February 17, 2020

Fabienne Jenny Jacquet is a painter and writer. She also started this blog and we thought it was time to turn the tables and ask her about her own practice. 

Why art? 

I am one of these outsiders who sought and found refuge in creativity. I grew up in a small town and ar...

February 7, 2020

As a painter, I was very excited by the idea of seeing this shown and I was hoping that, based on its title, the exhibition would bring together a crop of new talents and inspire me with a variety of fresh approaches to the depiction of the human body. 

From t...

January 25, 2020

The London Art Fair is taking place this week at the Business Design Centre, Islington, and claims to show 'the most exceptional modern and contemporary art of our time'. I found it to be a bland, unfriendly and utterly depressing experience. 

Art market trends sho...

January 25, 2020

This show literally stoppped me in my tracks.

I was on my way to the London Art Fair on a cold, grey London morning when I caught a glimpse of a striking, melancholic painting in a window and I was instantly bewitched. 

Emotion, glamour, pathos, beauty, drama,...

January 22, 2020

When I was an art student at Central Saint Martin more than 10 years ago, a tutor took us on a gallery tour of Hoxton. At the time the White Cube gallery still had premises on Hoxton Square and the Shoreditch area of London as a whole was an effervescent hub of artisti...

November 10, 2019

Maybe I should not have chosen a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon for my visit to Hackney's Transition Two. Maybe the foul weather had already soured my mood to such an extent that when I arrived at the gallery, shivering and wet, and struggled to press their bell wit...

October 6, 2019

Every October, as autumn brings back the cold and the rain to London, our city becomes gripped by an art fair frenzy.  Everywhere you look spaces are being used and promoted to capitalise on the attention paid by the world media and art collectors to big, established p...

September 29, 2019

Being an artist is not an easy path: most creatives find it difficult to make ends meet, especially if they are based in a big, expensive metropolis like London. Trying to  stand out and carve a name for ourselves usually means seeking opportunities to increase the vis...

June 19, 2019

The 'Unvoiced' group show, the first organised by TaintedGlory Art Blog, took place at the St Augustine Tower in London in June 2019. The Hackney-based show brought together 9 multi-disciplinary international artists. We would like to thank everyone who took part in th...

May 27, 2019

Li Tianbing is a Chinese artist based in L.A. who studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work combines traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western influences.

The paintings in his 'Urban Scene' show at the JD Malat Gallery are inspired by the chaotic...

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