Tabish Khan brings you five art exhibitions in London that you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you.
1. Michael Kenna: France @ Beetles + Huxley
Fantastically composed black and white images from across France. A sublime greatest hits of his French photographs will make you want to jump on a place and fly over to see the real thing.
2. Astronomy photographer of the year @ Royal Observatory, Greenwich
This competition delivers every time and this year’s is no exception with fantastic shots of distant nebulae, our solar system and the northern lights.
3. Psycolourgy: Nick Smith @ Lawrence Alkin
Smith recreates masterpieces using colour swatches that have been renamed to either include a relevant narrative or what each colour means to the artist. A great mix of the personal and the accessible.
4. Thomas Allen: Contemporary Cave Painting @ Rebecca Hossack, Charlotte St
Allen has created a cave at the back of the gallery that he has been slowly populating with a mix of surreal and primitive imagery. Visitors can watch him work and make their own scribbles, which will be integrated into the final piece.
5. War, Art and Surgery @ Hunterian Museum
Drawings showing the harrowing injuries incurred during war and how surgeons used to reconstruct body parts to best repair their injuries.