London Art Fair 2015

London Art Fair 2015Okay, I confess – I’ve never been to the London Art Fair (billed as the UK’s premier modern British and contemporary art fair) before, even though I’ve had lots of chances. Among all the art on offer in London, this one somehow slipped through the net. Well, more fool me, as I discovered when Yannick and I went there this week – it’s absolutely packed with top-class art, and it’s all for sale, should you happen to have a budget big enough. Yannick and I confined ourselves to just looking. And taking pictures, of course. Continue reading

When Cicadas Cry in Kentish Town

Yuji Oki

Yuji Oki is a artist who was born in Japan in 1949 and now lives and works in London. I’d like to tell you more about him but there’s a surprising lack of information on the net. Even the gallery that represents him, the Beardsmore Gallery in Kentish Town, doesn’t give away much in the catalogue of his most recent exhibition; just a bare list of four dates telling us where he studied and that he once won a prize for painting. A bit of a challenge, then. But at least I can show you what his art is like. Continue reading

Monochrome Tranquility in Kentish Town

Rebecca Salter at Beardsmore GalleryIt’s not every day that you walk into a gallery to be greeted by a cat in a traveling cage brought along by another customer. But the Beardsmore Gallery is like that – a friendly local gallery on Prince of Wales Road in Kentish Town, just down the road from the swimming pool, where the regulars pop in to see (and buy) the art. It’s currently showing Rebecca Salter’s latest pictures. Continue reading