Tag Archives: London

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

Posted in Art Fair, London | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

London: Frieze Sculpture Park 2014

With the launch of the Art week in London is the opening of the Frieze Sculpture Park, selected by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden, The Sculpture Park … Continue reading

Posted in Art Fair | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in London | Tagged , , , , , ,

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

Posted in London, Shows, Street | Tagged , , , , ,

London: The Unauthorized Banksy Retrospective

Curated by Banksy’s former gallerist Steve Lazarides, the Unauthorized Retrospective hosted at Sotheby’s gallery space S|2 is a selling exhibition featuring from prints, originals on canvas and wood as well as sculptures. With 70 pieces from the mid-1990s to 2009, the … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

London: Katrin Fridriks – Flying Awareness

Icelandic abstract painter Katrin Fridriks is launching her first solo show at Lazarides Rathbone in London, following her participation in Lazarides’ 2013 group shows BRUTAL and Fresh Paint. The exhibition titled “Flying Awareness” features a brand new body of work … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

London: Seen Superheroes @ Opera Gallery

The world renowned ‘Godfather of Graffiti’  SEEN is currently showing at the Opera Gallery in London.  The exhibition takes inspiration from the ever-growing American comic book cultural phenomenon.  Colourful large scale paintings depict the world’s most iconic crime fighters and villains, including Batman, Wonder … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Jessica Albarn – Resurrection

After Bristol, the touring exhibition of Jessica Albarn (covered here) is now showing in London at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Resurrection showcases a series of works on canvas, paper, glass, wax and clay about the lost beauty of the dead, treasuring the extinct, rare … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Richard Jackson – New Paintings @ Hauser Wirth

Los Angeles-based artist Richard Jackson just opened an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London. Inspired by abstract expressionism and action painting, Jackson has created dynamic sculptures around which paint is thrown or shot out loosely. An installation features a row of sculptures of men bending over … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Miaz Brothers @ Lazarides

Italian contemporary painters Miaz Brothers debuted their UK solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone titled Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision. The show features a selection of large portrait paintings from their Antimatter series, utilizing the layering of spraypaint to create a special blurry effect. Looking close, the … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London Streets: Olek

Polish artist Olek just completed a 26ft crocheted mural on Corbett Place by the Truman Brewery in East London. With her signature intricate and colourful patterns, an embroidered message says Let’s not get caught, Let’s keep going, a quote from Thelma … Continue reading

Posted in London, Street | Tagged , , , , ,

London: Anoint Group Show @ The Outsiders

The Outsiders London is currently hosting a group exhibition called Anoint, which refers to oily marks made on a surface. Curated by Steve Lazarides, the show features a selection of artworks from international established and emerging contemporary artists including Adam … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

London: Remed & Okuda

For the second year Spanish based artists Remed & Okuda return to London Southbank to celebrate the Streets of Spain festival curated by Campo Viejo. Using their trademark multicolour symbolism both artists painted a glass box live for the delight … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows, Street | Tagged , , ,

London: Julian Schnabel – Every Angel Has a Dark Side

Brooklyn based artist and film-maker Julian Schnabel is returning to London after 15 years with an exhibition titled Every Angel Has a Dark Side at the Dairy Art Centre. Bursting onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Zhang Huan – Spring Poppy Fields

Having exhibited in Beijing and New York, contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan opened his first UK solo show at Pace Gallery. Spring Poppy Fields feature fourteen new oil on linen paintings inspired by his travels to Buddhist sites in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Vinz – Tempus Fugit

Spanish artist VinZ opened his latest solo show Tempus Fugit at Rex Romae Gallery in Shoreditch.Tempus Fugit showcases a series of original works and sketches as well as pictures of their street counterparts. The show features narratives through different stages of life, … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Stealing Banksy

  This week end takes place an exhibition called Stealing Banksy featuring pieces that have been removed from the streets to be sold at auction. The event organisers  claim that “the Sincura Group do not steal art, nor do we condone … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows, Street | Tagged , ,

London: Lynn Chadwick steel beasts at RA

A group of sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 – 2003) has been installed in the Royal Academy‘s Annenberg Courtyard, as part of celebrations to make the centenary of his birth. The installation, organised in collaboration with Blain Southern gallery, … Continue reading

Posted in London | Tagged , ,

London: Hebru Brantley – Everyone’s Everything

Chicago based artist Hebru Brantley recently launched his UK solo show  Everyone’s Everything at Mead Carney Fine Art in London. Inspired by pop culture icons, comic book heroes, Japanese anime, the body of works consists of a series of paintings and sculptures featuring … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Tauba Auerbach – New Ambidextrous Universe

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach, who works in a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting, weaving and book design is showing her first solo exhibition at the ICA in London. Passionate about topology, the mathematical study … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Rone – Wallflower

Known for his large scale female portraits across the globe, Australian street artist Rone has debuted his first UK solo show Wallflower at StolenSpace in London. The exhibition showcases a series of artworks with his female muse surrounded by flowers on … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

London: Liu Bolin – The Heroic Apparition

Chinese artist Liu Bolin debuted his first UK solo show The Heroic Apparition at Scream in London. The exhibition features a series of photographic self-portraits from around the world where Liu Bolin, dubbed the “invisible man”, paints himself to merge … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Chloe Early – Suspended

London based painter Chloe Early debuted her solo show titled Suspended at The Outsiders. Featuring a series of large-scale paintings alongside a selection of exquisite smaller works, the exhibition explores the themes of weightlessness and gravity. Her female subjects seem to be … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: YZ – Lost in the City

