8 May 2022

Wallace Chan Living In A Material World 59th Venice Biennale – James Payne

The last time we saw Wallace Chan’s work was in the Docklands in London when he showed ten of his large-scale titanium and iron sculptures in an exhibition titled “A Dialogue Between Materials and Time, Titans XIV”.

29 April 2022

Great Art Cities Explained YouTube Series Venice Biennale Special

Great Art Cities Explained (GACE) follows the successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer and curator James Payne.

10 March 2022

Love Is In The (Open) Air Robert Indiana Sculpture YSP – James Payne

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.

13 January 2022

Leigh Bowery Still Entertaining And Relevant – James Payne

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”.

19 November 2021

Great Art Cities Explained New Art And Travel Video Series Launched

Following the wildly successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer and curator James Payne, a new art and travel series has launched. Great Art Cities Explained, a collaboration from PayneShurvell gallery owners, James Payne and Joanne Shurvell, will run concurrently on the same channel.

1 October 2021

The Last Temptation of Christo – L’Arc de Triomphe: Wrapped – James Payne

James Payne has been to Paris to see Christo’s wrapping of L’Arc de Triomphe.

Napoléon’s monument to himself has been turned into a memento mori for our times, and Le petit caporal would not have approved.

4 September 2021

The Lost Leonardo Film Review by James Payne

James Payne reviews the new film “The Lost Leonardo” directed by Andreas Koefed and encounters a thrilling journey through the murky world of art.

27 August 2021

Mark Woods An Uncanny And Taboo World – James Payne

James Payne explores the curious world of Mark Woods in his exhibition Absorption at Cross Lane Projects, Kendal.

6 April 2021

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights – Explained by James Payne

As part of his video series, Great Artworks Explained, James Payne tackles The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced.

7 February 2018

Highlights From Brussels including BRAFA and Christo by Gallerist James Payne

Gallerist James Payne from PayneShurvell visited Brussels recently during BRAFA and has selected his highlights from the fair. Art fairs are a great way to see a huge range of international work in a short amount of time, discover artists you didn’t know, and see what is trending. On the negative side, the work is […]