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Showing: Saatchi Gallery – “Thinking Big” @ Christie’s (London)

The Saatchi Gallery and Christie’s are partnering for Thinking Big, a special auction of major contemporary sculpture and installation on 17 October offered to support the Saatchi Gallery’s continuing policy for free entry to all exhibitions, and free education programme for schools. To accommodate the monumental scale and scope of the work, Thinking Big is exhibited at The Sorting Office, a vast former postal depot in central London. Thinking Big features the work of 50 artists who have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery, including YBAs, such as […]

Opening: Haroshi – “Pain” @ StolenSpace

On the 11th of October, StolenSpace in London opened a solo show of artist Haroshi. The Japanese artist that built his name and career around his huge love for skateboarding brought his latest work to the British capital in a show simply titled Pain. Influenced by his personal experiences of physical pain, both while skateboarding and while creating art, he wanted to show it as something that induces and encourage creativity and persistence. Looking at his unique practice of recycling old used skateboards, the concept of the show is […]

Openings: JR – “ACTIONS” @ Lazarides – Rathbone

After inviting Londoners to his Inside / Out photobooth truck (covered here), JR (interviewed) opened his solo exhibition ACTIONS at Lazarides Rathbone yesterday. The work on display includes ACTIONS that the French photographer and street artist has worked on around the world like his Wrinkles of the City in Berlin earlier this year, his journey to North Korea, and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation project. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss JR here.

Upcoming: Haroshi – “Pain” @ StolenSpace

Tonight in London, the StolenSpace Gallery will be hosting Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) and his latest solo exhibition Pain. For this new body of work, the self-taught artist has applied his unique process of creating sculptures out of discarded skateboard decks to explore the effects of emotional pain. If this eagle showstopper is any indication, Londoners should definitely stop by to check it out. Discuss Haroshi here.

Previews: Mantis – ‘Epoch’ @ Hoxton Gallery

Following his last solo exhibition Altered State, South African born & UK based artist Mantis opens his latest endeavour Epoch tonight (Thursday 10th October) at East London’s Hoxton Gallery. With works in a variety of mediums and new paintings using his familiar ochre tonal palette, Mantis also suggests that attendees bring along a pound coin or two so that they can participate in one of the installation elements – his last exhibit featured adapted fruit machines, so expect some kind of interactive technology meets art clash. The […]

Streets: JR (London)

As we mentioned last month, JR (interviewed) is returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the capital. The Inside / Out photobooth truck showed up last week and Londoners’ black and white portraits were pasted alongside the Somerset House. Head over yourself between 1pm and 7pm to participate until October 11th. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss JR here.

Previews: Moniker Art Fair 2013

London’s Moniker Art Fair is opening its fourth year show at the The Old Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s cultural and creative center – East London. During weekend of October 17th-20th, art lovers will have a chance to see the latest works of  artists often overlooked in other British mainstream art fairs. The fair’s policy on finding and showcasing emerging and established talents from a contemporary art movement this year got pushed even further through a venue-sharing collaboration with London’s leading artist-led fair – The Other Art Fair. With […]
Annie and Dan Baldwin

Openings: Dan Baldwin – “Fragile” @ Gallery 8

British artist Dan Baldwin just opened a new solo show titled Fragile at Gallery 8 (8 Duke Street, London SW1Y 6BN) in London, exploring the concepts of mortality and beauty. The theme of fragility has long been associated with Baldwin’s work, not only in its commentary upon the temporality of life but also in the delicate materials he uses. Encompassing ceramics, silkscreen prints, resin, acrylics, spray paint and found objects, the artist’s mixed media compositions are crafted with precision, resulting in complex and intricate pieces. To coincide with the exhibition, CCA Galleries […]

Previews: John Dolan – “George The Dog, John The Artist” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Tonight (7pm) at the Howard Griffin Gallery (189-190 Shoreditch High Street) in London, a special show from John Dolan will be opening featuring his drawings and collaborations with many street and graffiti artists. Dolan has been a fixture in Shoreditch, sitting in the same spot for the last three years with his faithful canine companion drawing the changing urban landscape of the area while interacting with many of the artists that create public art in the area. With a 20 year history of homelessness himself, […]

Openings: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last night, Lazarides Rathbone in London opened their doors to the new solo show from Know Hope. The Abstract And The Very Real consisted of clusters of paintings and assemblages, often utilizing found objects, that collectively put forth the Tel Aviv-based artist’s ode to the human spirit, manifested in his signature characters, imagery, and motifs. The show runs through August 29th so stop by if you have a chance… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Know Hope here. Discuss this show here.