The Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Art critic Tabish Khan brings you the top art exhibitions to visit this week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. All are closing soon:

Henry Hudson: Sun City Tanning @ Carl Kostyal
The artist famous for painting in plasticine returns with brightly coloured jungles. The level of detail is superb, in these works that are purposefully overly dense to create a sense of otherwordliness. Until 25 March. 

War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917-1918 @ Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
The Estorick collection re-opens after a refurbishment to a new show covering the British military efforts in Italy in World War I. The highlight are the fantastic war paintings of Sydney Carline. Until 19 March. 

Kazuo Shiraga @ Levy Gorvy
Dark swirling forms inhabit the canvases of this Japanese painter. Powerful brushstrokes still hold their presence, including the works created in the 1960s. Until 25 March.

Nathan Coley @ Parafin
Upstairs the Tate Modern is ablaze while downstairs the rights of man in Islam are highlighted in works made from light. It’s a visually striking show with the added view of exploring beliefs and the use of public space. Until 18 March.

Barry Reigate: Do Zombies Dance to Love in C Minor? @ Castor Projects
Aside from having an amazing exhibition title, Barry Reigate has created large works and a wall mural filled with movement in this Deptford space – another new discovery for me. Until 25 March.

Estorick image copyright Imperial War Museum and Shiraga image courtesy Hisao Shiraga.

About Tabish Khan

Art Critic for both FAD and Londonist. See as many exhibitions as possible and write reviews, opinion pieces and a weekly top 5 for FAD.