Founded in 2014, WOW x WOW is an online art resource specialising in the promotion and celebration of new contemporary art from around the world.
In addition to the wealth of images, interviews and features that can be found on the website, WOW x WOW’s is now hosting its first online exhibition entitled ‘Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks’. Featuring over 90 artists from across the world, the exhibition includes work by four artists living and working in Scotland – Paul Barnes, Michael Forbes, Erlend Tait and Pamela Tait.
Tim Maclean, the founder of the website and curator of the exhibition, explains, “The primary aim of WOW x WOW is to provide a unique destination for art lovers wishing to find bold artworks that blur the boundaries between the disciplines of fine art, illustration, graphic design, street art and so on. With original content, including artist interviews and guest blog posts, WOW x WOW gives an insight into the minds and lives of creative individuals.
“The addition of a new online gallery to wowxwow.com is another exciting way for audiences to interact and engage with artists. We aim to take a step back from any of the restrictions that ‘themed’ group shows can impose on an artist’s natural expression, and instead provide a stage for participating artists to showcase new pieces from their personal and ongoing output of work.”
“WOW x WOW is committed to letting each artist’s voice be heard, not only through their art but also through their words and ideas. We hope to start fresh and interesting new dialogues.”
The show title, ‘Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks’, is a metaphorical reference to both the ‘eureka’ moments and the smaller inspirational steps forward that are experienced by every artist; all of which are significant and of relevance to the continual growth and development of the artistic voice of each creative individual.
‘Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks’ continues online at wowxwow.com until 30th June 2017.
Feature image: Michael Forbes, Life Sucks, oil on canvas