Pop Art @ Barbican

The first art that I ever engaged with as a child was Pop Art. I loved the cartoon colours, the vibrant energy and the overall aesthetic of it. If it weren’t for Pop Art I may never have widened my horizons into other kinds of art at all. The current Pop Art Design exhibition at […]

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The Show is Over @ Gagosian

When most people think about art they think about painting. The Gagosian believes however, that the era of painting is over and presents us with a more abstract view of art. The show is a modern look at abstraction. However, I think the title is wrong. Many of the images do in fact involve paint. […]

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Chuck Close @ White Cube

Over 150 images spanning the last 40 years are currently adorning the White Cube’s walls. These prints comprise huge portraits which stare out at you. They are hyper-real, lifelike and unidealised. They are so realistic they look like photographs. But they aren’t. Portrait artist Chuck Close suffered a spinal aneurysm in 1988 yet looking at […]

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Lichtenstein @ Tate Modern

Benday dots, heavy black outlines and primary colours. The Tate Modern has been taken over by an impressive retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein’s work which will have you yearning for your childhood comic books . The show documents the artists career from its very beginnings explaining his break away from abstract expressionism to the cartoon imagery […]

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Art Drive @ ICA

It is a case of so much to do, so little time for me right now, and with the London 2012 festival I really have been spoilt for choice when the odd free moment arises. However, I did manage to catch a glimpse of the ICA’s art drive at Great Eastern Street Car Park, although […]

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