Mixed Media
Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

At a time where the world of contemporary art is constantly moving and thus diversifying, new means emerge to both experience and research themes found in art practice. Hence, collaborations such as that of interdisciplinary duo Spazio Visivo are becoming more commonplace. Exciting ventures such as that which has produced ‘Beyond Sight’ are accommodating in­depth...
Celebrated Artist ZOOBS Explains Why he created his powerful Madonna & Fracked Baby piece

Celebrated Artist ZOOBS Explains Why he created his powerful Madonna & Fracked Baby piece

Los Angeles based artist ZOOBS sat down to talk to Candid about why he created his evocative Madonna & Fracked Child piece recently. The artist’s innovative style blends mixed media to create powerful, thought provoking images that capture life in its most diverse, and sometimes harrowing forms. His evolution as a person has led to a...
An Illustration Says 1001 Words

An Illustration Says 1001 Words

At a cosy and Champagne-filled evening in Paul Smith’s Albemarle Street store, a gathering of well-heeled ladies and gentlemen formed to toast the launch of a new book by Richard Kilroy celebrating the diverse world of menswear illustration. Over the last decade, menswear has shown exponential growth both in sales and creativity, and with it the demand for more...
Collecting History at The Wallace Collection

Collecting History at The Wallace Collection

  Nestled amongst the stucco-squares of Marylebone sits an imposing red brick villa that once was one of the most sumptuous houses in London. This building –  Hertford House – contains the grandiose collection amassed by five generations of the Seymour-Conway lineage, bequeathed to the public in 1897. However despite being stuffed full with some...
William Blake – Apprentice and Master, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

William Blake – Apprentice and Master, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  Largely unrecognised during his lifetime William Blake is an English poet, artist and print maker with a staggering imagination. This exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean museum recreates Blake’s legacy in three stages; his formation as an artist through apprenticeships as an engraver, his artistic maturity during the 1790’s where he became a prolific poet and...
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library

  The role of location in today’s exhibitions makes a huge difference in the curatorship, audience groups and, of course, content. The British Library is certainly a prominent institution in the UK and as such has an obligation to educate the wider public and promote participation in the arts. Intriguingly, the exhibition space has been...
Regrets, Jasper Johns - Last Chance To See at the Courtauld

Regrets, Jasper Johns – Last Chance To See at the Courtauld

  A new series of works by internationally renowned American artist Jasper Johns, currently on display at the Courtauld Gallery, are unlike anything he has previously done. This major new group of works were all inspired by a strong and sudden emotional connection with an image of Lucien Freud that the artist discovered by chance...
The Art of Tailoring - An Exhibition of Tailoring Themed Artworks At Richard Anderson's

The Art of Tailoring – An Exhibition of Tailoring Themed Artworks At Richard Anderson’s

  In 2001 Richard Anderson opened a store and became the first bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row in 50 years.   With its young, hip vibe, the store appears as both an open showroom and workspace – on display are pieces of art, finished suits, and tailors at work, making the actual craft visible...
Tracey Emin - The Last Great Adventure is You

Tracey Emin – The Last Great Adventure is You

  We are told by Tracey Emin that ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’ is “…about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone”. It seems only fitting therefore that the White Cube displays Tracey Emin’s latest exhibition. Its South Galleries provide a home for Emin, it’s...
STÜCK HIRN BLIND | JONAS BURGERT at the Blain|Southern Gallery

STÜCK HIRN BLIND | JONAS BURGERT at the Blain|Southern Gallery

  Enter a theatrical landscape occupied by tortured half-beings and toxic colour. Something isn’t right with the worlds created for us on Jonas Burgert’s canvases, like dreams turned into nightmares, we’re unsettled by what we see, yet it’s hard to pin down a tangible source for this feeling.   Thrown into the spotlight by the...
Quentin Blake’s Inside Stories - Last Chance To See

Quentin Blake’s Inside Stories – Last Chance To See

  “The essence of drawing is in imagining what you are drawing.” Quentin Blake   For anyone of a certain age, the name Quentin Blake is inextricably associated with Roald Dahl. His fun, expressive caricatures are as memorable as Dahl’s evocative titles. In this very special exhibition, the man behind the illustrations opens the doors...
Joan Fontcuberta, Stranger Than Fiction - Media Space Gallery, Science Museum

Joan Fontcuberta, Stranger Than Fiction – Media Space Gallery, Science Museum

  Mind-blowing would be the term that best describes the experience at Joan Fontcuberta’s exhibition. The first room of the exhibition is called Fauna, 1987 and is a very elaborate documentation of a so-called ‘Professor Peter Ameisenhaufen’. A unicorn monkey, a great winged cat, a flying elephant, a cannibalistic rabbit, and various creatures with; missing...
Sigalit Landau - Knafeh - At Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau – Knafeh – At Marlborough Contemporary

  Considered to be one of ‘Israel’s foremost contemporary artists’ and consistently noted for her unusual processes, Sigalit Landau has been on our radar for two decades.   Graduating from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in the year of 1994, she soon found herself represented at the Venice Biennale in 1997, and 2011 saw...
Schizophrenogenesis: Damien Hirst at Paul Stolper Gallery

Schizophrenogenesis: Damien Hirst at Paul Stolper Gallery

  It’s impossible to ignore the fact that Damien Hirst has a solo show in Central London this month and the queue along Museum Street in the pouring rain on opening night proved the PR machine is definitely in full working order. An extension of Hirst’s pervious exploration of drugs and medication – see works...
The Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition - Last chance to see

The Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition – Last chance to see

