Category Archives: London

London: Endangered Species @ MYA Gallery

For the group exhibition Endangered Species at the MYA Gallery in London twenty international contemporary artists have created artworks highlighting animals facing extinction. Participating artists include: Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Chueh, JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, … Continue reading

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London: Angela Lizon – Menagerie

Bristol based artist Angela Lizon is currently showing her ‘Menagerie’ in London at Gallery 8 with Coates and Scarry. Her intricate oil paintings combine porcelain works, oversized cats and pugs wearing various ornaments and paper doily collar, and also feature … Continue reading

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London: Ben Turnbull & Ramon Maiden @ Stolenspace

Stolenspace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist and craftsman Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden. In the Gallery 1, ‘Smells like Teens spirit‘ continues the series  of Ben Turnbull’s  ‘American History X’, focussing on the … Continue reading

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London: David Shillinglaw – ‘ You are here’ @ Scream

UK artist David Shillinglaw just opened a new solo exhibition entitled ‘You are here’ at Scream Gallery in London. A large crowd gathered to see the recreation of the studio space of the artist like an exploration of his creative … Continue reading

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London: Cosmo Sarson @ Pure Evil

Coinciding with the Christian’s holiday Easter season, Pure Evil’s Department Store is hosting Cosmo Sarson‘s first solo show since he hit the headlines in 2013 with his massive breakdancing Jesus mural in Bristol. Since then he has kept himself busy … Continue reading

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London: Vhils – Dissonance @ Lazarides

After showing at Lisbon’s EDP Museum and Vestiges, showcased in Paris (see our coverage here) , multidisciplinary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is returning to London for a new solo exhibition called ‘Dissonance‘ at Lazarides. Vhils – Paris 2014 The … Continue reading

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Video: Jessica van der Weert – Flipside

Following our recent coverage (see here) of Jessica van der Weert exhibition Flipside in London, here is a video from the event and after party.

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London: Pixel Pancho – Memory of Life @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is currently hosting Memory of Our Life, the first London solo exhibition by Italian artist Pixel Pancho. The artist has transformed the gallery space into installations featuring surreal robotic characters using pieces of furniture, musical boxes and and … Continue reading

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London: David Bray – Wrong Turn @ Stolenspace

Gallery One at StolenSpace is currently showing a new body of works by British artist David Bray in a solo exhibition titled ‘Wrong Turn‘. Featuring works on wood with paint, pen and pencil with frames using reclaimed wood, the imagery … Continue reading

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London: Slinkachu – Miniaturesque @ Andipa

Since 2006 street artist Slinkachu has been abandoning his miniature people in the streets and has taken in-situ photographs creating a new narrative. Andipa Gallery is presenting a major new exhibition called Miniaturesque.  Shot in London during different seasons over … Continue reading

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London Streets: Phlegm

UK Street artist Phlegm is back to the streets of London with a new large scale mural in Shoreditch. Check the work in progress shots below.            View the full set of pics here

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London: Remi Rough – Previously @ Morgan

After showing in Dubai, Germany and New York, UK artist Remi Rough is returning to London with a retrospective exhibition entitled ‘Previously‘ featuring a series of unseen paintings between 2009 and 2012 showcased by Morgan Furniture.               … Continue reading

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London: Sotheby’s Bear Witness Auction

For their upcoming auction ‘Bear Witness‘, Sotheby’s has been turned into a giant party house inside out. The facade is ornated by a giant bear neon sign, and even the wallpaper and walls have been redecorated with bear patterns.  Sothebys … Continue reading

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London: Bicicleta Sem Freio – Fera

Following their recent  monumental murals across Europe and the US in major cities likes London, Berlin, Miami, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, the Brazilian duo of illustrators Bicicleta Sem Freio (“Bicycle Without Brake”), aka Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira just … Continue reading

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London: Jessica van der Weert – Flipside

In conjunction with Beautiful Crime and Eddie Lock, photographer Jessica van der Weert  presents FlipSide, the culmination of an incredible 2-year project shooting some of the world’s biggest and most influential dance music producers and DJs, following their passions away … Continue reading

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London: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – Perception

Having painted over a hundred murals in Tehran, Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is making his debut London show ‘Perception‘ with Howard Griffin Gallery. The show features a series of paintings, miniature sculptures and a cube installation with visual effects playing … Continue reading

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London: Borondo – Animal @ RexRomae

