Reviews

 

27 August 2012

New Face of Klimt Celebrated By Contemporary Artists – Review

A flash of colour and lingering pose adorn the walls of the Lazarides gallery near Tottenham Court Road. For a brief moment London is...

18 August 2012

Brancolini Grimaldi Summer Show Reignites London Photography Scene – Review

London is getting better at showing Fine Art Photography. The number of galleries dedicated to the medium is negligible when compared to New York,...

18 August 2012

Damian Ortega White Lines And Multiverse – Review

In an age of austerity, it has become increasingly rare for private galleries to make the space for art that is so unsellable, so...

12 August 2012

Vyner Street Exhibition Reviews August 2012

Vyner Street has been receiving its share of adverse publicity lately, with some critics questioning whether this cultural enclave in Bethnal Green is now...

11 August 2012

Zhang Huan Mind Over Matter And Self Control – Review

Zhang Huan (White Cube Bermondsey) is an interesting artist, with an impressively diverse range of art to his name.  The artist was born in...

11 August 2012

Andy Warhol Fame I Wanna Live Forever – Dulwich Review

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) lived a life of irreconcilable contradictions.  He regularly went to church on Sunday, didn’t run up debts and didn’t do drugs. ...

5 August 2012

Titian Given Contemporary Makeover In New National Gallery Exhibition

The most common way of seeing a Titian is as follows: you walk into a prestigious and/or 19th Century building, follow the signs to...

4 August 2012

Fitzrovia Area Art Gallery Reviews August 2012

Fitzrovia has rapidly grown into one of London’s prime contemporary art hubs. June 2012 witnessed the launch of Fitzrovia Lates (http://www.fitzrovialates.co.uk).  As part of the...

3 August 2012

Another London: Images From A Wiser Innocent Time – Review

This is a show of unadulterated image-making from a simultaneously wiser and more innocent time. Full of the type of photography that turns people...

3 August 2012

Anthony Gormley Inner And Outer Body Experiences – Review

Anthony Gormley’s work is interesting for a number of reasons.  Not least, is that the conceptual foundations of his practice are rooted in eastern...

2 August 2012

Mr Brainwash Breaking London The Agony And The Ecstasy

Review – It is not an easy feat for an emerging artist to make a splash in London, during the Olympics or at anytime...

25 July 2012

London Photography Exhibition Round Up – July 2012

Tis the season of the group show, so it is refreshing when a gallery attempts to use this format to create a dynamic exhibition...

23 July 2012

Hoxton Area Review – July 2012

Hoxton is one of East London’s most exciting art neighborhoods with well-established galleries like White Cube Hoxton Square, to small lesser-known spaces.  Visitors to...

17 July 2012

Fitzrovia Gallery and Exhibtions Reviews – July 2012

  Fitzrovia has been receiving a great deal of attention recently, establishing itself as the next East London. Many of the galleries that are...

8 July 2012

Goldsmiths Image And Communications MA MFA Degree Review

One can but admire the Goldsmiths approach to its art courses.  By being prepared to allow students to develop autonomously, individually, this institution often...

7 July 2012

Whitechapel Open Barometer For The Best Emerging Artistic Tends

Art institutions in Britain’s capital city like to jockey for the position of being the epicentre of creativity in London. It seems every exhibition...

7 July 2012

Goldsmiths 2012 High Calibre MFA Degree Show Review

Last night saw the opening of the 2012 MFA degree show at Goldsmiths, an event that always creates an atmosphere of anticipation due to...

5 July 2012

Royal College Of Art Degree Show 2012 Photography Review

Although it may not be as glamorous a location for its students, the expansion of the RCA to the environs of its old Sculpture...

4 July 2012

LA Street Art Conquers London With Pop Up exhibition

LETTERS FROM AMERICA, a pop up exhibition, mounted by LA’s Corey Helford Gallery opened last night with the level of buzz needed to convince...

3 July 2012

Jenny Saville Melding Empathy And Perverse Fascination Review

On my way to Modern Art Oxford I passed several people I didn’t know before bumping into my friend Nick. “Hey Nick,” I said,...

2 July 2012

London Pleasure Gardens Live Up To Its Name

The London Pleasure Gardens are an oasis of culture perfectly set in a desolate industrial complex of warehouses. From within the complex visitors can...

2 July 2012

Royal College of Art 2012 Degree Show Review

This year is the 175th anniversary of the Royal College of Art and its annual degree show has taken place in six buildings across...

26 June 2012

Edvard Munch Vampires And Death With A Symbolist Sensibility

Review – Tate Modern’s blockbuster exhibition of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch ‘The Modern Eye’, opened today to the press for a preview glimpse...

24 June 2012

Central St. Martins Graduate Shows 2012 – Review

What is happening with Central Saint Martins graduates? A better question perhaps is what is not happening? This is the first year that Saint...

22 June 2012

Slade School Of Fine Art MA/MFA Degree Show 2012 – Review

Another end of the academic year announces another fresh batch of art students entering the world of galleries, collectors and critics. So, what can...

18 June 2012

Yoko Ono Breaks Free With Major London Exhibition – Review

Yoko Ono is one of the best known figures to come out of the 1960’s Fluxus movement. It was a group made up of...

18 June 2012

London Art Exhibitions Hoxton Gallery Reviews – June 2012

Summer is here in London and Hoxton has a lot to offer. Beatrix Jacot glides effortless through nine galleries and reports on the best...

17 June 2012

Photography Reinforces Position In The London Art Scene

Kerim Aytac takes a look at five new London Photography Shows – Review London galleries are always on the move and the latest trend...

15 June 2012

Art Basel Recession Proof Switzerland Fuels Market Confidence

Review – Art Basel really got underway yesterday with their official opening day festivities, that is, it opened the doors to the actual public! ...

11 June 2012

Art Disappears Up Its Own Fundamental Aperture Invisible

Without a theory to go with it, I can’t see a painting – Tom Wolfe… Review – This summer the Hayward Gallery presents an...

8 June 2012

Jenny Holzer’s Loud Provocative Statements Review

In the midst of light-hearted Jubilee celebrations, even Jenny Holzer’s loud, provocative statements have been drowned out by the cheering crowds. Now that the...

1 June 2012

Henry Moore Goes Monumental At Gagosian

Late, Large Forms Still Impress A Generation On – REVIEW Gagosian Gallery presents large bronze works by the late British sculptor Henry Moore, completed...