Jasper Spires is an arts writer based in London, UK. He has been published in The Spectator, MoneyWeek and FAD Magazine, with articles that examine the philosophical mechanisms present in contemporary artworks and the cultures that surround them.
Sparklehorse is perhaps best known for the intimacy of his music. Walking along a narrow road between independent rock and experimental electronic production, Mark Linkous’ flagship project has been beloved by fans for its delicate compositions, emotional intensity, and the heartfelt connection it provided to the man himself.
“Postwar Modern” collects not only some of the most impactful artwork produced following the Second World War, but draws crucial focus to the impact that trauma can have on the subjectivity of the artist.
Paolo Canevari’s art has been sculpted from the shadows of the modern world, but he hasn’t lost hope. Working with pitch-black rubber, used tires, and exhausted oil, he turns the waste products and omnipresent aftermath of industry into poignant structures that highlight how human beings have reshaped the world.
Paolo Canevari’s latest exhibition distils his artwork’s contention between the power of mankind, and the possibilities of polyvalence. Showing now at the Cardi Gallery in London, Canevari’s retrospective “Self-Portrait / Autoritratto” wrestles with his metamorphic practice, developed over the last thirty years.
Rachel Whiteread’s latest exhibition, “Internal Objects’, is an ode to lost bodies and the ghosts of our language. Showing now at Gagosian in London, Whiteread’s sculpture gives a unique incarnation to the uncanny, through its focus on the specific process by which familiar shapes and objects can be made alien to their observer.
Arturo Herrera’s most recent work, exhibited in “From This Day Forwards” is a phenomenological shotgun blast. Showing at the Thomas Dane Gallery in London, soon to be freed from the restraints of a Covid-19 Lockdown, Herrera’s dynamic collage works most prominently to overwhelm the senses, in a blitz of overlapping imagery and colour, even as we vehemently struggle to understand it.