Art

The Healing Power of Painting

Abstract artist, Mona Lerch, shapes her paintings with her life experiences. She explores her emotions whilst working and embodies them into her artwork. ...

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Architecture and Aesthetic Errors

Modernist architecture, seen as art, falls into aesthetic error when it fails to address the nature of the lives encompassed by it....

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A Very Queer Communion

This charming and disarming homage to a unique figure provides a backbone to the kinds of invasive physical performance for which Ron Athey is best known....

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Blaxploitation and Black Beauty: Mickalene Thomas – beautés du mois

This essay looks at the conception of black beauty in the 70s in terms of contemporary art. Mickalene Thomas' work draws upon popular culture and makes beautiful paintings from it....

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If the Lion Could Speak (…)

This essay argues that animals are not so minded as to have language. Whilst they exhibit proto-typically linguistic calls, these never amount to exhibiting something like the structure of a language...

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Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions from the USSR

A comprehensive collection in which to get lost and marvel at a time when whatever was plausible was seen as achievable....

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In Sight of History

John Claridge: Being Aware. An interview with a legend on the photographing of legends...

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Growing an Identity

Dr. Heba El Aziz: Petri Portraits. Interview on Bio-art and the new portraiture....

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Alienated Ambiguity

Hedley Roberts: Unknown faces, arch pleasures. An interview on the harsh light of creative vision...

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Tearing the mouth of language

Nieto: Linguistic chaos. An interview with the most perverse artist in history, maybe....

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Keys and Red Herrings

Nigel Grimmer: this is not what you're looking for. An interview with the mercurial. ...

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Report: London Art Fair 2020

Past highlights include selected works from the infamous Sensation exhibition that launched the careers of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, and paintings by Turner prizewinner Chris Ofili....

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Portraits in the marketplace

Strident Sitters: Portraits in the Marketplace. Who's buying...

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When It Disappears, the Energy Is Left

This meticulous first monograph on Adrián Villar Rojas notes an artist who has created some of the most memorable, unusual pieces in the past two decades....

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Symbolic Awards

An obscure review of the 2019 BP Portrait Awards...

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Making Light Work

Testifying the night through vision, relief and recognition. Exhibition review of "Luce: Jemma Appleby and Liz West" ...

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Photographic Reality

Justin Hession: Caught on film. An interview with a deep event photographer on the nature of representation....

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Nieto welcomes you to 2020

Nieto has a message for you video...

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Brains and Being

Luciana Haill: Portrait waves on the canvas of consciousness. Interview regarding brainwave mapping as portraiture....

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Portraits in Photography, Film and Drawing

Oona Grimes: Hail the new Etruscan. A dialectic form of drawing. ...

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Spiralling Intentionally Towards Figuration

David Treloar: Gestural Portraits and Simple Joy. An interview about focus and intention....

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Heaven’s Above in Celestial Promise

Correcting nihilism through perspective, the painting of Mark Batty....

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Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Barbara London, the curator who founded MoMA's video programme, recounts the artists and events that defined video art over the last 50 years. ...

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The Finer Details of History

Massimiliano Pironti: Hyperreality. An Interview with 2019 BP Award Finalist. ...

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The Ghost Inside the Artist

Patrick Tresset: Robotic Portraits. Understanding the purpose of art by design, an interview....

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Conveying Connection

Charlie schaffer: The Emotion of Experience. Interview with BP Portrait Award 2019 Winner...

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Dreamstates and Mystery

Markus Åkesson: Finding what is hidden. New Realism and Painting...

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Technical Innovation

Carl-Martin Sandvold: The big reveal. BP Award Nominee speaks to Trebuchet...

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Awaken Imagined Still Lives

Digital artist Dominic Harris brings art into a new dimension at the Halcyon gallery, London November 2019....

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No Heroic Male Master

Roxana Halls: The Figure Strikes Back...

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