Modern Masters

From Picabia to Picasso: A Selection of Works by Modern Masters, Olivier Malingue Ltd, 143 New Bond Street, London, W1, until 1st March 2017

From Picabia to Picasso, Installation view at Olivier Malingue Gallery, January 2017. Photo: Plastiques Photography

From Picabia to Picasso,
Installation view at Olivier Malingue Gallery, January 2017.
Photo: Plastiques Photography

The Olivier Malingue Gallery opened in October 2016 with an exhibition of works by the Korean artist Cho Yong-Ik and at present it plays host to a fascinating exhibition featuring works by Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Laurens, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia and Pablo Picasso.

From Picabia to Picasso, Installation view at Olivier Malingue Gallery, January 2017. Photo: Plastiques Photography

From Picabia to Picasso,
Installation view at Olivier Malingue Gallery, January 2017.
Photo: Plastiques Photography

This is a beautifully curated show with the works displayed in a way that allows them to each be studied and experienced individually but when, as the images indicate, the show is viewed as a whole it becomes a harmonious ensemble which both stimulates and satisfies the viewer’s senses.

http://oliviermalingue.com/

Inspiring Artists

PAINTERS’ PAINTERS: Artists of today who inspire artists of tomorrow, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, until 28th February 2017

Installation view, Raffi Kalenderian © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, Raffi Kalenderian
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

The theme of this show is to celebrate painting at a time when painting is just a strand among the diverse array of contemporary art in other media and formats on show in museums and galleries.

Installation view, David Brian Smith © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, David Brian Smith
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

The nine artists featured are either UK or USA based and their age range is between 30s and 60s.  Although they are not part of a school or group their very individualistic approach to painting is proving a source of inspiration to a younger generation of artists in leading art schools around the world.

Installation view, Bjarne Melgaard and Ryan Mosley © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, Bjarne Melgaard and Ryan Mosley
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

These inspirational artists are Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle. Please do go and take a look.

 

http://www.saatchigallery.com

Lucy B. Campbell at the Winter Olympia Fair 2016

Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14, 31st October – 6th November 2016

Marco Ramasso WINTER FIELDS, 2016 Oil on Canvas 47¼ x 47¼ ins /120 x 120 cm

Marco Ramasso
WINTER FIELDS, 2016
Oil on Canvas
47¼ x 47¼ ins /120 x 120 cm

It’s that time of year again and the Fair offers a wide-ranging selection of art and antiques for all tastes.  It is especially useful for those who seek ‘prestige’ items for their homes. One gallery always worth a close look is Lucy B. Campbell.

Juan Luque LAS CENIZAS DEL VIENTO TORRE, 2015 Oil on Canvas on Board 45 x 63 ins / 114 x 160 cm

Juan Luque
LAS CENIZAS DEL VIENTO TORRE, 2015
Oil on Canvas on Board
45 x 63 ins / 114 x 160 cm

After starting her gallery concentrating on rare antiquarian prints in 1984 she gradually moved in the 1990s towards international and British contemporary artists and very successfully specialises in paintings, sculpture and photographs. From her ‘stable’ of British, American and European artists she is bringing a fine selection of works by Anna Pugh, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Manuel López Herrera, Juan Luque, Carlos Morago and Marco Ramasso to this edition of the Fair.  By the way if you are looking for an artistic Christmas gift then you may find their Anna Pugh Jigsaw Puzzles fit the bill.

Anna Pugh FLYING KITES, 2016 Acrylic on Board 28¾ x 32¾ ins / 73 x 83.2 cm

Anna Pugh
FLYING KITES, 2016
Acrylic on Board
28¾ x 32¾ ins / 73 x 83.2 cm

www.lucybcampbell.co.uk

 

http://www.olympia-antiques.com

Room Portraits by Jeremiah Goodman

Jeremiah – Inspired Interiors, Room Portraits by Jeremiah Goodman, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, 39 Brook Street, London W1, until 5th December 2016

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To me this is the perfect subject for the last exhibition that Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler will host in the famous Yellow Room, so beloved by Nancy Lancaster, before they finally move out completely to Pimlico Road and Fulham Road. It has been curated by Dean Rhys Morgan.

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The American artist Jeremiah Goodman (b. 1922) is renowned for his evocative pictures of interiors. After studying at the Franklin School of Professional Art he became a successful advertising illustrator with his work appearing in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Interior Design Magazine. It will come as no surprise that his work attracted the interest of architects, industrial and interior designers.

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Goodman was always interested in creating portraits of interiors but a meeting with the renowned actor Sir John Gielgud in 1948 changed things.  Jeremiah sums it up: ‘Before I met him I painted interiors for my own pleasure, but he invited me to England, where I went in 1949, and began to introduce me to his friends. It was all very Brideshead Revisited and I found myself in the company of people like Cecil Beaton, John Fowler and Ivor Novello. I was invited to stay in glorious country houses.’ Since then he has been creating portraits of rooms from the homes of the rich and famous.

