Reviews

 

19 May 2013

Andreas Eriksson monumental Landscape Paintings Evoking Notions Of The Sublime

Landscape painting, especially on a monumental scale, typically evokes notions of the sublime, however, Andreas Eriksson’s exhibition, “Coincidental Mapping”, leaves me with a sense...

18 May 2013

Tim Goossens Curates Two Exhibitions At Tribeca’s Temp

TEMP, located in the heart of Tribeca, is a new art space that has churned out a myriad of projects, performances, and exhibitions by...

16 May 2013

Jeff Koons: Shiny And Industrialised Commercial Gold At Gagosian

Jeff Koons is a showman, a businessman and a master manipulator first and foremost- and then comes the art. Art has become the vehicle...

14 May 2013

Leon Kossoff : Obsessive And Frenetic London Landscapes – In New Exhibition

Leon Kossoff is quoted as saying: “London is in my bloodstream. It is always moving – the skies, the streets, the buildings. The people...

11 May 2013

Installation Art : A Look At Nine Of London’s Current Best

Paul Carey-Kent explores Londons top exhibitions of Installation Art.   You could argue that the main point of going to a gallery is to...

9 May 2013

Zabludowicz Collection New York: Exploring The Balance of Sight and Sound

Have you ever walked into a gallery trying to look at the art on the wall and been distracted by the sound track from...

6 May 2013

New York’s Lower East Side Hots Up For Frieze Week

The Lower East Side has become the exciting new gallery area in New York with a concentration of over 60 galleries presenting new and...

4 May 2013

Yayoi Kusama: An Unrelenting Pursuit Of Truth And Beauty

Doyenne of the art world whose career has spanned 6 decades, Yayoi Kusama is now 84 years old, and continues to generate work in...

3 May 2013

Letha Wilson: Exploring Landmarks and Monuments With A Tactile Intimacy

The famous architect Louis Kahn said “Truly a work of Art is one that tells us,  that Nature cannot make what man can make.”...

3 May 2013

Bodies And Movement In May : Twelve London Art Exhibitions

    Paul Carey-Kent former Editor at large for Art World Magazine has a look at twelve of the best art exhibitions in London....

2 May 2013

William Eggleston Presents Metropolitan Museum of Art With Photo Legacy

William Eggleston once boldly stated that he was “at war with the obvious”.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s show At War with the Obvious:...

24 April 2013

Florian Maier-Aichen: Photographs Creating Illusions of the Bigger Picture

At one point, perhaps somewhere around 1911, pictures decided they wanted to stop being a window through which you could see things already in...

23 April 2013

Artist Serena Korda Creates Ritual Ballet With Monster Latex Puppet

British Artist Serena Korda explores animal symbolism and folklore with a series of three performances and two film pieces in “Aping the Beast”. The...

22 April 2013

Dorothy Iannone Challenges Tracey Emin’s Title Of Ultimate Bad Girl

When I first heard that boobs, bums, willies and acts of masturbation mischieviously fly out in the work of octogenarian American artist Dorothy Iannone,...

20 April 2013

WOMEN TAKE CHARGE: 10 LONDON ART EXHIBITIONS NOT TO MISS IN APRIL

Paul Carey-Kent highlights 10 interesting artists who happen to be women!   No sooner have I celebrated women in charge than a glut of...

20 April 2013

RANA BEGUM: PAUL CAREY KENT EXPLORES THIS LONDON BASED ARTIST IN COLOGNE

Manifold is the first full presentation of a new stream in the work of Anglo-Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum. She’s become known for fetish-finished wall-based works...

20 April 2013

Deutsche Borse Prize 2013 Promotes Debate, Frustration And Exasperation

As in past years, the jury has selected artists for what they represent rather than what they do. But you gotta love them for...

15 April 2013

Istanbul Inn London: Explore Turkey In A New Cultural Exhibition

This weekend saw the launch of Istanbul INN London, a four-day showcase in the heart of Bloomsbury giving the general public a glimpse at...

14 April 2013

Judith Braun An Act of Investigation Through Drawing

Judith Braun’s solo show, ‘May I Draw’, is an act of investigation through drawing. She seems to probe universal truths that are revealed in...

13 April 2013

Sebastiao Salgado: The future By Finding A Past Untouched In Genesis

It’s fitting that Sebastiao Salgado’s most recent monumental project be shown at The Natural History Museum as it is both as sublime as the...

8 April 2013

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Explore The Grim Reality Of Post-Stalinist Russia

The cavernous, industrial Ambika P3, a space designed to test structural concrete has been turned over to the celebrated Russian artists Ilya and Emilia...

7 April 2013

SP-ARTE 2013: International Galleries Presence Strengthen Brazil Art Market

The SP-Arte fair opened in São Paulo on the 4 April and on day 3 of this truly international event, many interesting galleries, especially...

28 March 2013

George Bellows A Re-evaluation Too Far – Royal Academy London

In the world of academia there is a phenomenon known as ‘critical re-evaluation’.  This is where an artist that time has forgot for one...

25 March 2013

Landscape Explored In New London Photography Exhibition At Somerset House

Landmark: The fields of photography until April 28th at Somerset House, East Wing galleries. – Review Kerim Aytac In the second major photography show...

17 March 2013

John Piper: Effortless Mastery of Composition and Technique

Jack Castle looks at a new London exhibition of John Piper, an artist who is long overdue for reevaluation. John Piper is strangely ageless...

17 March 2013

Barnaby Hosking and Mustafi Hulusi New Exhibition Max Wigram Gallery

Max Wigram Gallery this week presented a show of new work by two London based artists, Barnaby Hosking and Mustafi Hulusi. Hosking’s show Contemplating...

15 March 2013

London West End Area Art Reviews By Jack Castle – March 2013

Edwina Leapman, Annely Juda Fine Art, 28th February – 28th March 2013 Monochrome really belongs to Yves Klein, but as Edwina Leapman was also...

11 March 2013

Independent : The Flip Side Of Blatant Commercialism During Armory Week

Ben Austin’s  NY Armory Week Diary –  Day 4 What can one day about the Independent Fair down in the art heartland of Chelsea?...

10 March 2013

Ai Weiwei Exhibition: Museum of Image and Sound Sao Paulo

A major exhibition from one of most important Chinese contemporary artists is presented for the first time in Brazil, in São Paulo at the...

9 March 2013

William Turnbull: Head, Mask And Totem Imagery Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House opens for the 2013 season on Sunday 10 March with an exciting solo exhibition of painting and sculpture by the late William...

8 March 2013

New York Armory Week: Snow Doesn’t Stop The Winter Frieze

Armory Week 2013 Ben Austin’s Exclusive Diary – Part 1 New York City – Mega metropolis, where anything is possible.  Where everything and everyone...

8 March 2013

Jean Michel Basquiat’s Politically Charged, Primally Sexual Paintings – Gagosian NY

Gagosian’s current exhibition of Jean Michel-Basquiat’s work, including over fifty unique pieces by the artist, is nearly a retrospective and something not to be...