Lowry at the Tate – too sombre

Lowry at the Tate – too sombre

A large exhibition at Tate Britain, but sadly it was not completely representational.  As Brian Sewell in his review in the Evening Standard commented, a suggestion that he was on par with the best French artists of his day is a little overdone, and this appears to have influenced the selection of paintings.  While all […]

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Again at the Whitechapel Gallery, complimentary to the Spirit of Utopia exhibition is this small exhibition from the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. It includes a range of colourful work from leading international artists, as part of the Gallery’s ongoing programme showing rarely-seen public and private collections. Read More…. . Tweet

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

The main galleries at the Whitechapel have been taken over by ten artists and collectives from around the world who are seeking suggesting answers to the future of the economy, the environment and society itself, asking, ‘what if?’  Inevitably some are optimistic; some pessimistic, but generally they are thought-provoking.  The installations include a live studio […]

Sir Anthony Caro – The Old Guys are the Best (1)

Sir Anthony Caro – The Old Guys are the Best (1)

Sir Anthony Caro is nearly 90 and shows no signs of slowing down. His new series “Park Avenue” on display at the Gagosian Gallery takes steel tubes, angles and plates and throws them together as if they were stiff paper and cloth into imaginative abstract sculptures that defy gravity.  He once described his work as […]

Robert Irwin – The Old Guys are the Best (2)

Robert Irwin – The Old Guys are the Best (2)

Another artist in this 80′s, Californian artist Robert Irwin has given us a stunning reflective installation in one of the main rooms of the Royal Academy at Burlington Gardens plus an aptly-named light sculpture “Picadilly” upstairs.  It is a great pity we have not seen more of this artist given the importance of his work […]

Revolutionary Art – but a missed opportunity

Revolutionary Art – but a missed opportunity

“Mexico – A Revolution in Art 1910-1940 is a good exhibition on the art of the revolutionary period in Mexico, but it is a missed opportunity.  It is a pity that it had to complete with space with the Richard Rogers exhibition in Burlington Gardens as, with more space, there could have been so much […]