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All the art exhibitions you need to see in London this summer

Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts Until 20 August 2017 This famous annual exhibition hosts an array of talented new artists of various levels of success and is often a gateway into the art world.  This year it was organised by artists Eileen Cooper, and she features artists from around the globe such

Things You Never Knew About Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was more than just meets the brows. The Mexican artist had a life full of pain, romance and above all, powerful artistic talent. But here are a few things you might not have known... She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón: she only changed her name to Frieda

Pink: When Did It Become All About Women?

Colour symbolism is highly culture-specific and changeable. Consider, for example, that white was the traditional colour of mourning in Japan at the same time that black had the same meaning for most of Europe. It is clear that in most of Europe and America in the 19th century and early

Dismaland: Banksy’s latest interactive art installation

Banksy. The artist we love not to know has just revealed his self-proclaimed "most disappointing new visitor attraction", Dismaland. This apocalyptic Disney-esque bemusement park is now open to the public for the next five weeks, between 22nd of August and the 27th of September, at an abandoned swimming resort in

Get lost inside the colourful and consuming work of Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse's art is huge, colourful, consuming, and just entrancing.  The German-born artist who deals primarily with bright sprayed acrylics creates large-scale, often room sized, landscape-esque environments of colour. Grosse's focus is the overwhelming dynamic between being so small in such a big world, and how we can choose to

Artist of the Week: Can Pekdemir

  “To begin any work of art is a tremendous act of violence, if the Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke is to be believed. In Pekdemir’s creative process, he finds the hardest part comes just one step before, while the final image is just a distant dream and the initial thought