This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced.
31 May 2020
In this first series of interviews with graphic novelists, I spoke with Wallis Eates, author, artist and raconteur.
14 May 2020
Thirty years ago this week, in 1990, Scotland made history at the 44th Venice Biennale. It was the first and only time in its 125-year history that Scotland was part of the official Venice Biennale, and as a country in its own right.
The reality of Covid19 started to appear more on my radar towards the beginning of March. By the time the Armory Show happened with galleries flying in from different parts of the world to showcase artist’s work, the overall atmosphere at the fair felt clearly different from years past.
London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement
Lockdown Interviews: Samuel Johnson once explained to a friend at some point on September 20, 1777, in a London bookshop that “you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life
Helaine Blumenfeld is Best known for her monumental public commissions, such as the five-metre bronze sculpture ‘Fortuna’ that in 2016
It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night, which is the sum total of the stillness that has occurred thanks to the reduction in human footprint around a city, which has been so alive at all times of the day and night since Londinium has cooked up by the Romans.
Annya Sand (born 1983) is a British artist, currently completing an MA at Central Saint Martins, London. She explores abstract painting using her own original lexicon.
Salvador Dalí was an enigma, perhaps never more so than in his engagement with religion. An exhibition currently touring the US demonstrates the divided and dualistic nature of that relationship. ‘Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven
Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.
If this isn’t your first time visiting this series, thank you for your returning custom.
Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need to spend most of our time in solitude. It is oddly gratifying now to be ordered by the Prime Minister, whose personality and politics I do not like, to live exactly as I have chosen to for the last twenty years.
Whilst I will refrain from touting out the current word de jour again, the new normal, it’s hard not to feel the paradigm shift between our feet. I don’t know if I am wearing ice skates or roller blades if you know what I mean. Thankfully in this parish & in the literal meaning of that comes a recent piece scribed by the Revd Jonathan Evens.
Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as ‘the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut their doors,’ ‘what the art world will be like once all this is over.’ However, the immediate wondering is simply, what do we do now?
This is a new series of interviews coordinated by Oliver Malin that Artlyst is going to run over the next few weeks illustrating how other artists are coping with life and isolation under COVID-19.
A weird and interesting dichotomy of two painters who share neither age, gender, race or subject matter are united by passionate painting and masterful brushwork. Peter Saul, at 85 is having his first-ever NYC retrospective show
Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby’s to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise working with prisoners.
Frieze LA 2020 attracted 35,000 visitors during its four days at Paramount Pictures Studios, which featured 75 local and international galleries in addition to unique artist commissions as part of Frieze Projects and the Artist Street Fair on the Paramount Pictures Backlot.
Welcome to the Artlyst Frieze LA Week 2020 printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art calendar. Running February 14-16, 2020. Preview days 12-13 February. Check out the bottom of this article for our satellite recommendations.
5 February 2020
Taipei Dangtai turned out to be a pleasant surprise when I visited mid of January.
Betty Spackman is an installation artist and painter who exhibited internationally for over 25 years with a studio based in Toronto and Europe before coming to British Columbia.
Here we go again! It’s time for the London Art Fair. Artlyst as 2020 media partners have ten pairs of tickets to give away. Just answer these three simple questions. Which American artist known for his ‘POP’ renditions of car crashes and electric chairs is having a Spring show at Tate Modern? Which Turner-Prize […]
Welcome to the Artlyst printable pull-out International Art Fair Guide 2020. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss in the Contemporary Art calendar.
2 January 2020
We’ve just welcomed in not only a new year but a new decade. So let’s look forward to the exciting exhibitions that will be on offer in London during 2020.
A New Year, a new decade – I’ve been thinking about all the things I currently don’t like about the contemporary art scene here in Britain. Most of all, I don’t like its pervasive self-righteousness, the ever-increasing assumption that ‘official art’ has all the answers.
In 1987, in a eulogy given at a Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol, the art historian John Richardson revealed the extent of Warhol’s Catholic devotion and faith. Richardson shared with the congregation of 2,000 at New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral that Warhol had attended Mass several times a week at the St. Vincent Ferrer parish, […]
17 December 2019
Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries during the 2019 Christmas holiday period.