One of my favourite galleries Blain Southern presented at the time the first exhibition of renowned Brooklyn based Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi.
4 December 2018
Today London’s official art world is full of enthusiasm for so-called ‘minority art’, made by artists of guaranteed ‘minority origin’. On the whole, however, the artists so defined and officially promoted don’t come from Asia.
27 November 2018
Me Somewhere Else is a new exhibition featuring works by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at Blain|Southern London.
13 November 2018
4 October 2018
Sean Scully is extremely widely known as a painter. Indeed, I might go so far as to say that he is as widely known as any contemporary painter now living.
22 August 2018
A new exhibition of work by the Abstract painter Sean Scully titled, ‘Uninsideout’, featuring large-scale, multi-panel paintings, as well as works on paper, sculpture and a group of his celebrated Landline paintings has been announced by Blain|Southern
22 May 2018
2 May 2018
Gallery Weekend Berlin has been rapidly evolving, over the past fourteen years, morphing into a leading international event, to be reckoned with.
23 February 2018
Rachel Howard (b. 1969 in County Durham) is a rising star in the British art world, which is currently badly in need of new names.
25 December 2017
The Newport Street Gallery, a private museum owned by Damien Hirst will present an exhibition of work by British artist Rachel Howard (b.1969), opening 21st February 2018.
The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.
10 October 2017
The new show by Jake and Dinos Chapman at Blain-Southern – their first outing with this prestigious dealer, offers a full-on re-interpretation of Goya’s Disasters of War, plus, on pedestals in the centre of the room, some full-size bronze versions of suicide vests.
8 May 2017
Desire is at the basis of most human behaviour from sex and procreation to the pursuit of beauty and death. According to Freud our psyches see-saw between the two conflicting points of Eros and Thanatos. Mat Collishaw has always been interested in origins and in what goes on behind the veil of social givens and norms.
Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman is a significant architectural installation exhibited for the first time since its initial presentation in 1971. It is one of the earliest instances of the artist producing built environments to intentionally discomfit or disorientate the viewer.
16 July 2016
A number of the major commercial galleries in London now offer shows which are, in terms of interest and quality, very much on a level with what one finds in London’s major public galleries. The new exhibition at Blain/Southern in Hanover Square offers a good example of this. Entitled Carlo Carrà, Metaphysical Spaces, it considers the career of one of the […]
2 May 2016
Just returned from Berlin Gallery Weekend and much to report. Choosing six of the best is never easy, as I must have visited over 100 galleries and artists studios, over the four day period. I have chosen two international galleries, Spruth Magers and Blain Southern which both excel in wow factor exhibitions as well as four Berlin […]