As Sweet As It Gets: Michael Borremans (BOZAR, Brussels Feb – August 14)

The Angel 2013, Oil on Canvas (200 x 300cms) One of the most impressive exhibitions I have been to in a long long time!  It was well worth the 2 day round trip to Brussels to see one of my most favourite artists.  He really did not disappoint.  Over 100 works ranging from small drawings […]

Film Craze

  I have gone a bit film crazy recently.  I have watched many interesting and inspiring new films that have really captured my imagination (all contain elements of trauma) – lying there in the creases of my unconscious, ready, I know, to be released into a word or a visual that I may use within […]

Mad Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors 10 Oct – 2 Feb 2013

  I recently visited this exhibition at 20 Maresfield Gardens, formerly Freud’s London home and now home to The Freud Museum.  It is such an amazing house, full of light and with a calm atmosphere despite the many visitors miling in and out.  I could imagine Freud and his family here.  In fact, it feels […]

Slavoj Zizek – ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’

This sounds an interesting documentary that I am going to find – it may touch on Foucault’s ideology of Heterotopias, the cinema and theatre as places of both real and imagined experience where overlapping dimensions of experience are allowed to exist. One to see.

Thomas Dworzak and ‘found’ images

Recently, I found a fascinating link to a German photographer Thomas Dworzak http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL5359SL who, although known for his documentary-style news photography through war zones throughout the world, such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan but also Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, the Lebanon and other parts of Africa, is now also more recently known for his ‘found’ […]

The War on Art

I have been following the history and continued unfolding of this amazing and tragic story of Nazi-stolen art. I also saw a recent documentary on BBC2 entitled ‘The world’s most expensive stolen paintings’ which also outlined how such collateral and heists exist still. The following blog however is incredibly interesting and also outlines how a […]

Hurvin Anderson, Thomas Dane Gallery, St. James’ SW1

New Works, Hurvin Anderson, Thomas Dane Gallery, St. James’ Gallery, SW1, 15 October – 16 November, 2013 I have followed Hurvin Anderson’s work for a while and this was an excellent exhibition I went to see back in November of this year, when I was in London. His work intrigues me and just when I […]

Aldous Huxley and C.S.Lewis

On 22nd November 50 years ago, before I was even born, two great writers died on the same day – the same day in fact as the tragic assassination of President J.F.Kennedy.  These writers were Aldous Huxley and C.S.Lewis. An interesting parallel between Huxley’s and Lewis’ visions of the future, was aired on Radio 4. […]

LOVE & DEATH by Stuart Pearson Wright at Riflemaker, London – 14 October 2013

Another superb exhibition by my favourite gallery space – Riflemaker, London. It is a hard act to exhibit within such an amazing building such as Riflemaker.  I imagine the very nature of the building changes the work to such an extent that many artists perhaps fail to combine their original concept of their work.  It […]

The Future Can Wait and The New Sensations Exhibition 2013

Two days in London left me feeling exhausted after visiting numerous exhibitions and fringe shows which were setting their mark and successfully piggy-backing the excitement of Frieze Week 2013. For me the stand-out exhibition for the week I was there was ‘The Future Can Wait’, curated by Charlie Smith’s Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley in […]