25 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Hans Haacke Discusses His Fourth Plinth Commission

Hans Haacke is a leading figure in the contemporary art world. His work crosses boundaries of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. He is best known for his investigations into hidden economies and politics including that of the art world and the suppressed histories of people and places. Mayor Boris Johnson along with […]

24 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Jeremy Deller Discusses Andy Warhol And William Morris At Modern Art Oxford

At the age of 20, the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 and Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where he was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit […]

20 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Justin Mortimer On Skidding Paint And New Directions

Parafin Gallery, London is currently displaying the latest works by British painter Justin Mortimer. The artist’s painting reflects upon a figurative world in a state of 21st century ‘Baconian’ disorder, often pushing the boundaries of figuration and landscape with a slight fetishistic overtone. But with this latest series of works the artist’s usual necrotic hues […]

15 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Grayson Perry Discusses Julie Cope The Feminine Heart Of Essex

One of the highlights this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show 2015 is Grayson Perry’s Julie and Rob tapestry, a large work which is conceptually linked to the artist’s cross between Hansel and Gretel and a Russian Orthodox church, in the form of his house for Essex. The rentable holiday home is also an eccentric dedication […]

12 June 2015

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Podcast: Dominic Shepherd In Conversation With Zavier Ellis And Dr Gavin Parkinson

CHARLIE SMITH London is presenting Dominic Shepherd in the artist’s latest exhibition ‘Bare Foot Prophet’, where Shepherd responds to the progress of our times, channelled via his own idiosyncratic circumstances. Edging towards the end of an idyll, where development has come to interrupt a fifteen year reverie, the artist states: ‘this new body of work […]

2 June 2015

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Lynn Hershman Leeson Discusses Her Prophetic Oeuvre, Cindy Sherman, And Media Manipulation

Modern Art Oxford is presenting ‘Origins of the Species (Part 2)’ an expansive exhibition of works by the acclaimed US artist Lynn Hershman Leeson. Surveying the artist’s large body of work from 1959 to the present, and exploring Hershman Leeson’s prophetic oeuvre which foresaw our obsession with technology and its effect on the nature of […]

1 June 2015

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Justin Mortimer Discusses His Latest Work, And The Serendipitous Magic Of Painting

British painter Justin Mortimer’s latest works are currently on display at Parafin Gallery, London. The artist’s painting reflects upon a figurative world in a state of 21st century ‘Baconian’ disorder, often pushing the boundaries of figuration and landscape with a slight fetishistic overtone. The artist’s usual necrotic hues give way to the artificial colours of […]

14 May 2015

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Curator Kelly Large Discusses The Zabludowicz Collection, YBAs And The Establishment

The Zabludowicz Collection is presenting a major exhibition featuring over 30 leading international artists, including eight Turner Prize winners, to celebrate 20 years of the collection. The show brings together significant works, many never before seen in the UK, and reflects the attitude of bold experimentation that defines the Zabludowicz Collection. The collection was founded […]

9 May 2015

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Curator Kelly Large Talks To Artlyst About The Zabludowicz Collection, Appropriation, And The Body

The Zabludowicz Collection presents a major exhibition featuring over 30 leading international artists, including eight Turner Prize winners, to celebrate 20 years of the collection. Bringing together significant works, many never before seen in the UK. The exhibition reflects the attitude of bold experimentation that defines the Zabludowicz Collection. The collection was founded in 1994 […]

1 May 2015

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Curator Amanda Geitner Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon And A Very Personal Patronage

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by the great British painter Francis Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations […]

22 April 2015

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Thierry Morel Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon, Influence, And Memory

Francis Bacon and the Masters is the latest exhibition of works by the late-great British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking […]

20 April 2015

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Interview With Artist Lucas Reiner by John Wisniewski Artlyst Exclusive

1) When did you begin drawing and painting, Lucas? My mother was an artist and so drawing and painting were always encouraged when I was young. It wasn’t until I was 20 years old that I began painting and drawing regularly. Martin Lubner was my first teacher and introduced me to a wide range of materials. We started with […]

9 April 2015

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Debora Delmar Corp. Talks To Artlyst About Upward Mobility, Assemblage, And The Cult Of Celebrity

Modern Art Oxford presents ‘Upward Mobility’ a major new site-specific installation by Debora Delmar Corp. This is the adopted name of Mexican artist Débora Delmar, a name that was chosen after reflecting on capitalist lifestyles and aspirational aesthetics. Working with sculpture, video and installation, Debora Delmar Corp. explores the way in which our global consumer […]

28 March 2015

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Hans Haacke Proposes Tate For Gift Horse Beyond The Fourth Plinth

In the second and final part of our featured discussion between Hans Haacke and Jon Bird at the ICA, we conclude that Mr Haacke’s work crosses boundaries of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. His latest work unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square titled,  ‘Gift Horse’ is no exception to the artist’s reputation […]

28 March 2015

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English Painter Edward Coyle Talks To Artlyst About Material Space, Aborted Futures, And Serendipity

