting, from conceptual design to digital art. In this issue inspirational has three in depth interviews with three contemporary artists: Manos Mpatzolis, Nadi Adatepe, and Brian Auerbach. In its regular portfolio section, Inspirational features two artists work: François Harray, and Francesco Ruspoli. As well as a feature and interview with the artist Christian Bendayan. More details of everything available in this issue are given below:

interview: Manos Mpatzolis The Greek artist, maker, designer, curator is a fine artist in the design world, a designer in the fine art world. His work is eclectic, surreal, infinitely fascinating, and unique. So much so that his sound wave sculpture of the voice of Maria Callas, sports the front page of this issue. Manos gives a comprehensive interview about his life and his work to Inspirational.

portfolio: François Harray The Belgian writer, photographer and art historian has a particular interest in questions surrounding gender. His photographic work often runs on themes, and Inspirational is lucky enough to have François theme of ‘War’ for this issue, a concept that offers variations on major works from art history and the contemporary era.  
interview: Nadi Adatepe Turkish born and raised and now resident in Norway, this writer and poet turned visual artist produces his own experiences and perceptions of life in a singular and unique way. Nadi uses fractal abstract imagery to show us the world as it really is, rather than the one that seems real. With a comprehensive interview and full colour work, Inspirational is thrilled to feature Nadi and his work.

feature/interview: Christian Bendayán the Peruvian fine art painter explores and questions the official Amazonian story through the prism of colonialism, racism, and sexuality. With his work playing a significant role in the queer art showing at this year’s Venice Biennale, the Argentinian based writer and filmmaker Raquel Glusman has written a feature on the work of Christian, as well as interviewed the artist in depth for Inspirational.

portfolio: Francesco Ruspoli the French born artist who now lives in the UK, sees his work as flowing between the worlds of the figurative and the abstract. His vivid coloured work and bold line encourages you to explore this world of organic forms and of distracted abstraction for yourself, to see what you wish to see, to experience. Inspirational shares Francesco’s unique work in this issue.

interview: Brian Auerbach the American photographic artist explores, through photography, photo collage, and varied visual media, a world of light, of shadow, of texture. Equally at home in urban and rural, in manufactured and natural landscapes, Brian explores surfaces and textures that intrigue and entice him. Through a wide-ranging interview, the artist explains how they came to photography, how they use photography, and what it means to them.

                                  John Hopper - Inspirational editor         




Tuesday, October 22, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL: mutual sponsors.


Pleased to announce that Inspirational Magazine and Raw Art Foundation have agreed to be mutual sponsors. Raw Art Foundation is an independent arts collective based in Frankfurt am Main for untrained, autodidactic artists, supporting collaborative creative processes.
Mutual sponsorship is a first step into a more meaningful cooperation and collaboration. Inspirational strongly believes that with these connections the art community is stronger and more flexible, and the more supportive of each other we are, the more support we can give to contemporary working artists.
John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

Monday, October 21, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL 5: reissue.

Inspirational 5 has had a makeover. New cover, new clear layout, but with the same original creative artists, artwork and written features. The artists featured in this issue of Inspirational are: Kieran Forster / Art Studio; Brenda Holzke Art, Sarah Ross-Thompson Artist/Printmaker; Fenella Elms Ceramics; Barbara Schneider - Textile Artist; Isobel Currie, Embroidery Artist; Cas Holmes Artist; patricia oblack Cover art: Kieran Forster. Inspirational 5 can be purchased for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/kvOB To subscribe, please follow the link and sign up - 1, 3, 6, 12 monthly subscription packages are available: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6 Inspirational - supporting the visual arts, supporting the visual artist. John Hopper - Inspirational editor

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL: textiles 2 on sale today.


Inspirational textiles 2 is a celebration of contemporary textiles and the artists that use it in a range of always unique ways. It is a special issue, a collection of artists that have been featured in the Inspirational magazine in the past, and are here re-issued under the title textiles 2.
Artists collected in this special edition of Inspirational are: Christine Chester; Gopika Nath; Stewart Kelly; Claire Louise Mather; Pierre Fouche. Each artist is given a full feature with full page images of their work. Cover artwork: Pierre Fouche.
Inspirational textiles 2 can be bought for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/r7nh
To subscribe to Inspirational magazine, please follow the link and sign up: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6
Inspirational - supporting the visual arts
John Hopper - Inspirational editor

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL: subscribe.


Inspirational magazine has just expanded its subscription package. The magazine now offers: 1, 3, 6, 12 monthly subscription levels - it's your choice.
Inspirational, the contemporary visual arts magazine, is published monthly, with interviews and portfolios of the work of artists in a range of disciplines: from fine art to photography, from ceramics to textiles, collage to digital.
Inspirational #31 is published: October 30.
Inspirational - supporting the visual arts.
John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Inspirational: Art...


Art and artists, making sense, no sense, and all magic in between, just like they've always done.

Inspirational magazine delivers a slice of international contemporary art sense and no sense every month. Giving working artists the platform they need, whatever their discipline, whatever their gender/nogender, proclivity, age, perception.

Everything Inspirational can be found at: https://inspirational-magazine.blogspot.com/
...as well as at the Inspirational facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/djhinspirational/

Inspirational - actively supporting the working artist.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Inspirational @ 30.


5 years, 30 issues, 300 artists featured.
Inspirational magazine has now reached its 30th issue. Started in October 2014 as a means of helping to promote and project working contemporary artists, Inspirational magazine has had ups and downs, fits and starts, shifts in style and layout. However, Inspirational has always been a consistent champion of the artist and their perspective and perception of the world, THAT is its major reason for being.

As editor of Inspirational, I have met and friended a good percentage of its 300 featured artists, and more besides. Being editor of the magazine has enriched my life, and as editor I will continue its work of promoting and projecting artists and their work, making sure that they help to enrich your life as well. An artist may not be able to change the world, but they can change the understanding, perspective and perception of the individual, and that's what it's all about.

Inspirational 31 has its full set of feature artists and is set for release on October 30.

John Hopper - Inspirational editor.

To view or buy any issue of Inspirational magazine, please follow the link: https://payhip.com/johnhopper/collection/inspirational
To subscribe monthly, simple and straightforward, please follow the link: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

INSPIRATIONAL 30: now on sale.


Welcome to the 30th issue of the contemporary arts magazine Inspirational. This issue has artists from Canada, the US, France, Belgium, and Spain, with disciplines ranging from photography to digital collage, from the heightened realism of the self-portrait to the other world of abstract expressionism. In this issue Inspirational has three in depth interviews with three contemporary artists: Jonathan David Smyth, Christine Verhaert, and Alan Spazzali. In its regular portfolio section, Inspirational features three artists work: Maxime Lebrun, Ann Saint-Gelais, and Emmanuel Signorino.
Cover artwork: Ann Saint-Gelais.

Inspirational #30 can be bought for instant download from the following link: https://payhip.com/b/X5LO
To subscribe to Inspirational magazine, please follow the link and sign up: https://payhip.com/b/MNp6

Inspirational - supporting the visual arts

John Hopper - Inspirational editor