Ecstatic Rays

On display in Saatchi’s Prints and Originals Gallery until 28 August, and available for purchase online — new works by nine emerging artists set to make some waves. Though small, Ecstatic Rays is an exhibition that can cater to each taste. Featured are the likes of SKU, Elektro Team, Zabou, Harry Jones, Mildred Palmer, Olly Fathers,…

Flat Out Belief

“Not ‘seeing is believing’, you ninny, but ‘believing is seeing’…” Artistic movements, carved, collaged and splatter painted across history, generally tend to advance or dissipate the philosophical declarations and physical tangibility of their predecessors. To do so, there must first exist belief in a need for stasis or overhaul. For example, as every art history…

Fan Art of Ice and Fire

So, it’s August, but as the best-informed lords and ladies among you are aware, winter has come. All the smallfolk out there prone to snidely professing, “I’ve never even seen an episode of Game of Thrones,” can go back to minding their bowls o’ brown and self-loathing now. This is a post for those bannermen and lady knights…

Loving Vincent

BY TESSA SINCLAIR / Happy tidings for movie buffs and the artily inclined both: Loving Vincent, the world’s first oil painted feature-length film about a certain Dutchman named Van Gogh has been slated for release this autumn. While us UK lot will have to wait until 13 October for the ball to drop, Vincent’s fangirls…

Victoria Ravelo

Her paintings bear all the hallmarks of good abstract art. They’re flat, proudly displaying their brushstrokes and little clumps of oil and pastel, their true nature as the hand’s markings on even surfaces. She toys with patches of transparency and opacity as did the likes of Morris Louis and Helen Frakenthaler. The just-short-of-piercing, anxiety-heightening points and edges…

Trinity Tristan

Trinity Tristan’s studio is just off the bustling Ridley Road market, when I arrive she leads me up to a large shared studio space busy with activity. The space is filled with artists working in a range of media, from sculptural pieces to large drawings. As I approach Trinity’s section of the space I hear…

The Best of Lovebox 2017

Last weekend I attended the 15th anniversary of Lovebox, East London’s weekend festival of music, good vibes and love (how the event describes itself.) To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a city music festival fan. They just seem to be a bit of an oxymoron to me, an invention for people that love festival…

Peace & Love

From this Saturday 22 July to 18 August 2017, the Saatchi Gallery is delighted to present the first UK exhibition of Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi’s poetry, Peace and Love, which will feature glowing examples of Andalusian-Arabic calligraphy inspired by her verse. Her Highness was born into a household that held…

Weegee by Weegee

Weegee by Weegee is the latest show to go on display inside Barcelona’s newly renovated Fundación Foto Colectania building, now located in the outstanding Born neighborhood. Thanks to generous contributions from the Swiss collectors Michele Ory and Michel Auer, the work of a curious Ukraine-born, New York-raised photojournalist called Weegee — really named Arthur Usher…