UK Art

ArtRooms To Coincide With The London Art Fair

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Frieze is the highlight of the London arts scene. For a week the good and rich come here for a jamboree of cocktails, talks, networking and art. However, for the rest of us with less deep pockets The London Art Fair in January provides with an interesting selection of artists and galleries aimed at the mid-market, between £2,000 to £10,000.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 92 - Quo Vadis?

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

It is a strange moment. I do not know where to go or what to see. There is so much going on that it seems easier to stay in bed and pull the covers up over my head and sing nursery rhymes. Frieze is in town and it has two identities - Frieze and Frieze Masters.

I Quite Enjoyed Frieze 2014!

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

I am feeling slightly sheepish about my previous post. I was griping about the how full on and (implied) uncreative Frieze Art Fair can be. Little did I know that I clearly wasn't the only person who thought that because this years' fair, currently being touted as the 'best Frieze ever' for visitors, was a very different viewing experience.

Art Fairs Highlights or Who is the Art For?

Milena Kotseva | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

I did not make it to Frieze this year. And while you might think that a review of the art week that does not cover the art shown at Regents Park is incomplete, I disagree. With all that attention on art as business only, I wanted to be able to enjoy the work for what it was and not for what the price tags said it is.

Constructing Worlds Photography Exhibition at Barbican Centre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

From Depression-era America to 21st Century China, this vast display of photographs shows how our architecture reflects our values and how our landscape has been transformed by economic boom and bust, all of which has been evocatively captured in this vast exhibition that examines the work of 18 photographers.

Altered States: The Magic of Surrealism

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

Of course, Titian was not a surrealist artist, far from it but that power of emotion, which his painting evoked in Gide is something found in abundance in surrealism. Why? Because surrealist art literally turns our world upside down rattling us to the core.

Does the UK University System Help Our Future Artists?

Emily Steer | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Steer

On starting a fine art degree five years ago, my head of course gave an introductory speech. She told us about her experience of art college, twenty five years previously. About passionate tutors making work amongst students, in one big arty, experimental studio love in...

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with precision and intent...

How Henna Is Helping To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

Barcroft | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, hair loss due to cancer treatment can be traumatic. But one artist has found a way to help cancer patients feel beautiful. World ...

What This Artist Did After Being Catcalled Is Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us get catcalled, we respond by rolling our eyes or sticking two fingers up at the (usually male) perpetrator, depending on our mood. ...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: Dancing Away

Diego Giolitti | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

I am proud to present the first UK exhibition of the photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov, world famous dancer, choreographer, actor and accomplished photographer. 'Dancing Away' is a visual representation of Baryshnikov's very personal interpretation of dance and performance; an expert dancer's reflection upon his own metier.

Budapest Is Under Attack From A Furious Giant...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Budapest is under attack from a pretty pissed-off looking giant. No really! The angry-looking behemoth was pictured erupting from the ground in Sz...

This Man Creates Paintings In The Most Spectacular Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before his car accident in July 1995, Keith Jansz, was an avid sailor and windsurfer. But after the accident left him paralysed from the shoulders ...

Why I Make Cocaine

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Week is in full swing by now and before artgoers gulp down Prosecco and canapes, an other substances, as if there was no tomorrow, it might be a good idea to stop and rethink that things need to change and an honest debate is long due. Innocent victims deserve it.

In Anticipation of Frieze Art Fair 2014

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Whether you are going to spend this week hobnobbing and chugging champagne in Mayfair or checking out street art at Moniker in Brick Lane this is when the art world descends on London and when London's art scene shows the world exactly what it is made of... So, if you can, get out there and experience it!

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.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 91 - LAPADA, Battersea and Rome

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The Palazzo Venezia is home to the Rome Biennale. The palazzo is only partially obscured by the fair and its magnificence creeps out at the corners and when you look up the ceilings. The history of any building in Rome is a tapestry of information but this building is both an erstwhile papal residence and was also used by Mussolini, whose presence can be felt everywhere.

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Does This Iconic Statue Show Love Or Sexual Assault?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Unconditional Surrender', a statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, has long been a controversial piece of artwork, and now French feminist group Osez Le...

Human Suffering at Times of Crisis Art Show in Notting Hill

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Barry Martin, a Goldsmiths graduate with artworks in the Tate collection, and Samir Ceric, the director of the Debut Contemporary art gallery in Notting Hill, decided to join forces to highlight an issue that unfortunately is still quite relevant in a society in the 21st Century

Recon Festival: Crossing Geographical and Creative Boundaries in Leeds and Bradford

Clare Fisher | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Fisher

Having finished on the 29 September, Recon included a range of newly commissioned artworks that fostered collaboration between artists and musicians.

Something Very Weird Is Happening At Covent Garden Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

A surreal new artwork makes it look as though a 40-foot building in London’s historic Covent Garden Market is floating away. The mind-bending ins...

£400,000 Anti-Racist Banksy Artwork Destroyed... For Being Racist

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

His work is infamous for fearlessly breaking boundaries and provoking political debate, but Banksy's newest anti-racism artwork has been destroyed - f...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 90 - The Paris Biennale to Beziers

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

But Paris is not just about the Biennale - the whole city of art and design sparkles in the early autumn sun and shows proliferate. My friend Sylvain, who has an exquisite gallery on the Quai Voltaire, is putting his best foot forward with a gathering of Meissen porcelain.

When an Artist Rids the Ego, Helpful Art is Born: Matthew Sanderson - The 21st Century Sculptor

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Lloyd

Born, bred and finely tuned in Cambridge amongst iconic art teachers who believed in their students, including Sanderson, he has become a popular and sought after commissioned sculptor, but of course he doesn't care about this. He cares about what's going on within the mind of his client. Within the intention of the brief with a question of how, oh how, could the idea add light to the land?