25 April 2010

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Continuum

CONTINUUM written by Mik Godley Review of Marek Tobolewski, Continuum exhibition at The Hive Gallery, Barnsley UK   Originally for Nottingham Visual Arts November 2009   I’m no formalist, and I have little appreciation for “process art” if that’s what this is, so for the last twenty years I’ve often wondered “what on earth is […]

18 April 2010

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Latest London Art Reviews

Paul Carey-Kent Previously Editor at Large, Art World Magazine Art Exhibitions • Events • Galleries By Paul Carey-Kent 29 July 2011 ‘Anthology’ at CHARLIE SMITH London, 336 Old St, 5-20 Aug I have to declare an interest in the juried prize show ‘Anthology’, which opens on the evening of Thursday 4 August (when the winner […]

15 April 2010

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Great Realism And Great Abstraction In One: On Li Yan’s Paintings

(View original article at www.galerie-ling.de/en) Until today people still tend to distinguish between “figurative” and “abstract” painting based on whether it depicts anything. But what really is decisive in this question is the approach of the artist. Often it is much more difficult to create a figurative painting using abstract means, than to paint entirely […]

13 April 2010

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Is Art Green?

This article was first published in Welsh Art now in 2008     We are all aware of the term food miles and some may even aspire to  shop within a local economy, buying only locally produced seasonal  food, leaving the exotic imported food on the shelves. Can we apply the  same criteria to the […]

6 April 2010

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The Split Kingdom

Certain motifs recur in these small works, subtly changing, half reappearing, as if they are not so much instances of the same things as memories of those instances. Figures emerge – from rooms, landscapes, other figures – involved in mysterious or impossible tasks, fighting their way through dense fogs produced in the fluidity and plenitude […]

3 April 2010

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Transporter

An Exhibition RememberedTransporter V22 Ashwin Street, The basement project space 18 January – 24 February 2008 It was on concurrently at V22 with Jasper Joffe’s beauty show, in the basement gallery rooms. You can’t see out but outside was brought in by the sound of whistling singing wind through an installed pipe. From Joffe’s exuberant […]

3 April 2010

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Anish Kapoor Tower Of Babel Planned For London 2012 Olympics

    Anish Kapoor has designed Britain’s largest piece of public sculpture, a 120 metre tall interwoven tower that people will be able to climb. The tower will boast spectacular views of London and the Olympic park. The work falls somewhere in between a crushed Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, a fun fair Helter Skelter and […]

2 April 2010

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Alex Pearl, Impressions of Antarctica by Coline Milliard

  When I dream about eating: as I bite into the apple, donut, whatever, there is always nothing there. I’ve always wanted to make art like that. Alex Pearl     It’s official: Alex Pearl did not travel to the Antarctic. His application not to go was accepted by the British Antarctic Survey in June […]

1 April 2010

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Simple Systems, Complex behaviours – Sound Sculptures and Installations by Zimoun

“The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». He is interested in the artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and […]

30 March 2010

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Courtauld Institute : Cuts Challenge Witt Library

Many paintings dealers have expressed their concern about changes introduced to the operation of the Witt Library by the management of the Courtauld Institute last summer.  Most of the library staff were dismissed, and replaced by fewer, less qualified staff.  The new staff are no longer able to offer the range of services previously offered.  […]

25 March 2010

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British Contemporary Art to Suffer In Darling’s Latest Budget

One of the cuts concealed in Alastair Darling’s budget yesterday was a staggering £60 million in funds earmarked for the arts slashed from the Department for Culture Media and Sports 2010-11 budget.  In addition, £2.2 billion is to be diverted from the National Lottery’s culture and heritage endowment to the Olympics. This is money that […]

22 March 2010

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Ross McLaren Canadian Artist : Spotlight

I knew Ross as a filmmaker, collaborator and the founder of the Funnel, the most important locale for experimental film in Canada. It wasn’t just the man’s charm, but his films — awkward, jarring, disjunctive, and, of course, ironic — which grabbed my attention. It was the late 1970s. It was punk. No one followed, […]

21 March 2010

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Tools : Stuff : Art

Tools     :     Stuff   :     Art   ‘Before starting work I walk around it several times accompanied by myself. ‘       Between 1890 and 1898 Erik Satie lived at  6 rue Cortot :  “in a wardrobe.”  Satie was a collector . . . .  After his death his wardrobe was found  to contain […]

17 March 2010

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Save Old Art Gallery Leamington Spa from the developers

10 Downing Street e- Petition   CAW dedicate the needs of disadvantaged, excluded groups in our community, people coping with learning disabilities and mental health problems.  There is no heating. As a listed building there is a duty of care by the owner to carry out maintainance? Let’s not lose these two buildings to developers […]

15 March 2010

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Save The ICA London

  Join The Campaign : ‘Save The ICA London’ Click Here                                                                                      The ICA […]

10 March 2010

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Press Release for ‘Liminal’ an exhibition by Katayoun Dowlatshahi

  Press Release / 25th January 2010 SPACE University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth   One of only a handful of artists worldwide who employ a process called ‘Carbon Photography’ will be exhibiting her work at the University of Portsmouth next week. ‘Liminal’ is a contemporary art exhibition by Iranian-born artist Katayoun […]

1 March 2010

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Banksy film Premieres At London’s Waterloo

Banksy is at it again this time in the role of filmmaker. The film titled, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” or “The Worlds First Street Disaster Film” had it’s premiere at a pop up cinema in Waterloo tonight in a disused railway arch. The festivities came complete with a painted red carpet and salvaged arm […]

