Art Reviews

David Worthington - Experiments in Colour

Bob Chaundy | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

There are two particular discoveries that combined to inspire this latest exhibition from sculptor David Worthington at the William Benington Gallery, a few doors down from London's Sadler's Wells theatre.

Griffin Art Prize 2014

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The prize is awarded to emerging artists in painting and drawing. Chudamani Clowes emerged triumphant from a long list of 20 that was then boiled down to 10. The works of all those shortlisted are being exhibited at the gallery for a month.

Before the Dawn - Arabella Dorman

Bob Chaundy | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Acclaimed war artist Arabella Dorman has visited Afghanistan on several occasions over the past five years in order to capture in her paintings the human face of the conflict there, of both Afghan civilians and of the British forces.

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Egon Schiele was the enfant terrible of the Austrian art scene in the early 1900s. His career lasted barely a decade but in that short time he threw a metaphorical grenade into the Viennese art establishment...

Saad Qureshi - Congregation

Bob Chaundy | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Earlier this year, while on a guided tour of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Oxford-based artist Saad Qureshi noticed a number of beautiful and melodious birds flying around the building.

Chilean Art of Civil Disobedience: Review From V&A, London

Sumeet Grover | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

It narrates at least one hundred years of world history to remind us that in the multitude of global societies, one phenomenon repeats itself without fail: some people in positions of power direct the cultivation of society to be divorced from the reality of ordinary people

Sir Peter Blake - Still Pushing the Boundaries of Pop Art

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

You might think that at the age of 82, Sir Peter Blake might be content to pack away his drawing board, put his feet up and look back on a glittering career. After all, it was 60 years ago that he first began taking images from popular culture and designating them as art.

U - The Unit London Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"Identity is not as stable as it once was. It is transient, fragmented and manufactured." So say Jonny Burt and Joe Kennedy in the catalogue foreword to U, the new exhibition of portrait paintings at The Unit London of which they are the directors.

Space Age - Hus Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Space Age is the title of the new exhibition at London's Hus Gallery and features four young emerging artists - Nathan Green from Texas, Ophelia Finke from Frankfurt, Germany, Santiago Taccetti, an Argentine based in Berlin, and Konrad Wyrebek from Poland.

Scars and Stripes - D*Face in LA

Bob Chaundy | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Jimi Hendrix once said, "When you're dead, you're made for life." The mythologising of celebrities who burn bright and die young - to which the guitar maestro referred and which turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophesy -is the theme of London street artist D*Face, aka Dean Stockton's forthcoming pop-up exhibition in Los Angeles.

Peter Randall-Page - Upside Down and Inside Out

Bob Chaundy | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Peter Randall-Page's sculptures can be found all over the world. At home, he is represented in the permanent collections of The Tate Gallery and the British Museum. Anyone who has visited the Eden Project will have seen his giant granite sculpture, the Seed, that stands at its heart.

Go Figure - Cob Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Curator Roxie Warder has brought together the works of six young UK-based artists in an exhibition at London's Cob Gallery called Go Figure.

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...