Anthony Gormley Angel Of The North: We are enthralled by gigantic statues. The ancient Greeks referred to them as kolossoi.
7 October 2022
The white south African artist William Kentridge has used the play Ubu Roito to express his views against South African apartheid and its vicious attacks on its black citizens.
2 August 2022
One of the things about this series is that it provides an opportunity to look back on keynote contemporary works with a degree of hindsight.
24 June 2022
Mr and Mrs Andrews is arguably Gainsborough’s most famous painting. A young couple poses for their wedding portrait beneath an oak tree. Behind them spreads a bucolic view
Cornelia Parker exploded a garden shed with the help of the British army. She’d contacted them for advice and was invited to the Army School of Ammunition
In the fine elegance of Burlington House, with all its associations of white privilege, Anish Kapoor’s lumbering train conjured images of India’s overcrowded railway system
9 August 2021
Rachel Whiteread approached the last tenant, retired docker Sydney Gale to explain her desire to make an artwork out of his old home.
In an era when modernism was dictating that painting should abandon all connection to narrative, Paula Rego
What would Turner think? Would he even have recognised the artist collectives nominated for this year’s prize in his name as art?
I first saw Mona Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End at The Showroom in East London in 1989.
9 February 2021
Among contemporary painters, none has investigated what it is that makes us individual and human more eloquently than Tony Bevan.
Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.
2 November 2020
Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night football pitches’.
Rachel Howard’s Suicide Paintings were first shown at the Bohen Foundation in NY, in 2007 and the following year at London’s Haunch of Venison gallery. Left shocked and devastated by the suicide of an acquaintance who was found kneeling in an almost prayer-like position, suicide was, she realised, one of the last taboos.
In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.
Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his generation