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Showing: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “Let’s Kill Nicole” @ Massimo De Carlo (London)

The London branch of Massimo De Carlo is currently hosting Let’s Kill Nicole, the newest solo show from Jamian Juliano-Villani. For her second exhibition with the gallery, the American artist has painted a series of surreal pieces (as well as created a cheeky installation featuring a stuffed animal) that showcase her skill with melding photorealistic elements with more abstract and cartoonish details as well as her unique sense of humor. Referencing a diverse mish mash of source material ranging from pop culture to art history, Juliano-Villani’s unlikely amalgamations are surprising and […]

Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with Olafur Eliasson: In real life. This is the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first major UK exhibition and survey of his career to date. It comes 16 years after 2003’s The weather project, his world-renown piece which transformed the museum’s Turbine Hall “into a social space where sculpture was bound up with the experience of being together with other visitors.” The show consists of over 40 works including immersive installations, sculpture, photography and paintings — on Level 2 of the Blavatnik Building, but also at the Terrace […]

Showing: Katrin Fridriks – ‘Grey Area’ @ JD Malat

Returning for her first London exhibition in three years, Katrin Fridriks is currently exhibiting a new body of work at JD Malat. The show, entitled Grey Area, consists of 30 works which both span a wide area of her existing practice and introduce new elements and techniques.   As a starting point for the exhibition, the Icelandic painter has taken inspiration from Nikola Tesla who sought to harness the world’s potential through an understanding of frequencies and vibrations, which were largely incomprehensible to people in […]

Showing: Tomoo Gokita – ‘Untitled’ @ Massimo De Carlo (London)

Over the last month, Massimo De Carlo Gallery has been hosting Tomoo Gokita‘s first London exhibition. In Gokita’s post-conceptual paintings, meaning is not so much ambiguous as it is deliberately absent. The focus is entirely on the aesthetic form and the only thing that matters is the acrylic gouache which clings to the surface of the canvas. The brushwork, which ranges from velvety soft to richly expressive, creates works which are arresting on a purely visual level. The trademark use of monochrome throughout his practice purposefully harnesses the […]

Showing: Migrate Art – ‘Multicolour’ @ Cork Street Galleries/Phillips (London)

Following a two week run at Cork Street Galleries, Migrate Art‘s Multicolour group show has now transferred to Phillips‘ exhibition space ahead of the works being auctioned on Thursday in aid of organizations working to help those affected by the ongoing global refugee crisis. The show brings together an impressive array of 31 artists including Turner Prize winners Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and Richard Deacon. The Calais Jungle encampment in northern France was at one point home to over 7,000 refugees and migrants. […]

Interviews/Showing: eL Seed – ‘Tabula Rasa’ @ Lazinc

Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts as a blank slate and that our reason and knowledge come from our own experiences, rather than anything innately inside us from birth. The social constructs within which we live […]

Showing: Conrad Jon Godly – “To see is not to speak” @ JD Malat Gallery

From 25 January until 2 March, JD Malat Gallery in London will be presenting the first UK solo show by Conrad Jon Godly. To See is Not to Speak consists of 15 new pieces, marking a comeback for the Swiss artist’s most recognized series of texture-intense, photo-realistic mountains. The show title is taken from a quote from Japanese author, Kobayashi Hideo – “To see is not to speak, because words could distract your eyes” – and is indicative of the artist’s respect for Japanese culture which taught […]

Previews: Sweet Toof – ‘Mid Nite Crisis’ (London)

Legendary UK street artist Sweet Toof is returning to the London East End (118 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY) with a solo exhibition entitled Mid Nite Crisis. Opening on the 14th of December, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, miniature portraits, linocut prints and more surprises. With bright colours and his signature gums and teeth, there is a bit of eye candy for everyone during the festive season. Check out some preview images of the not to miss show below… Screenprint Queen Aida Wilde is celebrating […]

Showing: Rammellzee – “A Roll Of Dice” @ Lazinc

An exhibition of the work of Rammellzee entitled A Roll of Dice closes this week after a two month run at Lazinc in London.  The multi-disciplinary artist originally made his name from the mid-1970s onwards as king of the A Line, painting the subway trains which ran from his native Far Rockaway to the heart of Manhattan. But while other graffiti artists appropriated military terminology such as ‘bombing’ to describe their artistic actions, Rammellzee considered writing to be a literal act of war. The Gothic Futurist sought […]

Recap: José Parlá – “Echo of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Arts (London)

José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city as a marker for the lives which are experienced within that space. While these are essential components of how we experience the built environment at any given point in time, […]