Most Recent Art Reviews

  • This was briliant. Normally I get quite bored in lectures but this talk was fascinating, and when you remember that it was esentially all about porcelain that makes it all the more incredible.   It's tricky to know whether to write a review about Edmund de Waal himself, or the content of the ...
  •   What can I say. I've been to loads of Mary Chain concerts. The first on the automatic tour back whenever that was. I was so scared as my parents kept telling me people died at rock concerts. But I was such a fan I threw all that away to go. I just had to go. And then it did feel more dange...
  • There were som gems here, but it took a while to dig them out. I hadn’t been to the Affordable Art Fair for a few years and this time it felt a bit more upmarket that the last time I went. There’s a a really nice cafe on an upper level with a cool view over all the galleries. Where, inci...
  • A cracking show. The private view was absolutely packed with an eclectic combination of lawyers and artists, all rounded off by Nicholas Serota arriving to look closely at the artworks while dressed in his customary long grey raincoat and briefcase.   I’ve always thought this grey busin...
  • In a brutal sum up the book says that your art is TOTALLY AND UTTERLY IRRELEVANT to getting into a gallery, or having any success. Frankly if you haven't realised that by now you’re missing something, but still having it spelt out in black and white by this book is well, depressing.   F...
  • 20 January
    Posted by Official Review
    Maybe its because it was so insanley cold on the day I went. Perhaps that kept people away and that meant there wasn't much of a buzz. Either way London Art Fair seemed a little lacklustre this year. It may also have the been the inordinate amount of black and white, just black, brown and grey paint...
  • I’d always known Peter Lanyon’s gliding paintings but I’d never really got them, or really liked them until this show. Nor did I know that he’d made weird little gliding sculptures or that the later gliding paintings were less worked with thinner more flat colours. The little...
  • The fact that Bridget Riley herself was sitting on a bench chatting to a few people made seeing this exhibition a little more surreal than I initially thought it was going to be, and she had on a very nice light grey and black striped scarf, like she was wearing her own work.   Anyway the sho...
  • 15 October 2015
    Posted by Official Review
    Fascinting as usual - here's the ArtTop10 Top 10 of this year's Frieze London -    1. Xavier Vielhan, Light Machine (Music) 2015 - Gallerie Perrotin - Paris, New York, Hong Kong.   Hard to take a pciture of, but these lightbulbs fluctuated brilliantly with images and amazement! &...
  • 15 October 2015
    Posted by Official Review
    Frieze London was brilliant once again with numerous paintings to feast on from Picasso to Monet to Patrick Heron to Sigmar Polke. Pure pleasure, only disappointment is that there was no successful celeb spotting this year. Last year Harrson Ford was looking at a Cy Twombly, while people were litera...