Gallery Girl in conversation with Samira Addo and Cristina BanBan

Painters Cristina BanBan (b. Barcelona, 1987) and Samira Addo (b. London 1992) have both enjoyed great success at a relatively early stage in their careers. Both artists focus on the body; Addo, is a portrait-artist who uses her work to evoke emotions and the subtleties of facial expressions whereas BanBan’s work comprises large and colourful […]

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Rosemarie Castoro, Wanda Czelkowska and Lydia Okumura @ Thaddaeus Ropac

‘“Castoro, Castoro, I saw your paintings at Johnny’s. I liked them very much. I thought you were a boy” (Leo Castelli). I turned around and went back to Spring Street producing my next body of work. My energies in the world were for those not yet born…Cezanne didn’t live on institutional acceptance. Time validates and […]

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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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Louise Bourgeois @ MoMA

  The Tate Modern opened in May 2000 when I was six years old. During its inauguration year, a huge steel spider made its home in the Turbine Hall, allowing the viewer to walk around its long spindly legs and look up at its body, or down onto it from the above gallery floors. This […]

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Gallery Girl meets Hiba Schahbaz

Hiba Schahbaz paints nude, peach-toned goddesses that smile languidly out at their viewer against pastel coloured backdrops overflowing with delicate arrangements of flora and fauna. Born in Karachi and now living in Brooklyn, Hiba’s long-haired beauties, look like they have stepped out of a dream world and are painted in soft, shimmery watercolours that completely […]

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Radical Love: Female Lust @ The Crypt

I have a lover who thinks the world Of himself and when he sees me off He cocks up ‘You couldn’t have had a better man.’ And I throw back: ‘Do you know of a better woman?’ – Hafsa bint Hamdan, 10th century Islamic Spain It is no secret that throughout history, the voices of […]

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Feminism in Contemporary Art

Warning: This post may be controversial. A few months ago I was invited to a one-day exhibition of contemporary feminist art consisting of paintings, installations and performances. To be honest I have never quite completely understood the usual approach to feminism in contemporary art. Yes, I am for feminism, however, personally, I do not see […]

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