Latest News, Interviews & Events

13 Jun 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/

In Conversation with Luisa Rivera

26 May 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’

Together for Our Planet Featured Artist: Mary Bobson

22 May 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.

In Conversation with Together for Our Planet Featured Artist, Sumali (Buki) Piyatissa

27 Mar 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.

In Conversation with Visual Artist Ana Maria Guta

25 Mar 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.

Artist Michael Kwong Features At The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters

18 Mar 2022

In Conversation with Award-Winning Artist and Designer Cheryl Miller

This forms part of a series of Caribbean Fine Art Fair events in collaboration with Occhi Arts & Entertainment.

In Conversation with Award-Winning Artist and Designer Cheryl Miller

15 Mar 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

Occhi Co-Hosts The Caribbean Fine Art Fair Event- Printmaking as an Art Form – Opportunities for Beginning Collectors

28 Feb 2022

Together for Our Planet Featured Artist: Michael Kwong Discusses 'Cursed Sky'

The artist discusses his exhibition and publication entry with curators Ina Ballik and David Emmanuel Noel

Together for Our Planet Featured Artist: Michael Kwong Discusses 'Cursed Sky'

27 Feb 2022

Artist Alan James Weiss exhibits 'Out of Africa' with Occhi Contemporary

Occhi Contemporary Art is proud to present the profound and engrossing works of Alan James Weiss.

Artist Alan James Weiss exhibits 'Out of Africa' with Occhi Contemporary

26 Feb 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.

Occhi Contemporary Art Represents Artist Somali (Buki) Piyatissa

17 Feb 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.

The Caribbean Fine Art Fair (CaFA) Returns With A Spotlight On NFTs

4 Feb 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.

Artist Deborah Eve Alastra Features at Occhi Contemporary

21 Jan 2022

In Conversation With Interdisciplinary Artist Cody Norton

This interview forms part of a series of features on artists who participated in our ‘Together for Our Planet’ initiative.

In Conversation With Interdisciplinary Artist Cody Norton

3 Dec 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

Occhi Contemporary Art and Phoenix FTA Publish 'Together For Our Planet'

15 Nov 2021

O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT) Presents 'The Facts of Life: Roses and Thorns'

This is Nigerian born Artist O Yemi Tubi Debut Show with Occhi Contemporary

O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT) Presents 'The Facts of Life: Roses and Thorns'

3 Nov 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.

In Conversation with Visual Artist Colin Merrin

2 Nov 2021

Artist Teddy Bechman Joins Occhi Contemporary

We look forward to showcasing the work of this very talented young artist

Artist Teddy Bechman Joins Occhi Contemporary

22 Oct 2021

Call for Artists: COP26: Together For Our Planet
An Exhibition of Artworks by Generations Z and Alpha

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 are inviting young artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.

Call for Artists: COP26: Together For Our Planet
An Exhibition of Artworks by Generations Z and Alpha

21 Oct 2021

Arizona Based Painter Amber Henry Joins Occhi's Roster of Artists

Occhi Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to represent the very talented Amber Henry

Arizona Based Painter Amber Henry Joins Occhi's Roster of Artists

10 Oct 2021

Artist Despina Symeou Presents “Not Just For The Bedroom”

The human form has been her preferred starting point for most of her projects and an eye for the interesting and sometimes unexpected elements add to the narrative as the work progresses.

 Artist Despina Symeou Presents “Not Just For The Bedroom”

7 Oct 2021

Occhi Contemporary Art is Happy to Represent 'FuzzyArtist18'

FuzzyArtist18’s artwork is straight from the heart. Fuelled with emotion and energy, his work reflects his life experiences.

Occhi Contemporary Art is Happy to Represent 'FuzzyArtist18'

22 Sept 2021

In Conversation with Photographer Michael J Dooley

Occhi Contemporary Art Gallery is proud to represent photographer Michael Dooley. Following a degree in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Michael worked for many years as a still photographer and a chief lighting technician in the film and video industries.

In Conversation with Photographer Michael J Dooley

7 Sept 2021

Visual Artist Despina Symeou Shares Her Love of Art and The Creative Process

The human form has been her preferred starting point for most of her projects and an eye for the interesting and sometimes unexpected elements add to the narrative as the work progresses.

Visual Artist Despina Symeou Shares Her Love of Art and The Creative Process

2 Sept 2021

Andre Parchment Exhibits 'The Wings In Me'

Born in Jamaica, the natural beauty of Andre's surroundings ignited his senses and shaped his perspective on life. 'The Wings in Me' is a manifestation of Andre's thoughts and memories that form a vibrant body of work, full of expression, curiosity, and reflection.

Andre Parchment Exhibits 'The Wings In Me'

1 Sept 2021

Artist Nikita Rosalind Campbell talks to Occhi About her Paintings, T-Shirts and Balancing Life

Nikita Rosalind Campbell graduated from Pinellas County Center for Arts, specializing in visual arts. She continues making art whilst balancing a career in cosmetology and the demands of family life. We caught up with her to discuss her exciting work!

Artist Nikita Rosalind Campbell talks to Occhi About her Paintings, T-Shirts and Balancing Life