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Openings: Yoshitomo Nara – “New Works” @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

Yoshitomo Nara recently returned  to the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London for a fourth exhibition of new works. This show features new paintings on canvas, paintings on cotton mounted wood panel and the largest collection of new drawings on paper. Adolescent characters and animals are depicted with nuanced considerations of alienation, anger and curiosity. Juxtaposed with slogans and often salty language, they are at once cheeky, vulnerable and threatening. Nara mentions “This solo exhibition is comprised of ‘paintings’ (on canvas), ‘billboard paintings’ (patched cotton mounted on wood panel) […]

Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “An American Astronaut In London” @ StolenSpace

Coming up on May 5th, An American Astronaut In London will open at StolenSpace, a new exhibition from Scott Listfield. For his first solo in London, the American artist has created a fresh collection of paintings featuring his signature astronaut in an alternate version of the British capital, “left seemingly abandoned in the mid 90’s, covered in graffiti, and sprinkled with band posters from prominent British bands of 20 years ago.” Fans should stop by before the end of the month as the showing closes on May 29th. […]

Openings: “Warhol Icons” @ Halcyon Gallery (London)

A huge and comprehensive exhibit of Andy Warhol’s best work, Warhol Icons has opened at the Halcyon Gallery, narrating a layered social and cultural commentary on topics such as mass consumerism, music, politics to the celebrity culture. Following a complex three year process, the gallery has gathered a significant collection from all over the world featuring over 100 pieces including portfolios, key works and never-before-seen pieces. Unique in its breadth, the exhibition spans over three floors and retraces Warhol’s career across three decades, from his early illustrative […]

Previews: Lucas Price – “Tender Buttons” @ Protein

After a successful solo show with Lazarides last year (covered), Lucas Price (featured) is getting ready to open a very special pop-up show on the 12th and 13th of May at Protein in East London. Tender Buttons is his largest project to date which consists exclusively of oil paintings of buttons. The artist whose career spans from the streets of London, to a Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Art, and all the way to Tate Museum, recently finished a new series of works. As a […]

Showing: Maser – “Orbiting on the Periphery” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Irish graffiti artist Maser is currently showing his first solo exhibition entitled Orbiting on the Periphery at Lazarides Rathbone in London. The exhibition continues Maser’s exploration into the philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus’s theory – “mens sana in corpore sano,” in which the physical health and condition are recognised as an essential part of psychological equilibrium. With the strong use of bold graphic and geometric elements, loose brush strokes and relief work, the new paintings focuses on Masers’s interest in duality and the thought-provoking relationship between the physical and […]

Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Macrocosm” @ Lazarides

After a showing in Berlin (covered) in 2014 and joining the 56th International Venice Biennale Arte (covered) in 2015, Katrin Fridriks will be showing soon at Lazarides Rathbone. For her second solo with the London gallery (opening in May), the Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist will be presenting a different version of one of her most recognizable pieces – Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism. Entitled Macrocosm, the exhibition is focused on the Fridriks’ exploration of the correspondences between the two dimensions – macro and microcosm. By allowing […]

Previews: Tom French – “Trascend” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

One week ahead of his upcoming solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London, we got a peek at the new work that Tom French created for the show. Transcend is an entirely new set of paintings that will be on view at the gallery from April 22nd until May 21st. Evolving from his Duality series, the new paintings continue to incorporate figurative elements and the artist’s signature use of illusion. Stepping more towards abstraction, the new work can be interpreted on multiple levels. From close up details consisting of representational figurative elements, to […]

Streets: ROID x Pref (London)

Continuing to share wall space together on occasion, ROID & Pref joined up recently on this sick collab in London. Interestingly painting strictly in black and white in this instance, the unique geometric style of the MSK affiliated ROID was the perfect foil to the ID crew writer Pref’s signature overlapping technique. Take a look at more closeup and in progress photos below… Photo credit: The artists and tdog86. Discuss ROID here.

Previews: Paul Insect – “It’s Only A Dream” @ Allouche Gallery (London Popup)

Only few days before the opening of a long awaited London solo by Paul Insect, we got a nice peek at the artist’s studio while he was adding final touches to the new pieces. Presented by Allouche Gallery, the pop-up show will open on the 9th of April and will stay on view for 6 days at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The British artist started working on this new body of work right after doing his part for the Dismaland project (covered), creating 30 signature […]

Showing: David Shrigley – “Drawings and Paintings” @ Stephen Friedman

In a year when his gigantic thumb-up piece Really Good will be revealed on top of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley is actively showing in galleries as well. Simultaneously with his Berlin drawings show (covered), he recently opened his Drawings and Paintings exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. From the 18th of March until the 20th of April, the gallery is showing their eighth solo with acclaimed British artist. For this showcase, the Glasgow-based artist created a new body of work using acrylic paint and oil stick […]