Berloni Gallery presents ‘BUILD!’, a solo exhibition by English painter Edward Coyle, following the artist’s twelve month on-site residency at the gallery. Coyle creates a framework for his practice from various source materials, including photography and video, 3D modelling software, and data corruption processes, to form the basis of an empirical study into the conjectured […]

16 March 2015

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Hans Haacke In Conversation About His Recent Fourth Plinth Commission

Hans Haacke is a leading figure in the contemporary art world. His work crosses boundaries of  Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. He is best known for his investigations into hidden economies and politics including that of the art world and the suppressed histories of people and places. Haacke’s has always had strong […]

14 March 2015

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Artlyst Tours Kirstie MacLeod’s First UK Solo Exhibition At Rook & Raven

Rook & Raven is currently presenting ‘Punctured Perspectives’, the first UK solo show of British artist Kirstie MacLeod. The artist is known for her unique and contemporary approach to the fine art of embroidery, juxtaposing the skill with the sensibilities of contemporary fine art, to create an altogether unique practice. MacLeod experiments with the idea […]

10 March 2015

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Tom Butler Talks To Artlyst About Inhabitants, Séances, And Concealment

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is currently exhibiting the work of artist Tom Butler, with his second one person show at the gallery. The artist’s practice revolves around the appropriation of Victorian cabinet cards, which Butler paints into with delicate gouache in extreme detail, creating strange creatures through the addition of abstract forms, and sculptural drawing with […]

7 March 2015

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Alex Katz On Black Backgrounds and His Relationship With Poetry

Artlyst met up with the American Artist Alex Katz, on the eve of the opening of his latest show ‘Black Paintings,’ at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, in London. A talk with the Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona  Blazwick and the artist took place with a Q&A session. Here is the interview. On Black Backgrounds: […]

1 March 2015

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Alex Katz In Conversation: On Process, Monochrome and Nude Models

Artlyst had the pleasure of joining the American Artist Alex Katz, on the eve of the opening of his latest show ‘Black Paintings,’ at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, in London, last week. This also featured a talk with the Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona  Blazwick and a Q&A session which we will be publishing […]

23 February 2015

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Dominic Hawgood Talks To Artlyst About Modern Belief Systems, Advertising, And Miracles

Artist Dominic Hawgood is a recent graduate of The Royal College of Art, and features in this year’s Catlin Guide, a yearly book that presents a collection of recent graduate and postgraduate artists from UK art schools, which is now recognised as an essential reference for collectors of contemporary art. The artist won this year’s […]

19 February 2015

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Alex Katz: Still An Awe Inspiring Bundle Of Energy At 87

Artlyst’s Ilka Scobie talks to one of the worlds most influential artists about his upcoming London exhibition and other stuff! As we approach the Soho loft of Alex Katz, Ada, his beautiful wife (and his most documented portrait subject) is bustling out of the cast iron building into the winter cold for some local food […]

14 February 2015

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Justin Hammond Explores The Top Artists For 2015, Ten Years Of The Catlin Prize, And Second-Album-Syndrome

Justin Hammond is an independent curator, publisher, and art dealer, The Catlin Art Prize is an annual showcase for outstanding new artists in the UK, which has been described by The Independent as the Turner Prize for recent graduates. The prize was devised by Hammond in 2007, the independent curator then went on to compile […]

7 February 2015

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Justin Hammond Talks To Artlyst About The Catlin Art Prize, And The Bigger Picture

Justin Hammond is an independent curator, publisher, and art dealer, The Catlin Art Prize is an annual showcase for outstanding new artists in the UK, described by The Independent as the Turner Prize for recent graduates, which was devised by Hammond in 2007. The independent curator later went on to compile The Catlin Guide, a […]

4 February 2015

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Luc Tuymans Discusses His Dark Paintings, Japanese Cannibals, And Francisco De Goya

The renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has a new exhibtion at David Zwirner, which is presenting the artist’s latest paintings, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. This new exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for David Zwirner’s space. The artist is […]

1 February 2015

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Zavier Ellis Compares Young Gods, Misogyny, And Absurdity

The young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, the gallery has a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is […]

29 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Talks To Artlyst About Plagiarism And Politics

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans who was recently found guilty of copyright infringement, after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011 has spoken to Artlyst about the case, its politics, and its wider implications to the art world and the fate of […]

25 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Explores Young Gods, Modernism, And Jigsaws

Young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, which is renowned for identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is recognised as a […]

18 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Talks To Artlyst About Young Gods, Narratives, And Toothpaste

Zavier Ellis is a young artist/curator who runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, a gallery with a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art […]

20 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Explores Warhol, Morris And The Factory

In 1986 a young Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where The Turner Prize winning artist was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit remained entirely professional, and the result […]

13 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Mixes A Cocktail Of Warhol, Morris And Politics

Little did the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller realise that a chance meeting with Andy Warhol would have a pivotal effect on his creative perspective, and future art career. At the tender age of 20, the artist took up an invitation from Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 […]

6 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Talks To Artlyst About Warhol, Morris And Love

At the age of 20, the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 and Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where he was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit […]