Category: Artist Spotlight

Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares: Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf

Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares: Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf

The narratives of dreams and nightmares have long been represented in art. Whether biblical, fantasies of folklore or fictionalised, artists have for centuries depicted surreal visions. Recent works by the three artists Raqib Shaw, Lu Song and Kenny Scharf all provide interpretation of dreamscapes that linger in your mind long after your first encounter with...

17th July 201924th February 2020
Organic humanity in the 21st Century: Nicholas Johnson & Rory Menage

Organic humanity in the 21st Century: Nicholas Johnson & Rory Menage

In our world of the digital and the concrete, the sight of high-rises and fluorescent screens have left us thirsty for green space as well as headspace. By returning to the dynamic forms of nature and humanity, British artists Nicholas Johnson and Rory Menage offer us reprieve from the monotony of technological precision. Fantasies of...

28th June 201928th June 2019
Artist Spotlight: Salvatore Arancio

Artist Spotlight: Salvatore Arancio

Current Exhibition: Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, Whitechapel Gallery, 25 August 2018 - 6 January 2019. Salvatore Arancio’s latest solo show, Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio, is being held at East London’s Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition, which closes in the new year, sees two supposedly distinct disciplines coalesce. On encountering Leopold [...]

9th October 201816th January 2019
La Pietra and Stampone at Foligno’s Centre of Contemporary Art

La Pietra and Stampone at Foligno’s Centre of Contemporary Art

Foligno’s Center of Contemporary Italian Art is hosting a double exhibition. On display are the two renowned Italian artists Ugo La Pietra and Giuseppe Stampone. Ugo La Pietra’s ‘Istruzioni per abitare la citta’ traces a number of recurrent themes in the artist’s eclectic work. The show’s title, which translates to ‘Instructions for living in the city’, refers [...]

30th July 201810th January 2019
Artist Spotlight: Vasilis Asimakopoulos

Artist Spotlight: Vasilis Asimakopoulos

Vasilis Asimakopoulos is a Greek artist whose practice explores challenging concepts through the reinterpretation of everyday and mass-produced objects. He examines how remnants of the past are ever-present in our space through visual indications. The environment we occupy holds echoes of bygone experiences that manifest physically and spectrally. A room or space expresses its own [...]

17th July 201810th January 2019