ART: This is an amazing artist. I first saw her work at the Young Masters Art Prize 2016 and again at this year’s recent prize at Gallery 8, Mayfair. Also came across her art at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Check out my article to see how her ironic and idealised representations of female beauty pays homage to the Renaissance, Flemish Primitivism (Jan van Eyck etc.) & the Pre-Raphaelites. Click link for article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-art-of-isabelle-van-zeijl/
BOOKS/ART: I caught up with gallerist Jennifer Akinsuyi (I previously wrote an article about her) at this book signing celebrating the work of leading and upcoming artists working in sculpture, photography, painting and mixed media. The Art of Nigerian Women book signing & talk. Seventy five artists profiled in a 360 page book printed on silk paper!
(left to right, artist Lara Ige-Jacks, publisher Chukwuemeka Bosah, artist Aishatu Dapachi)
ART REVIEW: I attended the Saatchi Gallery private view of Exit from Aden, featuring the latest work by Italian street artist ALO. Click link for my review http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/exit-from-aden-new-works-by-alo/
ART EXHIBITION: Last night at the Artist of the Future 2017 one of the selected artists Rene Gonzalez shows me the ‘arty’ Wu-Tang Clan boots he designed for Clarks. Click link for more photos http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/artists-of-the-future-2017/
ART REVIEW: If you’re a fan of portraits, head to the Candid Gallery Portrait exhibition for a wide variety of work that pushes the boundaries of what we commonly accept portraiture to be. Check out my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/candid-arts-portrait-exhibition/
ART: Gallerist Jennifer Akinsuyi is close to her 1st year importing, exhibiting & selling African art. Click link for my interview with her. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/african-art-an-interview-with-gallery-owner-jennifer-akinsuyi/