Simon Hantaï, Timothy Taylor, 15 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EX, until 5th March 2016
It may seem strange to us that from 1982 until his death in 2008 Simon Hantaï withdrew from the world of art despite frequent invitations to exhibit his work. Based in Paris, he had started creating his pliage paintings in 1960 where they met with such acclaim that it led to his eventual withdrawal. We must be grateful to Timothy Taylor for bringing his works to London, following a major show at Paris’s Centre Pompidou in 2013.
This Is Today, Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, London W1, until 6th March 2016
This is the gallery’s largest group exhibition so far and features work by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Ian Stephenson, John Plumb, Bernard Cohen, Magda Cordell, Richard Smith, William Turnbull Derek Boshier, Edward Wright, and Archigram. It looks at artists working in Britain in the 1950s and their influence in subsequent decade’s right up to this day.
Hiro, Hamiltons Gallery, 13 Carlos Place, London W1, until 12th March 2016
This show clearly reveals why Hiro has such a great reputation for whether he is capturing the human body, fashion, portraiture or still- life it is done with such memorable skill and élan.