Category Archives: London

London: XX Group show @ Saatchi Gallery

Following the recent opening of the all female Group show ‘Champagne Life’ (covered here) Saatchi Gallery also launched an exhibition called ‘XX: A MOMENT IN TIME‘. Curated by Olly Walker and supported by Yasha Young, the show features new works … Continue reading

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London: Miro’s Studio @ Mayoral

“My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop” –Joan Miró, 1938 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, the workshop has been reconstructed in London as an intensely immersive … Continue reading

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London: Jef Aerosol & Lee Jeffries – Synergy

‘Synergy’ is an artistic and social encounter between French street artist Jef Aérosol and British photographer Lee Jeffries. Stemming from the original ‘Synergy’ exhibition that took place in Paris at Mathgoth gallery in March 2015, this collaboration casts a new … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy – Les Miserables (London)

As mentionned earlier (see here) Banksy created a new artwork in London on Saturday night. As usual location is key and the new stencil appeared  on the corner of a very busy road of Knightsbridge, surrounded by lots of CCTV … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in London

A new stencil by Banksy highlighting the use of teargas in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais has appeared on a building opposite the French Embassy in London. The stencil on board features a CS can on the floor spreading a teargas … Continue reading

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London: Lumiere Festival

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, visitors could experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with … Continue reading

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London: Champagne Life @ Saatchi

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery is opening on 13th January an all female show ‘Champagne Life’ featuring a cast of emerging international artists: Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, … Continue reading

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London: Michael Craig-Martin – Transience

To kick start 2016 with colourful artworks, the Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting  the first solo show of British artist Michael Craig-Martin in a London public institution since 1989. Entitled ‘Transience‘, the exhibition gathers  works from 1981 to 2015, including his … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at the highlights of this incredible artistic year across Europe. Click on the pics to view more info. Solo Shows: Dran, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Cranio, Daniel Arsham, David Shillinglaw, Julian … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst Christmas Tree

Next to the Connaught Hotel in London Mayfair stands a 30 feet tall Christmas tree adorned with flying doves and unusual decorations: snowmen formed of giant pills, medical instruments, scissors, syringues, scalpels…       This is the work of  controversial artist … Continue reading

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London: Paintguide @ Unit London

Unit London is presenting Paintguide, a collaborative exhibition  of new works by 60 international painters, as featured on the instagram account @Paintguide. Curated over the past year, the show is a physical representation of Henrik Uldaden‘s @Paintguide instagram feed  to promote … Continue reading

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London: Anj Smith – Phosphor of the palms @ Hauser & Wirth

For her new solo show at Hauser & Wirth in London, contemporary artist Anj Smith has been working tirelessly for the past three years to produce a series of twenty one paintings. Inspired by a variety of sources, from psychological states, … Continue reading

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London: Empowered Printwork @ Women Art Library

After completing a residency at the Women Art Library in Goldsmiths in conjunction with the Being Human Festival, street artist and printmaker Aida and artist friend and archivist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski are presenting an exhibition titled Empowered Printwork. Being Human … Continue reading

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London Opening: Lusus Naturae – 100Taur & Hisham Echafaki

Here is a photo recap of ‘Lusus Naturae’ we have been pleased to curate with French artists 100Taur and Hisham Echafaki. Viewers were introduced to the dark enchanted world of 100Taur with his hypnotic hybrid creatures from a weird Buffalo, … Continue reading

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London: Remi Rough – Home @ Scream

After nine years, Remi Rough is returning to London with a solo exhibition ‘Home’ at Scream London. The show features a large collection of complex works on wood, handmade paper and canvas, playing with themes such as balance and imbalance, … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2015

Celebrating its sixth year anniversary the Moniker Art Fair returned to the Truman Brewery in East London from 15-18 October 2015. Featuring twenty national and international galleries with contemporary and urban artists, the Moniker Art Fair also introduced Bitcoin through … Continue reading

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London: Lusus Naturae – 100TAUR & Hisham Echafaki

We are excited to curate Lusus Naturae,  a two-person exhibition with French artists 100TAUR andHisham Echafaki featuring a series of new paintings, drawings and three dimensional works. In natural history, the latin terminology ‘Lusus Naturae’ is used to describe any creature or … Continue reading

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London: Lisa Wright – The Unversed

Coates & Scarry are currently showing a new body of works ‘The Unversed” by Lisa Wright. The exhibition features a series of drawings, paper studies and paintings exploring the theme of emotional and physical vulnerability during puberty.  Interweaving motifs and … Continue reading

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London: MAD C – Character @ Pure Evil Department Store

