We urge you to look up Theo Jansen and his work. Since the 1990s he has been creating these amazing works of art which take on a life of their own. With the precision of a watchmaker, he creates these sculptures from yellow PVC tubes which are powered along beaches by the wind. Truly mesmerising to watch...
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
We are (cleatrly!) huge fans of Cindy Sherman and were thrilled to hear that she has collaborated with LIZWORKS to produce the most beautiful jewellery. The Cameo collection sees Sherman work with head designer Liz Swig, to create a truly original selection of jewellery – from rings to necklaces, all handmade in Italy. Sherman has reimagined the cameo as ‘the original selfie’
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
Tickets for Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition are selling out fast and we can see why. This fascinating exhibition immerses visitors in Kubrick's dystopian worlds that are so unique to his films. With over 700 objects on show, including costumes, letters, films and photographs - this is defintely one not to miss - for film and art lovers alike...
Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery - on now until 15th September.
This major new retrospective opened last month to five-star reviews across the board. You can expect to see about 150 of Sherman's works spanning her career from the mid 1970s until the present day. Better still, some pieces have been loaned from private collections and have not been seen in public before now. This is definitely our show of the summer, if not the year, and not to be missed. The Sunday Times says, ‘Only rarely do artistic retrospectives feel as useful and perfectly judged as this.’
We always need something to look forward to once the summer is over and this autumn gives us two big reasons to be cheerful. Paul Gauguin gets his first ever exhibition dedicated purely to his portraits at the National Gallery, opening 7th October, and there is a Lucian Freud exhibition of his self-portraits opening at the Royal Academy on 27th October.
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Quitterie Ithurbide had been teaching sculpture in Paris for many years. A student who was beginning to lose her sight inspired her to create 3-D sculptures of artworks, to be displayed next to the originals in museums so that the visually impaired could enjoy the art as well as everybody else. The results are stunning works in their own right. Quitterie says of her work, “The aim of this project is to fight the exclusion of blind people from the world of art by allowing them to discover famous paintings through touch”
This beautiful book gives younger readers a wonderful insight into some amazing women artists and their impact on the world. Artists featured include Yayoi Kusama, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth - the book not only highlights their achievements but explains their struggles, in a bid to inspire the next generation of artists - a lovely book.
I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.