Malevich

Malevich

Tate Modern | 16th July – 26th October 2014

Admission: £14.50/ £12:50 concessions

Each painting unleashes itself like a firework.
– The Observer

Kazimir Malevich, an artist as influential as he was radical, cast a long shadow over the history of modern art. This, his first retrospective in thirty years and the first ever in the UK, unites works from collections in Russia, the US and Europe to tell a fascinating story of revolutionary ideals and the power of art itself.

Malevich (1879–1935) lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in twentieth century history. Having come of age in Tsarist Russia, Malevich witnessed the First World War and the October Revolution first-hand.

His early experiments as a painter led him towards the invention of suprematism, a bold visual language of abstract geometric shapes and stark colours, epitomised by the Black Square. One of the defining works of Modernism, the painting was revealed to the world after months of secrecy and was hidden again for almost half a century after its creator’s death. It sits on a par with Duchamp’s ‘readymade’ as a game-changing moment in twentieth century art and continues to inspire and confound viewers to this day.

Starting from his early paintings of Russian landscapes, agricultural workers and religious scenes, the exhibition follows Malevich’s journey towards abstract painting and his suprematist masterpieces, his temporary abandonment of painting in favour of teaching and writing, and his much-debated return to figurative painting in later life.

Bringing together paintings, sculptures, theatre and an unprecedented collection of drawings it offers a complete view of his career, celebrating some of the most progressive art ever made.

– The Tate Modern

Malevich

Malevich – Supremus No.50

Entry Details: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm (last admission to special exhibitions is at 5.15pm)
Friday – Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm (last admission to special exhibitions is at 9.15pm)

The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Level 3

Address: Tate Modern

Bankside

London

SE1 9TG

Tel: 020 7887 8888

Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You

Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You

White Cube Bermondsey| 8th October 2014 – 16th November 2014

Admission: Free

‘The work is about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone.’
Tracey Emin, July 2014

White Cube is pleased to announce ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’, a major new exhibition by Tracey Emin, her first at the London gallery in five years. Featuring bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works, the exhibition chronicles the contemplative nature of work by an artist who has consistently examined her life with excoriating candour.

Reflective in tone, the works in the exhibition are the result of many years’ development, from the bronze sculptures – the most significant body she has made to date – to the works on canvas. There is a complexity in the sculptural form of the bronzes, simultaneously robust yet tender, that points to a consummate understanding of material, composition and subject matter. In Grotto (2014), a tessellated, cave-like chamber gives sanctuary to a solitary figure as artist proxy, while the muscular form of Bird (2014) harmonises sinuous lines with gravity and grace. A series of bronze bas relief plaques portray figures that appear amorphous yet distinct, with subtle interplay between light and shadow.

While the paintings at first appear simple and immediate, many of them are the result of application, obliteration and layering over a period of several years. Emin repeatedly returns to the canvases as a means of reviewing, revising and reconsidering her own position in relation to painting through temporal passages.

The title ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’, which is transcribed in neon within the exhibition, was originally intended by Emin as a reference to the ‘other person’; however, over the two year period since she began creating this body of work, she came to realise that the implication was once again coming back to the self. – White Cube

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Entry Details:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

South Galleries and 9 x 9 x 9, Bermondsey

Address: White Cube Bermondsey

144 – 152 Bermondsey Street

London

SE1 3TQ

Tel: 0207 930 5373

 

Ray Tsang

Website:      raytsang.com

Email:          info@raytsang.com

 

Orna

‘Orna’, Oil on canvas.

What made you want to become an Artist?

I wanted to spend my time doing something I enjoy.

What’s your background?

I studied painting at Crawford college of art and design, after college I continued to learn from books and videos. I became a professional artist in 2012.

What work do you most enjoy doing?

I prefer to do narrative work with figures.

What inspires you?

Mostly I am inspired by works painted by artists that I admire.

What is your dream project?

I would like to illustrate some book covers in the future.

 

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