The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.
10 October 2017
The new show by Jake and Dinos Chapman at Blain-Southern – their first outing with this prestigious dealer, offers a full-on re-interpretation of Goya’s Disasters of War, plus, on pedestals in the centre of the room, some full-size bronze versions of suicide vests.
8 May 2017
Desire is at the basis of most human behaviour from sex and procreation to the pursuit of beauty and death. According to Freud our psyches see-saw between the two conflicting points of Eros and Thanatos. Mat Collishaw has always been interested in origins and in what goes on behind the veil of social givens and norms.
Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman is a significant architectural installation exhibited for the first time since its initial presentation in 1971. It is one of the earliest instances of the artist producing built environments to intentionally discomfit or disorientate the viewer.
16 July 2016
A number of the major commercial galleries in London now offer shows which are, in terms of interest and quality, very much on a level with what one finds in London’s major public galleries. The new exhibition at Blain/Southern in Hanover Square offers a good example of this. Entitled Carlo Carrà, Metaphysical Spaces, it considers the career of one of the […]
2 May 2016
Just returned from Berlin Gallery Weekend and much to report. Choosing six of the best is never easy, as I must have visited over 100 galleries and artists studios, over the four day period. I have chosen two international galleries, Spruth Magers and Blain Southern which both excel in wow factor exhibitions as well as four Berlin […]
Blain/Southern is presenting their first solo exhibition of Harland Miller’s work at their Berlin gallery. The show opens today as part of Berlin Gallery weekend. This marks a departure from the artists use of appropriated imagery, the exhibition comprises many new large-scale paintings that incorporate his own designs, which is a first for the artist. He takes formal […]
3 May 2015
Just back from Berlin and thinking about all of the significant art that I saw on my three day trip. I’m quite sure that I missed plenty, but anything as well organised by this vibrant arts community will produce an excess of compelling and ‘worth a visit’ shows. First on my list, carrying on from Thursday where […]
The Space Where I Am is a new group show at Blain Southern exploring ideas of the void and emptiness from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title is taken from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space(1958), which describes the lived experience of space and where he contended “it is better […]
Blain Southern is presenting together the work of Damien Hirst and the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres in a major new two-person exhibition. The show will place Hirst’s Visual Candy paintings — created between 1993 and 1995 — in direct dialogue with Gonzalez-Torres’ work, made up of various coloured candies. Gonzalez-Torres created his candy spills between 1990 […]
London’s Blain|Southern gallery have announced, Friday 10th May that they are to exclusively represent the estate of Lynn Chadwick. Who is considered to be one of the most important and underrated Post War, British sculptors. “After nearly fifty years of working with my husband’s sculptures, I feel the time has come to hand over to […]
Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures is a museum-scale exhibition of nine new works by the internationally renowned video artist Bill Viola. Created between 2012 and 2013, both on location and in the artist’s studio in Southern California, the exhibition presents three distinct bodies of work; the Frustrated Actions, the Mirage and theWater Portraits series. Through […]
Christie’s International have announced the closure of its Haunch of Venison galleries. The struggling operation, Christie’s first undertaking (in its 240 years) of a primary market gallery, will now close in March with several redundancies. It is thought that the loss making gallery will shut so that Christies can concentrate on their lucrative private sales […]
The British artist Lucian Freud has left an amazing £96 million in his will making that the largest sum ever to have been entrusted by a British artist. After a widely acclaimed show at the National Portrait Gallery and a simultaneous showcase of his drawings at Blain Southern, London is a buzz about all things […]
27 February 2012
Lucian Freud: Drawings @ Blain/Southern – REVIEW ‘Everything is autobiographical. Everything is a portrait’ Freud claimed of his own work. Yet the National Portrait Gallery has decided that their stock-in-trade must not be diluted. Only conventional portraits may grace their walls – so the rest is to be found at Blain Southern. From the meticulously […]
25 January 2012
Pietro Ruffo: The Political Gymnasium @ Blain/Southern – REVIEW Italian artist Pietro Ruffo, having recently been awarded the Premio Cairo Award and the New York Prize, draws on research he conducted whilst a fellow at Columbia University to give us a fully politico-philosophical assault on the senses. […]