Monday, February 27, 2012

The brilliant, the blurry and the down right terrible

So we know that reporting from the runway has changed considerably over the last few seasons. Experiencing the shows not sat on the 'frow' or even then second or third, but from the comfort of the palm of my hand through my twitter feed has improved no doubt with every blogger and fashion editor known to man twittering photos of every look as it walks down the runway - often giving you several different angles on the same show.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

David Shrigley, my new favourite artist

You know when you have a certain opinion of something, that it's been around for ages and you don't really fully appreciate it's greatness? I think I sort of felt like that toward David Shrigley. However, since we ran what I think is a brilliant feature on to find out what he actually does all day (yoga, listening to Woman's Hour, the football and then starts work around 4 in the afternoon), I've started to pay attention a bit more. And also because he's got a show on at the Hayward gallery at the moment and I'm looking for reasons to stroll down the South Bank from my flat on beautiful days like today.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Yayoi Kusama, the exhibition for everyone

If you're looking for a show to visit with a group of friends look no further, Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern is it. Whether you like brightly coloured paintings that make you feel a bit dizzy, squishy sculpture, surreal video art or collage Kusama can cater for everyone. She's had time to, the 82-year-old has flitted between Japan and America and back to Japan and between, drawing, painting, sculpture, environmental art and back to painting throughout her whole career, returning to different mediums throughout, as she felt like it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Patrick Hughes' Reverspectives

We used to make these in our school art classes but I've never seen one as good as this. There was a good seven or eight people standing in the room walking around them back and forth over and over again, just disbelieving.

"Reverspective is forced perspective but backwards," the artist Patrick Hughes says.

These Reverspectives are painted by London based artist Patrick Hughes who's been exhibiting with Flowers Galleries since the seventies, so he's obviously the source of my teacher's idea for our art projects.

Photographs just don't convey what these paintings look like so I took the video above when I popped into Flowers Gallery on Kingsland Road yesterday. To see Patrick Hughes at his London Studio watch a film made by Jacob Harbord.
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