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Showing: Jenny Morgan – “Turning The Tide” @ Beers London

Currently in Beers London, new paintings collectively entitled Turning The Tide from Jenny Morgan are on view through April 23rd. The exhibition is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo in the UK and introduces her vivid portraits featuring her signature saturated color choices, paired with toned-down grays. The contrast between the two palettes mirror the duality of the human psyche, a paradox of opposites – light and dark, good and evil, confident and vulnerable. This inner struggle is rendered beautifully in the faces of her subjects and is also referenced […]

Showing: Adam Neate – “Heroes” @ Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London are currently showing a small selection of new dimensional surface paintings on canvas by Adam Neate (interviewed). Heroes is an informal selection of new works created with a new approach that artist is currently developing. The new pieces present his experiments with the dimensional surfaces on the canvas itself. After creating 3D dimensional paintings for years, the London-based artist challenged himself to capture the essence of those works by utilizing the contrast between matte, gloss and textured paints. Reducing the different techniques and mediums he […]

Damien Hirst – “Pharmacy 2” Restaurant

After collaborating with restaurants in the past by incorporating his artwork into the decor, Damien Hirst has taken things to a whole new level. A new eatery was open last month by the British artist (in partnership with Mark Hix) at the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, London. During the day, the restaurant serves visitors of the ongoing exhibitions while at night, it feeds diners when the gallery is closed. Pharmacy 2 is obviously named after the series of works Hirst has created over the years based on his fascinations with […]

Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Whirlwind Of Time” @ StolenSpace

Last weekend, StolenSpace hosted the opening of Kai & Sunny’s (interviewed) latest solo show – Whirlwind Of Time. Their fourth showing with the gallery in London featured a series of vibrant and complex drawings of nature using their signature ballpoint pens and linear patterns. Along with the originals, they also released a new print edition and a series of four skate decks. Discuss Kai & Sunny here.

Openings: “Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides” (London)

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides in London. Celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the three floors of the Rathbone space. The illustrious roster included 3D, Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Brett Amory, Chloe Early, David Choe, Doug Foster, Faile, Frank Laws, Gary Taxali, Herbert Baglione, Hush, Ian Francis, Invader, Joe Rush, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Karim Zeriahen, Katrin Fridriks, Know Hope / Addam Y, […]

Upcoming: Pejac (London Solo Show)

We don’t get to see often enough artists who produce striking and clever street works who have equally effective if not stronger studio pieces. If you liked the street pieces that Spanish artist Pejac has been creating around the globe, you’ll surely enjoy the latest series of works he’s been creating for his upcoming London show. Still playing his cards close to his chest, the Barcelona-based artists didn’t reveal the time or location of the show yet, but the body of work he’s been working on looks promising. […]

Streets: Banksy (London)

One month since his series of works were revealed in Jungle refugee camp in Calais, Banksy just created a new piece in London. Discovered earlier today on the French embassy, the stenciled image features a girl from Les Misérables, tearing up as CS gas flows over her. This wall, which includes a French flag and the iconic girl from the famous musical, comments on the events from the 5th and 6th of January when French authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades while attempting to clean up a section of the camp. Even […]

Showing: Lumiere London Festival 2016

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with 3D projections like Westminster Abbey by Patrice Warrener. Trafalgar Square fountains are transformed into Plastic Islands’\ by activist group Luzinterruptus. In  shop windows, shimmering dresses by Taegon KIM change colours with their fibre-optic LEDs, giving them a Cinderella-esque touch. Within the famous pedestrian Carnaby Street, passers-by can enjoy the newly permanent installation […]

Previews: “Champagne Life” @ Saatchi Gallery (London)

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery in London is opening on the 13th of January an all female show entitled Champagne Life featuring a cast of emerging international artists including Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, and Soheila Sokhanvari. The exhibition title is based on one of the artworks from participating artist – Wachtel. Her canvas represents an inverted image of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian […]

Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]