UK Art

Christie's Art Cornucopia: Auction Houses as Exhibition Spaces

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Auction Houses always get in the news when an art work reaches an exorbitant price. However, many people do not realise that they exhibit some of the finest works before they go back into a private collection away from the public view. It is a golden opportunity to see them before it is too late. And there is no entrance fee.

Is London Pop-up Culture as Sweet as it Sounds?

Juliette Loughran | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Juliette Loughran

But there is more than one hurdle in the pop-up game. What is 'pop-up' and temporary can very quickly become dated. By the very nature of the title, the new business can all too easily become branded as something insubstantial, a flash in the pan.

Bristol Fashion Update: 'bakedd.' Big Boys, Big Ideas

Spencer Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Spencer Turner

The dynamic of 'bakedd.' which has made the brand notable around the university campus is its plans for the future. It's 'in vest in art' concept is genuinely exciting and ambitious, especially for a 'start up' company...

Oedipal Art? Man Takes Photos Of His Own Mother Having Sex

The Huffington Post Uk | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

To most people, just the idea of witnessing your mother in the throes of passion is enough to make you spontaneously gag or want to scrub your eyeball...

Prime Arts Destination During Frieze Week Happening in Brick Lane

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Other Art Fair is the UK's largest artist-led fair, attracting thousands of art buyers, collectors, journalists and gallerists from across London. Following an overwhelming amount of artist applications earlier in the year, this autumn will see more exhibiting artists than ever before.

The Problem With the Art Establishment

Alain de Botton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alain de Botton

The modern world thinks of art as very important, something close to the meaning of life. The symptoms of this elevated regard include the opening of new museums, the channelling of significant government resources towards the production and display of art, the desire on the part of the guardians of art to expand 'access' to works (especially for the benefit of children and minority groups), the prestige of academic art theory and the high valuations of the commercial art market.

Art Therapy for the Homeless

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
Katharine Tengtio

Today on World Homelessness Day many different organisations and advocates will call upon the public to recognise and respond to the condemning statistics of homelessness in London and elsewhere around the world...

Derelict Building Transformed In Paris (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Buildings destined for the wrecking ball usually become forgotten shells, but art gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh saw the walls and stairwells of a 10-...

Give the Arts an International Day of Honour

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Looking far into the history of man, it is apparent that the epochs of each civilization are marked by one common trait: a great flourishing of the arts.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 44 - Fine Art Asia

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

A seven hour time difference and an eleven hour flight can mess with your head. I am in Hong Kong and the boxy red taxi is speeding me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. I'm in a state of confusion about what time it is and how hungry I am.

O'natural

Chanel de Yong | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Chanel de Yong

PLEASE, I don't want to leave the house! It is one of those mornings when your hair is static, your eyebrow hairs are pointing in different directions...

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art - 29 September 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Other notable walls come from in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST|EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris.

Is a Show in a Car Park Next to Frieze Art Fair Going to Become the Next Freeze?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Freeze is the title of an art exhibition that took place in July 1988 in an empty London Port Authority building at Surrey Docks in London Docklands. Its main organiser was Damien Hirst. It was significant in the subsequent development of the Young British Artists.

Willie Doherty's 'Unseen' Launches in Derry

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Willie Doherty, who witnessed Bloody Sunday as a child, makes work using photography and film that deals with and documents the troubles in Northern Ireland and the fallout and effects on the people who live there.

Rocking in the Art World

Bob Chaundy | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The latest government survey shows that more people than ever are visiting museums and art galleries. However, a closer look at the figures shows that this is not the case with younger people. Dan Baldwin believes the experience of the rock business can help redress this.

Public Art: A Dual Medium to Express the Aspirations and Problems in Society

Lucy Orta | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Orta

Public art plays an integral role in any big city. Whether it's Paris, Berlin, Rio or in this case London - art created solely for public consumption and enjoyment should express the aspirations of that city's inhabitants, its visitors and its workers. An important injection of joy into the average person's day.

How to Get a Range of Emotions From Nothing at All

Ian Stanley | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ian Stanley

I used to think that a silent recording, or invisible art was a bit of pretentious pap that mostly left people "apoplectic with rage" as The Independe...

Art on a Tee-Shirt

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

Every artist's dream, and nightmare, is exposure. A show that ends being unviewed is a failure. An artist needs an audience to communicate with and to start a dialogue. Gerry Buxton, the artist behind Plane Clothing, does not have that problem.

Secret Art Underground, or, What Is Art?

Kayte Ferris | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kayte Ferris

Blending into the background at Underground stations all around the capital, strange, abstract, monochromatic markings have appeared on walls. No fanfare, no explanation, just silent encroachment of this public space. Not sinister, just strange.

3d-Printers Used To Recreate World's Masterpieces

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech

You can do a lot of things with a 3D-printer - pizzas, invisibility cloaks... guns. And now it turns out you can even recreate your favourite Van G...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 42 - Wish Tree

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

As you leave Uppark there is a 'wish tree'. We were all sorely tempted to put up a wish for scholarship rather than 'amusing' tea towels and branded chocolate.

Creativity as a Salve for the Mind and Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When life's burdens weigh too heavily on my shoulders, I have found that the creation of art frees me from my struggle. In the focused tranquility of painting and sculpting, my mind cannot wander to worries.

Hannah Knox - Buff

Bob Chaundy | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

There's a strong feminine tradition running through Hannah Knox's work. First, this 35-year-old graduate of the Royal College of Art use textiles as a base on which to paint and stitch.

Hamish Mackie - Sculpting the Wild

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, wild animals lurk, among them cheetahs, leopards, camels and polar bears. They belong not to a safari park but are, in fact, sculptures from the internationally acclaimed artist, Hamish Mackie.

Nick Hornby: Sculpture (1504-2013)

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

'Art about art' can be sterile, or not as technically adept as the reference work. Artists (often with poor draftsmanship) can ape historic work in an effort to claim its significance for themselves.