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.
The third piece in a series of conversations with new graphic novelists and comic artists explores Mark Stafford
Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his generation
There is no ignoring the odd upside from a certain angle, offered up by our current miasm. Over the last three months, all of our way of lives have been affected in Dickensians ways to a varying degree, so it seemed oddly appropriate to make the most of our home-arrest scenario and to finally download zoom, scribble some quotes on post-it-notes and spend 50 mins in the virtual company of Ralph Steadman.
The debate about the continuing use of the term ‘Old Master’ has been re-energised by exhibitions shortly to open or reopen, such as ‘Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company’ at the Wallace Collection and ‘Women Modern Masters’ at The Scottish Gallery.
8 July 2020
Richard Demarco, C.B.E., H.R.S.A., R.S.W., F.R.S.A., Hon. F.E.C.A., Hon. F.R.I.A.S. – where to start?
The second piece in a series of conversations with new graphic novelists and comic artists. With many ‘fine artists’ (whatever this means!) turning to illustration in recent years to inform their work
In this new series, art critic, Poet and novelist Sue Hubbard discusses seminal contemporary artworks
30 June 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.
Renowned as one of the most important film directors of our time, Wim Wenders (b.1945, Dusseldorf) developed, in parallel, an extensive photographic oeuvre. It is partly to escape the frenetic environment of the film industry that he first turned to photography.
The date was 13th June, When I first started writing this installment in this potentially infinite series, but everything I wrote felt stale. As it stands, Churchill is still standing, hoarding uncovered for a state visit from Macron.
Elizabeth Kwant’s work engages contemporary socio-political issues; immigration detention, migration, gender and slavery through her multi-disciplinary practice. Her socially engaged arts projects have often been with refugees and asylum seekers. Most recently, with Am I not a woman and a sister, a four-channel film installation for the International Slavery Museum, Kwant worked in partnership with […]
To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne’s next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.
31 May 2020
In this first series of interviews with graphic novelists, I spoke with Wallis Eates, author, artist and raconteur.
14 May 2020
Thirty years ago this week, in 1990, Scotland made history at the 44th Venice Biennale. It was the first and only time in its 125-year history that Scotland was part of the official Venice Biennale, and as a country in its own right.
The reality of Covid19 started to appear more on my radar towards the beginning of March. By the time the Armory Show happened with galleries flying in from different parts of the world to showcase artist’s work, the overall atmosphere at the fair felt clearly different from years past.
London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement
Lockdown Interviews: Samuel Johnson once explained to a friend at some point on September 20, 1777, in a London bookshop that “you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life
Helaine Blumenfeld is Best known for her monumental public commissions, such as the five-metre bronze sculpture ‘Fortuna’ that in 2016
It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night, which is the sum total of the stillness that has occurred thanks to the reduction in human footprint around a city, which has been so alive at all times of the day and night since Londinium has cooked up by the Romans.
Annya Sand (born 1983) is a British artist, currently completing an MA at Central Saint Martins, London. She explores abstract painting using her own original lexicon.
Salvador Dalí was an enigma, perhaps never more so than in his engagement with religion. An exhibition currently touring the US demonstrates the divided and dualistic nature of that relationship. ‘Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven
Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.
If this isn’t your first time visiting this series, thank you for your returning custom.
Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need to spend most of our time in solitude. It is oddly gratifying now to be ordered by the Prime Minister, whose personality and politics I do not like, to live exactly as I have chosen to for the last twenty years.
Whilst I will refrain from touting out the current word de jour again, the new normal, it’s hard not to feel the paradigm shift between our feet. I don’t know if I am wearing ice skates or roller blades if you know what I mean. Thankfully in this parish & in the literal meaning of that comes a recent piece scribed by the Revd Jonathan Evens.
Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as ‘the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut their doors,’ ‘what the art world will be like once all this is over.’ However, the immediate wondering is simply, what do we do now?
This is a new series of interviews coordinated by Oliver Malin that Artlyst is going to run over the next few weeks illustrating how other artists are coping with life and isolation under COVID-19.
A weird and interesting dichotomy of two painters who share neither age, gender, race or subject matter are united by passionate painting and masterful brushwork. Peter Saul, at 85 is having his first-ever NYC retrospective show