15 April 2018

/

Picasso To Souza: The Crucifixion Imagery Rarely Exhibited – Revd Jonathan Evens

Overshadowed by iconic images from Picasso 1932 and Bacon/Freud two of the Tate’s current exhibitions feature powerfully expressive crucifixion images.

12 April 2018

/

Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

10 April 2018

/

Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition titled ‘In Tune With The World’ I had the privilege to talk to Suzanne Pagé the Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton 

8 April 2018

/

Female Midas Depicts Alternative Golden Perspective Through Visual Art

“I feel privileged to be identified as the female Midas, but my purpose is to be influential to create change; to instil an alternative golden perspective in the minds of people with my touch.

7 April 2018

Apocalypse Now: Michael Takeo Magruder Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens

The word apocalypse originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the speaker in the Book of Revelation is a ‘seer’.

7 April 2018

Anselm Kiefer: Monumental Paintings Rising From An Industrial Moonscape – PLANTA – Paul Black

When visiting one of Sorigué Foundation’s latest art installations at the family-run industrial and agricultural company – located at the entrance of the industrial complex of La Plana del Corb (Balaguer, Lleida, Catalonia)

3 April 2018

/

Get Ready For Art Brussels 50th Anniversary Edition

Art Brussels is a fair dedicated to promoting vibrant young galleries that are on the road to becoming the new generation of shakers and movers in the art world.

2 April 2018

/

Stuckism Is Alive And Well And Living In Prague – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’m just back from a visit to Prague. I went there specifically to see an exhibition of new British painting organised by an organisation called ArtLines

30 March 2018

/

Jonathan Anderson: Religious Inspirations Behind Modernism – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Jonathan Anderson is a practicing artist, whose works have been featured in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

29 March 2018

//

Damien Hirst Falling Off The Grid – Houghton Hall – Paul Carter Robinson

Last week I was a guest at the magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the most impressive Palladian houses in Britain.

27 March 2018

//

Jenny Saville A Passion For Flesh And Paint – GMA – Clare Henry

JENNY SAVILLE’S show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh is long, LONG overdue.

26 March 2018

/

David Bowie Statue Not Fitting A Man Who Loved Fine Art

The latest in a long line of examples is a new statue honouring the late artist David Bowie, unveiled over the weekend in Aylesbury.

Why Visual Artists Make The Best Musicians – Glasgow Report – Clare Henry

On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow’s Queens Park Station. Here, next to a tiny ticket office, is perhaps one of the UK’s strangest galleries.

18 March 2018

/

ArtBAB Bahrain A Contemporary Art Oasis – Fair Round-Up – Paul Carter Robinson

ArtBAB Bahrain, in its third edition, is an international event to be reckoned with.

18 March 2018

Art Dubai Guide 2018 – What You Need To Know

Art Dubai Contemporary and Modern is the most diverse. edition to date.

14 March 2018

Armory Week – Snow and Art Virginie Puertolas-Syn Highlights

While many collectors and Art world professionals were in Europe for TEFAF and the Auctions in London, I went instead to visit the New York art scene for the Armory week.

11 March 2018

/

Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.

8 March 2018

/

Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, it’s also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you familiar with Picasso and his self-mythologized monster; you may need to read that sentence again.

6 March 2018

/

Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.

5 March 2018

/

Glasgow Girls: Artists Heavily Engaged In Social Comment – Clare Henry

One Hundred years after the suffragette movement which culminated in women gaining the right to vote, it feels like this may finally be the year for Women and with International Women’s Day this week, let’s celebrate. So what about artists labelled GIRLS – and even worse, “Glasgow Girls?

4 March 2018

//

Giorgio Griffa: The Golden Ratio And Inexplicable knowledge – Revd Jonathan Evens

Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been closely linked to the Arte Povera movement.

3 March 2018

//

London Gallery Exhibitions March 2018 – Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent

Up Now in London – Paul Carey-Kent chooses his favourite exhibitions for March 2018.

28 February 2018

London’s Latest Must-See Photography Exhibitions

There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.

24 February 2018

Journaling In Pregnancy: Maternal Mental Health Improved By Creative Activities

There is growing recognition of the serious nature of maternal mental health problems during childbirth

21 February 2018

/

Edward Lucie-Smith Bids A Final Farewell To The Avant-Garde

The contemporary art world seems an increasingly strange place to be.

19 February 2018

/

Doggie-Themed Art Happening Embraces Chinese New Year In London

Chinese New Year, got off with a woof yesterday with the launch of ‘Embracing the Underdog’, celebrating the Year of The Dog. Over one hundred and twenty emerging and underground artists put on what could be described as a doggie-themed art happening.

Luke Heng: After Asphodel – Singapore Artist Profile – Eva Wong Nava

Luke Heng is an emerging Singaporean artist, born in 1987. He lives and works in Singapore and holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, graduating in 2013.

11 February 2018

/

Art Genève A Pleasant Encounter By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.

7 February 2018

Highlights From Brussels including BRAFA and Christo by Gallerist James Payne

Gallerist James Payne from PayneShurvell visited Brussels recently during BRAFA and has selected his highlights from the fair. Art fairs are a great way to see a huge range of international work in a short amount of time, discover artists you didn’t know, and see what is trending. On the negative side, the work is […]

6 February 2018

/

Emerging Artists From Budapest – Zoltan Alexander Investigates This Dynamic Scene

Could Hungary still retake its place on the art-map of Europe and contemporary art from Budapest have an international recognition

5 February 2018

/

Philip Pearlstein: A Figure Of Speech – Video Interview By Edward Lucie-Smith

Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

5 February 2018

/

Relaunched Kettle’s Yard Seamlessly Blends Old And New

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge reopens this week after a two-year redevelopment programme by Jamie Fobert Architects which includes major new exhibition galleries, generous education spaces and a cafe. Fobert is the new favourite architect of the museum world. Last year saw his completion of the extension at Tate St Ives, and he has just been appointed to undertake the £35.5m transformation of the National Portrait Gallery.