Jochum Nordström ‘The Anchor Hits the Sand’ at David Zwirner

  ‘There’s a self-portrait in every single thing I do. Even if I make a tree or a sex-scene, I can play the both of them’   Images seem to pour forth from Jockum Nordström. He is an immensely prolific artist uses who uses a whole variety of techniques.  More than anything though he is…

Matrescence at Richard Saltoun

  Matrescence is the process of becoming a mother. It refers to the physical, emotional and  psychological changes which happen after giving birth. As you might imagine, this opens up a vast and complicated terrain, which is explored to great effect in this exhibition. The work runs the gamut in emotional terms from the powerful…

‘Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art;

    The term ‘Feminism” may raise hackles now but this in itself should sound a warning note. The rise of the populist right threatens the erosion of all our civil liberties and it may not be unduly pessimistic to anticipate that women may bear the brunt. We have had the recent example of the…

Albert Oehlen at the Serpentine

  Albert Oehlen is an exciting, not to say pugnacious, artist. One of the Neue Wilde generation that emerged in Germany in the 1980s, he is still going strong. He mixes oil painting with digital printing and collage and the result is something special. You really need to download the 35 page press pack if…

Nate Lowman ‘October 1, 2017’ at David Zwirner

  The title of this show refers to the date of a mass shooting in Nevada, when a gunman, holed up high in a multi-storey hotel, shot fifty-nine people in the audience of a country music festival. The paintings are based on the crime photos which were released to the public.   Lowman’s practice is…

Mona Hatoum ‘Remains to be Seen’ at White Cube Bermondsey

      Mona Hatoum is a marvellous artist and this is an exceptional show. She was born in Beirut of Palestinian parents but in 1975 she got stranded in London because war broke out in the Lebanon. Some years later she made the video piece Measures of Distance. It shows the  warm and lovely…

Marie Bovo ‘Stances” at kamelmennour

  Marie Bovo is Spanish and was born in 1967. Her large photographs are simple but effective.  They are mostly black and white with only sparse indications of colour: a dark red band of steel and a red stripe across a white column.   They have been taken through the open window of a train…