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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Dreamers Awake @ White Cube

I become my art, my art becomes me. My art is becoming my heart in my art. My heart is hard to handle, my art is too. I want to overwhelm you. I want to touch your feelings I want to give you tender strength. Feel! Feel the folds; one fold, two folds, expressive precise […]

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Grayson Perry @ Turner Contemporary

I have long been a fan of Grayson Perry and his art. The Turner Prize winning potter is relatable to many people. Perry is not at all an elitist. For one thing he willingly talks about his art practice in public. He also unashamedly flaunts his cross-dressing habits with his alter-ego Claire often making appearances […]

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Tracey Emin @ White Cube

Tracey Emin is probably the marmite of the art world. Everyone has an opinion about her and her work and whether that be good or bad, it cannot be denied that she is arguably the most famous female living British artist. Emin’s current show at White Cube focuses on the female nude, a subject that […]

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Summer Exhibition @ Royal Academy

Somehow despite living in London my whole life and despite being an artophile ever since I was old enough to understand what a picture is, I have managed to always miss the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Last week a surprise early birthday gift of a membership to the RA landed on my doorstep and I […]

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Fourth Plinth @ ICA

So far, seven contemporary artists have presented work on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The plinth which was originally designed to house an equestrian statue of William IV in 1841 stood empty after this became too expensive leaving a gap to be filled for nearly 150 years. The ICA is now presenting an exhibition […]

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London Print Fair @ Royal Academy

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend my first ever art fair. I was lucky enough to get an invite to the London Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the longest running specialist print fair. In it’s 27th year the fair houses over 50 exhibitors showcasing prints from the renaissance until the present day with […]

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