Laura Scheriau

Laura is The Mantle's Arts & Culture Editor. You can email her at laura [at] mantlethought.org. Follow her on Twitter @LScheriau.

Laura gained her M.A. in GFL, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Studies, with extra credits in Literary Translation, Prehistoric Archaeology, as well as Polish, Spanish, and Korean Language Studies. She is the translator of "Sins of the Crown" by Aidan Davidson. 

Through her work as language specialist, the EU funded "Youth in Action" projects, and her travels she has established strong networks with artists, comedians, playwrights, directors, and musicians all over the world.

Contributions

October 28, 2015

In this installment of Ex Arte, Laura Scheriau talks about inspiration in generation Dragon Ball Z with German artist, and soon-to-be tattooist, Christina Becher, aka Izzy.

Prior to discussing the four pictures, Christina explains her passion, and where the urge and inspiration for her art comes from.

 

August 7, 2015

In the fourth edition of The Beat, our series of interviews with musicians, meet Pablo Sirvand, an up and coming Mexican singer-songwriter. 

Opening the interview, and to get an idea of his music taste, I asked Pablo to open his digital music library, turn on shuffle and tell me the first three songs that appeared. The first song that came up was “Intentions” by The Whitest Boy Alive. Next was “We Take Care of Our Own” by Bruce Springsteen, followed by “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.

And on that note...

July 1, 2015

Matthew Everatt is an installation artist from the UK who embraces film as a means to affect our sense of reality. His work reflects a combination of moving images and photography, the result of an action or occurrence that he´s either staged or stumbled upon. The results are deceptive. Instead of studying the fine techniques of photography as an art form, Everatt prefers to play around with light and shadow, dimensions, and digital editing to create the desired effects.

June 5, 2015

Meet Cameron Bury, Nick Palmer, Brendan Sheargold, Mitch Grace, and Tim Byles. Together, they are Far Away Stables, an Australian band with a smooth blend of modern rock styles with a few jagged edges.

May 6, 2015

Jamie Crawford, a visual artist from the UK, works with lens-based media, sculpture, and installation. His work is characteristic of an uncanny, subconscious and oniric artistic conception that allows the spectator to define their own understanding of art. Jamie painted quite early in his career but lately has turned his attention to more immediate, contemporary practices through digital media.

April 8, 2015

In this second edition of The Beat, our interview series with musicians, meet Justin Klump, an American folk-pop songwriter and guitarist living in Nashville, Tennessee.

March 17, 2015

The Mexican artist Salvador Diaz has gained international recognition with his three series: “Album de Familia,” “Diarios de Viaje y Desplazamiento,” and “Periodicos.” The world that he creates through this intelligent use of words and pictures is full of messages, some quite subtle and some very obvious, but more importantly, all true to his belief that art captures time.

March 4, 2015

Over the past couple of years there has been an increased fascination with Disney characters–especially the princesses. This is partially due to the spate of releases that put heroines (princesses, not princes) front and center, including Brave and Frozen. The ladies are gaining interest thanks to some serious makeovers, from goth to hipster, pin-up to zombie, renaissance to urban. The results are most welcome.

February 2, 2015

In this inaugural edition of The Beat, a series of interviews with musicians, I speak with Matt Wong, a 17-year-old virtuoso guitar player and teacher from New Jersey.

To get a sense of his character and musical tastes, I asked Matt to open his digital music library, shuffle the tunes, and tell me the first three songs that appear. The results:  “Jean Pierre” by Miles Davis, “What You Want,” from the musical Legally Blonde, and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

And on that note...

November 3, 2014

After visiting his most recent exhibition, “A Digital Fauve,” Laura Scheriau met up with Sam Eugène, a young Canadian-British artist based in London, to talk about his views on art, his style, and why he digitizes his artwork.  

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