Santi Moix Shows His Roots

When we talk about Modernisme, Gaudí’s name is usually the only name that pops into people’s minds. However, his teacher, renown Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923), had already started writing the history of the style with landmarks such as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the stunning Palau de la Música Catalana. Inside the…

Skin Tones

Three years after the release of my experimental film Warm Up, I decided to make a sequel. Over Your Skin, playable below, is the result of hypnotising myself, not with meditation and drum beats, but with hue, dynamism and texture. I was fascinated by views of paint flowing down over skin. Under a macro lens, the runny…

Double Whammy

Make a stop at Saatchi Gallery and rediscover a familiar place from top to bottom, freshly kitted out for two new (free) exhibitions opening today. First up and on the main stage — Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream, displaying pieces by thirteen artists working between genres with a rebellious melange of media to upend the…

Unfit for Consumption

BY TORRANCE WHELKS / Go on and add one hundred more items to the list of things I don’t wish to lick. But goodness knows I was tempted for a second there. Just as beauty can be deceiving, knowledge equals power to curb your appetites and habits, as demonstrated by these ice lollies made of tangy-looking…

Creating Commodities

When considering the consumption of fine art, it becomes evident almost immediately that art is a commodity, something defined as a useful or valuable item which can be bought or sold. Contemporary art auctioned off at Sotheby’s between 2003 and 2007 had a 600% increase from £218 million’s worth sold in 2003, to £1.3 billion sold…