I went to check out the Van Gogh in Britain exhibition at Tate Britain, London.
It is quite a large exhibition with more than 50 works by Van Gogh but the exhibition includes quite a lot of works of artists who has influenced Van Gogh during his stay in England and who he in turn influenced.
It is interesting to see some of the influences and comparison to better understand his works and his life but there aren’t as many of his major works as I had imagined there to be.
I recently attended an Art exhibition by talented British artist Ben Henriques at Jonathan Cooper gallery in London and had a conversation with the artist. It is always interesting to meet and to discuss works with other artists. For that I am grateful. I have yet to learn so much about the art world and every opportunity I get is important to my personal growth as an artist.
Exhibition date: 19 APRIL – 5 MAY 2018
The exhibition, which includes over thirty works, will be the artist’s first solo show since 2014, and his first devoted purely to still life since 2012.
Robustly painted yet meditative in tone, Henriques’ paintings find beauty in the everyday objects that populate and document our lives. Under the painter’s eye root vegetables freshly harvested from the garden, soil still clinging to their roots, become a painterly symphony of colour and form, their outlines blurring into abstraction.
Elsewhere the artist’s tools, his oil paints and brushes, become the focus of his gaze, in a reflective work depicting the very materials with which its surface is constructed. Edges soften, forms dissolve, and colours sing. Non-narrative in tone, Henriques’ paintings nevertheless seek to express emotion, whether moments of stillness and calm, or an awareness of the passage of time and the fleeting nature of beauty.
Painted over the course of three years, this subtle yet confident body of work marks an important turning point in the artist’s development and style.
Chihuly now exhibition at Halcyon gallery. Dale Chihuly is an iconic American sculptor who’s works has revolutionized blown glass and his masterpieces can be seen in museums all around the world.
20 Jan 2018 – 22 Apr 2018
Halcyon Gallery presents Chihuly NOW, the latest solo gallery exhibition by American artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly NOW, which explores the artist’s current art-making process, is on view 20 January through 22 April.
Chihuly NOW reveals the continuing evolution of a master artist known for over 50 years of innovative experiments with light, space and form. The body of work curated for the gallery exhibition demonstrates the artist’s desire to push boundaries when developing new work.
“Chihuly NOW celebrates Chihuly’s tenacious creativity and shows how essential experimentation is to his art-making process,” said Paul Green, President at Halcyon Gallery. “This show is the manifestation of how Chihuly continues to stretch the limits of his chosen media, and we are thrilled to share this immersive experience with art enthusiasts.”
Chihuly creates unexpected experiences in unlikely places, and he is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations in historic cities, museums and gardens around the world. He strives to create visceral experiences that ignite the imagination of atypical art audiences and utilizes a variety of media including glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and Polyvitro, to fulfil his vision.
The selection of works featured in the gallery exhibition are comprised mainly of new works by Chihuly—many of which demonstrate new techniques and applications used by the artist. Highlights include Rotolo, heavy coils of glass wrapped around a core vessel which the artist premiered in 2013; a study of Chihuly’s penchant for asymmetry demonstrated through dramatic compositions of Persians; the artist’s celebrated Baskets; and Light Drawings, two-dimensional paintings on acrylic which showcase the artist’s expressive hand and his interest in the transmission of light through transparent media. ~ Halcyon Gallery
Happiness is when I am surrounded by beautiful works of art. London is definitely the centre of the art world.
I’m so lucky to have caught this exhibition. Timing is everything. The Sotheby’s contemporary art auction today is going to be epic! The day auction is open to the public but the evening auction is only for registered bidders.
What a rare and special opportunity to see all these great works in the same room. Anyone have any spare change? 💰💷💷💷
Basquiat, Banksy, Kusama, Warhol, Calder, Gilbert & George, Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, jeff Koons, yayoi kusama, Keith Haring, Hume, Valdes, Hockney, Lucien Freud, Murakami, Ai Wei Wei, Richter, Doig, Hodgkin to name a few…
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Daylesford organic ginger kombucha which I discovered at their restaurant in Marylebone, London. I love this drink and was happy to find it in London. It’s great for your health as it is a rich source of probiotics and aids digestion.