Radio Ballads

Sonia Boyce, Helen Cammock, Rory Pilgrim, Ilona Sagar A 1950s and 60s BBC radio programme with the same name is the inspiration, but the updated version of Radio Ballads is an exhibition at Serpentine North, Kensington Gardens and Barking Town Hall, East London that explores the sounds of care. Four artists present film work, soundContinue reading “Radio Ballads”

Found

African artists create from found objects Upcycled confectionary wrappers, beer cans and toothpaste boxes are amongst the reworked items in this exhibition of ‘found’ art at Signature African Art, Mayfair. But there are also works that represent the finding of one’s calling. Signature African Art in Davies Street, Mayfair has brought together some visionary AfricanContinue reading “Found”

Body, Vessel, Clay

Black women, ceramics, and contemporary art From traditional Nigerian clay pottery to contemporary ceramic sculpture, this exhibition navigates the line between usable domestic objects and fine arts. (above) Eddie Saint-Jean Art reviewer In the front gallery, the focus is on the homemade earthenware of the Gwari tribe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North-CentralContinue reading “Body, Vessel, Clay”

3 Indian Artists To Watch Out For In The Post-Pandemic Resurgence of the Art Sector

A selection of visual artists showing promise and potential despite the pandemic impacting global arts and beyond. Eddie Saint-Jean – Arts & Culture The pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the art world, disrupting market behaviour and shaking up the creative routines of both established names and new talent. Although innovative digital offerings such as NFTs increasedContinue reading “3 Indian Artists To Watch Out For In The Post-Pandemic Resurgence of the Art Sector”

Basquiat’s Versus Medici: The Black Renaissance

Eddie Saint-Jean Arts & Culture Why did Jean-Michel Basquiat give his painting that title Versus Medici and how is it connected to the current Black Renaissance? Well, here’s some background. The Medici Family: A wealthy family of fifteenth-century Florentine merchants who were patrons of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo and powered theContinue reading “Basquiat’s Versus Medici: The Black Renaissance”

Othello De Souza-Hartley: Cataloguing Emotions

This solo show by Othello De Souza-Hartley is notable amongst the Covid 19 era London exhibitions because of the body and architecture connection, poignant at a time when there is heightened focus on the relationship between the self and the confining surrounds of our homes. However, De Souza’s work utilises concepts he had developed wellContinue reading “Othello De Souza-Hartley: Cataloguing Emotions”