Following our recent Borondo’s studio visit (covered here) where we could see some of the work in progress, it is great to see the final installations in the gallery space. ‘Animal’ aims to explore the relationship between human and nature. … Continue reading

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London: dran – Public Execution (Part III)

We returned to the  dran show ‘Public Execution’ (covered here) on its closing day on 21 February. Since the past two weeks the white empty walls with spray painted frames have gradually become more colourful and different characters have started to appear. The … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst – Love @ Paul Stolper

Damien Hirst is currently having a pop-up exhibition titled ‘Love‘ featuring a series of prints and sculptural editions at Paul Stolper gallery. Focussing on the theme of love, the exhibition includes ‘LOVE Gold’, a portfolio of love heart prints each … Continue reading

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London: Alex Chinneck car installation

Hackney-based artist  Alex Chinneck created an illusionary public installation titled Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together. Located on a car park in London SouthBank, a Vauxall Corsa looks suspended in the air over 4.5 meter high upside down on a … Continue reading

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London: dran – Public Execution (Part II)

Ideally located in Soho between a sex shop, a pub and a primary school, the dran show ‘Public Execution’ is evolving on a daily basis. Last week opening (covered here) saw crowds facing white empty walls with spray painted frames … Continue reading

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London: Antony Micallef – Self

London based artist Antony Micallef is returning to Lazarides with a solo exhibition entitled ‘Self’. Departing from his style and language from his earlier series like Impure Idols (2007), Becoming Animal (2009) and Happy Deep Inside My Heart (2011), Self features … Continue reading

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London: XXX show @ Jealous

Ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day, Moniker Projects and Jealous Gallery have teamed up to put together an exhibition featuring valentine’s themed artworks from 25 artists including Benjamin Murphy, Ben Slow, Best Ever, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, David Shillinglaw, Inkie, … Continue reading

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London: Vestige Group show @ Coates & Scarry

Curated by Coates and Scarry, the group exhibition ‘Vestige’ brings together a new body of works that subtly or overtly reference historical imagery and objects. Participating artists include Lisa Wright, Emma Vidal, Penny Byrne, Aaron Smith and Henry Hussey.  Merging … Continue reading

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London: Ron English @ Boxpark

Legendary New York based artist Ron English is currently in London for a series of events. Artrepublic is showing at Boxpark a retrospective of his famous works like Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts, the corpulent fast food spokesman MC Supersized, … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Borondo – “Animal” @ RexRomae

We visited the studio of prolific Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition “Animal”.  Curated by Rom Levy, founder of  RexRomae, and Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, the show will be set up at the London Newcastle Project … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ludo

French artist Ludo is back to London where he put a couple of his signature neon green pasters  across the streets. Here is some pics of a giant butterfly in South London.

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London: Mapping the City – Somerset House

Following the success of the 2014 exhibition Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes (featured here), the collaborative arts organisation Approved by Pablo is curating a new exhibition entitled ‘Mapping the City‘ at Somerset House in London. Over 50 … Continue reading

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London: Mark Jenkins – Moment of Impact

Following his participation to 2014 Paris Nuit Blanche (covered here) and Art Basel Miami, American artist Mark Jenkins returns to London for a solo exhibition ‘ Moment of Impact‘ at Lazarides Rathbone. Featuring a new body of hyper-realistic works with … Continue reading

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London: Post Pop – East meets West @ Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is bringing together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art’s legacy. Post Pop: East Meets West shows the powerful influence … Continue reading

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London: D*Face & Rebels Alliance Takeover at StolenSpace

Last Thursday D*Face & Rebels Alliance took over the StolenSpace gallery with lots of goodies for the festive season, from T shirts, limited edition Esses Magazines, Evisu exclusive products and Rebels Alliance hand made merchandise. Bikers also came in force to … Continue reading

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London: Here Today Exhibition

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species, an exhibition entitled ‘HERE TODAY…’ opened at the Old Sorting office in London, supported by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Baku Magazine. Curated … Continue reading

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London: Phillips Auction – Under the influence

The upcoming London auction at PHILLIPS titled ‘Under the Influence‘ features a selection of works by Contemporary and Urban artists, including Kaws, Ryan McGinley, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Revok, Mr, Ai Weiwei, Retna, Rero, Seen. Here are some preview pics: … Continue reading

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London: Smile Britannia Charity Auction 2014

