London Art

Saatchi Gallery Ignores Female Artists In Painters' Painters

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Now, right off the bat, I had concerns with this show. The promo for this new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery said that the show wanted to platform pain...

Elton John's Photography Collection On Show At Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Elton John has one of the most extensive modernist photography collections in the world, and now we can get a glimpse into this 8000+ collection as hi...

Review: Anselm Kiefer: Walhalla, White Cube Bermondsey 'Extraordinary'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Anselm Kiefer takes my breath away. To be able to express yourself as he does on such a huge scale, with such confidence, without inhibitions, must be...

Playing Cards With Madonna And Charles Manson

Charles Donovan | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

British artist Miranda Donovan, known for illuminating the shadowy aspects of humanity, is now turning her attention to global icons, placing them - i...

Review: James Ensor By Luc Tuymans, Royal Academy 'Unsettling'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

If I were to describe to you images of animate skulls ravenously tearing apart a herring with their teeth, or a living skeleton in a suit putting the ...

Beyond Caravaggio, National Gallery: A Master And The Rest

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, about 1603-4, Oil on canvas. The Nelson - Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas Ci...

The Artist Who Disappeared: Nine Minutes With Bobby Hillson, Co-Curator, Unseen Paintings 1954 - 1960

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

From September 30th, Hoxton Gallery will be presenting Unseen Paintings, 1954-1960, a survey of works in oil by the late Keith Cunningham. Cunningha...

Review: Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy 'Utterly Extraordinary'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Where to begin when you don't know where to begin... Simply put, the Abstract Expressionism show at the Royal Academy of Arts is extraordinary, utterly extraordinary. Wandering around these large galleries - the beautiful high-ceilinged walls smothered, crammed to capacity, with these vast revolutionary canvases - I felt both lost for words and completely overwhelmed.

Review: Stanley Kubrick's Spirit Alive and Kicking at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What strikes you most about this show are two things: the impressive list of over forty artists who have been brought together to contribute to this exhibition, and the effort that has gone into making this a dynamic experience.

Review: Painters' Paintings, National Gallery 'Dense with Masterpieces'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

he National Gallery has scored a real winner with its summer show, Painters' Paintings, which explores great paintings from an unusual perspective - that of the artists who owned them. The collection on display is mightily impressive.

Review: Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern 'Moments of Brilliance'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate's continuing commitment to platforming female artists continues apace with this Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, the Tate Modern's big summer sho...

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

Review: David Hockney, Royal Academy 'A Disappointment'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

David Hockney. The man is practically a national treasure so it is with some trepidation, and a heavy heart, that I have to say, I'm not particularly crazy about the new show of his work at the Royal Academy.

Review: Jeff Koons, Newport Street Gallery 'Desperate, Tired'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's probably no surprise that Damien Hirst owns a lot of works by Jeff Koons. After all, these two have common ground - they're both provocateurs, both divisive artists. And now, Damien has put his own collection of Jeff Koons works on display in his Newport Street Gallery, which opened last year.

Strange and Familiar: Martin Parr Curates the Must See Exhibition of the Season at the Barbican

Lou Mensah | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

This exhibition is about the everyday lives of you and me, our parent's and grandparents. It is a community album, a gift from 23 international photographers, who have been documenting our mundane and celebratory moments since the 1930s.

Review: Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

For those unfamiliar with the brilliant Mona Hatoum, she was born in Beirut to a Palestinian family before moving to the UK in 1975. This show at the Tate Modern is the first survey of her work in the UK. And, frankly, it couldn't be more timely.

Review: Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern 'Selfie Culture is Nothing New'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Selfie culture may be a modern phenomenon but performing for the camera ain't nothing new. And how cameras have been used to capture artists at work and performance art is the subject of this new exhibition at Tate Modern.

Review: Brilliance in Pastels from Jean-Etienne Liotard, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Pastels are a nightmare to work with, and they provide a real challenge for artists who want to add delicate details and tones. So how wonderful it is that the Royal Academy has chosen to put on a show on Jean-Etienne Liotard so that more can marvel at how this artist mastered this tricky medium.

Frank Auerbach at Tate Britain: Unique and Emotional

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What first hits you about Frank's paintings is the texture. These are canvases thick with oils. Layers of paint built up and scraped down, the artist always editing and correcting himself, painting over what he saw a moment ago with what he sees now. And doing this hundreds of times.

Review, Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is a rather sombre affair that brings into sharp focus the scale and impact the Chinese government's attempts at censorship have had on the artist.

London's Art Scene this Autumn: 10 Must-See Events and Exhibitions

Kate Gordon | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

I'm often asked what is the one thing that is absolutely necessary to see/do/experience in the visual art world, in a given season. These are my 10 not-to-be missed happenings in the art world in London, through to the end of the year. Consider your diary sorted.

Your Heart Will Always Be Your Wage

Danielle Wood | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Wood

If you could have anyone throughout the world of politics, history, art or film at your dinner party, who would you ask? Without hesitation, Marine Tanguy. My answer is obscure in comparison to the norm of Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and Mick Jagger. Let me tell you why.

Review: Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain - A Great Sculptor, But Not a Great Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Barbara Hepworth was inspired by her landscape. She loved how she was carving out stones and wood that nature had already shaped before her. Her pieces are nurturing, soulful, and seem so inextricably linked to the earth. What a shame therefore that the dusty cases and bare walls are a million miles away from the protective landscapes she so admired.

Review: Agnes Martin, Tate Modern 'Serene and Surprising'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of Agnes Martin's work in the UK for over 20 years and includes pieces from the full breadth of her career, from her early beginnings in the 1950s to the last piece she created in 2004.

Exhibition Review: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate has opened a wonderful new exhibition on Sonia Delaunay, the exciting avant-garde artist whose bright and colourful works spanned not just painting, but also textiles, fashion, theatre and design.