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Artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour

Artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour

Hardeep Pandhal – Self-Loathing Flashmob, installation detail, 2018 Courtesy of Alan Dimmick In his latest exhibition, Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. Taking place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange (NAE) and Primary, the dual setting show creates what the […]

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Devotion: Georg Baselitz’s intense, emotionally charged portraits of famous artists

Devotion: Georg Baselitz’s intense, emotionally charged portraits of famous artists

GEORG BASELITZ Philip Guston 1944, 2018 Oil on canvas 65 x 39 3/8 in 164.9 x 100 cm © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann. Courtesy Gagosian «There have always been portraits throughout art history. But more important than the subject has always been the artist himself… I call this exhibition […]

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Duo Color: Wang Guangle’s meditative paintings that draw upon spiritual exploration

Duo Color: Wang Guangle’s meditative paintings that draw upon spiritual exploration

Wang Guangle 180716, 2018. © Wang Guangle, courtesy Pace Gallery One of the preeminent contemporary abstract painters, Wang Guangle’s work is rooted in an «investigation of painting’s temporality and in the power of the canvas as a vessel of labour and marker of time». He calls upon a historical tradition […]

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Plants and flowers made entirely from non-recyclable trash illuminated in a dark forest in Berlin

Plants and flowers made entirely from non-recyclable trash illuminated in a dark forest in Berlin

Following on from her dark and dystopian Swan Song installation, a site-specific artwork made entirely of non-recyclable trash, Clare Celeste Börsch is back with Swan Song (II). Set in Berlin, the plants and flowers, illuminated by LED lights, are built from discarded packaging, straws, and other single-use plastics. «Placed outdoors, […]

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Sophie Melissa’s rich textured illustrations with limited colours and simple shapes

Sophie Melissa’s rich textured illustrations with limited colours and simple shapes

Describing her style as graphic, colourful and bold, London illustrator Sophie Melissa works with limited colour palettes to create layered, texture-rich pieces. «I enjoy finding a balance between analogue and digital techniques,» she told Creative Boom. «I combine them by starting each illustration as a pencil drawing, and once created […]

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Photographs that document the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children

Photographs that document the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children

Katie Wilson, Bedrooms of London- Adam, 2017 © Katie Wilson Launching next month at the Foundling Museum is a photographic exhibition that documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. Bedrooms of London presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson, focusing on the spaces in which […]

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Caroline Broadhead on 10 years at Central Saint Martins and her love of jewellery and collaboration

Caroline Broadhead on 10 years at Central Saint Martins and her love of jewellery and collaboration

All photography courtesy of Central Saint Martins Central Saint Martins is hosting a retrospective of the work of Caroline Broadhead this month, featuring projects spanning 45 years of her diverse practice. Trained as a jeweller at Central Saint Martins, the college was lucky to see her return in 2009 to […]

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Hardhats of New York City: Leland Bobbé photographs the remarkable people who build the Big Apple

Hardhats of New York City: Leland Bobbé photographs the remarkable people who build the Big Apple

When you visit New York for the first time, it’s impossible not to marvel at the tall buildings everywhere you look. Friends who live there say you can always spot someone from out of town as they’ll constantly be looking skyward. For local photographer Leland Bobbé, he loves to spot […]

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Body Cage: Audun Grimstad’s paintings of ornate clothing that explore feelings of claustrophobia

Body Cage: Audun Grimstad’s paintings of ornate clothing that explore feelings of claustrophobia

All images courtesy of the artist © Audun Grimstad In his latest series of oil paintings, Body Cage, Norwegian painter and illustrator Audun Grimstad plays with elements of fashion design – ornate garments, lush spaces, bold colour – to create abstract arrangements that explore «issues of feeling trapped inside the […]

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