OF SKINHEADS AND SKIN: The Artwork of Rene Matić

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Rene Matić’s first solo show may have recently closed at Bermondsey’s Vitrine Gallery, but the Peterborough-born artist has made their ephemeral exhibition permanent; its title ‘Born British, Die British’ is indelibly etched on Matić’s skin, reclaiming a phrase to fit their own experience of the Black British diaspora. Investigating Skinhead culture as a means to… Read more »

EXCELLENCES & PERFECTIONS: LIES & ART

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In 2014, a young Fine Art graduated from Central Saint Martins embarked on the performance of a lifetime for an online audience that grew to be over 50,000 strong. Amalia Ulman transformed herself into nauseating a white-girl-gone-wild character for her 5-month long Instagram project “Excellences & Perfections”. She posted images of kittens engulfed by flowers,… Read more »

Excellences & Perfections: LIES & ART

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Instagram, probably the most influential app of all time. Entering the year with over 400 million users worldwide the selfie-fuelled phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. For those who have perfected the art of Instagramming, managing a personal account can become a ‘seemingly’ glamorous full-time occupation. From behind a smartphone lens and a tastefully… Read more »

Russell Young – Superstar

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January can be a bleak month, the pavement and the sky blur into an endless sea of grey. This year, however, it is shaping up to be much more colourful. Russell Young is in town with his unapologetically lurid artwork for a new exhibition Superstar, at London’s Halcyon Gallery. Superstar is an exploration of the… Read more »