Murmuration

Black Rat Projects, London 1st December 2011- 14th January 2012 It is always curious when street art makes the transition into the gallery space. Taken away from the context of the urban public realm, it automatically loses the aesthetics and politics that come with it, essentially, the inherent risk of making art without permission directly…

Venus Envy

From the titillating seraphim and cherubim of early church frescoes through the whole contentious history of nude painting, up to Allen Jones’s sculptures of women as objectified sex objects, and Manet’s Olympia, male artists have never fought shy of expressing their fantasies as visual art. In the 21st century, 40 years after feminism first attempted…