20 March 2016

David Shrigley: Satirical Often Infantile Drawings And Text – New Exhibition Unveiled

The 2013 Turner Prize nominated, British artist David Shrigley launched his eighth solo show at London’s Stephen Friedman Gallery on Thursday 17th March. Shrigley uses a combination of acrylic paint and oil stick to create his satirical and sometimes subtly political drawings and texts. His new large-scale works on paper are mostly successful and the exhibition […]

17 March 2016

Paul Black Reviews: Mark Wallinger’s ID At Hauser & Wirth

Paul Black has visited Hauser & Wirth London, currently presenting Mark Wallinger’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery. The artist’s latest offering is spread across both Savile Row spaces, hosting a presentation of new paintings and multi-media works. Wallinger utilises Sigmund Freud’s terms, id, ego and superego in an interrogation of the psyche, the self, […]

14 March 2016

Paul Black Reviews: DAS INSTITUT At The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Paul Black recently attended the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, which is currently presenting the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public gallery. The artists are based in New York and London – and as well as their individual practices – Brätsch and Röder have worked collaboratively as DAS […]

14 March 2016

Matteo Fuzzi: Nocturnal Oceans And Dark Voids Explored In New Exhibition

Imagine if you will the ocean at night; the push and pull of the tide under a vast starlit sky, the hushing sigh of the waves that break at the murky shore where you walk barefoot in the sand. In front of the wholeness, the infinite entirety of the sea and the night, a man […]

7 March 2016

Sir Peter Blake: A Pinch Of Sgt. Pepper At The Harley Gallery

Paul Black travelled to the opening of the Harley Gallery, home to the historic Portland Collection of fine and decorative art, the gallery is also known for its inclusion of contemporary art from some of today’s leading artists – and its selection of miniature paintings dating back to the Tudor period, including works by Hans […]

6 March 2016

Stepping Into An Abandoned Museum The Art Show Park Avenue Armory

Lizanne Merrill and Isa Freeling Artlyst’s New York contributors were at the press view of ‘The Art Show’ at the Park Avenue Armory which they describe as “a completely different experience when the space is empty of visitors”. At the early afternoon press preview– while vacuum cleaners are roaring and booths are hung seamlessly, devoid […]

6 March 2016

Paul Carey-Kent Curates His Choices Of London Art Exhibitions For March 2016

Paul Carey-Kent curates his choices of London art exhibitions for March 2016. His rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows are all on view now. Thomas Mailaender: Gone Fishing @ Roman Road, 69 Roman Road – Bethnal Geen – and at Tate Modern To 15 April (Roman) / 12 June (Tate): www.romanroad.com In this satirically simple satire on […]

3 March 2016

Botticelli Appropriated: The Art Of Recycling Old Masters By Their Disciples – Reveiw

Not long after the National Gallery’s opening of Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, here is another exhibition showing an iconic artist’s influence on subsequent generations.  However, unlike the Delacroix, with Botticelli Reimagined at the Victoria and Albert Museum the very title suggests what to expect and so there is no disappointment involved.   At […]

29 February 2016

Warhol To Wallinger London’s Best Art Exhibitions March 2016

Gagosian’s Warhol and Avedon at their Britannia Street gallery is yet another Museum quality curation which juxtaposes the work of two post war artists, both tackling iconic celebrities and society portraiture. Both cross over in a massive billboard sized group portrait by Avedon of ‘The Factory’ superstars which include Viva, Gerard Malenga and the late, great, transgender Candy Darling. Worth […]

26 February 2016

Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats At Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Artlyst’s Japan correspondent Rachel Carvosso has attended “Takashi Murakami; The 500 Arhats” at the Mori Museum in Roppongi, Tokyo; the artist’s first large-scale Japan-based exhibition in the last 14 years, featuring works previously unseen in the country. The work of the exhibition title is a hugely ambitious project that boasts of being one of the “largest paintings […]

20 February 2016

Art Rotterdam 2016: The Modern Way With Bosch And Birds

A good fair needs a combination of quirky or spectacular extras, good location, plus of course  quality art in the main section. Add that the cool yet comfortable Citizen M hotel helped my mood, and  Rotterdam delivered well – Paul Carey-Kent The Extras Leonard van Munster: Ein Goldener Berg (top photo) The extras may seem an odd place to start. […]

