bahith @ Gazelli Art House

In Akka Artwork (Naqsh Collective, 2019), a large-scale piece made of natural stone marble and brass, a number of figures line up to jump off of a tall cliff into a calm sea down below. As they leap from their highly intricate surface, they wave their hands in the air and look down below expectantly, […]

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Writings on the Wall @ Waddington Custot

While graffiti seems like a modern art form, in reality, it could be argued to be one of the oldest. The first cave paintings – found both in France and Indonesia – are believed to be over 40,000 years old, and men and women have been making their marks on walls, buildings and public spaces […]

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Mustafa Hulusi @ Pi Artworks

Scattered across the floor of Cyprus Realism at Pi Artworks are a series of dried-up pomegranates that have been painted gold. The orbs rest upon pieces of crumpled up newspaper, which are covered in photographs of rotting fruit. The decaying images contrast with the pomegranates resting above them, as they glisten in golden splendour, with […]

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Anthea Hamilton @ Thomas Dane Gallery

Cecil Vyse – one-time fiancé of protagonist Miss Lucy Honeychurch in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908) – is a pretentious character that perceives himself as a sensitive intellectual, resulting in a sense of obstinate self-awareness and an exaggerated style. In an exhibition filled with butterflies, boots, nudity and tartan, Vyse’s skewed mode […]

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Gallery Girl meets Ripsy May

“This person could really do with a necklace or some boobs” – Ripsy May Artist, musician and zine-creator Ripsy May could be described as a triple threat. Her artwork enchants with the endearing yet mischievous energies her child-like characters emit, while her silky smooth voice provides the basis for songs that touch on love and […]

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Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng @ Somerset House

“The monkey king was misbehaving and so the Buddha imprisoned him under the Five Finger Mountains.” – Joyce Ng Despite becoming more and more international, in the worlds of art and fashion, the dominant language is English. While new markets continue to thrive outside of the West, major-players across the globe are still expected to […]

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FiBRA @ von Goetz

In February 2018 eight London-based artists were invited to observe and participate in the textile-centred practices of the Kogi and Wayuu indigenous communities in Colombia. The residency – called FiBRA – enabled the artists to witness the ancient skills of working with natural fibres that are considered to be fundamental and indispensable elements of the […]

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