Latest News, Interviews & Events
Sep 29, 2022
Call for Artists: COP27 JustAndAmbitious
Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited are inviting artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP27 Climate Summit, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from the 06th – 18th of November 2022.
Aug 19, 2022
Occhi Contemporary Is Proud to Present Sumali Piyatissa: Behind My Eyes
Sumali Piyatissa: Behind My Eyes
In Sumali Piyatissa's debut solo show with Occhi Contemporary, “Behind Her Eyes” features a range of abstract artworks that are inspired by nature and everyday life. The show runs until the 25th of September 2022 .
Jul 3, 2022
In Conversation with Visual Artist Eugene Ankomah
Eugene Ankomah is an internationally respected visual artist, mentor, and personality who is both known for his many innovative but unpredictable styles of art, as much as for his ever-changing self-created “Art Persona” and evolving fashion sense.
Jun 13, 2022
In Conversation with Luisa Rivera
Luisa Rivera is a London-based artist, illustrator and author originally from Chile. Most of her work is created with water-based paints and her illustrations appear in books, magazines, newspapers, and art exhibitions. We caught up with her to discuss her work . For further information, visit https://www.luisarivera.cl/
May 26, 2022
Together for Our Planet Featured Artist: Mary Bobson
Mary was born in 1975 and lives in Stavropol, Russia. She graduated from the art school and the College of Technology and Design of the Technological University. A. A. Leonov in Moscow. Mary wanted to study and have an art career, but during difficult times in Russia in the 90s change her direction and became a Doctor of Economics, working for more than 20 years as a chief financier. We had the opportunity to speak to her about her exhibition and publication entry titled,’ Oceans of Time’
May 22, 2022
In Conversation with Together for Our Planet Featured Artist, Sumali (Buki) Piyatissa
Occhi Contemporary represented artist Sumali (Buki) Piyatissa is a self-taught artist from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is an accountant by profession and her love for art birthed a keen desire to pursue it further, where she gave up her daily work as a financial advisor and took up art professionally.
Mar 27, 2022
In Conversation with Visual Artist Ana Maria Guta
This interview forms part of a series of features on artists who participated in our ‘Together for Our Planet’ initiative. The ‘Together for Our Planet’ exhibition and publication is a collaboration between Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited, a UK-based sustainability strategy consultancy.
Mar 25, 2022
Artist Michael Kwong Features At The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters
We are happy to share the news that three paintings from our featured artist Michael Kwong have been accepted by the United Nations Environment Programme and will be displayed at its Nairobi headquarters.
Mar 15, 2022
Occhi Co-Hosts The Caribbean Fine Art Fair Event- Printmaking as an Art Form – Opportunities for Beginning Collectors
Occhi’s David Emmanuel Noel and CaFA Fair Director Anderson M. Pilgrim discuss printmaking with guest artists Sadikisha Sandra Collier. Pepe Coronado, Paloma Obergh, and Taurus Cousins
Feb 26, 2022
Occhi Contemporary Art Represents Artist Somali (Buki) Piyatissa
It's a pleasure to now represent Sumali ( Buki) She is an Accountant by profession and her love for art birthed a keen desire to pursue it further, where she gave up her daily work as a financial advisor and took up art professionally.
Feb 17, 2022
The Caribbean Fine Art Fair (CaFA) Returns With A Spotlight On NFTs
The renowned annual Caribbean Fine Art Fair, (CaFA), now in its 12th year, returns virtually and in person to Barbados this March, with a focus on the works of over four dozen Black and Caribbean artists, and a spotlight also on the hot subject of NFTs.
Feb 4, 2022
Artist Deborah Eve Alastra Features at Occhi Contemporary
This month, we’re proud to showcase the work of Deborah Eve Alastra
Described by some as Impressionistic or Village Naive, Deborahs' paintings have touches of whimsy displaying her vision of the world, often seeing beauty in everyday subject matter.
Dec 3, 2021
Occhi Contemporary Art and Phoenix FTA Publish 'Together For Our Planet'
This project is a collaboration between Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited, a UK-based sustainability strategy consultancy. Inspired by the UK Creative Earth Competition, Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited invited young artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The initiative provided young artists with a renewed opportunity to visually express their views to world leaders and community stakeholders by producing 2D artwork
Nov 3, 2021
In Conversation with Visual Artist Colin Merrin
He has exhibited widely in solo and group shows across the UK and mainland Europe since 1981. Colin is oil painter and an established watercolorist, elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2009 with work featured in numerous collections, including Queen Elizabeth’s. We had the great pleasure to speak to him about his career and current projects.