17 February 2016

Delacroix Frustratingly Over Powered By The Works Of His Disciples

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, the National Gallery London’s latest feature exhibition, sets out to give visitors the opportunity to (re)discover this important hugely influential 19th century master and to establish his enormous influence by exhibiting his works alongside those he influenced: household names such as Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin and Matisse. Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) […]

17 February 2016

Paul Black Reviews: Andy Warhol At The Ashmolean – Celebrity And Death Anxiety

Artlyst has recently attended the new exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the Hall Collection, curated by Norman Rosenthal, on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This is the latest exhibition in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at the museum in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, and […]

15 February 2016

Paul Black Reviews: Michael Joo Radiohalo At Blain|Southern London

Paul Black has attended the new exhibition by New York-based artist Michael Joo, Radiohalo is a major solo exhibition of new artworks by the acclaimed conceptual artist. Joo works across a variety of media, incorporating themes of energy, nature, and technology, creating a complex and rich oeuvre, exploring identity and the body often by its […]

10 February 2016

Paul Black Reviews: KALEIDOSCOPE The Indivisible Present At Modern Art Oxford

Artlyst has attended the latest exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, The Indivisible Present, the first exhibition in KALEIDOSCOPE, a yearlong programme of unfolding exhibitions at the gallery in 2016 to celebrate Modern Art Oxford’s 50th anniversary. All the works on display will explore temporality in art as a celebration of the longevity of the gallery, […]

5 February 2016

George Frederic Watts: Artist’s Studio Remodelled And Breathtaking

Walking into the newly renovated and remodelled Watts Studio was breathtaking . A contemporary public entrance of oak and glass has been added reflecting the honesty of the original Arts and Craft house designed by architect Sir Ernest George. The attention to detail from the local materials e.g. oak and terracotta to the colour choices […]

1 February 2016

Paul Carey Kent Picks The Best London Art Exhibitions For February 2016

In his rolling reviews of the must see art exhibitions in London critic Paul Carey-Kent looks at what’s on around the capital. Fiona Banner: Study #13. (Top Photo)  Every Word Unmade @ David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews – Mornington Cresent To 5 March:  http://davidrobertsartfoundation.comEvery Word Unmade, 2007: 26 neon parts bent by the artist, paper templates, […]

26 January 2016

Wrestling With Peter Blake And Celebrity Culture

Peter Blake, Portraits and People, now in its final week at Waddington Custot, was on my priority list for my last few visits to London. I finally made it down! On entering the first room, which consists of portraits of famous people, famous to those who know their names and faces, of note: the Queen, […]

18 January 2016

Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast

New Art Projects is Fred Man’s spacious new gallery on Sheep Lane E8 nestling between Regent’s Canal London Fields and Victoria Park. The gallery, although only 6 months old is carving an interesting program presenting mid career artists as well as new comers. Alex J. Wood’s first Solo exhibition: Lift Off is of the later. Mr Wood a recent graduate of […]

14 January 2016

Paul Black Reviews Maisons Fragiles At Hauser And Wirth London

Hauser & Wirth London is currently presenting the work of nine artists in ‘Maisons Fragiles’, a group exhibition which explores themes of fragility, vulnerability and protection. The show includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Roni Horn, Gordon Matta-Clark, Fausto Melotti and Richard Serra, with work that Spans 60 […]

8 January 2016

Paul Black Reviews Abraham Cruzvillegas And Susan Philipsz’ Tate Installations

Artlyst has taken the Tate Boat, braving the Thames on a rainy January day to visit both Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, for a rare joint review of both museum’s primary installations. We began with Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and Abraham Cruzvillegas’ large installation ‘Empty Lot’. The sculpture consists of two […]

31 December 2015

London Art Exhibitions January 2016 Recommended By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us the latest in his rolling choice of ten, together with previous choices which you can still see… In the ‘too obvious’ category are three rather wonderful painting shows: Auerbach at Tate, Goya at the National Gallery, and Barry Schwabsky’s choices at White Cube, not to mention (oops!) the double at Hauser & […]

