The upcoming art exhibitions in London to inspire a new lease of life this spring.
Heavens and the Earth by Bosco Sodi
This exhibition by Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi, is a new series of relief paintings that relays the artist’s focus on testing the limits of transformative processes. These paintings could pass as three-dimensional wall sculptures due to Sodi’s intensive technique of layering paints by hand every day, building up the work before stopping at the first sign of cracking. The use of black and white pigments mixed with glue, sawdust and natural fibres creates a dynamic visual that remains feeling organic, and leaves you with the suggestion of opposing forces in the universe.
‘It’s about embracing the accident, embracing the non-control, embracing the passing of time and working with organic materials.’ - Bosco Sodi
The C C Land Exhibiton: Pierre Bonnard, The Colour of Memory
Pierre Bonnard was one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century with a personalised use of colour and sense of composition. Preferring to work from memory, Bonnard managed to capture the spirit of a moment and recreate it imaginatively onto canvas. The exhibition focuses on work created from 1912 until 1947 when the artist passed, displaying colour-saturated landscapes and intimate, everyday moments in time that he captured forever. It’s the first exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK in 20 years.
Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures
Warhol’s use of photography was an integral part of his practice, capturing a truthful moment of New York from the 1970’s until the artist’s passing 1987. This exhibition at BASTIAN’s new Mayfair space is an insider’s view of Warhol’s social circles, featuring portraits of icons of the time such as Liza Minelli, Jane Fonda, and Yves Saint Laurent. Personal and transparent, the images are an indication to the increase of consumer culture in America, supporting Warhol’s claims of “everybody looks alike and acts alike, and we’re getting more and more that way.”