Maria Bartuszová

I love it when galleries put on shows of artists who have perhaps been forgotten or whom deserve to be better known to the general public, rather than the rarified strata of the art world. The Tate is particularly good at highlighting artists, such as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, and bringing their work to a…

Musée Soulages

I visited the wonderful Musée Soulages with my dear friend Penny in 2018, and I’m reposting this on the sad news of Pierre Soulages’ death at the age of 102! If you ever get the chance, visit this stunning building and see the man’s incredible body of work. I think it is rare to be…

Journey: the rePrint & the negative

In many ways, Ross’ fascination for Japan informs his work as much as the influence of his African childhood. Concepts such as Wabi-sabi and Kintsugi have each inspired collections and installations, and classic texts such as ‘How to Wrap Five Eggs’ continue to inspire him.  There are distinct overlaps in the concept of craft from…

Hew Locke: The Procession

‘The Procession‘ is a new piece of work commissioned this year by the Tate, for the wonderful neo-classical Duveen Galleries forming the central spine of Tate Britain. Hew Locke follows fellow artists such as  Anthea Hamilton(2018), Cerith Wyn Evans (2017), Phyllida Barlow (2014), Fiona Banner (2010), Martin Creed (2008), Mark Wallinger (2007) and Mona Hatoum (2000). Locke’s work is layered with many allusions and reference points but…

Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain

I first experience the work of Cornelia Parker as part of the 1997 Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, where I was mesmerised by her installation ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View‘. 25 years later the Tate have a wonderful retrospective of Parker’s work and some of her major installations, including the piece that was…

Pictures at an RA Summer Exhibition Take 2

So I headed back down to the Royal academy again today, with a fully charged phone so here is my second, slightly larger selection. Today’s visit just confirmed what my feelings from Monday – that it is a great Summer Exhibition and the curators and Artists have done a wonderful job. I could quite easily…

Pictures at an RA Summer Exhibition

Today I headed into this year’s summer exhibition for a quick once round as we have a few friends who have work on display. Unfortunately my phone died about three quarters of the way round so here is a selection of what took my fancy before charging issues stopped play. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition…

‘Still Life’ and the Safer World Conference 2022

Running yesterday and today is the Lloyds Register Foundation’s Safer World Conference at the Old Billingsgate, London, which brings together thought leaders from research, academia, business and government to discuss today’s biggest safety challenges and new approaches needed to create a safer world. The organisers of the event invited Ross to exhibit ‘Still Life’ in…

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

‘In a patriarchal society, masculine gender identity is often moulded by violently toxic stereotypes […] Any possible reference to femininity is aggressively banned, as it is considered a threat against the complete affirmation of a masculine prototype that allows no divergencies. There is nothing natural in this drift.’ Alessandro Michelle, Creative director, Gucci. This year’s…

‘Untold’ at the Art Pavillion

There is only today and tomorrow left for you to pop down to Mile End to see this year’s PRISM’s exhibition at the Art Pavillion. ‘Untold’ is the perfect place for an Easter weekend outing, with a vast variety of responses to the title of this year’s exhibition and a free embroidery workshop running this…

‘Enshrine’ at the Florence Trust, St Saviours

Sadly, the time has come for the final show arranged by the Florence Trust at their old home, St Saviours Church at Highbury, Islington. ‘Enshrine’ is an exhibition featuring the work of Yuka Namekawa & Steven Allbutt, who met at the Florence Trust, on their year-long artists residency in 2008/09. They married in 2014 and…

At The Centre Of The Forest

‘At The Centre Of The Forest’ is a piece that was originally planned as a photogravure print. In the end, Jonny decided to use the cyanotype process to produce this large scale piece of 18 A4 sections. Unlike the majority of photographic printing processes, the chemicals used in creating cyanotype images are not toxic and…