Perceptions on Chaos – Hackney

Perceptions on Chaos — Hackney takes us on a conversational journey through the ongoing gentrification of one of the main boroughs of London’s East End. Previously a home for the poor and a hub for a huge number of artists, Hackney has recently seen an extortionate rise in property prices and construction of luxury flats, forcing…

SuperYacht Gallery

Batten down the hatches at home, hoist up dragging anchors and speed fully ahead to the Saatchi Gallery next Thursday through Saturday to experience the seafaring showcase of your most indulgent dreams. Saatchi is pleased to host our collaborators at SuperYacht Gallery from 1 – 3 June for a luxurious three-day celebration of the good…

Failed and Aspiring Artists You Already Know

George W. Bush “People are surprised. Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.”  One eminent bloke with dubious leadership skills and questionable artistic talents is none other than Dubyuh himself;  forty-third president of the United States of America, diplomatic dynamo and defender of freedom who nearly choked to death on a salted pretzel–George W. Bush.…

ALO Encore

I first encountered ALO whilst prowling Shoreditch alleyways in search of good street art. We chanced to find to find one muralist at work, occupied with a linear, yellowish image of a young woman on the blackening concrete of a corner building. One of my companions, a friend from grad school of a much more gregarious nature…

The Free-Floating Planet

Thermodynamic miracles. Some gas giant planets are unattached to a star, lacking an orbit. Hard to observe, hard to predict. Here’s a short comic about one. No aliens, no astronauts, no sci-fi. Nature by itself. Nothing but the result of entropy. León Córdova        

On Video: Jafet Blanch

On Carrer Enric Granados, a stunning street in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, an excellent show titled Fetén is currently hanging by Catalan figurative painter Jafet Blanch. The scenes presented inside N2 Gallery delight the eyes with images inspired by childhood, pulled from dreamlike atmospheres and echoing of brighter spaces and times that hook viewers at first glance.  Blanch…

Freedom of Movement

Faced with a growing climate of intolerance, discrimination and closed borders, Nina Miranda celebrates connections. Forging resistance through creation, she sketches new possibilities and imagined musical geographies. Rooted in a deep sense of open-spirited community, Freedom of Movement is Nina Miranda’s debut album and features a wealth of contributors from around the globe, with core…

Fragile and Infinite

The past influences the person we are. The things we endure and the people that surround us shape our thoughts, behaviour and the things we love. Moments of our histories are captured with each fracture and bruising of our bodies, and in the way we choose to present ourselves — revealing or hiding our scars…

Happy Birthday, Gary Hume!

Happiest of solar returns to English artist Gary Hume! The celebrated Kent-born painter and printmaker came to Earth on 9 May 1962, first rose to fame with many of the other Young British Artists (those wild and wacky YBA’s) after completing his studies at Goldsmiths in 1988 and now deservedly enjoys the RA of a…