30 December 2015

Top UK Art Exhibitions of 2015 By Sara Faith

My favourite exhibition of 2015 had to be the Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy.  His love of paint, brushstrokes, colour and composition exuded and filled the rooms in the Sackler wing.  So rare to have an exhibition that didn’t have a bad painting in the whole show. This was closely followed by the James […]

28 December 2015

Five Of The Best British Exhibitions 2015 Chosen By George Micallef Eynaud

A truly immersive exhibition featuring a selection of 45 artists brought together by the highly influential American artist Glenn Ligon, Encounters & Collisions is a journey through the shifting attitudes represented through Postwar American Art. The ‘artist as curator’ has already become something of a trope, yet Ligon’s eclectic cast of artists is impressively comprehensive and, more importantly, sensitively considered. It includes […]

21 December 2015

Nostalgia And Longing Plays Out In Guggenheim’s Photo Poetics Exhibition

I recently attended a guided tour of the new photography show at the Guggenheim in New York. The exhibition is titled Photo-Poetics and our guide was the artist and educator, Filip Noterdaeme. He spoke of this show as a grand ‘adieu’ to the medium of photography.  “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” at the Guggenheim, curated by Jennifer Blessings, is a group […]

9 December 2015

Jimmy Cauty: Warning This Installation Contains Strong Content And Ideological Messages

Jimmy Cauty comes from a generation of disruptive artists that actually has something to say. In an age where mass media has blurred the lines between art and propaganda, Cauty still creates a relevant ideological message, along with visuals that talk to most of the visitors to his exhibitions. His last London show was at the L-13 […]

9 December 2015

Paul Black Reviews Simon Denny’s Beuysian Viral Vitrines At Serpentine Sackler

Artlyst recently attended the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to see the latest work of Simon Denny. The artist incorporates print, graphics, moving images and texts, with an obsessional interest in modes of information, hackers, corporations – and models of information – all amassed into sculptural installations, and inserted ready-mades. This exhibition is the first solo show […]

2 December 2015

Tokyo Art Meeting Ⅵ: Sensing The Cultural Magma Of The Metropolis

Tokyo: Utopian Diaspora, metropolis, urban epicentre of earthquakes and high rise towers. In a country where the low birth rate is causing major concern but with the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics beginning to enter Japans` collective consciousness, the current show at MOT take a look at the past and future in an attempt to contextualise […]

30 November 2015

Gavin Turk’s Dream Induced Exhibition Opens At London’s Freud Museum

Gavin Turk’s latest creative enterprise takes place amongst the personal possessions of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in the esteemed psychoanalyst’s historic Hampstead home, now a Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens. Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, Freud and his family managed to escape with all their belongings and set up home in leafy Hampstead.  […]

29 November 2015

Paul Black Reviews Michael Craig-Martin’s Reductive Cool At The Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine is currently presenting an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin; the first solo show of the artist’s work in a London public institution since 1989 and brings together works from 1981 to 2015. Craig- Martin presents his trademark impersonality in the form of obsolete technology; slick, glowing, and intentionally flat. The Serpentine gallery presents the […]

29 November 2015

London Art Exhibitions Highlights December 2015 Curated By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent curates his pick of the top London art exhibitions for December 2015 and into January 2016 Clem Crosby: My, my shivers / Rachel Goodyear: Fragments / Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture – Lampe VIII @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon St – Central   To 9 Jan: www.houldsworth.co.uk Rachel Goodyear: Facing the Wall, 2015   Pippy Houldsworth has three shows by […]

28 November 2015

Jamie Hewlett Seamlessly Creates Three Bodies Of Work At Saatchi Gallery

Jamie Hewlett is a very talented guy indeed! Best Known for Tank Girl, the cult comic series, he is also a founding member of the ‘virtual band’ Gorillaz along with Blur’s Damon Albarn. His first solo art exhibition in a public gallery does not disappoint.   ‘The Suggestionists’ currently at The Saatchi Gallery, London from November 18-3 January 2106, presents ‘three […]