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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Shades of Summer @ Arthill Gallery

Imagine the glittering surface of a private swimming pool in Los Angeles in July. The pool is yours and you are alone, nobody is here to bother you. As you begin to get into the water, you see an oasis inhabited with tropical birds and exotic flora. Out of curiosity you get out of the […]

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The Ocean Can Be Yours @ Gerald Moore

The ocean can be yours. Can it? Visas, passports and border control may argue otherwise. Air travel is a modern phenomenon, the first commercial flight crossed the skies in 1914, before then however, voyages traversed oceans by ship. Who owns the sea? This is a question that our ancestors have been arguing about for centuries […]

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Azadeh Razaghdoost @ Sophia Contemporary

‘O rose thou art sick The invisible worm … Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy’ – The Sick Rose, William Blake, 1794 What does the state of contemporary Iran and eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain and France have in common? Persian artist, Azadeh Razaghdoost, […]

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Contemporary Arab Art @ Whitechapel

The incumbent exhibition of modern and contemporary Arab art at the Whitechapel Gallery is not in any way how I expected it to be. I am so used to seeing modern art displayed against white walls that when a slightly coloured background is introduced I am thrown a little off balance. That said, the unexpected […]

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