After her first successful solo show in 2011, MadC returns to London‘s Pure Evil Gallery. The title „Character“ sums up MadC‘s work since she started painting graffiti 19 years ago. A character can be a symbol or a letter, a figure … Continue reading

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London: LAX/LHR @ Stolenspace

Continuing their series of shows like in HK, SF, Berlin, or Detroit, Thinkspace Gallery is co-curating their LAX-LHR show with  Stolenspace in London showcasing the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participating artists include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, … Continue reading

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London: Complicit @ Coates & Scarry

Coates & Scarry are hosting a group exhibition Complicit featuring a collection of artworks by a trio of strong female artists: Kate MccGwire, Juliette Losq, and Jayne Anita-Smith. Each artwork acts as a sensory invitation to explore other worlds and … Continue reading

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London Streets: El Seed @ Shubbak Festival

For the Shubbak Festival, A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, Cedar Lewison invited French Tunisian ‘calligraffiti’ artist eL Seed to paint his first UK commission on the wall of Village Underground in London Shoreditch. We previously seen his work in … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ana Marietta new mural

Puerto Rican born, Houston based artist Ana Marietta is currently in London and just finished painting a new mural in Brick Lane featuring her surrealistic animal universe.       See more pics here

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London: Nick Walker Book Launch @ Boxpark

Bristol based artist Nick Walker launched his brand new book “The Art Of Nick Walker” at Box Park in Shoreditch, including customised cover versions. The 152 page hardback retrospective with hundreds of full colour images comprising 20 years of ‘The … Continue reading

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London: Batman – Arkham Knight ‘Cape and Cowl’ Exhibition

WB Games UK has teamed up with Moniker Projects to invite twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to produce the UK edition of Batman: Arkham Knight ‘Cape and Cowl’ Exhibition. The artworks stand within dimly lit … Continue reading

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London: Masters of Urban Art @ Magda Danysz

Following her success in Paris and Shangai, French gallerist Magda Danysz recently launched a pop-up gallery space in London called the London Project for a duration of 100 days (covered here). While the lower ground floor is dedicated to in-situ … Continue reading

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London: Julian Opie – Alan Cristea Gallery

The Alan Cristea Gallery  in London is currently showing new editions by Julian Opie alongside prints and animations,  produced in a variety of media. Inspired by different views of the town and countryside, the London series present us with observations of … Continue reading

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London streets : Cranio

Brazilian artist Cranio continues his invasion in the streets of London. He recently painted his signature characters in Brick Lane.                View the full set of pics here

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London: Angela Bulloch – New Waves Digit @ Simon Lee Gallery

After successfully showing at the Tate,  Kunstmuseum Bonn,  and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Canadian born contemporary artist  Angela Bulloch is currently showing “New Wave Digits’ at Simon Lee Gallery. Conceived and designed within a digital imaging program, futuristic stacked columns and … Continue reading

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London: Magda Danysz – The London Project

After Paris (since 1999) and Shanghai (since 2009),  French gallery owner Magda Danysz is opening a London exhibition space for the next 4 months in the North of Soho. The ‘London Project‘ is set to be a unique experience into … Continue reading

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London: Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery

UK Textile artist Lucy Sparrow is launching her latest installation, The Warmongery at the Boxpark, featuring an arsenal of felt guns, knives, pistols and explosives as well as a range of biological and chemical weapons, dispensed from sweetshop jars. Purchasers of weapons … Continue reading

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London: The Art of Politics & Blek Le Rat Interview

Coinciding with the General Elections in the UK, Lawrence Alkin Gallery is presenting a group show entitled ‘The Art of Politics‘ until 23 May, featuring paintings, sculptures , drawings and ceramics by international artists including Blek Le Rat, Nick Walker, Ben Eine, … Continue reading

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London: Brazilian invasion

Brazilian artists are currently bringing lots of colours to the streets of London. After his solo show at Montana Barcelona ( covered here) Cranio has been hitting the streets with his witty characters. In parallel, two São Paulo street artists, Mateus … Continue reading

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London Streets: May Day Festivities

With the long May Bank Holiday week end, a new royal baby and many international artists in town, there was a lot to celebrate in London. On the Southbank with the Streets of Spain Festival organised by Campo Viejo for … Continue reading

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London – Todd James ‘Fantasy Island’ @ Lazarides

New York artist Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the … Continue reading

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London: Simon Sheperd & Janet Brown ‘The Fuse is lit’

‘The Fuse is Lit‘ is a new multidisciplinary exhibition by painter Janet Brown and sculptor Simon Shepherd at Black Rat Projects in London. Playing with elements of scale, dislocation and emphasis Simon Sheperd transforms ordinary objects into unexpected sculptures:  a … Continue reading

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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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