Reviews

 

10 November 2012

Hoxton And Shoreditch Contemporary Art Reviews – November 2012

The air is getting crisper, the days are getting shorter, but it’s not quite winter yet.  This weekend I was able to enjoy the...

7 November 2012

Andrew Logan Welcome To My Most Glamorous World – Review

Fresh from their successful exhibition of the works of iconic London artist Duggie Fields, mere weeks ago, curator partnership DuoVision (James Lawler and Martin...

5 November 2012

Hollywood Costume The Opulent Must Have Christmas Book – Review

There are only a handful of museum exhibitions that become events each year and the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A certainly falls into...

4 November 2012

Young Masters Prize Pays Homage To Art Past And Present

The Young Masters Prize is an unique annual award which encourages artists to engage in art from an historical context. This year It will...

31 October 2012

Photography Given Kudos In First National Gallery Exhibition – Review

The exploration of the relationship between painting and photography is so large a topic that this complex, sober exhibition cannot help but omit some...

26 October 2012

Rain Room Cold Damp View From The Inside – Review

This autumn has seen a number of big events in the arts, but one of the most popular has undoubtedly been Random International’s Rain...

22 October 2012

Daido Moriyama And William Klein Two Monochrome Image Junkies – Review

So it’s another belter from Simon Baker whose appointment as Head of Photography for the Tate has proven to be a good choice. After...

20 October 2012

Edmund de Waal Conceptions Of Space In A Non Digital World

Review – Edmund de Waal certainly has a lot going for him. A glance at his biography shows that he always has. He received...

18 October 2012

Hollywood Costume Golden Age To Present V&A Museum – Review

Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition, is major indeed. This is the sort of blockbuster show that delivers what many museums only imagine...

11 October 2012

Rothko Sugimoto Amplifying A Common Thrust Pace Gallery – Review

Because I’ve never attended the London or New York fashion week shows, I assume the opening of Pace gallery’s new London space was like...

3 October 2012

Matthew Darbyshire Recreates The Wonderful World Of Mockintosh

Review – The Zabludowicz Collection has commissioned the artist Matthew Darbyshire to recreate T Rooms an installation originally exhibited at Tramway in Glasgow. This...

1 October 2012

Bharti Kher’s Surreal World Of Cyborgs Bindis And White Elephants

Review – Bharti Kher’s is one of India’s best-known contemporary artists. Collections of Her work has attracted the attention of important collectors such as...

21 September 2012

Jerwood Drawing Prize An Integral Fine Art Practice – Review

Drawing was once considered one of the cornerstones of Western art.  The reason for this is simple: if art was to be accurate and...

20 September 2012

Photography From The Sixties and Seventies Explored Barbican – Review

Although one could definitely make the case that there is too much work in this show, it is a noble attempt to bring a...

16 September 2012

Liverpool Biennial Gathers Kudos On The International Art Circuit – Review

It’s difficult to know where to begin when discussing a show that includes 242 artists in 27 locations.  Liverpool has given itself over to...

16 September 2012

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz Rebirth of A Renaissance Masterpiece – Review

Deriving from rinascere, an Italian word meaning ‘to be reborn,’ it is fitting that the work of Dutch Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch is reborn...

16 September 2012

City & Guilds of London MA Fine Arts Exhibition 2012- Review

In the postmodern world of art, tertiary institutions have increasingly ditched technical skills in favour of conceptual innovation.  In London, art colleges that pride...

7 September 2012

Sao Paulo Biennial Exclusive The Imminence of Poetics – Review

International Arts Corespondent Andrea Shortell Sends This ArtLyst Exclusive Report, From The Sao Paulo Frontline. São Paulo flourishes with cultural energy the weekend before...

31 August 2012

Warhol Mauro At What Point Did The Irony Stop? – Review

A girl ironically goes into a Mayfair nightclub, the kind where attractive young women get in free, and the men pay £50 entry and...

27 August 2012

New Face of Klimt Celebrated By Contemporary Artists – Review

A flash of colour and lingering pose adorn the walls of the Lazarides gallery near Tottenham Court Road. For a brief moment London is...

18 August 2012

Brancolini Grimaldi Summer Show Reignites London Photography Scene – Review

London is getting better at showing Fine Art Photography. The number of galleries dedicated to the medium is negligible when compared to New York,...

18 August 2012

Damian Ortega White Lines And Multiverse – Review

In an age of austerity, it has become increasingly rare for private galleries to make the space for art that is so unsellable, so...

12 August 2012

Vyner Street Exhibition Reviews August 2012

Vyner Street has been receiving its share of adverse publicity lately, with some critics questioning whether this cultural enclave in Bethnal Green is now...

11 August 2012

Zhang Huan Mind Over Matter And Self Control – Review

Zhang Huan (White Cube Bermondsey) is an interesting artist, with an impressively diverse range of art to his name.  The artist was born in...

11 August 2012

Andy Warhol Fame I Wanna Live Forever – Dulwich Review

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) lived a life of irreconcilable contradictions.  He regularly went to church on Sunday, didn’t run up debts and didn’t do drugs. ...

5 August 2012

Titian Given Contemporary Makeover In New National Gallery Exhibition

The most common way of seeing a Titian is as follows: you walk into a prestigious and/or 19th Century building, follow the signs to...

4 August 2012

Fitzrovia Area Art Gallery Reviews August 2012

Fitzrovia has rapidly grown into one of London’s prime contemporary art hubs. June 2012 witnessed the launch of Fitzrovia Lates (http://www.fitzrovialates.co.uk).  As part of the...

3 August 2012

Another London: Images From A Wiser Innocent Time – Review

This is a show of unadulterated image-making from a simultaneously wiser and more innocent time. Full of the type of photography that turns people...

3 August 2012

Anthony Gormley Inner And Outer Body Experiences – Review

Anthony Gormley’s work is interesting for a number of reasons.  Not least, is that the conceptual foundations of his practice are rooted in eastern...

2 August 2012

Mr Brainwash Breaking London The Agony And The Ecstasy

Review – It is not an easy feat for an emerging artist to make a splash in London, during the Olympics or at anytime...

25 July 2012

London Photography Exhibition Round Up – July 2012

Tis the season of the group show, so it is refreshing when a gallery attempts to use this format to create a dynamic exhibition...

23 July 2012

Hoxton Area Review – July 2012

Hoxton is one of East London’s most exciting art neighborhoods with well-established galleries like White Cube Hoxton Square, to small lesser-known spaces.  Visitors to...