Archives for posts tagged ‘london’

George Henry Longly

George Henry Longly Work from “Hair Care” at Jonathan Viner, London. “Whoever thought that Samson’s power would be in his hair? Not Delilah, or anyone else for that matter. A magnificent Biblical warrior, with superhuman powers, Samson tore a lion limb from limb with his bare hands with the help of his magical hair, but […]

Helen Marten

Helen Marten Work from her oeuvre. “Marten treats physical stuff the digital way: she drags and drops, compresses and unpacks, crashes and reboots. She’s obviously not the only one doing this, but she does it in a way that is as comfortable with sculpture as hammering or welding (although she actually does occasionally hammer and […]

Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi Work from “Gesture/Data” at Pilar Corrias, London. “Ken Okiishi takes up and troubles the vocabulary of the media that he uses. His works hover over and within the relationships between matter and memory, perception and action of a digitally networked culture. Using video, performance, and installation he creates moments when language and images […]

Comrades of Time

“Comrades of Time” at Cell Project Space, London. “[A firework is lit. A small crowd stands, watching as it shoots upwards into the sky. An explosion. Sparks fly outwards.] The history of art since the birth of modernism follows the trajectory of a firework. An artwork, once a singular object of contemplation in which time […]

Daniel Eatock

Daniel Eatock Work from Mini-Manifesto “Using my background knowledge from working as a graphic designer, I employ a rational, logical and pragmatic approach when making work. I have an ongoing interest to proposing and finding solutions to problems, often problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved, the shaping of the question is […]

Lutz Bacher

Lutz Bacher Work from “Black Beauty” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. “Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Bacher has drawn upon disconnected information from popular culture and her own life, producing works that play with the interchangeability of identity, sexuality and the human body. Bacher uses images and objects in […]

Ethan Cook

Ethan Cook Work from Lobstee. “It seems only right that Ethan Cook would choose to title this exhibition after a one-word poem by Aram Saroyan. Like Saroyan, Cook tends to lean towards the minimal, favoring an approach centered on visible process, understated gesture, and economy of form. Keen to find aesthetic potential in unassuming sources, […]

Nick Relph

Nick Relph Work from Tomorrow There Is No Recording. “Tomorrow There Is No Recording examines handicraft, materials and ideas of value. Using a four-harness floor loom, Relph has fabricated a series of weaves using materials including polyester, rayon, silk, monofilament, latex and paper. The weaves are presented at Chisenhale as part of a specially conceived […]

Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Christopher Kulendran Thomas Work from the ongoing work www.when-platitudes-become-form.lk “Artworks by some of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated young artists are re-configured by Christopher Kulendran Thomas for the Western art market as part of the ongoing enterprise When Platitudes Become Form. This radical re-marketing of the island’s contemporary art raises funds to resist the oppression of communities displaced […]

James Abbott McNeil Whistler

James Abbott McNeil Whistler From Top to Bottom: Nocturne: Blue and Gold – Southampton Water (1872), Nocturne (1875-1880), Nocturn in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket (1875), Nocturne (1878) “Whistler’s aim in these works was to convey a sense of the beauty and tranquility of the Thames by night. It was Frederick Leyland who first used the name ‘nocturne’ to describe […]