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Limor Gottlieb in conversation with the artist Secundino Hernández

Limor Gottlieb in conversation with the artist Secundino Hernández

Everyone Wants A Piece Of Secundino Hernández. The artist’s career is taking off fast, and his work has attracted strong international interest over the past years. Over the course of his career, Secundino Hernández developed his style – a mix of action painting that elicits former artistic works from El Greco to Giacometti, with a...
Drawing Blood: Graham Humphreys' macabre posters find new life

Drawing Blood: Graham Humphreys’ macabre posters find new life

Graham Humphreys draws blood. Lots of it. With poster designs for horror classics The Evil Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with countless B-movie gore fests, he’s made his name for himself as an illustrator of viscera. Surveying the current exhibition of his work at Proud Galleries in Camden, blood-drenched seems to be...
Frank Auberach at Marlborough Fine Art

Frank Auberach at Marlborough Fine Art

With a highly appraised retrospective currently open at the Tate Britain – the first major exhibition to showcase Frank Auerbach’s work since A New Spirit in Painting at the Royal Academy in 2001, and an exhibition running simultaneously at Marlborough Fine Art, the humble artist, known within the art world as being rather hermit-like, is...
John Armstrong: Paintings 1938-1958 - An Enchanted Distance at Piano Nobile

John Armstrong: Paintings 1938-1958 – An Enchanted Distance at Piano Nobile

John Armstrong’s paintings are an enigma. Over a period in which many artists turned to abstraction, Armstrong remained firmly figurative, yet his spaces are hard to define and his symbolism elusive. Perhaps best known for his participation in the short-lived movement ‘Unit One’, founded by Paul Nash along with Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore,...
Rachel Maggart's New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography - a punk two fingers up at painting metaphors

Rachel Maggart’s New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography – a punk two fingers up at painting metaphors

New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography is a series of ten painted collages on display from 12 October at Roast Restaurant in Borough Market by Rachel Maggart. Born in Rochester, NY, but raised in Knoxville TN, and educated in Dallas TX, Paris, France, and New York City, Rachel had a unconventional route to her craft – she...
First Impression – An Exhibition by Edward Akrout at Hoxtown Gallery

First Impression – An Exhibition by Edward Akrout at Hoxtown Gallery

Guests gathered under fairy lights whilst sipping gin cocktails on the garden patio of the effortlessly cool Hoxton Hotel in London – the creative crowd had turned out in support of actor and artist Edward Akrout at the opening of his latest exhibition First Impression at Hoxtown Gallery. The corridors of the Hoxtown Gallery are...
Kate MacGarry and Peter McDonald at Frieze - the magic of the one artist booth

Kate MacGarry and Peter McDonald at Frieze – the magic of the one artist booth

In a few hours of this being written, the curtains will be closing on another week of London art fair crazy, as it shifts itself over to Paris for FIAC and another few days of hard selling. Before we kiss goodbye it’d be good to take a few minutes to praise that quirky and brave...
Frank Auerbach at The Tate - a Tour de Force

Frank Auerbach at The Tate – a Tour de Force

I’ll bet you’ve heard, at one point or another, of some cinematic masterpiece praised as a tour de force; a defining role. Well, Frank Auerbach is a one man show. And the exhibition at Tate Britain is certainly a tour de force. Moreover, his painings define him and are an extension of himself, in the...
Alberto Bertoldi – Clouds, a series of paintings at Moatti Masters|Contemporary – A refreshing approach to galleries.

Alberto Bertoldi – Clouds, a series of paintings at Moatti Masters|Contemporary – A refreshing approach to galleries.

Moatti Masters|Contemporary is the new venture by the established gallery-owner Emmanuel Moatti. Located on the Mount Street in Mayfair, London, it looks set to challenge the traditional gallery-format. Unhappy with the white-cube spaces of the contemporary-art world and their impersonal approach to art, and simultaneously dissatisfied at the dilating chasm between the worlds of contemporary...
Judy Chicago: Star Cunts & Other Attractions at Riflemaker

Judy Chicago: Star Cunts & Other Attractions at Riflemaker

  ‘Star Cunts & Other Attractions’ is a fittingly lurid title for this exhibition of Judy Chicago’s early works on display at Riflemaker in Soho. The show includes test plates from the now (in)famous The Dinner Party, alongside cooler, abstracted works from Chicago’s early flirtation with minimalism – the exhibition is a welcome spotlight on the American...
Fighting History at Tate Britain

Fighting History at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s Fighting History Exhibition aims to examine the course of British History Painting, especially when examining issues surrounding war. I think. It’s not entirely clear from the outset. Tate seems to have a knack for ignoring chronology and curating shows by disjointedly jumbling he artworks around the walls in an effort to make the...
Matthew Lawrence - Beneath The Surface Of The Day

Matthew Lawrence – Beneath The Surface Of The Day

This weekend the artist Matthew Lawrence lays bare the contents of his head in an intense and evocative first solo show; ‘Beneath The Surface Of The Day’, a show which has been three years in its creation. Held in the industrial warehouse setting of an ex-pencil factory in Seven Sisters, North London, this promises to...
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...
Girl - Lucian Freud’s Portraits Of His Second Wife

