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...

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...

March 19, 2019

It is a story about porn, dicks, cunts, pussies and fucking. But mainly it is a story about an artist who never gave up.

American artist Betty Tompkins started making her ‘Fuck Paintings’ 50 years ago inspired by her husband’s porn collection.  At the time the artworld...

March 9, 2019

Mimosa House is a temporary gallery space in Mayfair. Tucked inside a quiet building awaiting redevelopment and spanning across two floors it is non-profit venture that offers artists a safe and supportive space to show work. it also runs talks and workshops to further...

March 8, 2019

Paintings bleeding pink and red stare back at me from the clinical white walls of the gallery. ‘Why don’t you like us?’ They shout. In my head I can hear the same offended cry break the silence of the white cube and echo throughout its pristine rooms as I look on with...

November 19, 2018

‘Rising Action’ is Colombian artist Santiago Parra’s first solo UK show.

Parra’s large abstract works are the result of what he describes as ‘accomplishing the ideal of Automatic Painting’.

His inspiration comes from surrealism, calligraphy, literature and abstract expre...

September 16, 2018

‘For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.’ Bram Stoker, Dracula.

For over ten years artist Hugh Mendes has been producing portraits of recently deceased  celebrities, from singer Amy...

July 8, 2018

Film by Sara Driver, Showing at the Barbican Cinemas, July 2018. 

A 16 year old Jean-Michel Basquiat walks around the mean streets of New York City's Lower East Side surrounded by derelict buildings, drugs and poverty.

Unconcerned and radiant, on the screen he is purpose...

April 23, 2018

Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London. 

Two Journeys at Flowers Gallery is an opportunity to see works by painters Bernard Cohen and Nathan Cohen, the first time that father and son are exhibiting together.

An East London gallery might seem like an unlikely venue to sp...

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