East Meets West: The Landscape Paintings of Maki Na KamuraFebruary 8, 2019
My first encounter with Maki Na Kamura’s art left me perplexed with what exactly the German-based, Japanese artist was intending to show her viewers in her paintings. Although I was confused by the subject matter of her paintings,...
Is AI Painting the Future of Art?February 6, 2019
The times change and technology becomes engrained deeper and deeper in all areas of our lives. Art is not spared either, last October we heard a controversial piece of news: for the first time in history, Christie’s auctioned...
More Light! – Canary Wharf Winter LightsJanuary 21, 2019
Canary Wharf Winter Lights returns for the fifth time with a dose of light much needed in the post-holiday season. This year’s edition features 21 installations by some of the most imaginative and exciting international artists working with...
Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western ArtDecember 1, 2018
For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. Let us remember the woman bearing flowers in the background of Manet’s famous nude Olympia of...
The iPad-designed David Hockney’s Queen’s Window Presented At Westminster AbbeySeptember 29, 2018
David Hockney is an artist who lately, while creating his works often reaches for… his iPad. A coloured window designed on a tablet has been unveiled at Westminster Abbey. It shows blue skies and a red country path...
Imagined Paradise Lost: Raqib Shaw’s Reinterpretations of Old MastersSeptember 22, 2018
Raqib Shaw was born in Calcutta in 1974 to a family of luxury goods merchants who sold rugs, shawls, jewels and antiques, hence already from a young age, Shaw was immersed in the world of jewellery, carpets, and...
Danger, Danger: Art Can Hurt YouSeptember 12, 2018
Every once in a while, an accident involving an artwork happens. Usually, it is the artwork that ends up damaged, but sometimes it is the audience that comes to harm and gets injured. This happened in case of Descent...
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