24 February 2010

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Henry Moore Tate Britain

   What was it about Moore?   Over the past fifty years there have been several British exhibitions dedicated to Henry Moore the Artist and his work. In the late seventies there were as many as 40 exhibitions taking place around the world at any given time, a testament to his popularity. This new exhibition […]

24 February 2010

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For Expatriates in China, Creative Lives of Plenty

For Expatriates in China, Creative Lives of Plenty by Dan Levin. NY Times arts page, Sunday, 10th January 2010 THERE was a chill in the morning air in 2005 when dozens of artists from China, Europe and North America emerged from their red-brick studios here to find the police blocking the gates to Suojiacun, their […]

23 February 2010

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New Kieran Timberlake Designed U S Embassy for London

U.S. Embassy London New Building Unveiled U.S. Embassy London Kieran Timberlake Wins Design Competition Kieran Timberlake has won the competition to design the new United States’ high-security embassy in London. Here is the first photo: The design for the new London embassy at Nine Elms was finally confirmed today 23 February 2010 It will be […]

22 February 2010

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SUSAN OLMETTI ABSTRACT ARTIST PRESENTS BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S AND BUBBLES

SUSAN OLMETTI ABSTRACT ARTIST PRESENTS BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S AND BUBBLES Olmetti’s upcoming three abstract art exhibits will highlight:“The Outdoor Girls” Dedicated to My Falling Angels “And Definitions of theCohesive Force of Life and Sexuality” Dedicated to My Knight In ShiningArmor,Tyrone Noonan, My Rock Star. The Third series titled “Gusts OfReality” Dedicated to My Father Joseph […]

22 February 2010

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On The Crocodile Trail, In Edinburgh…

{page:Section1;} –>   Bristol based Artist, Heather Tweed will again be giving residents and visitors to Edinburgh the chance to search for and keep a series of small artworks that will be hidden around the City Centre.   The new installation art piece was inspired by a visit to a school in Cairo whilst working […]

15 February 2010

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Direct stone carving

“To begin with, I have no specific target and I do no sketching. Out of limestone rock, I hew a sculpture, a unique one.”Direct stone carving means spontaneity, freedom and evolution.Carving reveals the curves of the shapes already contained in the raw material. It’s an interpretation, made visible, of the geological energy in the stone […]

15 February 2010

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Polychrome sculptures by Pascal françois

Pascal François meets artist Hermann Amann in Avignon. Hermann Amann was the founder of the « Nouvelle Pigmentation » movement. In 2001, they decided to open the « Atelier de la Barthelasse », located in an old distillery on Île de la Barthelasse, across from Avignon. It proved to be a favorable place for a series of five polychrome […]

9 February 2010

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Vicky Richardson talks to artist Danny Rolph about his love of architecture and his instalation for Blueprint’s new office in the city of london.

A reader of Blueprint, artist Danny Rolph has created an instalation for the magazine’s new headquarters off Fleet Street. The painting, Asquith,forms part of the Twinwall series, which are all named after British Prime Ministers, and is influenced by Rolph’s love of architecture. With a layered network of lines, three-dimentional forms and collaged images and […]

9 February 2010

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About an abstract from a larger hole

There is a quality about Danny Rolph’s images that could be described as protozoan. That association at first seems surprising because the proliferation of acute angles, jagged coloured shafts and polychromatic zigzags like speed streaks into the supposed interiors of these works at first suggests other parallels entirely: the purposeful world of the constructed, mechanical […]

5 February 2010

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Trinidad – Creative new beginnings for Chris Ofili – Tate Britains Retrospective Exhibition

Trinidad – Creative new beginning for Chris Ofili – Tate Britain’s Retrospective Exhibition.         Still in his early 40’s Chris Ofili has presented a very powerful retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain this month, and currently on exhibition until May 16th 2010. He demonstrates his ability to communicate in a highly original visionary way, using his […]

3 February 2010

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Libidinal Erasures (The Good/Bad Girl)

Kirsty Buchanan’s practice negotiates a shifting miasma between a performative drawing space which explores both erotic longing and the embarrassment associated with this exploration. In a libidinal act of abandon she throws herself into the act of drawing sexual encounters (both remembered and imagined) as if throwing herself into the arms of a new lover […]

1 February 2010

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The Empire Strikes Back- Saatchi & Saatchi’s Contemporary Art from India

The Empire Strikes Back – Saatchi & Saatchi’s exhibition of Contemporary Art from India and Pakistan   The Exhibition is a display of Social and political comment and includes issues of Poverty, war, environment and religion. A thematic approach to immigration slums and poverty. The exhibition is a collection of work that Charles Saatchi has […]

30 January 2010

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Organic Form Impressions

Trying to understand the phenomenon of an Organic Form in the Built Environment, I have made a series of paintings which would fall into the category of architectural impressions. The following notes reflect my thoughts on this subject. The aesthetic quality of an organic form is directly determined by its inherent metaphor and appeals both […]

29 January 2010

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Simulacrum Journal October 2009 Privé ; for your eyes only

A glimpse beyond the interstice- separating the public and private domain Donna Wolf   One often wonders, where the public domain stops and the private domain begins. Throughout history, the line of demarcation between public and private space has captured the fascination of artists.Today it continues to serve as an inspiration for contemporary artists, each […]

28 January 2010

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Balancing Familes in Stone

Balancing Familes in Stone A Conversation with Boaz Vaadia A sculptor who grew up on a farm, Boaz Vaadia is inspired by the nature around him. Vaadia says of his work, “I work with nature as an equal partner. The strongest thing I address is that primal connection of man to earth. It’s in the […]