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How Painter Sara Sherwood Finds Inspiration in the City

Painter Sara Sherwood gave up a career in the City of London to become a full-time artist in 2005. But the city still influences her work, which includes large-scale oil-on-canvas cityscapes full of light and inspiration. We asked her about her process and the state of the art market. What brought you to painting, and what do you get from it? I loved art at school and one of the teachers really helped me express...

Artes Mundi 9 Opens With Virtual Exhibition

The UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will open virtually (with guided video walkthroughs of each artist’s presentation) on Monday 15th March 2021 ahead of its physical exhibition in April. The Artes Mundi 9 winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced digitally on Thursday 15th April 2021. Due to the continuing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will now open virtually...

European Art Logistics and the Challenges of 2020/21

A challenging enough business at the best of times, art logistics has become an even more complex undertaking in these days of coronavirus, Brexit and economic uncertainty. We asked the experts from hasenkamp for their insights How have European logistics specialists adapted to the challenges of 2020? The impact of the coronavirus on art logistics and storage has to be judged differently. Transport, especially international transport, is of course very much related to the airline...

Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan Go Head To Head

Two world famous figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan, come together in artistic dialogue for the first time in Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?. The exhibition, postponed from November, now takes place from 7th December 2020 – February 2021 at Ben Brown Fine Arts. The exhibition, curated by internationally renowned curator and author Michael Peppiatt, features portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan. This...
Susie MacMurray’s Striking Sculptures On Show at Pangolin London

Art FocusSusie MacMurray’s Striking Sculptures On Show at Pangolin London

A new body of works from sculptor Susie MacMurray opens next week at Pangolin London. Murmur is a compelling collection of striking, tactile and thought-provoking sculptures and installations, alongside intricate drawings, and new bronze and silver works created in a first-time collaboration with foundry Pangolin Editions. Delicate, sensuous velvet contrasts with rusty barbed wire often reclaimed from battlefields or training grounds; soft round droplets of white wax are painstakingly placed at the ends of sleek...
ADA \ Contemporary Art Gallery Opens in Accra, Ghana

Art FocusADA \ Contemporary Art Gallery Opens in Accra, Ghana

Marking its opening in Accra, Ghana, ADA \ contemporary art gallery unveils its inaugural exhibition, Gindin Mangoro: Under the Mango Tree, the debut solo presentation of Nigerian painter Collins Obijiaku (b. 1995). From October 15th to November 19th, 2020, the gallery will present the emerging artist’s new body of work, a selection of 17 intimate portraits delving into notions of Blackness, lived experience, interiority and identity. Debuting ADA’s program of curated exhibitions specializing in the...
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