"I became bolder and more outspoken and personal after years of struggle and frustration. My first breakthrough into that kind of boldness was a series of figurative paintings I did after the death of my mother in 1991. Her death combined with a teaching appointment in China, where I was kind of thrown in at the deep end, catapulted me into figuration and finding my own voice."
Artists' Collecting Society has published a new interview with Marcelle Hanselaar. You can read the piece online here.
"I always thought very strongly that the most relevant thing that I can do as an artist is to either make a record of the time that I am living or make a statement about it."
Artspeak has interviewed Piers Secunda about his current solo exhibition 'ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings' at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York until 6 May. Read the full article here.
Piers Secunda’s solo exhibition ‘ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings’ will run between 6 April and 6 May 2017 at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York. Secunda’s ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings are the latest iteration of an ongoing project in which casts of bullet holes gathered from war-torn areas are arranged into compositions, recording the damage and threat that military combat poses to world history. For details of the show, click here.
James Brooks' work 'Organisation of Peers, Commons and Gentry IV' is included in the Drawing Biennial 2017. The exhibition continues until 26 April at the Drawing Room, London, and works will be auctioned from 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm. More information here.
William Stein will be exhibiting work in ‘FAITH’, a group show from The Slade School of Fine Art Graduate Painting programme, featuring current students, staff, research associates and visiting artists. ‘FAITH’ will run between 10 and 12 March at Austin Forum, Augustinian Centre, London W6 8AU, with a private view on Friday 10 March, 6-9 pm. More information here.
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen will be participating in ‘Material: Earth’, a major new exhibition celebrating the use of clay in contemporary art which will include work by Grayson Perry and Edmund de Waal. The exhibition will run between 12 March and 1 May at Messums Wiltshire. For more information, visit their website.
Rebeca Riofrio of Art in Fusion TV interviewed Marcelle Hanselaar at our London Art Fair 2017 booth, and the piece is now available to stream online. Watch Hanselaar talking about her pratcice and influences here.
Pick up a copy of Tatler's March 2017 issue to see a preview of Veronica Smirnoff's work 'What Rocks Think Of' (above) in Josh Spero's 'Art for Sale' column. 'Veronica Smirnoff: The Greater and Lesser Ways' will run between 8 Feb and 4 March at Jessica Carlisle. Read the article here.
“That sense of mystery is palpable in Smirnoff’s latest body of work, on show at London’s Jessica Carlisle gallery next month. The choice of water as a unifying theme for the new pieces reflects the artist’s preoccupation with the ideas of displacement and metamorphosis. Her paintings are ‘fluid’, she explains, not only in their tendency to elude definition, but also because of the unpredictability inherent in their physical construction.”
Harper's Bazaar has published a feature on Veronica Smirnoff in the run-up to her solo exhibition 'The Greater and Lesser Ways' at Jessica Carlisle. The article is included in their February 2017 issue, or you can read online here.