Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks five exhibitions to see online. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. Those looking for more online exhibitions should see his top 5 for January.
London Art Fair
Normally the starting gun for the calendar art year, this year’s edition is online only so we get to hundreds of artworks and artists all accessible with a click. There’s a huge variety of artworks from both Modern British and contemporary artists, so as with the physical fair everyone will find something they like. Until 31 January.
Sverre Malling: Adieu to Old England @ Kristin Hjellegjerde
These fantastical drawings have a Victorian illustration feel to them and the level of detail on each is fantastic whether it be sitting portraits or a monkey reading some tarot cards. Escape into a fairy tale realm.
Until 27 February.
Lines of Thought @ Pippy Houldsworth
Works by three female artists look at how language shapes our lives and the world around us. My stand out are the works by Kenturah Davis where portraits are overlaid on text. The works by themselves are beautiful but there’s much more here as the text is based on the writings of marginalised voices in science, philosophy and other fields. Until 6 February.
Stuart Redler @ Morgan-Davies Art
Stunning black and white photography of the natural world and the people’s that inhabit it. Backgrounds wash out and details pop in works that will inspire the wanderlust in all of us to get back to travelling once it’s safe to do so. Until 12 February.
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition @ Mall Galleries
Here’s where to get your fix of representational art, all in the medium of pastel. From traditional landscapes and portraits to an excellent views through a rain splattered window there are lots of work here to keep you scrolling for your online art fix.
London Art Fair image copyright Tom Blachford & Mall Gallery image copyright Simon Hodges. All other images copyright artist and gallery.