UK Art

Tony Blair Unveiled At Gallery In London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A portrait of former prime minister Tony Blair has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The oil painting, which measures 4ft (...

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

Shape Creatives - the Shape of Things to Come

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Shape Creatives is a series of seven films highlighting the cream of talent within the Disability Arts scene. Funded by the Arts Council and the Lottery Fund through the arts charity Shape Arts it captures a moment at which I feel Disabled Art is about to break through into the mainstream.

Writing Exercises That May Help You to Become More Creative

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

Writing should be a labour, but a labour of love. You should at least enjoy some degree of your writing so here are some quick exercises that may help you to become more creative. Find your writing space, wear whatever you're most comfortable in

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 54 - Sorolla

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Madrid is one of the great European capital cities. I have been coming here since I was at university. However, my visit frequency dramatically increased when my friend Laura moved here 17 years ago.

Aesthetics And Curiosity: Bridges Between Science And Art

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Kelly-Irving

Without creativity artists have the block, a creative drought. Scientists experience the block as well. Whatever the art form, creativity is its key ingredient. This is also true of science. Scientists go through these creativity deserts.

Art for Work's Sake

Charlie Green | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Green

And this isn't just opinion; research has also shown that staff work 15% more efficiently in an office decorated with art and plants and when staff decorated their own office space, productivity increased by 30%.

I, the Artist and the Syrian: A Profile on Tammam Azzam

Tam Hussein | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Tammam Azzam doesn't claim to be a representative of the Syrian people, but neither does he want to be treated as an individual. He wants to be one his fellow countrymen. And yet, as an artist, individuality is a necessity if one is to make a living. Perhaps that is why his first solo exhibition in London, I, the Syrian, a collection of surreal digital collages, bristles with defiance, paradox and tragedy.

The Rebellious Pop Artist: Ben Levy

Kate Lawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

Taking that aesthetic and fusing it with some of the world's most celebrated and iconic celebrities from politics, music, fashion and film, is London-based artist Ben Levy - a rising talent on the commercial art scene, presenting his vision of pop culture with an urban twist.

Cas Holmes at the Beaney

Matthew Crockatt | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Crockatt

Cas Holmes is a textile artist based in Maidstone who produces mixed media work blending 'found' fabric and her own delicately stitched designs.

Designer Jonathan Riss: The Modern Day Renaissance Man Behind Label Jay Ahr

Ingrid Chua | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ingrid Chua

Belgian- born designer Jonathan Riss has always had a proclivity for beautiful design and intricate detail. At 18, he had wanted to become an architect and contemplated on a move to New York. Ever the artistic nomad though, he disliked the thought of being geographically static while going through formal education. And so he travelled- to learn.

Poorna Bell

A Comment On Food Stereotypes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As a comment on food stereotypes associated with various countries, photographer Jonathan Icher - aided by make-up artist Anastasia Parquet - shot fiv...

Private View of Lauren Baker's Show 'You Blow My Mind'

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below. The show is running until 24 January 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to come and enjoy Lauren's unique style and endless creative diversity.

Performance Pioneer, Eddie Peake Talks Sex and Impact

Morgan Meaker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

Aside from his painting, Eddie is well known for his boundary-pushing performance art which is often interpreted as very sexual. He's shown work at The Tate, The White Cube and his naked five aside football match at The Royal Academy made waves amongst the critics.

Desmond Rayner: A Maker of Journeys and Experiences

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Desmond Rayner's new show, titled Major Minis, currently held at the Piper Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, is an invitation to loose and to find yourself at the same time exploring his intricate drawings.

The Art Attack of Vermilion Hook

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It makes sense to exhibit this kind of art in one of Soho's more rebellious corners. The space chosen by Vermilion Hook lies beneath Marshall Street in the basement salon belonging to designer and tailor, Mark Powell.

Fantasy Christmas Gifts: Chanel Haute Couture Book Sets

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.

Poorna Bell

The Most Mindblowing Pictures You'll See Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jaw-dropping, stunning, spectacular - we've seen these words appear time and again to describe photographs and have actually thought 'meh' when clicki...

Matthew Tucker

American Street Artist Takes On 'Extreme Capitalism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Do not pass go and do not collect £200 - American Street Artist Alec Monopoly wants you to think twice about capitalism, luxury and excess with the o...

Why Laure Prouvost Won the Turner Prize

Bonnie Greer | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

The Turner Prize is important because it keeps the art world, the cultural scene awake. Yes. its atmosphere can be too full of art 'luvvies' and 'mavens' and the 'usual suspects' but they're easier to get rid of than the idea - and need - that art and culture matter. They do. They are what we are. What Laure Prouvost's installation entitled: 'Wantee' (punters put a sum total of £22 on her chances of winning, according to Ladbrokes ) demonstrates, too, is that big, bad Mighty London with its critics/punters/experts/buyers doesn't always get it right.

Artist Drapes Nearly-Naked White Models Around His Neck As 'Trophy Scarves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

This man drapes half-naked white models around his neck as "trophy scarves." Nate Hill, 36, a self-described part-time performance artist, is suppo...

Do You COUP? London's Finest Bohemian Events, With Artist Curator Iulia Filipovscaia

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

It's London, 2013. In pursuit of inspiration, fresh thinking and contemporary salon-style cross pollination of art, architecture, life and design, the one place to seek out new talent - is COUP.

Laure Prouvost Wins Turner Prize 2013 For Video Installation Wantee

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK

This year's Turner Prize has been won by French artist Laure Prouvost, who collected the prestigious award for her video installation set in a mocked ...

Girls on Film

La JohnJoseph | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
La JohnJoseph

Last week, pop performance artist, Alexander Geist released the video for a new track, "A Woman's Right to Choose". A mysterious medley of ambiguous apparitions and morose saxophone riffs, the video leads us on a journey into arch sarcasm, and on to a provocative exploration of gender identity.

Bogota and Gdansk Linked by Two Art Curators

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Bogota has emerged in the last decade as a one of the megacities in Latin America with the highest development and growth index, characterised by a multicultural complexity coexisting with enormous problems of social gaps and security.