UK Art

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

For those unfamiliar with the series, Adventure Time follows human Finn, a "mighty hero" who is compelled to protect good from evil - and he's just 12 years old. Mysteriously parentless, Finn scours the land of Ooo getting into all sorts of scrapes along the way.

Absent Protests

Rose Gibbs | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

Allen Jones' work doesn't really offer us any thing new and further still it rides on the back of the exploitation of women to his benefit. Even more depressingly he seems to have learnt nothing in the past 40 years: his empathetic faculties seem to fail him, as do his technical abilities.

Sea Changers - Can Literature Change the World?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

On a cold November night I fought my way through the twisting lanes of Brighton to the Fisherman's Vestry, part of the beautiful St Paul's Church, to take part in an intimate literary event which aimed to explore the connections between creative writing and campaigning.

These Starbucks Coffee Cup Cartoons Will Brighten Up Your Caffeine-Filled Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Josh Hara is a man that loves coffee - he visits Starbucks every day and has come up with an ingenious way to enjoy his favourite beverage long after ...

John Costi: Armed Robber to Critically Acclaimed Artist

Luke Hodson | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Artist John Costi was born London 1987, of dual Irish and Cypriot heritage. Working mostly in film, spoken word and performance installation his main concerns are identity and the self plus social and criminal justice.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

Ewa Zubek | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.

New York At Night, Animated With 3,000 Oil Paintings

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

When THE SEA THE SEA set out to create their new music video, they can't have imagined just how well it would turn out. What at first glance appear...

The Art of Shame

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Beswick

Shame Chorus will be a live concert event performed at the Freud Museum, and a range of other venues in London and across the UK in 2015. Documentary footage created throughout the project will also form a touring video installation, the Shame Chorus songs will be available to buy as downloads...

So, What to Make of Allen Jones?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Allen Jones is considered to be one of the finest pop artists of the 1960s but as creator of pieces such as Chair and Table, where female sex doll figures are contorted into everyday pieces of furniture, have secured him a reputation as a figure of controversy.

Inside North Korea's Remarkable Embassy In Suburban London

Robert DG Smith | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Robert DG Smith

The wide streets of Ealing might be typical of pleasant south-west London suburban living, but the residents of Gunnersbury Avenue have the most unlikely of neighbours. At number 73 sits a seven bedroom detached house which, as the remarkable embassy of Kim Jong-Un's totalitarian North Korea, houses the London mission of the most secretive nation on earth.

Grayson Perry Who Are You? At National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Celebrated artist Grayson Perry has been examining identity and how we define ourselves in his programme on Channel 4, Who Are You? The 14 works of art he created off the back of the interviews and experiences he had on this journey are now on show in a free exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

More Bad News For The Council That Removed Banksy's Anti-Racism Artwork...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

The council that controversially destroyed Banksy's anti-racism artwork - following a single complaint it was racist - has received complaints that br...

Poppies for the Fallen: Art Reflects Upon Remembrance Day

Ana Tzarev | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

In memory of the fallen, artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have created an awe-inspiring art piece to surround the Tower of London: "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the foot of the landmark, filling the encircling moat with arresting colour.

Walking Down The Political Line with Keith Haring

Milena Kotseva | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

Keith Haring is a figure that hardly needs an introduction. Eye-catching recognisable style, murals, sculptures, drawings in public spaces - all this intense artistic presence settled firmly into the public consciousness in the early and mid 80s, turning Haring into one of the most celebrated and popularised artists we know.

How These Dancers Turned Ballet Into Paintings

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're mesmerised by ballet dancers on stage, you can now continue to enjoy their talent after the show's over. Pointe shoes with integrated rec...

Artists Explore the Digital Age in MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The exhibition presents artworks in a wide variety of media, from paintings to film, from sculpture to sound. But all of it questions that gap between our virtual lives and our reality.

Seven Artists for Seven Islands

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nicole Ettinger

In need of a holiday, yesterday I visited all seven of the Canary Islands under one roof! Seven illustrators from across Europe were each sent to travel one of the seven islands for seven days, during July of this year, to illustrate whatever inspired them. The work they produced has formed a captivating exhibit in Shoreditch, #ONTHEDRAW.

Before the Dawn - Arabella Dorman

Bob Chaundy | Posted 01.01.2015 | 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.

Wonderful Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Sigmar Polke was one of the most radical, experimental and influential artists of the past 50 years. And the Tate has brought together an extraordinary and vast collection of Polke's works for this comprehensive retrospective.

ArtRooms To Coincide With The London Art Fair

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 28.12.2014 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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 25.12.2014 | 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 25.12.2014 | 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 26.12.2014 | 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.