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IN STORE: For the Love of Comic Relief prints

February 27, 2013 by Kay

In both of our stores we are currently exhibiting the new Damien Hirst print For the Love of Comic Relief. They are all now sold out but you can still support Comic Relief here.

Don't forget Red Nose Day is on 15th March 2013.

We have other Damien Hirst For the Love of God prints available here.

Keith Tyson - Panta Rhei

February 26, 2013 by Kay

Pace London is pleased to present Panta Rhei, an exhibition of new work by Turner Prize recipient Keith Tyson at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibition features sixteen paintings inspired by poetry, music, and personal references, executed by the artist over the last three years. Panta Rhei, which translates as “everything flows” in Ancient Greek, embodies the idea of a world in perpetual motion, a fundamental concept for Tyson.

Drawing parallels between previous bodies of work, Tyson explains: “In the past, I’ve always tried to represent what I call the ’Field’, which for me, is the myriad of networks – whether physical, conceptual or emotional – that make the present moment. All these systems combined form our interdependent world. I attempted to reflect these associations through sculptures, in the immersive installation Large Field Array or on a smaller scale, through the fluid dynamics of the Nature Paintings. This time, I wanted to gather the ideas and techniques I’d learnt in previous pieces and work exclusively with paint to compose visual poems.”

One of the techniques that Tyson uses is to paint over an existing work or on a blank canvas, and then scrape paint over the surface. This scraped layer is then used as the ground for a second image. The objective is to generate interferences and give rise to what Tyson refers to as “complex surfaces” formed of two or more different images sharing a connection.

Highlights include Panta Rhei, a small ten-by-six-inch piece that lends its name to the exhibition, that was originally derived from a painting of a sailing boat found in a second-hand shop. Reworked by Tyson, the new painting features a modern harbour scene and consequently combines imagery and techniques from two moments that occurred a century apart. The breeze in the trees, meanwhile, was executed in the English countryside and features interpretations of the same oak tree layered on top of one another, conveying the passage of the seasons and the changing mood of the artist over time. This work also represents the first time that Tyson has painted outside of his Sussex studio.

For more information, visit Pace London website.

For the Love of Comic Relief - Damien Hirst creates limited edition prints to celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day

February 22, 2013 by Kay

Today, 50 signed, limited edition prints created by Damien Hirst will go on sale for Red Nose Day. Titled 'For The Love of Comic Relief', these prints feature Hirst's iconic diamond encrusted skull 'For the Love of God' finished with a glittery Red Nose.

One of the 50 limited edition lithographic prints will be hung in the Tate Modern this weekend from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February on Level 0 for the public to see. The exclusive Red Nose Day prints go on sale today and can be viewed online at www.othercriteria.com and instore from Other Criteria's outlets on Bond Street and Hinde Street.

Damien said "This is the third time I have collaborated with Comic Relief for Red Nose Day, they do great things, and it is an epic and far reaching charity. Sometimes art is taken too seriously so it's good to be able to laugh at myself; if you don't laugh you will cry and it's good to bring humour into fundraising. I hope this sparkly red nose will raise a smile and lots of money."

The prints are portrait sized at 20 x 24 inches (unframed) and will be sold at £2,500 each. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of each print will go directly to Comic Relief. The money raised for Red Nose Day is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and here in the UK.

This year's Red Nose Day takes place on Friday 15th March, for more information visit www.rednoseday.com

Courtesy Comic Relief and Other Criteria © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd

All You Need is Love - Damien Hirst

February 14, 2013 by Kay

Kate MccGwire's Lure at All Visual Arts

February 7, 2013 by Kay

All Visual Arts are proud to present a major solo exhibition from sculptor Kate MccGwire. The title Lure is a dual reference to the ring of feathers used by a falconer to call and command their birds, and to the siren-like call of the work itself. It evokes the combination of our fascination with the iridescent, exotic specimens on display and the desire to look closer in spite of the disquieting atmosphere they create.

MccGwire’s work uses the language of nature’s forms to construct impossible creatures, pitting the beauty of a bird in flight against our instinctive revulsion to these unnatural forms in close proximity. Their feathers are both alluring and abject, and appeal to our subjective experience as we confront the breathless, convoluted structures. Her sculptures exist in the periphery between the living and the dead, challenging our perceptions of the authentic and the imaginary.

MccGwire’s working process is a continuous cycle of collection and construction that manifests in the objects she creates. We take pleasure in the painstaking process of their development, apparent in the layers of carefully aligned feathers and in each swirl of oilslick plumage. This creative process is central to MccGwire’s work, allowing the organic materials to suggest their own form and following their patterns to evoke movement and musculature in the sculptures themselves. Taking natural materials and reimagining their forms, MccGwire’s works take on an anthropomorphic quality; a brooding, predatory physicality that at once attracts and repels the viewer.

For more information, visit the All Visual Arts website.

Coming Out Fighting

February 5, 2013 by Kay

Thanks to Elephant Magazine for sharing this article with us in which Adam Dix and other artists discuss the progress from art school to building a career as an artist. Click on each page to enlarge.