Electric Dreams

Bjork's new video 'The Gate' places her in a stunning Sci Fi fantasy landscape familiar from new video games No Man's Sky and Monument Valley. Lilac spheres and curious shapes float above warm grasses. A soothing haze hangs over the scene, an atmosphere of calm and serenity - undiscovered, untouched benevolent worlds. Nature is a … Continue reading Electric Dreams

Pre-Raphaelite Beauty

Game of Thrones's Sophie Turner photographed by Miles Aldridge with a serene Pre-Raphaelite look. Centre parted wavy blonde hair brings to mind Dante Rosetti's pale wary beauties. Combined with Eve's sinful apple and Alice in Wonderland's colour scheme, she becomes the epitome of beguiling curious power - aloof, unknowable, irresistible.

Art by Black People for Black People at the Tate

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power Tate Modern This is an article about seeing black people looking at black art in a white cube. I go to the Tate a fair amount, along with other big art galleries in London. I often go on weekdays (flexible working hours). What I … Continue reading Art by Black People for Black People at the Tate

The Semiotics of Tate’s Hockney Ads (or how Brexit made art expensive)

Political upheaval is already deepening the socio-cultural divides between London boroughs – we can see it in the blockbuster sizing of Tate’s advertising. (Warning, bit of a rant) I’ve recently moved from South East London to West London. Previously my nearest cultural centre was Catford High St, with shops where I could buy the right … Continue reading The Semiotics of Tate’s Hockney Ads (or how Brexit made art expensive)