STREET ART: I was in the East End’s Brick Lane looking for street art that was a match for the masterpieces in the West End’s galleries. Check out this selection I photographed. Click link https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/brick-lane-graffiti-let-the-streets-become-your-canvas/
ART: Check out my review of Faisal Abdul’ Allah: The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works. Provocative and controversial depictions of Christ and his disciples as black youths with firearms. Check out my review https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/faisal-abdu-allah-the-duppy-conqueror-other-works-exhibition/
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/