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20150322162836-plat_6 Private and Confidential  
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Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery June 27th - July 11th
Posted 6/30/15

This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]

20150617120426-dencity1__1_ The London Festival of Architecture  
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The London Festival of Architecture at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery June 26th - June 29th
Posted 6/17/15

International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice. I’ m sure I... [more]

The Three Best Portrait Painters in the World?  
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5/1/15 Posted 5/1/15

Three (white, middle-aged, male) artists have been announced for the final shortlist for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London—one of the world's most prestigious portraiture painting prizes, aimed at encouraging artists to develop the portrait in their work. The entries must all be painted in oil, tempera, or acrylic on canvas or board and must be painted from a real life sitting. Matan Ben-Cnaan, Michael Gaskell, and Borja Buces Renard are the final th... [more]

20140313154726-bulltablepainting An Exercise in Looking Closely  
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Louise Hopkins at Mummery + Schnelle March 19th, 2014 - May 10th, 2014
Posted 3/26/14

In this exhibition, Louise Hopkins continues her exploration of everyday surfaces, including maps, magazine pages, and photographs. In each case, Hopkins manages to find a way to deal with each surface/object such that it becomes converted into a painting. Her works on maps are a case in point. For one work, she has painted over all the countries on the map with blue paint, matching the blue of the sea. On first seeing the work, you encounter a monochromatic painting. Closer inspection reveals t... [more]


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