I wasn’t sure what to expect from Radical Landscapes, but it went beyond my expectations. As usual, Tate Liverpool has developed a thought-provoking and in-depth exhibition on this subject.
4 May 2022
The Whitney Biennial is big, sprawling across the entire museum, featuring 59 artists and bravura curation.
21 April 2022
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the art world. Fairs have been cancelled, galleries closed and artists confined to their studios. The London Art Fair, which was supposed to have taken place in January, finally opened its doors on the 20th of April.
14 April 2022
Jacob Epstein, Louis Carreon, Titus Kaphar, Betty Spackman
13 April 2022
Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, Sussex, is showing more than 65 paintings and smaller works on paper by Frank Auerbach,
11 April 2022
Raphael’s brief career shaped the course of Western culture like no other artist; this was so whether his work was affirmed or his influence rejected.
31 March 2022
Upstairs, on the third floor of the Ashmolean, is a show that will quietly break your heart. Entitled Pissarro: Father of Impressionism (12 June 2022), this major exhibition of works drawn from the Ashmolean’s collections as well as international loans, spans Pissarro’s entire career.
28 March 2022
Everything Damien Hirst does is controversial, from the initial shock of the new – the sensation of the YBAs – through his use of assistants, his choice of materials, the ethics of his use of animals, the plagiarism claims, the claims and counterclaims of ‘bad art,’ through to the commercialism of his overall operation.
23 March 2022
Ali Cherri, as an artist growing up in Lebanon during the Civil War, embodying traumatic experiences of catastrophe and violence
19 March 2022
Women’s history month in New York City heralds two amazing women artists whose long inspirational careers are celebrations of feminism and creativity. Maggi Hambling Real-Time Marlborough Gallery Maggi Hambling suffered a heart attack last week on the eve of her first solo exhibition in New York.
16 March 2022
Kettle’s Yard, part of the University of Cambridge, is the venue for a new exhibition of celebrated contemporary artist Ai Weiwei (born 1957, Beijing). Titled ‘The Liberty of Doubt’, the solo show curated by Andrew Nairne explores our perception of authenticity and truth and the value we place upon material things, which is very pertinent for the era of Fake News and disinformation that we are living through.
13 March 2022
Audrey Flack found her signature style during the 1960s. Originally an Abstract Expressionist, she moved through New Realism to Photorealism.
10 March 2022
Even if you don’t know Robert Indiana’s name, you know his most popular work, LOVE. Cited as the most known artwork in the world, it is, in fact so famous that many people may not even realise it’s an artwork at all.
9 March 2022
The artist’s studio is a timeless, complex space. A place where artists go to work, to think, providing both inspiration and comfort, as well as an actual physical place to go to create and experiment.
1 March 2022
Surrealism: Beyond Borders presents an expansive and hugely varied retelling of the story of Surrealism that challenges the Paris-centric traditional art history tale of its flourishing.
13 February 2022
is a mythmaker and a storyteller. A chronicler of the self who has used her life to create narratives that speak of female desire
In a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent Van Gogh wrote, ‘I’d like to paint men or women with that je ne sais quoi of the eternal,
3 February 2022
Omicron’s on the decline, the snow is grey and slushy, and the city unveils eclectic and exciting art.
27 January 2022
If there is one image that Bacon made his own above any other, it is the mouth contorted in a scream or grimace.
23 January 2022
The London Jesuit Centre and Farm Street Church currently have a marvellous exhibition of icons by Dr Irina Bradley, one of the leading iconographers in the UK.
13 January 2022
The performance artist Leigh Bowery died of AIDS-related illness on New Year’s Eve 1994 at only 33 years old. He didn’t tell anyone he was sick – except his best friend, Sue Tilley. When she asked him what she should tell people when he died, he said: “Tell them I’ve gone to Papua New Guinea”.
12 December 2021
I was pleased to be invited to review Betsy Bradley’s first solo exhibition, Chasing Rainbows, at Birmingham’s IKON Gallery.
11 December 2021
Albrecht Dürer, himself, lived in Nuremberg throughout his life but made several significant European journeys.
8 December 2021
The first black Marchioness in British history – beckoned the art world last week to a charity art auction hosted by London’s latest art house, Grove Square Galleries.
5 December 2021
Diasporan Identities: Life Between Islands Caribbean British Art – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens
Stirring it up or creolisation is taken by this exhibition as a defining characteristic of British Caribbean artists.
2 December 2021
Gollon’s work should be seen in the context of North European Painting. He is heir to the tradition which produced painters such as Breughel and Bosch
30 November 2021
She’s the oldest artist to have won the Turner Prize (she is now 67). Born in Zanzibar, Lubaina Himid returned
29 November 2021
The artwork of Paula Rego, whose career spans an impressive half-century, has been largely informed by her childhood in Portugal, the tension of her conservative upbringing with the looser morals of her London experience at the Slade school of art, and her relationship with her parents.
20 November 2021
It came as a surprise to learn that ‘Cerisiers en Fleurs’ (‘Cherry Blossoms’) is Damien Hirst’s museum exhibition in France
20 November 2021
Isamu Noguchi thought art should improve the way people live and believed sculpture could ‘be a vital force in our everyday life.