The Thousand and One Nights @ Artual

The tale of the One Thousand and One Nights is synonymous with the Middle East. In the story, King Shahryar marries a string of women, murdering them after just one night after discovering that his first wife was unfaithful to him. When his vizier could no longer find any women, his daughter Scheherazade offers herself […]

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GaHee Park @ Taymour Grahne

At first glance, GaHee Park’s paintings of interior domestic scenes – mostly at the dinner table – picture well dressed couples living the good life. The men smoke cigars, have elegantly trimmed moustaches and nearly always have a drink in their hand. Similarly, their female counterparts carry the same air of refinement, with their carefully […]

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Jason Noushin @ Susan Eley

Long-limbed women composed of cigarette packaging, torn-up comic books and thick layers of paint sit with their legs crossed and their striking, angular faces turned away from their viewer. These mysterious ladies are part of a series of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Jason Noushin currently on display at Susan Eley Fine Art that are […]

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Gallery Girl meets Afruz Amighi

The drawings and sculptures that comprise Afruz Amighi’s current exhibition Echo’s Chamber at Sophia Contemporary in London were inspired by the permanent collections housed inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A result of an urge to move the Greco-Roman sculptures out of the Museum’s sunlit atrium and swap them with their Oceanic […]

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Abstract Expressionism @ RA

Abstract Expressionism was the first artistic movement that saw the centre of the art world move out of Paris and into New York City. The term, which is now largely associated with American artists like Jackson Pollock, was actually first used in a German magazine in 1919. Alfred Barr, the first director of New York’s […]

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Post Pop @ Saatchi

There is so much to see at the Saatchi Gallery right now that it is impossible to know where to begin. The incumbent exhibition, Post Pop: East Meets West is full to the brim with modern gems to keep the keen gallery-goer entertained for hours. The display boasts 250 works from American, British, Chinese and […]

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George Condo @ Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery is currently hosting the first major retrospective of New Yorker George Condo. Showcasing work spanning three decades, beginning in 1982, the appropriately titled ‘Mental States’ juxtaposes raw emotion with the fantastical and grotesque. The show is set out thematically, with three foci: portraiture, abstract figuration and mania and melancholy. Condo, the […]

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