Don’t miss ‘The Art of the Selfie’ Pop Up Gallery and interactive space in Old Street Station, London, EC1.
4th – 14th November, 8am – 7pm.
From Warhol’s iconic pop art photos through to contemporary expressions of the self, the pop up gallery will explore self-portraiture in the age of the selfie. The space will feature an array of interactive areas, from a self-generated portrait installation to a mirrored selfie wall by some of the best young creatives; alongside a shop packed with graphic art prints and cool stationery gifts.
For those seeking a cultural lunch hour or an after work creative fix, be sure to check out our art workshops and talks on offer throughout the week.
Come and explore, interact and shop ‘The Art of the Selfie’, in a way that has never been seen before.
Hannah Maybank shows a beautiful body of work at Gimpel Fils.
Hannah mixes the delicateness of watercolour with the strength of metal particles, the looseness of painting with careful drawing and creates a dark ghostly beauty.
Hannah Maybank: Bobhowlers and Blooms
29th May – 5th July 2014
30 Davies Street
London, W1K 4NB
A fabulously focused show, not to be missed ….!
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 is a small collection of work produced by Picasso when he was 19, for his debut exhibition in Paris.
During 1901 Picasso painted at least 120 paintings and emerged as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
I was struck by these self portraits – they show self-confidence and intensity – perhaps a turning point in Picasso’s work.
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This powerful retrospective of our best known American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein, opens tomorrow at the Tate Modern.
125 paintings and sculptures are exhibited – many instantly recognisable and others a treat to see and study.
Lichtenstein is best known for his paintings based on comic strips, featuring bold lines and coloured with hand painted dots.
His late ‘Brushstroke’ paintings are just wonderful in their simplicity.
Should there be a homage to Howard Hodgkin…?!
After enjoying this fantastic exhibition, refreshments were served in the dramatic surroundings of the former Bankside Power Station, now the Tate Modern.
Roy Lichtenstein, A Retrospective is on at Tate Modern, from 21 February to 27 May 2013.
Nadav Kander, Flowers Gallery, photograph
In a dark gallery, with dark walls, 7 wonderful photographs shine …..
The bodies of the models are painted with ground marble dust, making them cold and translucent.
The photographs are very large – which made me feel like I was looking at sculptures.
An inspirational exhibition.
Until 9th February.
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a private viewing of the Royal Academy’s fabulous exhibition of Edouard Manet’s portraits.
Amongst more than 50 paintings collected from around the world, were many that were instantly recognisable and wonderful to see, having seen reproductions in books over the years.
Some paintings, never exhibited during Manet’s life, are unfinished. Even though most artists would hate the thought of unfinished works being exhibited, I thought they were beautiful and had a lovely free spirit, that can sometimes be lost when a painting is overworked.
I will have to re-visit this exhibition as one painting was missing – it’s arrival was delayed due to the snow and cancelled flights!
Portraying Life is on at the Royal Academy, London, from 26 January to 14 April 2013