#Contemporary Art

10 Latvian Artists You Should Know and Where to Find Them

Ewa Zubek | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The country may be small, but its art is ambitious, grand, uncompromising - Latvia is home to a thriving contemporary art scene, a closely knit community promoted by events such as Riga's annual Survival Kit festival and the Riga2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

Human Suffering at Times of Crisis Art Show in Notting Hill

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Barry Martin, a Goldsmiths graduate with artworks in the Tate collection, and Samir Ceric, the director of the Debut Contemporary art gallery in Notting Hill, decided to join forces to highlight an issue that unfortunately is still quite relevant in a society in the 21st Century

Collecting Contemporary Art

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.

Five Artists at Debut Contemporary in Notting Hill

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Architects, graphic designers, textile designers, playwriters, illustrators, they all have something in common: they are all cosmopolitan visionaries.

Visiting the Pinakothek der Moderne Art Museum in Munich, Germany

Stuart Forster | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The museum displays works by modern and contemporary artists and has much for people interested in architecture and design.

Carne Griffiths at Debut Contemporary: A New Romantic

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

I've always been passionate about art - particularly drawing and later about raw creativity, outsider art etc.. After working 12 years as an embroidery designer I had a real burning desire to see where my own art would take me.

Damir Polic: Art, Violence and Memories

Davis Mukasa | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Davis Mukasa

The Affordable Art Fair opens its doors once again in leafy Hampstead June 12th to 15th this week. 113 galleries exhibit a range of contemporary art within the 'affordable' bracket, showcasing their wares and artists, established names, emerging names, paintings, photographs, sculpture and original prints between £40 and £4,000.

The Artists Reclaiming Our Data

Peter Yeung | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

Just as Ayn Rand's Roark subversively demolishes the Corlandt building after promises are broken and his designs changed, these artists are undermining a society that no longer functions for the benefit of the common people. Their art not only brings home the reality of today's surveillance state, but asks, do we have to live this this?

East and West Are Joined in a Celebration of 'Love & Peace'

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

This past winter, the Today Art Museum in Beijing welcomed a brand-new solo show of my latest paintings and sculptures, called Wonderland.

My Rosy Blue Dress, Iron Ore Rivers & Alnmouth

Stella Vine | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been working all the daylight hours on a family commission, a dinner table portrait, for a dining room, people happily eating, being together around a table. It's been a pleasure to work on so far, there are several people in it and one dog.

Catlin Prize 2014 Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Each year curator Justin Hammond travels the length and breadth of the UK visiting art schools and colleges and attending their degree shows. Through his observations, along with recommendations from tutors and those in the art world, his task is to choose 40 of those he considers to be the most promising young talent for inclusion in the annual Catlin Guide.

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.

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.

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.

The Best MA Talent in One Place

Sheila McGregor | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

For many people these days a 'masters' is the automatic next step after a three-year undergraduate degree. It deepens the knowledge gained during a first course of study and, in theory, sets you up with everything you need to know for working life after higher education.

Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

Stella Vine | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

When I have finished a painting, I find it hard to summon up the confidence to start on another, I can fall into a bit of a pit, so if there are already roughed in works, it's like I'm not really stopping. I'll probably do a different kind of work soon, I'll probably be in a different place. Though these works, feel like my main work, I keep coming back to them.

Lollies and Crinkly Paper

Stella Vine | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been making paintings on hand-made paper for a few years now, I love the feel and look of them, not for the faint-hearted, a few crinkles can scare a canvas traditionalist off, I'm dead proud of them. One collector in LA said his framer had never seen anything like them, which I think is a bit of a compliment...

Greater Than the Sum of Its Arts

Hamish Jenkinson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hamish Jenkinson

Azerbaijan is not alone. In fact it's little wonder that a country like Qatar is also putting more and more focus in this area. For a place, which has an abundance of sand, sun and oil, but not much else, it makes sense to be making such an effort to build up its cultural sector

A Beginners Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

Sheila McGregor | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sheila McGregor

There comes a stage in life when clip frames and old art posters just don't cut it anymore. You yearn for something different in your living space, art that doesn't bear the hallmarks of former student living or décor on the cheap. But you don't have a lot of money and, assuming you're not after a landscape painting to match the curtains, you don't know where to start.

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.

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.

Art Party Conference and the Case for Arts Education

Sheila McGregor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

I recently embarked on a good spring-clean of my files and book shelves at home. My main task was to thin out the serried ranks of policy and evaluation reports that accumulated during a period of freelance employment in the early to late 2000s - the high watermark of the last Labour government's investment in the arts and creative education.

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

Welcome to the World of Raqib Shaw: An Extravaganza!

Karen Ruimy | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

Raqib Shaw is one of the most acclaimed and most collected artists at work today. He is defying the fashionable rigor of the minimalist. He is the complete antithesis, both in his life and even more so in the prolific, meticulous and extravagant art he creates.