“Most people just stop making art after art school, because you have to work your arse off in London to just live here,”
SUGAR MOUNTAIN explores work by Mike Ballard, Thomas van Linge, Samuel Padfield, Anna Reading, Catriona Robertson and Christopher Stead in response to the transitory space that The Silver Building affords.
Over the last century cartoons and their cultural iconography have been used as a means of relaying important messages in art.
Lucas Dupuy is a painter whose work bucks the current trends in abstract painting to create something strikingly original. His stark, brutalist-style paintings stand in contrast against the brightly coloured, ambiguously blobby, comic abstraction favoured by many painters of his generation.
Joel Kyack is an artist from Los Angeles whose work is a constant flow of reimagined themes, methodology and media, used to create a harmoniously imperfect improvisation
Blondey McCoy is an artist, designer and skateboarder who at just 20 has realised that there is more to life than the cycle of excess and the self awareness caused by social media. In fact, he (unlike so many of his peers) thinks it is a destructive influence.
Estate Agents is a collaborative project between artists Andrew Gillman, Maeva Berthelot and Ivan Bliminse, which celebrates the rich histories and stories these spaces hold, whilst also documenting the crisis they face.
There is a ghostly nostalgia to Mark Leckey’s current show at Cubitt gallery. His latest self analytical exploits arrive in the wake of an extensive survey exhibition, at MoMA PS1 late last year, and revert back to a smaller scale extension in to his exploration of memory and skewed reality.
Read interviews with two of the artists from this year’s XL Catlin Art Guide
As performance art grows in popularity, with a new generation of artists, eager to push boundaries and traverse new territory, we check out a new platform which is aiming to develop and nurture artists and their practice.
Nástio Mosquito is quickly becoming one of the most hotly tipped, young stars of contemporary art. His practice traverses video and music, performance and installation…
Mark Leckey’s work is so important.
This week Somerset House has played host to the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair which showcases the worlds most interesting artists and galleries at the forefront of contemporary African art.