Mateus Guarda

Is 2024 going to be the year for crypto?

Cryptocurrencies are making a comeback, and hopefully for the right reasons. Bitcoin has climbed 170% from a record low of $17,500 in January 2023 to more than double in January 2024 of $46,800. This begs the question: what has happened in the previous year to drive the crypto market to...
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Posted Feb. 16, 2024

From studio to spotlight: the alchemy of art curating

Curating is a vital part of the arts industry, yet as an endeavour and career path, it is often overlooked. A curator not only administers art exhibitions but also influences our perception and appreciation of art. They do this through strategic placement of artworks and in-depth research on the exhibition’s...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2024

Interview with Charles Uzell-Edwards AKA Pure Evil

Pure Evil, also known as Charles Uzzell-Edwards, is a graffiti artist who has exhibits all over the world and owns two art galleries in Shoreditch. He is well-known in the art world for his signature pop art/street art style. Charles has been painting for a while, having exhibitions in countries...
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Posted Dec. 30, 2023

Post-impressionism: a naturalistic revolution in art

During this summer, I took a course that allowed me to travel through art history and its paintings. The first critical moment in modern art history this course brought me to was impressionism, and in particular, the effects of impressionism that took place from 1886 to the start of World...
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Posted Oct. 14, 2023

Corporations and Creativity: Coca Cola’s Masterpiece Campaign

Coca-Cola’s Masterpiece campaign was launched on March 6 2023 and uses famous figures in the art world to create its meaning. This campaign aims to innovate Coca-Cola’s relevance as a global brand through its use of digital art and its appeal to the disillusioned younger generations. Ultimately, its goal is...
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Posted Jul. 16, 2023

The immigrants’ plight: mental health in Ukraine and abroad 

  Air raid sirens welcomed residents returning home to their families for Christmas celebrations amidst Russians bombings that reneged on the promised ceasefire. As we approach the one-year anniversary of a conflict that has shaken the world to its core and put military alliances to the test, support for Ukraine’s...
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Posted Jun. 6, 2023

Masterworks: an alternative investment for art enthusiasts

Investing in multimillion-dollar paintings requires a substantial amount of capital. Masterworks, a privately held startup, wants to change that. Masterworks is making the art world a little less exclusive by allowing everyday investors to own a fraction or a percentage of these high-priced investments for a lot less money. Users...
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Posted Apr. 5, 2023