London Art

So, What to Make of Allen Jones?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

Grayson Perry Who Are You? At National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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.

Artists Explore the Digital Age in MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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.

Wonderful Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.11.2014 | 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.

Brilliant and Moving Rembrandt Exhibition at the National Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The new Rembrandt exhibition at the National Galley is not only an extraordinary collection of works from this great artist, but also incredibly moving.

Stunning Anselm Kiefer Exhibition at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Anselm Kiefer is widely considered to be the most influential artist working today. However he is not a household name. With this in mind, this new exhibition at the Royal Academy succeeds in not only showcasing a broad range of Kiefer's extraordinary work, but also in bringing much depth and context to the pieces on show.

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

The Line - £141,000 Raised in Less Than Eight Weeks

Megan Piper | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Megan Piper

You may have read that The Line successfully reached its crowdfunding target on Friday 28th March. What you won't have read is the nail-biting rollercoaster that was the mad dash to the deadline...

Terrace Wires: Who Is Responsible for Keeping London Beautiful?

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.

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.

Female Artists Front and Centre at the Affordable Art Fair

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The focus on female artists is not superficial either. The Fair is dedicated to supporting established and up-and-coming female artists from all over the world so on Friday March 14th, the Fair will be teaming up with fashion house Gudrun Sjoden, whose spring collection has been entirely inspired by strong, artistic women, and host talks from Susan Mumford, Founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

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.

New Tate Britain Unveiled at No Cost to the Tax Payer

John Nickson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Nickson

This week, Tate's original building re-opens after a £45million face-lift. Tate Britain is glamorous once more, a temple of cool and contemplation. Tate was a gift to the public from Henry Tate, a sugar baron. He donated his great collection of British art to the nation as well as £110,000 to pay for a new gallery on condition that the state would look after it.

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.

Private View Launch Party for New kennardphillipps Exhibition 'Blue Murder'

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

A large packing case suspended from the gallery ceiling throws out images on a loop of David Cameron. His face replaced with the indices of the stock markets juxtaposed with scenes from the London riots. In the short time its been up it seems to have already created quite an impression with passers by and local residents.

Henny Acloque - Life After Magic

Bob Chaundy | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

34-year-old London-based Henny Acloque has experienced the death of her father and some close friends over the past five years and the re-evaluation she says to try to take positives from the deaths she believes has fed into her work at least subconsciously. Yet the drawings and paintings of Life After Magic are far from morbid.

Urban Scenes: Street Art Turns Gallery Inside Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

Now that Banksy's become a household name, it's not unusual to see street art decorating the walls of a swish hotel or smart club. So it's refresh...

Bonjour Monsieur! French Drawings Of Male Nudes In 'Unprecedented' London Exhibition (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 28.11.2012 | Home

More than 40 drawings of male nude figures will go on show at prestigious London museum, The Wallace Collection, next year. The drawings date from...

Floored in Peckham

James Payne | Posted 20.01.2013 | Home
James Payne

Simon Linington and William Mackrell are both individual artists who do collaborative work as well as their own. Now, for MOCA in Peckham they are presenting Floor, a site-specific work that confounds expectations.

Changing Face Of South African Captured In New Art Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

We've always been fans of artist Lionel Smit's bright, bold work, so we're pleased the South African artist has returned with a new exhibition in Lond...

Mystery Of 16th-Century Painting Finally Solved

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | Home

The mystery behind the subject of a painting by a 16th century artist has finally been solved. Hans Holbein the Younger was known as King's Painter...

Friezing Out East

James Payne | Posted 14.11.2012 | Home
James Payne

The Olympics may be over but we still have that four-day feat of endurance known as Frieze Art Fair coming up.

Hair-Raising Sculptures Celebrate London and Team GB

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home

How are you getting into the Olympics spirit? Wearing red, white and blue? Stringing up some bunting? Or, perhaps like these enthusiastic fans, depict...

From East London to the Coast of Suffolk

Penelope Sacorafou | Posted 18.06.2012 | Home
Penelope Sacorafou

London remains as ever a powerhouse of visual art with new centers popping up in new areas constantly. However the capital is by no means the only option for those seeking both traditional and experimental exhibitions of world class artists.