Review no 75: Artist Mona Hatoum (Palestine)

“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 […]

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 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, […]