Political atrocities and poetry combine in the work of installation and video artist Alfredo Jaar
Abstract artist Frank Bowling
“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 […]
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 […]
My review of the moody art of Léon Spilliaert
Up close and personal with Rembrandt’s luminous paintwork
I was introduced to the work of avant-garde techy artist Nam June Paik
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 […]
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, […]