  This exhibition is a sensory delight from the moment you walk through the door – from when you feel the cool, conditioned air and smell the varnished wood floor. The perception of our senses is, of course, a part of the human condition and this journey through time and across the world is an...
This Month In Art - Malevich, Frieze London, Fierce Festival, Jake & Dinos Chapman

This Month In Art – Malevich, Frieze London, Fierce Festival, Jake & Dinos Chapman

  COMING TO AN END – Malevich – Until 26 Oct The first UK retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, held at Tate Modern, is ending this month. Works from collections in Russia, the US, and Europe have been brought together to tell the most comprehensive and complete story of this influential artist who inspired and helped shape modern...
Disobedient Objects - Fusing Art With Politics at the V&A

Disobedient Objects – Fusing Art With Politics at the V&A

Fusing art with politics is a challenge that many contemporary artists are now accepting with great zeal, as the creative sphere of the twenty-first century is able to pose an increasing threat to social norms. As one of the UK’s traditional art institutions in the UK it seems ironic, yet also progressive, for the Victoria...
Restless Futures at London Design Festival, Central Saint Martins

Restless Futures at London Design Festival, Central Saint Martins

  Showcasing the future of design practice, Central Saint Martins’ recent graduates show off their latest projects at the Restless Futures exhibition as part of London Design Festival.   There are the expected technology-attuned designs, such as a 3D printed sake set. Also the amusingly clever innovations; digital printable artwork controlled by sitting on a...
What’s Love Got to Do with It?

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

  What’s love got to do with it? Well, the artists exhibiting in the Hayward’s Project Space all have varying opinions on the subject. Specifically on the gestures both visual and verbal that we use to communicate love and the play of power between lovers as levels of longing and desire shift.   A clever...
Interview with Florentijn Hofman

Interview with Florentijn Hofman

Candid sits down with Florentijn Hofman – charismatic Dutch artist and creator of the famous floating Rubber Duck sculpture – at the building site of his first ever UK commission for Totally Thames, launching on 2nd September.  You’re most known for your massive sculptures of animals. Can you tell us a bit about your inspiration? I wouldn’t say...
The House in the Sky -  Artists Imagine New Utopias - Last chance to see

The House in the Sky – Artists Imagine New Utopias – Last chance to see

In response to London’s rapidly evolving skyline (More than 230 buildings over 20 stories high are currently proposed, approved or under construction in the capital), ten artists were invited by the Hayward gallery to send in by post ‘abstract communications’ and artistic musings on the evolving landscapes of our global cities. The results, which range...
The Digital Revolution - An exhibition like no other

The Digital Revolution – An exhibition like no other

  If you’re a fan of the retro, electronic or animated, then the Barbican’s current artistic offering Digital Revolution may well be your nirvana of exhibitions. A truly extensive exhibit; much of the Barbican is currently taken up by the three sections of the show, the first of which occupies the entire Curve gallery.   You...
Exhibitions to Explore This Month - August/September

Exhibitions to Explore This Month – August/September

    COMING TO AN END – Summer Screen Prints Film Poster Exhibition, Finishes on 25 August  In celebration of Film4’s summer screen at Somerset House reaching its 10th Anniversary season, 16 artists have been commissioned to reimagine the public’s favourite film posters in the medium of screen print. You can browse this vibrant new collection...
Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

The British Library in King’s Cross is currently home to ‘Comics Unmasked – Art and Anarchy in the UK’; the UK’s largest ever comic book exhibition. To mark the closing weekend of the exhibition this weekend, the Library will host the annual Comica festival with Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, and Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD, to name...
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

  You will already have seen The Snail, 1953 and Blue Nude, 1952, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that you have seen everything that Henri Matisse’s cut outs have to offer.  This bestseller show is a colourful and exciting look at the simplest of art forms; cut and paste collage.   The show is...
Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper

Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper

  Sequestered upstairs, without the fan fair of Tate Modern’s blockbuster shows, is a small four room exhibit of one of the most important female artists of the last century.   Louise Bourgeois is best known for her monstrous spider sculptures, one of which Maman, 1999, has previously been on display in Tate’s own turbine...
Exhibitions to Explore This Month

Exhibitions to Explore This Month

  COMING TO AN END – Adrian Ghenie, Golems, Finishes on the 25th  Adrian Ghenie’s show Golems finishes on the 25th this month. His haunting paint-on-linen works are a play on the traditional meaning of the Jewish word ‘Golem’ which describes a small clay figure, brought to life by magic, capable of evil deeds and without a...
Beyond Form? – The abstract landscapes of Zhu Jinshi - Singapore

Beyond Form? – The abstract landscapes of Zhu Jinshi – Singapore

Blurring boundaries, challenging confinements and finding new ways of representation – all of these activities seem to be innate within artists. A continuous fight between form and content fuels our longing for aesthetics and art that impacts on us. Using oil paint almost as thick as the canvas itself, Zhu Jinshi’s paintings leave a long-lasting...
Saatchi's Abstract America Today

Saatchi’s Abstract America Today

  Opening tomorrow the Saatchi gallery’s newest offerings come together under the title of Abstract America Today. Nine artists have been cherry picked from the cream of America’s young, bold, Abstract talent and laid out across the top floor of the expansive gallery for our perusal. The Saatchi gallery is now in its 25th year...
Falmouth Fashion Photography Comes To Soho: Picture24

Falmouth Fashion Photography Comes To Soho: Picture24

Picture24, an exhibit curated by the graduates of BA(Hons) Fashion Photography students from Falmouth University. Showcasing commercial fashion photography to the more artistic, you are able to delve through the portfolios and admire a full degree’s worth of work here. With over two floors be prepared to view a large amount of work as there...



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