23 February 2021

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UK Art Can Be A Ball Of Confusion – Edward Lucie-Smith

Last Sunday, the Times carried not one but two pieces by Waldemar Januszczak, its resident art critic, who is certainly one of the best in that slightly esoteric line of business. The first Kehinde Wiley the second on Antony Gormley.

9 February 2021

Tony Bevan RA Head 2004 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Among contemporary painters, none has investigated what it is that makes us individual and human more eloquently than Tony Bevan.

7 February 2021

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Maxime Biou: The Painter As Witness – Artist In Focus – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

So when my friend, the Parisian Art Historian Edwart Vignot, invited me to visit Maxime Biou’s studio on the outskirts of Paris after the last FIAC I accepted straight away.

7 February 2021

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Genesis Tramaine: A Queer Devotional Painter Interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

Genesis Tramaine is an Expressionist Devotional painter who, through abstract portraits of men and women transcends gender, race, and social structures

4 February 2021

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Creating During Crisis: With Matthew Burrows MBE – Zavier Ellis – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA

In this talk organised by the London Art Fair Paul Carter Robinson FRSA Editor of Artlyst welcomes panelists Matthew Burrows MBE Artist and founder of the Artist Support Pledge and Artist/Gallerist Zavier Ellis of Charlie Smith London.

31 January 2021

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Lakwena Maciver: Review-Interview Hastings Contemporary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Born in 1986 to an English mother and a Ugandan father, Lakwena Maciver studied graphic design at the London College of Communications, graduating in 2009.

23 January 2021

Outsider Art: Henry Darger A Hidden Artistry Evolved Into Music

Henry Darger was born in 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, he led a very isolated life and had no close relatives to speak of.

7 January 2021

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Richard Long: A Line Made By Walking 1967 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In 1967, Richard Long a young Bristol artist made a line in the grass of a field by walking backwards and forwards and called it A LINE MADE BY WALKING.

4 January 2021

If Jesus Is A Man Of Colour Why Did We Make Him Aryan? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The National Gallery was hoping to open a re-arranged immersive digital experience inspired by Jan Gossaert’s 16th-century masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Kings’, on 6 January but due to the COVID Pandemic, this is looking increasingly unlikely. 

2 January 2021

London Art Exhibitions 2021 A Month By Month Guide

Well, the exhibitions schedule for 2020 didn’t quite go as planned. But here is an idea of what exhibitions to expect in 2021.

30 December 2020

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Revolutionary Art Movement Or Just A Catch Up – Edward Lucie- Smith

Looking at official galleries here in Britain (all temporarily closed as of this publication) – more especially at those situated in London – it is immediately evident that a revolution has taken place.

10 December 2020

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Billy Childish: The Timeless Present – Neugerriemschneider Berlin – Edward Lucie-Smith

Billy Childish has been around a long time. He is not only an artist but a poet and a composer of music.

6 December 2020

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Nicola Ravenscroft Sculpture With A Peaceful Stillness – Revd Jonathan Evens

Nicola Ravenscroft A graduate of Camberwell School of Art, she has owned and run a sculpture gallery and, as an art teacher, has nurtured many young people into celebrating their inherent creativity and thinking beyond the walls.

Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.

25 November 2020

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Artist Hannah Rose Thomas – Tears of Gold – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

While living in Jordan as an Arabic student in 2014, Hannah Rose Thomas worked with UNHCR to organise art projects with Syrian refugees for an exhibition to commemorate World Refugee Day.

18 November 2020

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Marcus Lyon: Human Atlas Explorations – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Marcus Lyon is an artist whose early work took him to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street children and child labour.

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It’s been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at – old white men standing on plinths in all weathers extolling some arcane ‘victory’ of the Empire

12 November 2020

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Jude Cowan Montague: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Pauline Sewards

Pauline Sewards is a guest interviewer for Artlyst. In this enlightening interview, she speaks with writer, journalist, poet, musician and visual artist Jude Cowan Montague about her new graphic novel ‘Love on the Isle of Dogs’ 

4 November 2020

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Tracey Emin’s Last Hurrah? And Other Stuff – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement led with a piece about Tracey Emin

2 November 2020

Jock McFadyen RA Popular Enclosure, 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night football pitches’.

22 October 2020

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Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

13 October 2020

Eze Chimalio: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

Eze Chimalio is a brilliantly witty and creative draughtsperson. His paintings feature some unusual materials and processes.

6 October 2020

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Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the “Philip Guston Now” exhibition

29 September 2020

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Curator Lee Cavaliere Talks About VOMA And The Sixteen Trust – Artlyst Interview

Lee Cavaliere is currently experiencing the busiest point of his career. He has worked tirelessly through the COVID crisis, as founder of The Sixteen Trust, an arts and education charity

24 September 2020

Frieze Sculpture Garden To Go Ahead Despite Fair’s Cancellation

Frieze will be launching their annual sculpture garden in ten days despite the fair’s move online due to the COVID19 pandemic.

14 September 2020

Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague’s lasted series titled, ‘Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation’ comes at a time when fine artists are increasingly using references from graphic novels, comics, popular visual storytelling forms

14 September 2020

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Rachael Ball: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

My latest conversation is with the graphic novelist Rachael Ball. She is an inspiring educator and an incredible visual storyteller, excellent at representing inner lives and tying it into a naturalistic narrative told in a comic book world.

10 September 2020

Of Church And The Visual Arts – Revd Jonathan Evens

The beginning of the modern period saw art and artists firmly and finally separating from dependence on Church patronage and wishing to maintain that independence.

9 September 2020

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Christine Binnie And Jennifer Binnie Curate The Towner Collection -Artlyst Interview

Christine Binnie and Jennifer Binnie have been collaborating as ‘The Binnie Sisters’ to create installations since 2009. These often include works from their individual practices, found objects, family heirlooms and natural and living materials.

6 September 2020

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Geraldine Swayne: Annunciation And The Unspoken – Artlyst Interview 

Geraldine Swayne is a highly regarded painter known for her intimate portrait and figure paintings in enamel on copper, aluminium and canvas. Her subjects engage in everyday activities

2 September 2020

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Artwise Susie Allen and Laura Culpan Talk About Cure3 Exhibition 2020

Cure3 is an annual charity selling exhibition. It was devised by Susie Allen and Laura Culpan founders of Artwise. This is the same dynamic curatorial team that was behind the original RCA Secret postcard project. Cure3 has established itself as a critical and commercial success and will take place at Bonhams London flagship gallery

1 September 2020

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Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper Pregnant 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

 Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper Pregnant 2005: From gym ads to dating apps, from T.V. programmes on plastic surgery to how to look ten years younger, our contemporary obsession with the body beautiful is one that many ancient Greeks would recognise.