Review no 65: Art for a period of lockdown: US artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN I have long admired the work of acclaimed American artist Edward Hopper, probably most famous for his work Nighthawks. His life and work has been written about particularly evocatively by Olivia Laing in her book The Lonely City. That book talked about the effects of loneliness on creativity, and on […]

Review no 29: Jide Odukoya – “Turn it Up: On Paradoxes” exhibition (Nigeria)

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 […]

Review no 13: Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), Painter of Disquiet (Switzerland)

EUROPE I’d seen reproductions of Swiss artist Félix Vallotton’s work posted up all over the London transport network to advertise the recent exhibition of his work, and was determined to make it to the Royal Academy before the show ended on 29 September 2019. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Vallotton left home for the French capital, […]

Review no 4: Olafur Eliasson, In Real Life

@ Tate Modern, London, UK from July 2019 until January 2020 DENMARK – ICELAND : EUROPE Olafur Eliasson, born in 1967, is an exciting and accessible contemporary artist, who was brought up in Denmark and Iceland. In the 1990s he moved to Berlin, Germany, where he established the Studio Olafur Eliasson. In 2003 I visited his […]