The large continent is full of artists, not just El Anatsui, who has been the only artist that Westerners can cite as an African artist for the last 40 years. For years, contemporary African art has been attracting the attention of investors and collectors worldwide and even more in recent years.
The world seems to be running at a slower pace at the moment with more than half of humanity being confined due to the coronavirus pandemic. But this didn’t stop the art world from moving forward.
David Bradley’s art tells you stories about his commitment to social and political issues, especially those affecting first nation Americans. His paintings tell tales about American commercialism and the Indian tourist culture. But his love of native Americans doesn’t stop him from some gentle ridicule.
The magazine “Revue Noire” had shown the artistic creation of the African continent within the international scene. Now the book “Revue Noire—Histoire Histoires—History Stories” tells how this famous magazine was created in 1991. Art news of the week 2-8 November 2020.
Peter Doig was born in 1959 in Scotland, lived in Trinidad and Canada, moving back to Britain in 1979. It is easy to see the influences of these countries played in Doig’s work. Doig is an expert in mood and texture; his work draws the viewer into the scene with his ability to create depth and feeling. The results are often solitary, cold and bleak without being dull or flat.
Luchita Hurtado died last August 13 at age 99 in his home in Santa Monica, United States. Tarek Atoui has won the Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation prize for 2022.
The exhibition “Benny Andrews: Portraits, a Real Person Before the Eyes” includes the largest number of Benny Andrews’ works that have been shown together and that represent a period of work of 35 years....