Reflections #2: Fighting Marathon for Charity and Volunteering for the Elderly

Reflections #2: Fighting Marathon for Charity and Volunteering for the Elderly

Reflections on... October 2018. Looking back, this month seemed to have revolved around charity and volunteering. But there were also several trips and of course plenty of films I need to recommend you to watch (or definitely not). Read the full article to discover what I've been up to this month!

Remaining Fearless in the Face of Art: Interview with Artist Eric N Mack

Remaining Fearless in the Face of Art: Interview with Artist Eric N Mack

Currently on show at Simon Lee Gallery is 'Misa Hylton-Brim', the first solo London exhibition of New York-based artist Eric N Mack. I had to pleasure to share a house with him during our Robert Rauschenberg residency in Florida where I interviewed him about his work and practice.

From Graffiti to Celebrity: Jean-Michel Basquiat

From Graffiti to Celebrity: Jean-Michel Basquiat

The most comprehensive retrospective to date in the UK on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat opened today at the Barbican Centre in London. The opening was heralded by two brand-new pieces by street artist Banksy in celebration of Basquiat. Banksy’s tribute couldn’t be any more fitting as Basquiat didn’t only start his career as a graffiti artist, but his colourful and ‘freestyle’ drawings have clearly influenced so many graffiti writers and street artists ever since.

‘Art Can Change the World’ – In the Footsteps of Robert Rauschenberg

‘Art Can Change the World’ – In the Footsteps of Robert Rauschenberg

I am extremely fortunate and feel humbled to be writing this article from the 20-acre Florida estate of the late Robert Rauschenberg, a mercurial artist who bridged the worlds of painting, performance, sculpture, new and found media. For six decades he created wild and pioneering art up to his death in 2008. His Foundation has opened up his home and studio for artists from all over the world and from different backgrounds and I still can't believe I am one of them.

Beyond Seven Mountains: The Reinvention of Ancient Myths and Fairy Tales in the British Countryside

Beyond Seven Mountains: The Reinvention of Ancient Myths and Fairy Tales in the British Countryside

"A long time ago, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests" there lay the English town of Corby. Just on the outskirts of the town one can find a little tranquil green haven made up from two little woods that used to be part of the ancient and bigger woods of Rockingham Forest, once the royal hunting grounds for King William I. From 1 August till 31 October, you can experience a magical moment whilst visiting the Fermynwoods Contemporary Art exhibition 'Beyond Seven Mountains' in these old Corby woodlands.

Exhibition: Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition: Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts

One of the must see exhibitions right now is the Ai Weiwei retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (till 13 December). This exhibition shows a great selection of installations, videos, photographs, furniture and even wallpaper by this great Chinese contemporary artist and political activist. The show is definitely thought-provoking and will give you [...]

Exhibition: Sculptor Duane Hanson at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Exhibition: Sculptor Duane Hanson at the Serpentine Gallery, London

Until Sunday 13 September 2015 you can see the fantastic free exhibition of hyper-realistic sculptures by American artist Duane Hanson (1925-1996) at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. The retrospective showcases a selection of works from Hanson’s 40-year long career with pieces from 1979 till 1995. It's a definite must-see!

Steel Life: Sam Peacock and Roy’s People

Steel Life: Sam Peacock and Roy’s People

A Dutch girl walks into a bar and joins a Yorkshireman, an Essexer and a Midlander... Not the beginning of a joke, but actually the start of an animated interview between fellow blogger Inspiring City, artists Sam Peacock, Roy’s People and myself. The setting was a trendy bar in a popular East London hotel and the [...]

Post for the Curious: Curio-City Opening at Curious Duke Gallery

Post for the Curious: Curio-City Opening at Curious Duke Gallery

Last week I joined kindred curious spirits and head off for the opening of the Curio-City exhibition at the Curious Duke Gallery (CDG). This group exhibition is the kick-off show for the new gallery space. Owner and curator Eleni Duke founded the gallery 2.5 years ago and recently found the opportunity to re-locate her gallery [...]