Harald Sohlberg: a Norwegian painter of magical landscapes
“No one has put the Palestinian experience in visual term so austerely and yet so playfully, so compellingly and at the same time so allusively” – Edward Said In 2016 I was introduced to the work of Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum, when I attended an exhibition of her work at Tate Modern in London. Hatoum […]
My review of the moody art of Léon Spilliaert
@ Tate Modern, London, until 15 March 2020 EUROPE Dora Maar (born Henrietta Markovitch) is perhaps best known as “Picasso’s girlfriend”. However, what has been too often overlooked is that she also created a large and impressive body of work on her own terms. From a bourgeois background, Maar attended progressive Parisian art schools and, […]
Up close and personal with Rembrandt’s luminous paintwork
I was introduced to the work of avant-garde techy artist Nam June Paik
My examination of the emotionally raw work of trail-blazing German print-maker Käthe Kollwitz
AFRICA till 21st June 2020 @ Horniman Museum, London The art world remains hugely Eurocentric, and even living in London it can be really tricky to find shows of work by artists and photographers from outside Europe. The wonderful, slightly eccentric Horniman Museum in south London is currently hosting a small exhibition of work by […]
I went to see the work of “one of Finland’s best kept secrets”, artist Helene Schjerfbeck.
The greatest artist you’ve never heard of?
Exhibition @ Tate Modern, London, UK from August 2019 until July 2020 EUROPE “Generally I am not as interested in the finished work as I am in the way it comes about, which is to say the question of realising a task that I have set myself, the idea” – Dora Maurer I went to […]