The Pattern of Friendship: Painting a Picture of Ravilious and Nash

From Hammersmith to the Essex countryside, the subdued charm of Eric Ravilous’ landscapes and domestic scenes is a simple and undeniably nostalgic one. Documenting British home life – and later, life in the Royal Marines – Ravilious’ illustrations evoke days and nights in 20th century England with a gentle clarity. In what may be regarded… Read More The Pattern of Friendship: Painting a Picture of Ravilious and Nash

A Lost Craft? Rediscovering The Art of Stonemasonry

Stonemasonry is a craft that can be traced back to the beginning of civilisation. Its usage spans from architecture to sculpture. It is more than a craft, one which comprises of construction as sculpture – stonemasonry has a rich heritage. However, in contemporary society, it is easy to regard stonemasonry as a dying art form… Read More A Lost Craft? Rediscovering The Art of Stonemasonry

Selfies and Self-Obliteration: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Gleaming Lights of the Souls’

A visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark would not be complete without experiencing Yayoi Kusama’s installation piece, ‘Gleaming Lights of the Souls’. Dating from 2008, ‘Gleaming Lights’ is one of only a few permanently-installed Kusama infinity rooms. It consists of a hundred miniature lamps, mirrored walls and a water floor which… Read More Selfies and Self-Obliteration: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Gleaming Lights of the Souls’

A Visual Autobiography: Thomas Ruff at Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery is white-walled, trendy and modern. Despite being a gallery with lengthy history, having opened in 1901 for the residents of the East End, and possessing a façade in the Arts and Crafts style – the environment inside feels very studious and youthful. The institution’s reopening in 2009 brought spaces such as the research… Read More A Visual Autobiography: Thomas Ruff at Whitechapel Gallery