A rare opportunity to visit the studio of Alex Calinescu

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Alex Calinescu - New Collection Open Studios - DeptfordX  The Propeller Foundry, Acme Studios, 165 Childers Street, Deptford SE8 5JR Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 12-6pm  and thereafter by appointment for further information contact  e - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t - +44 (0)20 7593 8591   www.alexcalinescu.com

Soul Of A Nation - Tate Modern

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​Thoroughly enjoying Late Night Tate and the perfect opportunity for a second viewing of Soul Of A Nation - Art In The Age Of Black Power. So much to see, and a third visit is definitely necessary. I was especially drawn to the work of Betye Saar "I'm intrigued with combining the remnant of memories, fragments of relics and ordinary ...
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Beyond Craft - Tate Modern

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Lenore Tawney 1907-2007 "Lekythos" 1962, linen, brass and acrylic 

New Acquisition - Tate Modern

Maria Bartuszova Untitled (Drop) 1963-4, plaster
A very beautiful piece of work. Maria Bartuszova 1936-1996 "Untitled (Drop)", plaster, 1963-4  "A certain sculpture, such as a sculpture of a drop of water, could serve as a didactic aid for understanding aerodynamics and gravitation, or as toys - rebuses developing tactle orientation." Bartuszova c 1980

Wayne McGregor's +/_ HUMAN at the Roundhouse

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A long time waiting for this day...Opening night of  Wayne McGregor's +/_ HUMAN at the Roundhouse. Such a wonderful evening...much gratitude to Wayne McGregor, Wayne McGregor Dance Company, Royal Ballet, Random Company, Random International, Mark Pritchard, Warp Records, and the Roundhouse. 

Giacometti at Tate Modern

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"I have the feeling, or the hope, that I am making progress each day. That is what makes me work, compelled to understand the core of life." Giacometti A beautifully curated exhibition of Giacometti's work at Tate Modern. In amongst so many wonderful sculptures it would have been easy to miss these powerful paintings.

John Metcalfe Band

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What an absolute privilege to be at this very special and intimate gig; John Metcalfe and his fabulous band Rosie Doonan, Daisy Palmer and Ali Friend. Incredible musicians! John's music has resonated deeply in me since I first heard him play in 2008 at the opening series of 100 concerts at Kings Place. He is an extraordinary musician...
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Chung Sang-Hwa: "Seven Paintings" at Lévy Gorvy London

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A very beautiful series of paintings by Chung Sang-Hwa currently on show at Lévy Gorvy London. Sitting quietly with these paintings was an absolute joy. Chung Sang-Hwa was born in Yeongdeok, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea in 1932. He settled in Seoul in 1992 and established his studio in Gyeonggi Province where he continues to live and work . Chung i...
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Island Songs, Ólafur Arnalds

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27th June 2017 Back in my studio today after a wonderful evening at the UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds beautiful film "Island Songs" last night. My second viewing of the film, which shares the journey of the creation of the album, and just as powerful an experience. The gift of this album, and the seven pieces of music, continues to nourish my s...
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UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds "Island Songs"

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 26th June 2017 Blessed to be at the UK premier of Ólafur Arnalds beautiful film "Island Songs" this evening. In the summer of 2016, Ólafur spent seven weeks travelling across Iceland, his homeland. Each week he collaborated with a local artist/musician to create, perform, and record a new composition. Releasing each track as it was made,...
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Glass entrance at Tottenham Court Road underground station

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My first experience coming up into the new glass entrance at Tottenham Court Road underground station. Pretty spectacular, especially on a day like today with blue skies and sunshine. Apparently the structures are illuminated at night. Well worth a visit. The architects were Stanton Williams. https://www.stantonwilliams.com

Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, London

Work 72-007, barbed wire shadow and cloth on panel, 122 x 244cm, 1972
Powerful and beautiful work by Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, London. A leading member of the movement known as Dansaekhwa (monochrome painting), Ha Chong-Hyun first came to prominence with his Conjunction series in the early 1970's. From this he developed his signature style; pushing the paint from the back of the hemp cloth throu...
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Borough Market re-opening for business today.

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My journey with, and love of, Borough Market began back in 1988 when, as a student, I fell in love with the cavernous space, and began to make very large scale drawings, always working on site. At this time it was solely a wholesale fruit and vegetable market. I would arrive ready to start in the morning, as the market, whi...
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Ongoing journey.....10th June 2017

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The ongoing journey of the new canvases.....the time spent simply being with them is, I believe, far more important than the time spent physically "doing". 

Jessica McCormack's showroom

Fantastic piece by Zak Ove
A special tour of Jessica McCormack's utterly unique showroom, 7 Carlos Place, in the heart of Mayfair. Built in the 19th century as a grand townhouse, Jessica's beautiful jewellery is designed and made here, and displayed amidst a wonderful collection of contemporary art, tribal artifacts, and a collection of rar...
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Oliver Beer's "Resonance Project" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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A BRILLIANT time spent visiting galleries in central London. In fact I really cannot remember a day when I have seen so many pieces that I have loved.  The absolute highlight was Oliver Beer's "Resonance Project" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The sound/resonance/vibration of the voices just cut right through everyth...
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Studio

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Long day at the studio...and rather wet underfoot! 

Jürgen Partenheimer at White Cube

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Beautiful work by Jürgen Partenheimer at White Cube, Bermondsey London. On show until 18th June 2017.

White Cube Bermondsey, London

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Visiting White Cube Bermondsey. Some very beautiful work by Jürgen Partenheimer.

Journey....new paintings

Work in progress - May 2017
May 2017 New work in progress at the Deptford studio 

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