As the world’s workforce get used to working from home, our Workplace & Interiors Curator, Helen Buckley, takes a look at how you can maximise your workspace to help improve your wellbeing and productivity.
Lee’s figures are contorted, often completely faceless. They strike the viewer with a deep light/shadow contrast, bursts of pure colour, and a real emotional intensity that is sometimes troubling. The artist works across various media (paint, charcoal, block print) but the ghostly confrontation of his portraits pervades each material. Living and working in Bristol, Ellis took the time to tell us about his career, process, and future plans.
In recent weeks the art world has, like the rest of society, come to a standstill. Galleries large and small have shut their doors as governments encourage (and, in some cases, force) people to remain indoors and avoid human contact. Elsewhere, businesses are closing down and financial markets are faltering in record-breaking ways. From this uncertain time, I wanted to look ahead, taking some time to explore what the long-term effects of this crisis might look like.
For too long the art world has been male-dominated. But, in 2020, it’s waking up to women artists. Feminism has already changed history, but it still has a long way to go. This is where women artists continue to play a significant and vital role, furthering feminist causes through their work. These 6 pioneering female artists highlight the complexities of being a woman, challenge stereotypes and channel their efforts towards gender equality.
Throughout spring and summer 2020, Connective Spaces, Liverpool Street Station by Seçil Erel will hang in Avenue Restaurant as part of a new exhibition celebrating some of our most promising abstract painters. To mark the occasion, I wanted to dig a little deeper into what makes this, and the artist’s practice in general, so special.
Our curator has been scouring every corner of London to find the best up-and-coming artistic talent. Phin's recommendations take us to, Gasworks Gallery in Oval, Project Native Informant in Bethnal Green and Josh Lilley Gallery and Fold Gallery in Fitzrovia.
We all know these paintings. We can identify the artists who made them. And recognise the subjects in them: Girl with the Pearl Earring, Mona Lisa and The Weeping Woman. But who are the real-life stars of these 6 famous paintings? And what are the true stories behind them? Let’s take a closer look at the muses, sitters and mysteries behind these iconic artworks.
We interview Héloïse Delègue, a London based artist that skillfully riffs between her textural memories, both past and present.Simultaneously revealing and concealing, Delègue's work provides a rewarding insight into a world that brims with possibility and only teases at catharsis.
The colour predictions for 2020 are all unanimous in their choice of calming tones of blues and greens inspired by nature, reflecting a need for a stable start to the decade in these turbulent times. We take a closer look at these colours and how you can incorporate them into your art collection.
Our curator Phin Jennings has his eye on the latest and greatest contemporary exhibitions, and he's always on the lookout for promising up-and-coming artists. If you're in search of your next art fix this February, here are four current London exhibitions that Phin recommends.