This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.
(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading
A solo exhibition by British artist Greyson Perry has opened in Serpentine Gallery, London. It’s called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Perry is best known for his social commentary and award winning ceramic work, but this exhibitions covers art using variety of materials: wood, stone, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry.
The most important pieces from David Bowie’s personal art and design collection will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London, including Jean-Michel Basquiat’s magnificent Air Power. Continue reading
New exhibition at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery by American artist Theaster Gates is called Freedom of Assembly. Although at first the work appears quite dark and minimalistic, the experience going through the gallery becomes empowering and positive – in the end it is about freedom to express. Continue reading
New work from the critically acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The title of this portrait exhibition is “Who are you?” It is an investigation into modern identity and lifestyles. Continue reading
Modern Tapestry by Greyson Perry. In The Vanity of Small Differences artist Grayson Perry explores his fascination with taste and the visual story. It tells of our interior lives in a series of six tapestries. The creation process was also documented in three television programmes, All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, for Channel 4. The artist goes on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain, to gather inspiration for his artworks, literally weaving the characters he meets into a narrative partly inspired by Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress.