Waddington Custot Gallery, London On until 15th February 2020 (FREE) I came across the work of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908 - 1992) a couple of years ago at Frieze London. It was a painting with a dark background depicting intriguing abstract geometric lines. A very eye catching painting. I remember thinking she might be Brazilian given her name. I later discovered that she was born in Portugal and spent most of her life in France. She did live in Rio de Janeiro for a s
Freehouse, London On until 21st December 2019 (FREE) Human beings have an inherent need to reduce information, to classify. A strategy that helps us make sense of the world but with the potential unintended consequence of losing depth of meaning in the process. In a world where everything is categorised it is a breath of fresh air to see complexity celebrated. General Meeting is somewhat inspired by the concept behind the Non-Aligned Movement that began in Belgrade during the
White Cube Mason's Yard, London Until 9th March 2019 (FREE entry) While most of the press seems to have been focused on Tracey Emin’s exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, Random Access Memory by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka has been flying under the radar at White Cube Mason’s Yard. The exhibition is highly timely but need a bit of contextualisation for someone unfamiliar with the artist to relate. There are two virtually identical works being shown, each in a separate room.
Royal Academy of Arts, London On until 3rd February 2019 I am writing this after my second visit to the Klimt/Schiele exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. I was with a friend during my first visit and I only had an hour, which allowed me to see three out of the five rooms. Today I spent another hour seeing the last two rooms and re-examining my favourite drawings. And it was well worth it, as in the two weeks between my visits I managed to gather a lot more cont