Secret 7” is a collaboration between artists and musicians with an aim to raise money for Help Refugees. It takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. Artists are then invited to create artwork for each track. The result is 700 unique records which are exhibited in London before being auctioned. However, buyers don’t know who created the artwork or even which song it’s for, until they have parted with their cash.
Take a look at our guide to Street Art and find out more about the history, developments and styles of this contemporary artistic practice.
Art is neither responsible for the reporting of facts or the creation of fiction. In the gallery space, artists and curators are free to reflect realities or manufacture fantasies as they wish. Whether true, false or somewhere in between, many of the most compelling exhibitions are those that tell stories.
Last week, artist Rafael Perez Evans tipped 29 tonnes of carrots onto the campus of London art school, Goldsmiths College. Photographs of the stunt, shared on social media, soon had people asking: ‘is this art?’. Like it or not, it is. It’s conceptual art, in which the artist’s idea is more important than the finished object. In this case, Perez Evans was making a statement about tensions “between the rural and the city”, echoing the protests of farmers. His orange intervention was also delibera
Caroline List's enquiry into colour and space sets up a conversation within her paintings, informed by references to signatures observed within nature, colour theory and formal abstraction. This eclectic mix of references generates a spatial language, a visual tension between blended horizons of colour, light & organic shapes. Her paintings play with the push and pull of the picture plane, form and ground, creating compositions with surreal spatial horizons which allude to otherworldly vistas.
Is this the new normal? London’s art world seems to have returned to a time slot-booking, mask-donning cadence. Galleries are quieter and private views are strictly shoulder-rubbing free zones. This seems to have (at least inside the galleries) renewed the emphasis on pictures over people. With a time-windowed slot in an empty gallery, you can’t network. Instead, you’ll have to spend your time looking at what is on the walls. Which is just as well given the quality of these four exhibitions, all
We are delighted to announce that this October, we will be launching the second season of our online art and music workshop, produced in collaboration with Royal Museums Greenwich, the Sound and Vision Drawing Club.
Throughout history, artists have been commissioned and inspired to make portraits of people. Many of these artworks have indulged in – even created – reductive stereotypes of race, gender, sexuality and class. Today, however, many artists are reclaiming the portrait to uncover the true complexities of identity. Here are 10 contemporary artists who celebrate and promote diversity through portraiture.
Mychael Barrat is a storyteller. His narrative-led paintings and prints take the viewer on a journey into his unique and imaginative world that merges fact and fiction. Inspired by fairytales, literature and art history, Mychael’s work is versatile in style and subject, ranging from intricate cityscapes and maps to architecture and portraiture. With an eye for colour and detail, Mychael imparts charm and intrigue into his work.
After a Summer that threatened the very foundations of the physical art world, its fast return to business-as-usual both disturbs and comforts me.