Art Reviews

BASALT - Jill McManners

Bob Chaundy | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Lancashire-born artist and sculptor, Jill McManner's obsession with this terrible beauty has manifested itself in her first solo exhibition, BASALT, at London's Mall Galleries. She exhibits some 60 watercolour works of these cliffs painted face on from sketches and photographs she made from the sea with the rock towering above her.

Art Review: BP Portrait Award 2013

Sumeet Grover | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

In the works on display, the art of portrait painting stands out as enduringly-defined and honed as the sharply exploited oil or acrylic paints that capture every fragment of people's faces, bodies and postures through unflinching detail.

The Future in an Instant

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

A recent exhibition of what organisers have termed the University of the Arts London's 'brightest and best students' has provided a refreshing and necessary glimpse into some of the artists likely to play a significant role in the future of British art.

Genesis by Sebastião Salgado: Exhibition Review

Sumeet Grover | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

Genesis, an unfathomable eight-year long work, that took the Brazilian documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado to 32 countries, explores the earth in the way it must have originated and the way its vast undiscovered stretches have remained untouched

40 Days: Art Exhibition Review

Sumeet Grover | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

The main exhibition room features stories of destruction of both Christian and Palestinian identities. On the walls, we have pictures of hate messages against Palestinian Christians in the form of vandalism of their ancestors' graves in a cemetery in Lod to the extent that skulls and bones are visible in open air.

Focal Points: Art and Photography Exhibition Review

Sumeet Grover | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

In the stillness of photography there is drama, deceit, laughter, construction and questioning of utopia, assertive self-acceptance, manipulation of stories and finally emboldening of the creative and transformative capacity of oneself.

Sam Parker

'The First Essential Art Show Of The Year' Lichtenstein At Tate Modern (REVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Roy Lichtenstein died in 1997, when the internet was still only a 100,000 or so websites, before anyone had 'Googled' anything and broadband was...

Elizabeth Price Wins The Turner Prize 2012

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home

Elizabeth Price has won the Turner Prize 2012. Price, the former 1980s pop musician won for her “seductive and immersive” video trilogy and bec...

Colour, Language and Mel Bochner, the Master of Subversion

Anne Charnock | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home
Anne Charnock

Speaking at the Whitechapel Gallery last week Mel Bochner, big hitter of the US conceptual art movement, revealed a defining moment for his career in the mid-60s.

Sam Parker

Forget The Pictures Of Poo, This Is A Solid Year For The Turner Prize (REVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

Some years the scorn that usually greets any mention of the Turner Prize feels justified, a reflection of a show always good at creating headlines...

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (REVIEW)

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 22.11.2012 | Home
Dr Dan Smith

Tate Britain's survey is pretty much a greatest hits compilation. Arranged into thematic rooms, with little sense of narrative direction, the show won't do much to change anybody's preconceptions of the movement. Those who already love the stylistic mannerisms will delight in the accumulation of works here, but there is nothing presented to challenge the preconceptions of the audience.

Damien Hirst vs His Critics: What Has The World Made Of His New Show?

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Damien Hirst, the original Young British Artist, stages a retrospective at the Tate Modern from the 4th April – 9th September, featuring the infamou...