Girl – Lucian Freud’s Portraits Of His Second Wife

  The pale and introvert portraits of the muse that broke Freud’s heart. Lady Caroline Blackwood, despite having suffered a troubled childhood, was the most eligible bachelorette in London and expected to marry affluently. She was introduced to the world of art by Lucian Freud, who she eloped with to Paris in the early 50s....
Sheila Rennick, Save Changes at Stour Space until 1st June

Sheila Rennick, Save Changes at Stour Space until 1st June

  As part of a group exhibition called Save Changes, the portraits by Sheila Rennock are beautifully painted reproductions from profile pictures of men found on Tinder. The original profile photos are used by people to communicate success, bravado and appear attractive to prospective partners but here we see them translated through the artists keen eye....
David Hockney: Gay men have become boring and conservative

David Hockney: Gay men have become boring and conservative

Internationally renowned artist David Hockney has complained in an interview that too many gay men just want to lead boring lives. The artist, aged 77, is openly gay and is known for his photography and painting. Hockney, speaking ahead of a new exhibition opening in central London, complained that too many gay men have become...
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery

  John Singer Sargent was well educated, travelled and connected. He spent his career meandering between the English Countryside, London, Paris, Boston, New York and Italy, where he would socialise with the most creative bohemians of his generation. He painted portraits of his acquaintances not for commission, but for the love of his craft –...
Rubens and his legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne at the RA

Rubens and his legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne at the RA

  When you think of the art of Rubens, you imagine huge counter-reformation altarpieces and large naked women. Works in both these forms instantly cause a problem when creating a Rubens exhibition. Altarpieces can’t be transported down Piccadilly, yet one could not create a show about Rubens’ influence on other artists without his most visually...
The First artFix Art Battle 3rd Feb

The First artFix Art Battle 3rd Feb

  Tomorrow night sees the first of a series of Art ‘Battles’ where two artist will have half an hour to create art pieces live in front of an audience. Two RAW artists will be provided with two blank canvases, courtesy of Cass Art, on which to create works in whatever media and style they wish. Once the battle...
Alibis: Sigmar Polke

Alibis: Sigmar Polke

  Tate Modern’s playful yet political retrospective of Sigmar Polke takes on everything from swastikas and concentration camps to pornography, Pakistan, and magic mushrooms and is one enticing, trippy exhibition that can’t be missed.     German artist Sigmar Polke’s highly inventive, experimental, and comical work is divided into 14 rooms that make up the...
Giovanni Battista Moroni

Giovanni Battista Moroni

  They are, in short, alive. He captures a sense of his subjects with an intense subtlety. Moroni paid for his meals by painting local high society and creating some striking religious work both for private devotion and public display. His portraits are remarkable.   The Royal Academy has brought together Moroni’s work and presents...
Olafur Eliasson: Turner Colour Experiments

Olafur Eliasson: Turner Colour Experiments

   Olafur Eliasson is perhaps most well known here in the UK for his Turbine Hall installation The Weather Project which in 2003 saw a giant glowing sun and mirrored ceiling fill the Tate Modern Turbine Hall with brilliant yellow light. Since 2009 however Eliasson has been conducting a series of Colour Experiment Paintings with...
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free

The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free

  For most artists turning sixty marks the point at which perhaps it’s time to start slowing down and maybe thinking about writing an autobiography. Yet this exhibition of Turner’s late work starts in 1835, the year he turned sixty. Remarkably the ageing artist was still shocking his audiences by experimenting with new formats such...
Constable: The Making of a Master - Victoria and Albert Museum

Constable: The Making of a Master – Victoria and Albert Museum

  Constable is a man who suffers from a reputation that has outgrown his legacy. He has become the notion of an idealised English landscape – cathedrals, heaths and clouds are the watchwords of his visual language and his pictures compositions of rural symphonies.   Often and especially of late, Constable has been compared to...
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...
Stuart Semple, Anxiety Generation at Delahunty Fine Art

Stuart Semple, Anxiety Generation at Delahunty Fine Art

  Elements of popular cultural references, anarchic messages and clever pictorial censorship play out on the walls of Delahunty Fine Art’s new Mayfair premises in London. These are the energy filled and controversy fuelled canvases of UK based artist Stuart Semple. His new exhibition Anxiety Generation fills the walls of this bright new space with...
Allen Jones Retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

Allen Jones Retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

  The human figure as a subject of artistic contemplation is as old as Art itself, this classical subject matter is at its best in the hands of a gifted draftsman and we have been blessed with many such artists throughout history who knew the curve of the body and the lines of the face...
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...
Rembrandt: The Late Works

Rembrandt: The Late Works

  Rembrandt is often described as a painter who exquisitely catches the human condition. His later works epitomise his ability to paint the emotions, desires, and compassions of his sitters. Rembrandt: The Late Works brings together 91 of his most celebrated pieces to explore the final years of the artist’s turbulent life.   During his last two...



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