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...

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...

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 9, 2018

Sacha Craddock is a London-based art critic, curator, writer & teacher. She started her career writing at the Guardian and the Times. She has been Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries and of its selection process since 1996. She has also been a judge for many well-...

June 10, 2018

Cats have often been the preferred companions of writers, from Hemingway to Bukowski. But how do they relate to artists? New Zealand based painter Rosielea imagines how one of her two feline friends, Poppy, would write about their days spent in her tiny studio, their w...

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...

April 7, 2018

Curator Mona Kosheghbal talks painting, contemporary Iranian art and the opening of the new CAMA gallery in London.

How did your interest in visual arts develop and what made you want to curate art shows?
I am a painter, and so my interest in visual arts...

March 31, 2018

Lidija Seferović is a textile artist based in London, UK. 

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your practice. For example, why did you choose to focus on textile art and hand-drawing silk to combine art and fashion?

Making ‘wearable art’ can be tricky; in some c...

March 18, 2018

Tate Britain, 28 February – 27 August 2018, London

The All too Human exhibition explores how artists in Britain have used the medium of paint to capture life around them in the past century. It features an impressive list of artists: Bacon, Freud, Sickert, Soutine, Rego...

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