Hobson’s Choice – Ivan Seal at Carl Freedman Gallery
Ivan Seal is a British painter who has attracted critical interest for his paintings which appear to be still lives but are in fact painted from his imagination.
Hobson’s Choice – North South Divine at WW Gallery
Leaving behind the bustling jewellery shops and markets of Hatton Garden in London and diving down a tiny alleyway packed with character, one arrives at the WW Gallery’s new exhibition space.
Hobson’s Choice – Pedro Reyes at Lisson Gallery
Pedro Reyes has taken hundreds of guns seized by the government in the city of Ciudad Juarez in the North of Mexico, and transformed them into sculptural musical instruments that are installed throughout the gallery, alongside collages where machines of war and musical instruments are combined.
Hobson’s Choice – Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Corvi-Mora
Lynette Yiadom Boakye is a British artist of Ghanaian descent living and working in London who creates un-heroic portraits of sitters and figures in landscapes – mostly dark skinned – drawing on the compositional and painterly conventions of nineteenth and twentieth century Western portraiture.
Hobson’s Choice – Eddie Peake at White Cube
Eddie Peake is an artist who has become fashionable over the past couple of years – despite still being a student at the Royal Academy Schools – for a multi-faceted practice that ranges across photography, painting, neon sculpture and performance.
Hobson’s Choice – Jeff Keen at Kate MacGarry
May I urge you all to go and see the new exhibition that has just opened at Kate MacGarry gallery, which provides the opportunity to become acquainted with one of the most significant – and underappreciated – British artist-filmmakers of the post-war period, Jeff Keen, who sadly died last year.
Hobson’s Choice – Richard Prince at Sadie Coles
This is a great show which offers much food for thought, not least of all of the enduring relevance of the representation of the female form in art and society – but visit soon, as the show closes in a week!
Hobson’s Choice – Paul Chiappe at Carslaw St* Lukes
Paul Chiappe’s meticulous drawings are so painstakingly produced it has taken him more than a year to produce the eight small drawings that are currently on display at Carslaw St* Lukes.
Hobson’s Choice – Anna Parkina at Wilkinson Gallery
Young Russian artist Anna Parkina has attracted international critical attention for her collages which mix photography, drawing and text and usually incorporate bold geometric forms and colours.
Hobson’s Choice – Peles Empire, FORMATION, at Cell Project Space
Cell Project Space is currently showing a striking new body of work by Peles Empire. Founded in 2005, Peles Empire is a collaboration by Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff.
Hobson’s Choice – Fiona Rae at Timothy Taylor Gallery
Fiona Rae’s new paintings at Timothy Taylor are well worth a visit if you have not yet been. To my mind, some of the strongest work in recent years by a highly influential painter.