Christiana Soulou, In the Prison with the Birds, 1982. Coloured pencil on paper, 18 x 25 cm. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
Friday Dispatch 2 Dec 2016 By Christine Takengny

Christiana Soulou, ‘Sonnet to the Nile’ at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

Soulou’s meticulous drawings manage to captivate the viewer with their intensity and precision of line. Within a contemporary art context, they are a rarity.

Jim Nutt, Trip, 2016. Acrylic on linen and MDF frame, 68.6 x 64.8 x 2.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Cabinet Gallery
Friday Dispatch 25 Nov 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Jim Nutt at Cabinet Gallery

Art critics have conjured the names of Van Eyck, Salvador Dali and Ingres to try to encapsulate the extreme technical facility, the sophistication and the strangeness of Nutt’s work, but it is as emphatically original as it is pleasing.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Elixia App (Episode One), Praxes at Bergen Assembly, Bergen, 29 April 2016. Photo: Thor
CAS Recommends 24 Nov 2016 By Marcus Crofton

December 2016

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd performs her first solo show in Scotland at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, whilst in Edinburgh the Fruitmarket Gallery brings together the work of two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists, William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland.

Helen Maurer  re Composing  installation view by Oskar Proctor
Artist to Watch By Franka Blok

Helen Maurer

Maurer is intrigued by illusion and scale, and says that her fascination for projection could have its origins in the urge to “get something large-scale from the smallest source”.

Bettina Speckner, Amber Girl, 2015. Ferrotype, silver, amber, 8 x 5.5cm. Courtesy of the artist
Recent Acquisitions By Elizabeth Brooke

Jewellery by Bettina Speckner acquired for Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Her Amber Girl (2015) brooch makes connections with traditional pendants, brooches and rings in the Gallery’s jewellery collection, and also links to their collections of portrait miniatures and fine-art photography.

VIGO at London Art Fair 2016 ©Mark Cocksedge
CAS News By Team

London Art Fair 2017: Private View Invitation

Wednesday 18 January 6pm-9pm The 29th edition of London Art Fair, the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair, takes place from 18-22 January at Islington’s Business Design Centre….

Wyn-Lyn Tan, A Silent History, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, H118 x W217 cm. Courtesy of FOST Gallery, © Wyn-Lyn Tan
Art Consultancy 22 Nov 2016 By Nina Johnson

Expanding Aspen’s international art collection

CAS Consultancy have selected over 20 new artworks for Aspen’s offices in Singapore and three offices in the USA: Hunt Valley, Rocky Hill and Houston.

Installation shot from Love Life: Act 1, Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart. Photo: FXP Photography
Friday Dispatch 18 Nov 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

‘Love Life: Act 1’ at PEER, Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart

Basing their collaboration around the domestic drama of Punch and Judy brings a rich and magical world of childhood pleasure to this work, but also the senseless and maniacal violence

Glenn Brown, 'In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core', 2016. Indian ink and acrylic on panel, 135 x 95 x 2.8 cm. Copyright Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian
CAS News 15 Nov 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Major new work by Glenn Brown acquired for the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, through the Great Works scheme

The work was made specifically for the museum and is the first piece by the artist to enter into a UK museum collection

Donna Huddleston, The Warriors in Fiji, 2016, graphite and caran d’ache on paper, 46.5 x 62 cm. Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry
Friday Dispatch 11 Nov 2016 By Caroline Douglas

SHOW WINDOW at Kate MacGarry

A delicately poised yet probing exhibition featuring the work of Céline Condorelli, Laura Gannon, Donna Huddleston, Goshka Macuga, Corin Sworn, Patricia Treib

Silke Otto-Knapp, Rehearsal (Seascape with moon), 2016. Watercolor on canvas, 150 x 170 cm. Photos: Marcus Leith. Courtesy of greengrassi, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Nov 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Silke Otto Knapp, ‘Seascapes’ at greengrassi

The artist’s new show creates a solemn atmosphere for her new paintings of landscapes and figures

Monica Bonvicini, Light Me Black, 2009 ©VG Bild-Kunst Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago
CAS Recommends 28 Oct 2016 By Marcus Crofton

November 2016

The inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield has a highly impressive shortlist (Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla) that makes this exhibition a must-see. In London this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA having exhibited in Liverpool, giving a good snapshot of emerging trends in art.

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