UK Art

Downtown L.A - Don't Dismiss It

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Downtown is also home to L.A's Fashion District, and if you're a fashion lover, with an appreciation for new talent and innovative style, this is where you'll want to shop, when in Los Angeles.

Colour Shadow - Yukako Shibata

Bob Chaundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"I'm very interested in the kind of colour you cannot grasp. You know you've seen it but you can't quite remember what it was." So says Yukako Shibata...

Love Alive in Art: Creative Love in Our DNA

Ana Tzarev | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As we gaze upon records of art history, we find that this phenomenon - the drive to create being coded into sisters, brothers, fathers, and mothers - is more common than one would imagine! In the Renaissance and Baroque periods, art families were scattered over Europe, as 'artist' was viewed as a trade like any other.

Review: Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lowry. Apparently you either love him or hate him. I wasn't sure where that left me, given that prior to visiting this exhibition, I was pretty ambivalent on the man and his work. After seeing this exhibition though, I am a convert.

Artist Sandra Turnbull: Sense and Sensuality

Sara Bran | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

Prior to becoming an artist, Sandra co-managed the band Eurythmics and, after many years of nurturing the creativity of others, she has finally come to honour her own talents.

Hamburg's House of Photography

Stuart Forster | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The gallery is located within one of the Deichtorhallen, an easy ten minute stroll from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the city's central station. It's one of several galleries and museums concentrated in an area that's known locally as "the art mile".

The New Wave of Italian Creativity at Marylebone

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

No one doubts the immense contribution by the Italians to art and creativity and their influence until today. The Renaissance with artists such as: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Titian - to name a few.

On The Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 07 July 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The beginning of July unveiled summer in its full swing. Leading piece of Millie Kotseva's week's review of art on the streets comes from multi-talented Brooklyn -based artist Swoon, part of the Global Power Shift in Istanbul.

Poorly Pencilled Pistachio Portraiture

John McMenamin | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Comedy
John McMenamin

So, I was sitting at my desk at home the other day trying to think of something new and exciting that nobody has done before. I picked up a blunt HB pencil and started twiddling it, then shelled a few pistachio nuts and tossed the shells in a bowl of other pistachio shells. At this point the imaginary light-bulb above my head...

Christian Benner - Distressed and Dressed

Kate Lawson | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Sustainability and ethical production has been a growing concern within the fashion industry in recent years, mainly as a response to the rise of fast throwaway fashion retailers - cheaply made garments which can't be recycled that pollute landfill as surplus textile waste.

Sotheby's

Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melkon Charchoglyan

A red carpet unfurls along the broad sidewalk of Old Bond Street, leading gallantly to the golden gates of Sotheby's. Cameras flash incessantly as James Bond villains glide through the doors, accompanied by their retired Victoria's Secret models...

Love Alive in Art: A Love Affair With Creation

Ana Tzarev | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

As I have traveled the world and taken in the sights of so many magnificent lands, I have observed how important the love of creation is to each culture... Life and art cannot be kept apart from one another.

Tracey Emin Says She Wouldn't Have Had Same Success If She'd Had Kids

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial artist Tracey Emin said she does not think she would have had the same success if she had had a family. Emin, who turned 50 last week...

We Don't Just Build Buildings: The Importance of Public Art in London

Nicola Shaw | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

St Pancras International is already the home a number of pieces of work but the overwhelming response we had to the Olympic Rings which hung above the Grand Terrace for about 18 months running up to the London 2012 Olympics last year made us realise the potential for that space.

History in the Making

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

We know how much materials matter to us: as Mark Miodownik points out in his new book Stuff Matters we name the stages of civilisation after them - the Stone Age, the Iron Age, and so on. So what can makers in the digital era glean from the Bronze Age?

9 Best Gadgets For Digital Artists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

Are you an artist looking for some new gadgets? Do you want an innovative toy to give you a new burst of inspiration, let you use a digital toolset on...

Art for Art's Sake

Horace Trubridge | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Horace Trubridge

If Maria Miller had her way, the only arts and culture we would ever experience would be the stuff that can establish upfront that it has solid economic foundations and will wash its own face - what a boring world that would be. Have we really got to the point in this country where we only care about things that create wealth?

Can Online Retail Success Translate to the Art World?

Jo Taylor | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jo Taylor

Consumers of fine art and luxury goods have high expectations, so although e-commerce online is available to all, for the top end market it must be designed to appeal to the selected few.

The Wall in Bond Street

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Wall that separates Israel and the West Bank generates strong arguments - for and against. The Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has, very cleverly, recreated the Wall with a hole in it as the only entrance to see the rest of the show.

The Time Project, by Lazy Gramophone: An Interview

Musa Okwonga | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Musa Okwonga

A few months ago, I was approached by the London arts collective Lazy Gramophone to contribute to an intriguing book project, "Time"; I had worked with them a couple of times over the years, and have found them to be one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.

Royal Academy, London Summer Exhibition 2013 Review

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I was surprised, saddened at just how bland the works on show were. There were exceptions (thankfully) but so little of the collection showed any kind of verve, inventiveness or challenging commentary.

The Art of Protest: Vandalism of Art Will Always Happen - And That's Ok

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Political protest through art vandalism casts a wider net than just a direct attack on original pieces of work... An instinctive reaction is to be outraged when we hear of works of art being attacked. Why? Art's great power is in its irreverence. Why should we therefore be reverent of it?

Love Alive in Art: An Open Mind, an Open Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Knowledge offers to us unending inspiration - to be truly original, your mind and soul must remain open. But it is motivation that brings Wisdom into our lives! The earth, in her infinite glory, glistens with the promise of rare gems of insight.

Masterpiece is a Masterpiece

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Now in its fourth year, Masterpiece London, in Chelsea, has cemented its position as the principal event at the heart of London's summer art season.

Art, Social Collapse and Apocalypse: Spaceship Unbound

Anne Charnock | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Anne Charnock

Imagine discovering, in a post-apocalyptic world, a trove of ancient newsreels and an old projector. You're desperate to retrieve memories of your los...