UK Art

Artists Over 50: The Rise of Second Half Creativity

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

By the end of the year, there will have been three major exhibitions in Great Britain devoted to the work of artists at the end of their careers - Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt. Yet it wasn't until the middle of the 20th Century, that late life creativity was considered a possibility.

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

New & Used

Steven Bode | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Bode

It is five years now since Duncan Campbell's Make it New John rolled off the production line. Pristine and gleaming in its 2009 plates, Campbell's film was very much that year's model.

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

Akala | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

To those that crying that our discussions of white supremacy and empire somehow constitute reverse racism or victimize white people, please. It is you who make this accusation that are in fact anti-white, because it is you who assumes that there are not white human beings with enough intelligence to understand the discussion and the history at hand and engage with it in a meaningful way, clearly you are wrong.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

This 'Brick' Costs $220

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Brick Lamp, it's a lamp that costs $220. Plenty of lamps cost $220 but very few of them are also bricks. This 'high tech' LED lamp is a...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 89 - Four Exhibitions and a Dog

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I therefore found myself rushing to see the Matisse cutouts at the Tate Modern, the Folk Art at Tate Britain, the Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine along with the annual pavilion there, as well as a show at the Science Museum by Joshua Sofaer called the Rubbish Collection.

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

U - The Unit London Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.09.2014 | 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.

15 Utterly Stunning Tattoo Ideas From Artists On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're thinking of getting a tattoo (or just like musing over pictures of incredible body art), one of the best places to go for inspiration is Ins...

Space Age - Hus Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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.

Interview With the Unit London

Clara Cullen | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Having teamed up with friend and fellow artist Joe Kennedy together they created The Unit London, a new gallery exhibiting the best and most challenging work by up and coming artists. First opened in Chiswick, West London, the gallery recently moved to the prestigious Seven Dials area of Covent Garden and has gone from strength to strength.

Scars and Stripes - D*Face in LA

Bob Chaundy | Posted 21.09.2014 | 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.

Interview With the Unit

Clara Cullen | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

From 19th September - 18th October The Unit is hosting a new exhibition, simple entitled 'U', the exhibition explores our relationship with the digital age and comes to some harrowingly beautiful conclusions. I chatted to Jonny and Joe about the exhibition and the fantastic year The Unit has had.

Why Do So Many Students At Royal Holloway Fear This Eerie Painting?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Edwin Landseer was an English painter who died in 1873. So why is one of his paintings, depicting a doomed Arctic expedition, still haunting students ...

This Isn't Just Any Ordinary Food Porn...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Food porn in all of its glory, these photographs composed by Berlin-based designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker have got us, quite frankl...

These Haunted GIFS Will Stay With You For Days

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Kevin J Weir is an artist who works with GIFS, whether it's creating moving photographs or turning old paintings into moving landscapes. He's extre...

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

Birmingham: A City Swimming In Colour

Olly MacNamee | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

City of Colours on Sunday was Birmingham's very own contemporary ode to autumn.

Urban Sketchers at Covent Garden (and How to Become One)

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Art making can be seen as intimidating, but these sort of events uncovers the myth and just let you jump to what you love most. Making mistakes is just part of the learning process and the benefits of expressing ideas, and recording what it is around us, should be the main drive to join such a magical journey. So, what are you waiting for?

Shadow Play

Clare Reddington | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

This week marks our first Playable City conference (Making the City Playable) and the unveiling of Shadowing, the winner of our second Playable City Award, which animates the lamp posts of Bristol to capture and play back the shadows of passers by.

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...

Guide Gods - Special Needs Salvation

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The show took shape after a meeting with a defrocked Buddhist monk, ironically named Mr Rong, who felt his disability was a direct result of bad karma incurred during a past life. This shocked Ms Cunningham and kick started a search for the truth behind faith and disability.

How To Decorate Your Rented Home, Without Losing Your Deposit

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating elements of renting a home can be feeling a lack of control over its decoration. However, there are m...

Peter Randall-Page - Upside Down and Inside Out

Bob Chaundy | Posted 04.09.2014 | 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.