‘Lost in the city’ is the first solo show by French street artist YZ in the gallery frenchartstudio in London. YZ questions the duality of two cities from an architectural perspective, Paris vs Hong Kong through a series of monochrome … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Rafael Gómezbarros @ Saatchi Gallery

Columbian artist and sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros has brought his army of giant ants to Saatchi Gallery. Titled “Casa Tomada”, (Seized House), the ants represent the displacement of columbian peasants due to war and strife. Spreading aggressively over all the walls, … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,

London: Tomory Dodge @ Alison Jacques

Californian based artist Tomory Dodge opened his third solo show at Alison Jacques Gallery in London.  Using a technique of repeated layering process Dodge created a series of abstract paintings that he defines as ‘phantom figuration’, distorted imagery distant from … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , ,

Streets: Banksy #withSyria

To mark the third anniversay of the Syrian conflict, Banksy has reworked his iconic portrait of a girl with heart balloon, to depict a young Syrian refugee wih a head scarf. A “global recreation” of the moving Banksy piece saw the … Continue reading

Posted in London, Street | Tagged , , ,

London: Hysteria @ Maison Bertaux

Ahead of their upcoming exhibition opening on March 12th at the legendary patisserie and gallery, Maison Bertaux, in Soho, London, we met up with the all girl collective HYSTERIA in their Hastings studio. Made up of Collagism, Aida Wilde and … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews/ Studio visits, London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

London: Brett Amory – Twenty Four @ Lazarides

Continuing his ‘Waiting’ series, Californian contemporary artist Brett Amory presents Twenty-Four in London, at Lazarides Rathbone, featuring twenty-four paintings of London’s most iconic locations, from Kensington, Soho to Hackney and Brixton, alongside multimedia installations. Portraying a localised arena including  a … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Alexis Diaz & Jaz – La Linea

Running for one week until the 12th March 2014, La Linea is a joint pop up exhibition in London organised by Rex Romae displaying works by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz and Argentinian artist Jaz (Franco Fassoli).  For La Linea, Jaz juxtaposes football hooliganism with wrestling … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

Streets: MSK crew in London

The MSK crew was in London over the week end taking advantage of the great weather. AROE and the rest of the crew completed this mural undisturbed under the watchful eye of some “special visitors”.        

Posted in London, Street | Tagged , , ,

London: PRO176 – Liquid Mechanism

French artist PRO176 debuted his London solo show at Pure Evil Gallery. Inspired by comic books the show features colourful paintings within a sci-fi universe where vilains meet superheroes in futuristic machines and other spaceships.              … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Hackney Wick Takeover at the V&A Museum

For one night only the creative teams of Hackney Wick have taken over V&A Museum in London with art, music and many workshops. In the Grand Entrance designer Charlotte Papon created giant HW paper installation, where visitors could participate by adding … Continue reading

Posted in London, Music, Shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Streets: Best Ever in London

     The british duo Best Ever recently completed this mural in London, off Hanbury St, using their signature hyperealism touch.

Posted in London, Street | Tagged , , ,

London: C215 – Back to Black

French stencil artist C215 just launched a new solo show called “Back to Black” at Stolenspace in London. Drawing inspiration from his different encounters through his travels in Europe, C215 decided to use a restricted colour palette on a series of … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Phlegm – The Bestiary

For his first ever solo show Phlegm created a large scale installation called the Bestiary at the Howard Griffin Gallery in London. Using wood, clay, plaster and spraypaint, Phlegm invites us in his imaginary world, where strange animals and other … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Sage Vaughn – Nobodys Home

LA based artist Sage Vaughn is back to London for a solo exhibition called “Nobody’s home” at Lazarides Rathbone. The show features a series of paintings with collages of pastel coloured wildlife birds and butterflies in stale interiors. On one … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , ,

London: Jef Aerosol – One Another

French stencil artist Jef Aerosol returns to London for a solo show one another at French Art studio. The exhibition showcases a large number of recent and older stencils on cardboard and canvas, depicting a series of cultural icons and … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , ,

London: Saber – The Ugly American

After Newcastle, LA based graffiti artist Saber launched the second installment of his first European solo show “The Ugly American” at The Outsiders London. Suffering from epilepsy and being denied healthcare, the politically engaged artist decided to voice issues  and … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Jake and Dinos Chapman – Come and See

Jake and Dinos Chapman are currently exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery. Come and See demonstrate the range of the artists’ output – from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature – approaching controversial subjects with provocation and dark … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , , , ,

London: Shok-1- X Rainbow

London graffiti artist SHOK-1 is currently showing X-Rainbow at Pictures on Walls. Within black painted walls, a multicolored skeleton overlooks the exhibition space from the ceiling while a heart shaped noose hangs high. Mastering the spraycan since the 80s, SHOK1 created a series of … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

London: Edouard Martinet @ Sladmore

French artist Edouard Martinet has been collecting every day objects and scrap metal from flea markets for decades. He then hand crafted intricate sculptures of life-like animals melting metal and using small screws. From a dragonfly, frog to a beetle, … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

London: Hush – Fatales

British artist HUSH is debuting a London solo show at the Outsiders.  Initially known for his portraiture of Japanese women, the “Fatales” exhibition expand also into European muses. Featuring a series of twelve paintings depicting seductive female figures,  Hush successfully illustrates … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , , ,

London: Kate Moss unseen first photos

Pictures of Kate Moss’s first ever photoshoot are being displayed at London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Photographer David Ross was asked by his friend – Sarah Doukas, who had recently set up her own modelling agency, Storm – to take pictures of … Continue reading

Posted in London, Shows | Tagged , ,