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His distinctive informal style – often using transparent watercolour and opaque gouache on illustration board – perfectly captures details on textiles and the patterns of light in these exquisite rooms. These room portraits are the perfect finale for the Yellow Room and I seriously encourage you to see them.

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www.jeremiahgoodman.com

www.sibylcolefax.com

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PACE LONDON

Louise Nevelson, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1, until 16th July 2016

 

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

I first came across Nevelson’s work many years ago in an article on the noted fashion designer Arnold Scaasi’s home published in Architectural Digest where one of her large sculptures was in his living room.

 

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Nevelson (1899-1998) was an important figure in the post-war New York art scene known for her garnering of scraps of wood and other materials from her local streets and transforming them into free-standing or wall-mounted works of small or large size, often in black or white.  This exhibition surveys her work from the mid-50s until her death in 1988.

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

© 2016 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

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Three London Galleries

Blair Thurman – Mature Blonde, Almine Rech Gallery, 1st Floor, 11 Savile Row, London W1, until 14th May 2016

Blair THURMAN Dynamic Friend (Night Owl), 2016 Acrylic and canvas on wood 243,84 x 114,3 x 16,51 cm 96 x 45 x 6 1/2 inches Photo: Melissa Castro Duarte Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

Blair THURMAN
Dynamic Friend (Night Owl), 2016
Acrylic and canvas on wood
243,84 x 114,3 x 16,51 cm
96 x 45 x 6 1/2 inches
Photo: Melissa Castro Duarte
Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

These exciting works made of canvas on wood are by the American artist Blair Thurman.  His work reflects his interest in cars and racing games and also has a nod to minimalist and pop art.

Blair Thurman View of the exhibition Mature Blonde Almine Rech Gallery, London 31.03 - 14.05.16 Photo: Melissa Castro Duarte Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

Blair Thurman
View of the exhibition Mature Blonde
Almine Rech Gallery, London
31.03 – 14.05.16
Photo: Melissa Castro Duarte
Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

http://www.alminerech.com

 

Mouna Karray – Nobody will talk about us, Tyburn Gallery, 26 Barrett Street, London W1, until 21st May 2016

Mouna Karray, 33°28'34.8"N 9°20’54.3"E, Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, 2012-2015, Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

Mouna Karray,
33°28’34.8″N 9°20’54.3″E,
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, 2012-2015,
Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

These are powerful images of the neglected south-western area of the photographer’s native Tunisia since a body in a white sack is deposited in various locations and symbolises through the body’s struggling against the fabric a hope to change and fight the oppression that the people of this area endure.

Mouna Karray, Installation View Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

Mouna Karray,
Installation View
Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

tyburngallery.com

 

John Kørner: Apple Bombs, Victoria Miro Gallery, 14 George Street, London W1, until 14th May 2016

John Kørner Running against apples, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 59 1/8 x 47 1/4 in Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London© John Kørner

John Kørner
Running against apples, 2016
Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 59 1/8 x 47 1/4 in
Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London© John Kørner

The new paintings by the Danish artist John Kørner certainly engage our thought processes as the mix of pictorial elements on the canvases presents us with images we have to discern and interpret in a mental rather than physical workout.

John Kørner Architecture lines, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 59 1/8 x 47 1/4 in Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London© John Kørner

John Kørner
Architecture lines, 2015
Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm, 59 1/8 x 47 1/4 in
Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London© John Kørner

http://www.victoria-miro.com

 

 

Mazzoleni London & Skarstedt – two exhibitions

Alighiero Boetti: Order and Disorder – Curated by Rinaldo Rossi and Corinna Turati, Mazzoleni London, 27 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1, until 31st July 2015

Alighiero Boetti,  Mappa, 1979,   Embroidery,  90x130.5 cm,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Mappa, 1979,
Embroidery, 90×130.5 cm,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti is celebrated in this special exhibition. We get a unique insight into the artist’s work and life through the art and personal artefacts that have been carefully chosen by his long-time assistant, friend and collaborator Rinaldo Rossi. It includes a recreation of Il Muro; a wall in Boetti’s flat in Rome on which he hung objects that were a source of inspiration.

Alighiero Boetti,  Smettere in  Moto 1978-79,  ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100x70  cm each,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Smettere in Moto 1978-79,
ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100×70 cm each,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The works reflect the different stages of Boetti’s artistic oeuvre from his Arte Povera works onwards, including his maps and photographic self-portraits.

Alighiero Boetti, De Bouche a  Oreille, 1993,  embroidery on fabric, each 18 x 18 cm, Courtesy Mazzoleni  London

http://www.mazzoleniart.com

 

 

Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until 31st July, 2015

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

This show looks at how three artists Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Günther Uecker sought a new mode of painting by moving away from the flatness of the traditional surface to a new plane where there was light, space and movement.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

We can experience and enjoy the blocks of colour that these artists created be they Günther Uecker’s white nail paintings, Yves Klein’s abstract ‘fire paintings’ or Lucio Fontana’s metal paintings or his red and white ‘cut’ or tagli paintings.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962;  Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

http://www.skarstedt.com