Using art as a tool for socio-economic change in the modern era is nothing new.
When Dutch master Jan van Eyck’s modest picture of a wealthy couple clad in velvet and furs appeared on the walls of the National Gallery in 1842, no one could have guessed the shock waves that would follow.
It has already been five years since David Hockney’s gigantic and sensational retrospective at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, entitled; “David Hockney: A Bigger Picture”, which cemented the artist as one of the prominent figures of contemporary British painting.
Ever wondered about that space under your dining room table or the surface of your walls? Well Rachel Whiteread has, and she’s made it her mission to turn those familiar spaces you see everyday into an art form.
Yayoi Kusama is perhaps the best-known living female artist in the world.
British photographer and director, Rankin, together with his in house creative agency – The Full Service and The British Heart Foundation (BHF) all joined forces to create an extraordinary campaign to raise vital awareness in the fight against heart disease, the Heart For Heart campaign.
September 29, 2017 | Arts
Islington’s Amar Gallery and its summer exhibition (FORM:FLOW) was a bright affair; a merging of natural minerals and luminosity.
This September, Sims Reed Gallery, which is located in the heart of London’s historic St.
This is undeniably Carolee Schneemann’s year.
Now in its twelfth year and with a new layout and a closer dialogue with the city’s major art institutions, this year’s Contemporary Istanbul (CI) art fair is instilling optimism and confidence among local and foreign collectors.
The ability of a portrait to record the likeness of someone from the past is not its only allure; such a work also documents a particular moment in time, an encounter between artist and sitter and a level of engagement between the two individuals.
Sheida Soleimani is an artist who trained at the University of Cincinnati and the Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan.
“Gradually but determinedly avoid being present at official or public ‘uptown’ functions or gatherings related to the ‘art world’ in order to pursue investigations of total personal and public revolution.
Euan Roberts is a London based artist whose figurative paintings and illustrations have been recently causing on a stir on the capital’s art scene.
This summer, to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, the British Library is staging an exhibition that explores what it was like to live as a gay person throughout the last century of legislative change.
Held at the eponymous estate in East Sussex every summer since 1943, the Glyndebourne Festival has become a venerated addition of the British summertime calendar for many.
There are only a few days left to see The Art of the Collector, a small but thought-provoking exhibition at Halcyon Gallery, New Bond Street.
In art there are a few golden ticket artists that never let a gallery down.
“I found myself at art events a lot growing up and I always didn’t quite get it.
August 2, 2017 | Arts
This autumn, the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will unveil to the world the brand new Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, to coincide with a relaunch of its original Parisian home at 5 Avenue Marceau, where Saint Laurent’s atelier is being returned to its original appearance.