Reviews

 

16 April 2018

Ilgiz Gimranov: Khrushchev’s Brutalist Housing Immortalised – Edward Lucie-Smith

At this low point in relationships between Russia and the West, it’s a good idea to remember how little we actually know about contemporary...

16 April 2018

Rene Magritte As Conceptual Artist – Edward Lucie-Smith

Art lovers have Magritte safely classified as a leading Surrealist.

10 April 2018

Richard Serra vs Hope To Nope – Edward Lucie-Smith

Sometimes two shows come along that seem perfectly timed to contradict one another.

5 April 2018

Claude Monet & Architecture Strictly A Revolution In Seeing – Edward Lucie-Smith

The National Gallery’s splendid new show, Monet & Architecture, caps a very rich Spring 2018 season of exhibitions in London

2 April 2018

Send In The Clowns: RWA Bristol Celebrates 250th Anniversary

Sawdust and Sequins – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol: Set in the spacious galleries at the RWA in Bristol this group show was...

1 April 2018

Sue Arrowsmith And Mathew Weir – Subtle Intimate Mark Making – MOCA London

Transference is the exhibition currently on at MOCA London, featuring artists Sue Arrowsmith and Mathew Weir.

31 March 2018

London Art Review Round-Up April 2018 – Paul Carey Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London for April 2018. Paul currently freelances...

29 March 2018

Cool Modern America: A Dehumanised Modernist Dream – Paul Black

As Duchamp stated in 1915; “America is the country of the art of the future. Look at the skyscrapers!

25 March 2018

Cinthia Marcelle: Dark Matter Of Social Inequality – Modern Art Oxford

The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare, sees Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle transform the architectural properties of Modern Art Oxford

25 March 2018

Michael Takeo Magruder: De / coding the Apocalypse – Panacea Museum – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Panacea Museum tells the story of the Panacea Society – a remarkable religious community formed in the early twentieth century.

22 March 2018

Known Unknowns Mark Another Forward Step In Saatchi’s Recovery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Saatchi Gallery’s new anthology show Known Unknowns marks another forward step in its recovery.

22 March 2018

The Owlman Cometh: Joseph Sakoilsky At The Stash Gallery – Teo Robinson

I am thinking of the Owlman. Ask any insomniac about “The Shadow People”, and their eyes will widen, and they tell you a dozen...

19 March 2018

I LOVE YOU. I LOATHE YOU. WITCHCRAFT AT THE BARBICAN – BY ZOLTAN ALEXANDER

Although Artlyst essentially focuses on contemporary art reviews, gallery listings and not o operas,

19 March 2018

The Background To The Boom And Other Tales – Edward Lucie-Smith

Three very different books that somehow reflect different facets of the same situation.

17 March 2018

Tacita Dean’s Triple Header Implicit Nostalgia And History – Sue Hubbard

Film is Tacita Dean’s medium. Not that catch-all of so many contemporary artists, video, but analogue film with all its implicit nostalgia and history....

12 March 2018

John Copeland: The Return Of Exuberant Painterliness – Edward Lucie-Smith

John Copeland is an American painter in his 40s, not it seems particularly well known in his own country.

11 March 2018

High Society: Four Centuries Of Lavish Portraiture – Rijks Museum – Paul Carter Robinson

High Society is a survey exhibition highlighting thirty-five portraits of the rich, famous and powerful of the day.

9 March 2018

Cerith Wyn Evans: Perceiving The Artist’s Searing Duchampian Neon – Paul Black

The internationally acclaimed Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans has unveiled his latest work; a major new neon sculpture at National Museum Cardiff.

7 March 2018

Picasso’s Unspoken Minotaur In The Room – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The hosannas have already begun. Picasso's latest show at Tate Modern, entitled Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy gets a 5-star review in The Times.

4 March 2018

Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been...

2 March 2018

The Human Condition Relationships And Raw Desires – Tate Britain – Sue Hubbard

The 20th century saw God lose his central role within the scheme of human belief and philosophy.

2 March 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Block 336 – Patrick Hamilton Courtney

Bloomberg New Contemporaries flies its Georgian nest for Block 336, an edgier artist-run space in Brixton.

1 March 2018

It’s A Fischl – Eric’s Latest London Exhibition Returns To Challenging Form

The American figurative painter Eric Fischl is back in London with a new exhibition of his large narrative canvases.

1 March 2018

Roy Oxlade: Painting A Sense Of The Absurd – Edward Lucie-Smith

The late Roy Oxlade (1929-1985) is currently in some danger of being remembered, first and foremost, as the partner of the current ‘emerging artist’...

28 February 2018

Genta Ishizuka: Organic Urushi At The Royal Arcade – Zoltan Alexander

This story could have started a few months ago on the Gion Tatsumi bridge in Kyoto, Japan, or a long time ago on a...

26 February 2018

Submerging Artists: Rebirthing A Genre By Edward Lucie-Smith

It’s become noticeable that while the British art world – it's museum dominated segment in particular – still prattles happily about ‘emerging artists’, convincing examples...

23 February 2018

Rachel Howard A Rising International Artist With Substance – Edward Lucie-Smith

Rachel Howard (b. 1969 in County Durham) is a rising star in the British art world, which is currently badly in need of new...

20 February 2018

Emil Nolde: A Secret Heart Of Darkness – Sue Hubbard

There is a conundrum at the heart of the work of Emil Nolde.

20 February 2018

Eddie Peake: Compulsive Obsessional And Occasionally Shit-Scared – By Zoltan Alexander

Anything but a conventional artist, Eddie Peake is a footballer, a musician, a dancer, a graffiti guy covered with spray-paint

19 February 2018

Nancy Rubins: A Woman Of Conviction – Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nancy Rubins’ exuberant exhibition at Gagosian Britannia Street comes as a great relief in the current epoch of self-righteous #MeToo feminism. Essentially it consists...

19 February 2018

New York Now: Art Exhibitions Winter 2018 – Ilka Scobie

New Museum 2018 Triennial: Songs For Sabotage until May 27

13 February 2018

Gideon Rubin Explores The Sinister History Of Nazi Propaganda At Freud Museum

An exhibition of new work by Israeli/British artist Gideon Rubin, Black Book is the latest in a series of well-received shows curated by James...