UK Art

Stealing Banksy

Milena Kotseva | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week the UK based company Sincura Group runs is launching 'Stealing Banksy - an exhibition and sale of what is rumoured to be the 'most expensive' collection of outdoor Banksy pieces ever assembled.

Wanderlust: 'My Life of Travel'

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

If I wasn't travelling, I think I would explode! Well, not really, but if I wasn't travelling I would definitely feel lost. Wanderlust is something some people have ingrained in their very soul and they cannot ignore it, no matter how hard they try.

I'm a Taxidermy Artist and I "Disrespect Animals"

Margot Magpie | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Margot Magpie

Attacking me and accusing me of hating and killing animals is utterly ridiculous. I absolutely adore animals, but at the end of the day, a dead mouse is unused biological matter, molecules in a pile, and I have no problems breathing new life into it creating something that gets people conversing about life, death and art.

Shakespeare: A Hit, A Very Palpable Hit

John Worne | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Worne

There's the one thing that underpins all of this - as Hamlet said, 'the play's the thing'. The reason Shakespeare's words are our words, and his works are our children's school work, is the substance. Content is king.

Sculpture in the Home - Pangolin London

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The Pangolin London has transformed itself into a time capsule for the next few weeks with its exhibition Sculpture in the Home. The show consists of three rooms exquisitely decked out in furniture, drawings, textiles, wallpaper and sculpture dating mainly from the 1940s and 1950s.

Slipstream

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Richard Wilson's new sculptural installation Slipstream had its preview last night at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 (oddly named The Queen's Terminal... I think most people would agree that Wilson's work is a triumph.

A Letter of the Spirit: Using Art to Let Love and Peace Resound

Ana Tzarev | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Since 2012, I have committed to an ambitious, challenging, and incredibly rewarding endeavor, the crux of my career as an artist: I wish to fill all corners of the world with flowers, making a beautiful bouquet to be shared by every nation.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 72 - Easter in Bourgogne, with Salt and Wine

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

In Burgundy on Sunday I spotted a small 'vide grenier' in the picturesque village of Riel-les-Eaux - even though antique dealing is my job I cannot resist doing it as a hobby too.

The Birmingham Graffiti Scene: Alive and Kicking

Olly MacNamee | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

Monday morning and the festivities of 420 and Bradford Street was awash with new pieces from the famous and infamous of Birmingham's street art scene. Alive and kicking, but just not very good at blowing it's own trumpet. So, as an adopted son of this city, that's where I will happily step in and learn to play the trumpet.

What Will They See of Me?

Steven Bode | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steven Bode

These themes - of identity and visibility, of posterity, of exposure and disclosure - all hover in the background of an exhibition called 'What Will They See of Me?' which I curated, and which is currently at Jerwood Visual Arts in London.

Why Local Street Art Is the Best Easter Present EVER

Jody Thompson | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Whilst I was absentmindedly posting some letters at the end of my road ready for Tuesday's first collection, I saw the most wonderful new piece of street art. Right at the end of my street. Here it is...

Debut Contemporary Third Anniversary Extravaganza

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Debut Contemporary has become the Arts Hub and Meeting Point in Notting Hill in just three years since its existence. It is a place where you can practise yoga, play chess with gloves, wear a bespoke-made mask, have an Art-inspired dinner and attend a constant array of eclectic events.

'Breasts Too Large' On Bust Of Former First Lady

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

A new bust sculpted to commemorate the wife of a Romanian president must be reworked because its breasts are too large, the country's Ministry of Cult...

Swimming, Violet Curtains and the Duchess

Stella Vine | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been a bit flighty the last few years, but I'm naturally quite earthy. I guess I just have to balance the fact I'm really a traveller, who got a bit sidetracked for too long, with somewhere to oil paint, cook, dig and bathe. I dread to think how much of my life I've spent in a depressed stupor.

Why 'I Could Have Done That' Hurts Contemporary Art

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

"I could have done that". The usual utterance when observing a piece of contemporary art. In fact, it's these five words that create the hostility and scepticism towards modern and abstract that we see today. Is this hostility justified? Only if you've got a reason beyond the fact it's within your capabilities.

A Mourning With Jessica Albarn - The Plight of the Bumblebee

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gisele Scanlon

Jessica Albarn has won numerous accolades for her art, books and films, but until her last film "The Boy In The Oak", she had never made one where she collaborated so closely with her brother - Damon Albarn.

On the Streets: Street Art With Phlegm, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, RONE, Borondo

Milena Kotseva | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

From the intensity of Borondo's 'Scratching' work, we move on to RONE's deep and beautiful ones. The artist is in town for his first UK solo show, and quickly delivered those two beauts. If you happen to be in London, do not miss the opportunity to see them in person, they are both a treat...

Hens and Vans for Sale

Stella Vine | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I imagine driving somewhere in a van, France, Italy, the sense of freedom makes me happy, I stop off at a beauty parlour in some small town and get my nails painted pale pink, my hair extra blonded, I feel good. I by chance get invited out to dinner by some vague male apparition, I go out of curiosity, this is like tripping, I try to see what he looks like, Dennis Weaver in McCloud, crikey.

Ernesto Canovas: A Mixed Media View of the US in the 60s

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Ernesto Canovas, employs a multi-layered practice of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Canovas' artworks are heavily worked and only realised through careful contemplation

The Faces On The Streets - David de la Mano, Aryz, Space Invader, Rone, Thierry Noir, Vhils

Milena Kotseva | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week's On the Streets is focused on the faces painted on the city walls, that we see but don't always look at. Having a portrait is usually something very emotional and personal, and all the works included below carry this 'inside-out' revealing intimate feeling... See for yourselves.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 70 - Spring Has Sprung

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

The clocks went forward and the blossom looks lush, pink and heavy on the trees. Spring brings eagerly anticipated light and those ephemeral tiny-petalled flowers which have burst from their buds almost look relieved after all the effort they have made

George W Bush May Have Copied His Paintings From Google Images

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

The work of the West's most improbable artists, George W Bush, has already been derided as "very simple-minded" and now it turns out they're pretty un...

Unlock Art - Your Guide to the Ideas Behind Art

Tate | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Double acts might be easy to name in the worlds of comedy or music, even in film, but in the visual arts the myth tends to run more to trouble than double.

Murasaki Baby Hands-on Preview and Interview With Sony XDev

Mark Varley | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Varley

Murasaki Baby made quite an impression on me when I first saw its debut trailer at last year's Gamescon. It looked stunning thanks to an art style that many will compare to the visual majesty of Tim Burton's works, most notably Toxic Boy and Stain Boy.

Dusty Lemon Cardigans, Belgian Chocolates and a Log Cabin

Stella Vine | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I'd fallen into a little pit of minor despair, (a big black hole, couldn't move), all energy had gone and I was feeling a bit hopeless, thank goodness a quick trip to the Smoke revived me. I walked lots, covered quite a few miles, squashed lots of errands into a few hours, it was nice to be back 'home' in the city with my boy, all be it briefly.