On Saturday 13 December 2014, the Houses of Parliament open their doors for the second ‘Smile Britannia ’ – a charity auction night where some of the UK’s best contemporary and urban artists will auction off their work to support … Continue reading

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London: Anthony Lister – Hurt People Hurt People

Despite being recently arrested and charged for graffiti in his home city of Brisbane ( see here), Australian artist Anthony Lister made it through to the UK for his new solo show entitled ‘Hurt People Hurt People‘ at Lazarides Rahtbone gallery in … Continue reading

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London: Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN – Parabola di G

Howard Griffin Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition and sculptural installation by Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN entitled Parabola di G. The London-based began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s under the pseudonym ‘RUN’ and his … Continue reading

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London: Daniel Arsham – Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

New York based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham launched a wall intervention called ‘Bound Figure’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. Using fiberglass, a pair of shoes, and manipulating the surface, the artist created an optical illusion of a human figure trapped by the … Continue reading

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London: Nigel Cox – Oblivious

Irish artist Nigel Cox is currently showing a new body of works entitled “Oblivious’ with contemporary curatorial duo Coates & Scarry in London. Nigel Cox creates minimalistic oil paintings with an extraordinary realism and meticulous details. Inspired by ordinary people going about their … Continue reading

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London: David Walker – A Blank Canvas is a White Flag

Lawrence Alkin Gallery is presenting brand new works by David Walker at the Hoxton Gallery in London. The show entitled ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’ features sculpture, photography and printmaking, made in collaboration with RYCA and Schoony. David … Continue reading

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London: Duane Hanson – Reality Check

American sculptor Duane Hanson is currenly on view at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery. The mini retrospective ‘Reality Check‘ features a selection of his most important lifesize hyper-real sculptural portraits of middle class Americans, from a Man on mower, a High School … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Art Fair 2014 – Highlights

The leading international contemporary art fair, Frieze London, returns to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries in the UK and features … Continue reading

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London: Jonas Burgert – Stuck Hirn Blind

This week London is being taken over by the art world as Frieze kicks off, so we attended the first London solo show of German painter Jonas Burgert in over five years, following his last exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery … Continue reading

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London: Yoshitomo Nara @ Dairy Art Centre

London’s Dairy Art Centre is presenting a major solo exhibition by the Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the UK to date and is featuring seminal pieces by the artist, many of … Continue reading

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London: Ludo – Chaos Theory

Following our recent studio visit (see here), we attended the solo exhibition ‘Chaos Theory‘ of French artist Ludo at Lazarides Rathbone in London. Live butterflies were fluttering during the opening much to the delight of onlookers. Inspired by the theory of “The … Continue reading

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London: Word To Mother & Beau Stanton @ Stolenspace

Stolenspace is celebrating a duo show this week with UK based artist Word To Mother ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ and Brooklyn based artist Beau Stanton ‘Tenebras Lux’. ‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ presents a selection of multi-layered paintings on wood … Continue reading

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London: Faith47 – Aqua Regalia

In parallel to the upcoming Moniker Art Fair  a solo show ‘Aqua Regalia‘ by South African artist Faith47 just opened at the Old Truman Brewery in London.  Juxtapozing religious iconography and sacred geometry with everyday found objects, her artworks illustrate pictorial representations of … Continue reading

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London: Geraldine Swayne – How are You

Filmaker and member of the music band Faust, Geraldine Swayne is also a painter and is currently showing a series of miniature works titled How are you? at the Fine Art Society. Swayne creates intimate paintings with enamel on small … Continue reading

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London: Juliette Losq – Nemora @ FAS

The British artist Juliette Losq just opened her solo show Nemora at Fine Art Society in London. Inspired by English ‘Gothic’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Losq depicts liminal landscapes by juxtaposing rococo prints, Victorian newspaper illustrations,  sci- fi and … Continue reading

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London: Phlegm at the Royal Opera House

UK based artist Phlegm  is collaborating with the Royal Opera House in London Covent Garden this month.  We followed Phlegm as he created a large scale outdoor installation for the Festival of Myth curated by Minna Moore Ede of the National … Continue reading

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London: Reka / Twoone @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is opening the new season in London with two concurrent solo shows from Australian artists based in Berlin: Reka’s “Trip the Light” and Two One’s “The Hunted Hunter’s Head.” Reka’s new body of work is inspired by his mother … Continue reading

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