24 February 2016

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Turning Silver Into Gold: Michael Joo And Paul Black In Conversation

Michael Joo was kind enough to talk to Paul Black about the fascinating nature of his practice, and the artist’s new exhibition Radiohalo, at Blain|Southern London. The show is a major exhibition of new works by the acclaimed conceptual artist, and is Joo’s largest solo show in London to date. Here, the artist presents his […]

3 December 2015

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Blain|Southern Announces Major Solo Exhibition For Korean/American Artist Michael Joo

Blain|Southern has announced a major solo exhibition of new work by acclaimed US artist Michael Joo. Joo is a conceptual artist who works across a variety of media, the artist blurs the boundaries between art and science. Themes of energy, nature, technology, history and perception recur throughout his practice as he examines narratives of places, […]

25 November 2015

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French Artist Agathe De Bailliencourt: First UK Solo Exhibition At Blain|Southern

Blain|Southern presents new paintings by French artist Agathe de Bailliencourt in her first UK solo exhibition. The exhibition mounts eight works from the artist’s Couleurs du temps series, the genesis of which is rooted in a three month residency in Marfa, Texas in 2014. Marfa’s extraordinary landscape and desert environment had a profound impact on […]

1 October 2015

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Bill Viola: Rarely Exhibited Works At Blain|Southern And Vinyl Factory Space

In London this autumn, Blain|Southern and The Vinyl Factory present significant rarely-exhibited works from Bill Viola’s early career at 4 Hanover Square and The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park. The exhibitions illustrate Viola’s boundless experimentation with the newest media of the time, which paved the way for subsequent generations of artists working […]

22 August 2015

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London Art Calendar’s Fiery Re-ignition: What’s In Store For September 2015

August is a notoriously quiet month in London’s artistic calendar. A time of year witness to the widespread fleeing of the capital’s resident art impresarios from its otherwise innocuous grip, the month sees many exhibitions at their tail end pulling in the final throngs of visitors. By the time September 1 rears its head however, […]

19 August 2015

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Joanna Kirk: New Exhibition To Open At Blain|Southern

Blain|Southern presents an exhibition of new large-scale works in pastel by Joanna Kirk. Fusing drawing and painting, Kirk is one of the few contemporary artists working solely with pastel, attracted by the pure pigment and ability to manipulate colour and texture directly with the fingers. The artist’s works are expansive yet enveloping in their detail. […]

30 July 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Tony Cragg Curates The Latest Exhibition At Blain/Southern London

Blain|Southern presents a group exhibition of sculptural works curated by renowned British sculptor Tony Cragg. The gallery continues its programme of exhibitions with notable curators, the show features work by German artists Andreas Schmitten, Gereon Lepper and Mathias Lanfer, all alumni of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Gereon Lepper, Horror Vacui, c. 1992, Photo P A Black © […]

6 July 2015

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Tony Cragg Curates The Latest Exhibition At Blain/Southern London

Continuing its programme of exhibitions with notable curators, Blain/Southern has announced a group exhibition of sculptural works curated by Tony Cragg. The exhibition features work by German artists Andreas Schmitten, Gereon Lepper and Mathias Lanfer, all alumni of the renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. The Gallery aims to showcase the most exciting artists at work in the […]

2 March 2015

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German Artist Nasan Tur To Open First Solo Show At Blain/Southern London

Blain/Southern presents Nasan Tur’s first-ever UK solo exhibition. Tur’s work often reflects the social conditions in which it is produced, exploring political ideologies and the symbols of power that are present throughout our environment. This is the German artist’s second show with the gallery, following Tur’s 2013 presentation at Blain/Southern Berlin. The new exhibition brings […]

17 February 2015

Ali Banisadr: At Once – Blain/Southern – Bosch Meets Abstract Expressionism

Blain/Southern presents ‘At Once’, an exhibition of oil paintings created over the last two years by New York-based artist Ali Banisadr. This is his first-ever solo show in the UK and includes a 7-metre long triptych, the artist’s largest work to date. The nature of Banisadr’s work is attributable to the synaesthesia he experiences while […]

7 January 2015

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Ali Banisadr First Solo Exhibition At Blain/Southern

Blain/Southern presents ‘At Once’, an exhibition of oil paintings created over the last two years by the New York-based artist Ali Banisadr. This is the artist’s first-ever solo show in the UK and includes a 7-metre long triptych, his largest work to date. Banisadr’s work Oscillates between the abstract and the figurative, the artist’s paintings […]

9 December 2014

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New Exhibition Explores Networked Society At Blain/Southern

Blain/Southern present the exhibition ‘Refraction. The Image of Sense’, a group show curated by Peter J. Amdam. The exhibition brings together artists who in very different ways accentuate how art operates in an era of new media, in a world which is indiscernibly both human and non-human at the same time. “The web stores, directs […]

26 November 2014

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Armory Show New York Announces Its 2015 Gallery Line-Up

One of New Yorks leading art events, The Armory Show 2015 returns for its seventeenth edition. Several London galleries are crossing the pond again this year including: Blain | Southern, Lisson Gallery, Victoria Miro, Sprüth Magers, Carl Freedman Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Josh Lilley and Max Wigram Gallery.The event takes place […]

11 April 2014

Tale Of Two Cities: An Artist’s Pilgrimage From Transylvania To LA

The paintings of Marius Bercea, which are presented in Blain|Southern’s current show, recalls the artist’s personal pilgrimage from his home in Cluj, Transylvania to Los Angeles, California. Hypernova is split into two rooms; the hang in the first room is of concrete places from his travels, while the paintings in the second room are more […]

27 October 2012

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Francesco Clemente First Major London Exhibition In Seven Years Announced

Blain|Southern have announced an exhibition of new works by Francesco Clemente, the artist’s first London show in seven years. This recent series titled , ‘Mandala for Crusoe’, brings together fourteen paintings developing Clemente’s singular pictorial language, gathering together myriad cultural references and merging timeless symbols, iconic imagery and philosophies. Inspired by the symbolism of the […]

1 September 2012

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Tim Noble Sue Webster Nihilistic Optimistic New London Exhibition

Blain|Southern will present Nihilistic Optimistic, Tim Noble & Sue Webster’s first major solo exhibition in London since 2006, during Frieze week. Featuring six large-scale works, the show builds upon the artists’ sustained investigation into self-portraiture, further deconstructing the relationship between materiality and form which has been so intrinsic to their practice. Constructed principally from discarded […]

11 January 2012

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Important Lucian Freud Drawings Show For London

Blain|Southern presents the most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud (b.1922 – 2011) ever mounted 17 February – 5 April 2012 Beginning in the 1940s and spanning the artist’s career, Lucian Freud: Drawings brings together more than 100 works, many of which have never been shown in public before. Curator William Feaver, […]

23 September 2010

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New Haunch for London – Paris Launch for Gagosian

Two leading figures in the art world are launching new gallery spaces next month. Both will be opulent palaces for the purpose of flogging mega art to the mega rich. Gagosian’s new space located on the right bank will open with shows by American painter Cy Twombly, 82 who lives and works in Lexington, Virgina. […]