CARAVAN is the international intercultural and interreligious peacebuilding arts NGO which has brought I AM, an art exhibition showcasing the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women, to London.
Alexander de Cadenet’s series of bronze and silver sculptures featuring ‘consumables’ contain a deeper spiritual message. This includes his ‘Life-Burger’ hamburger sculptures and ‘Creation’ – a large scale shiny bronze apple with three bites taken from it – two adult bites and baby bite in between.‘Creation’ explores the mysterious process of creativity – of how both a human being and […]
Christopher Gray was born in 1965 and has always lived and worked in London.
Rupert Shrive has a new exhibition that opened last week at London’s Serena Morton’s gallery, entitled ‘Mysterious Arrangement’.
In this exclusive interview artist Chris Levine discusses his work as immersive and by extension transformative, often focused on a collective experience that enhances awareness of the present moment and our connectedness to one another.
Hugh Mendes is a German-born British painter. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School, in 2001 after reading a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art 1975-78. Mendes’ work has been shown globally at Museum shows and it is in prominent private collections […]
Beatrice Haines: The 2015 Winner of the Anthology Competition was born in 1986 and lives and works in London and the South West. This Royal College graduate works in many different media including drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Her current work focuses on relationships between the scientific and emotional, the grotesque and beautiful, the micro and macro and life and death. […]
Paul Carter Robinson interviews Eva Masterman, the winner of the 2016 Anthology Art Competition, sponsored by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. The £2000 prize was awarded on 4 August 2016. Masterman, a Royal College of Art Ceramics and Glass graduate, has an interest in material and process that forms the basis of her work. AL: How do […]
The Herrick Gallery, London is currently presenting a selection of drawings purportedly by the great British painter Francis Bacon, lent by Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino to David Edwards, the brother of John Edwards, to whom Bacon left everything when the artist died in 1992. These works are juxtaposed with new paintings by Darren Coffield. But the […]
Gavin Nolan’s latest exhibition at Charlie Smith London consists of recent paintings depicting versions of historical figures. The show runs from 14 April – 15 May. Combining hyper-realism with abstraction and mark making, his mostly intimate oil paintings reveal the heroic and fragile nature of the subjects and meditate on creativity, language, legacy and obsolescence. […]
Paul Black has visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to meet Turner Prize, and 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award winner Elizabeth Price, and view Price’s latest video work; a response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where the artist teaches. […]
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 […]
Assemble, the 2015 winners of this years coveted Turner Prize are a collective consisting of 18 members. Their practice crosses fields of design, architecture and craft to create playful installation environments. They were nominated for their Granby Four Streets project which saw the transformation of a dilapidated group of terraced houses in Liverpool into works […]
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is currently on at London’s Tate Modern. Calder is considered one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of kinetic sculpture. He played an essential role in shaping the history of modernism. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture brings together approximately 100 works […]
In the 42nd week of Fig-2 at the ICA Studio, Artlyst visited the latest exhibition by Scottish artist Bruce McLean, currently inhabiting the premises, engaging in a continuous interview with himself throughout the week. Artlyst thought we would join in, and interview the artist as well! Artlyst Editor Paul Carter Robinson discusses how McLean revisits […]
Artlyst recently attended the press view of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. Where the chief curators of this outstanding show, Tim Marlow, and Adrian Locke were kind enough to give Artlyst – and a host of other journalists – a tour of Ai Weiwei’s impressive retrospective. […]
Fatos Ustek, Art Fund Curator at fig-2, has spoken to Artlyst about the latest installation as part of fig-2’s structure of fifty successive exhibitions realised on a weekly basis operating as a catalyst to manifest the aesthetic and critical currency of our times. In this instance focusing on artist Melanie Manchot. fig-2 is a revival […]
Modern Art Oxford presents the first solo exhibition in the UK of acclaimed Austrian artist Kiki Kogelnik (1935-1997). Working in New York in the 1960s, Kogelnik was a well-known artist and contemporary of figures such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Despite her early popularity, Kogelnik’s work was often overlooked by institutions and slowly written […]
Tate Britain is currently presenting the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost fifty years. Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) is most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, where the artist lived from 1939 until her death in 1975. This major retrospective emphasises Hepworth’s often overlooked prominence in the international art world, of which she […]
American artist James Turrell is currently presenting a site-specific light work at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, the piece is the culmination to the exhibition “LightScape: James Turrell”. Artlyst visited the stunning grounds of one of England’s finest Palladian houses to see a preview of the acclaimed American artist’s latest project. The spectacular 45-minute light display, which […]
American artist James Turrell is currently presenting a site-specific light work at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, as the culmination to the exhibition “LightScape: James Turrell”. Artlyst visited the stunning grounds of one of England’s finest Palladian houses to see a preview of the acclaimed American artist’s latest project. The spectacular 45-minute light display, which began at […]
During the preview week of the Venice Biennale Artlyst was privileged to attend a conversation between Peter Doig, the Turner Prize nominated artist and Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate. The talk took place in front of Doig’s new paintings at the beautiful historic rooms of the Palazzetto Tito (until October 4th 2015). The […]
Artlyst spoke to Calvin Winner, Head of Collections at Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts, and co-curator of the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, to give us his opinion of Bacon’s process in relation to the artist’s unfinished work ‘Three Figures’ – one of three incomplete paintings that were exhibited in the exhibition. It was […]
Artlyst recently visited the Witworth Gallery in Manchester and attended the premiere of a collaboration between two of the world’s most influential and enduring cultural figures – artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt. This beautiful and solemn work was premièred at the gallery as part of MIF15, where Richter and Pärt were in attendance. […]
A rare treat is on offer at 45 Park Lane in London – the first London solo show in over 50 years from Rotraut (b.1938). Presented by Swiss Galerie Gmurzynska, fourteen paintings and sculptures by the German-born artist Rotraut Klein-Moquay are on show and are for sale in the public spaces of the hotel. The sculptures, […]
Nottingham Contemporary is currently presenting Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth [House] for season one of The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary, and a collaboration with Chatsworth House, from which the artist has chosen 62 works of fine and decorative art to bring to Nottingham Contemporary’s galleries to juxtapose with his own works and […]
Artlyst travelled to Wrabness in Essex to meet Grayson Perry at the site of his latest project, ‘A House for Essex’. At once an architectural form and a particularly personal artwork for Perry, which has also created a new landmark for the village, close to the Essex coast. The building is a collaboration between FAT […]
The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage […]
The influential artist Luc Tuymans was recently back at David Zwirner, which was presenting an exhibition of the artist’s latest paintings, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. The exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for the space. Tuymans is known for […]
Hans Haacke is a leading figure in the contemporary art world. His work crosses boundaries of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. He is best known for his investigations into hidden economies and politics including that of the art world and the suppressed histories of people and places. Mayor Boris Johnson along with […]
At the age of 20, the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 and Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where he was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit […]
Parafin Gallery, London is currently displaying the latest works by British painter Justin Mortimer. The artist’s painting reflects upon a figurative world in a state of 21st century ‘Baconian’ disorder, often pushing the boundaries of figuration and landscape with a slight fetishistic overtone. But with this latest series of works the artist’s usual necrotic hues […]