Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Getting ready for The Bloomsbury Art Fair

Robin Duttson | Blossom Red and Gold | 2012 | Edition of 50
TAG Fine Arts will be exhibiting at The Bloomsbury Art Fair next week. The Fair, which debuted last year, aims to bring together a high quality collection of fine art in a relaxed atmosphere, while raising money for charity. Here's a brief introduction from George Crofton, the Art Director & Co-Founder:

"The 2012 Bloomsbury Art Fair promises to be another great event. We have a fantastic line up of Exhibitors with many new and exciting names including TAG Fine Arts. BAF started as a simple idea – to promote the achievements of people with disabilities, particularly disabled artists, and raise money for charity in the process. Our philanthropic aims remain the same and this year we are delighted to introduce Walking With The Wounded as one of our chosen beneficiaries. Look out for: TAG Fine Arts (obviously); Graffik Gallery, who will perform live graffiti demonstrations as part of BAF’s Arts Programme (which has been devised with the help of ArtInsight); ‘Paul’ the one-eyed, one-armed mechanical portraitist; The Horsebox Gallery, The Multiple Store and Helium Foundation."

The Bloomsbury Art Fair | 6 - 8 July 2012 | Goodenough College | London House | Mecklenburgh Square | London WC1N 2AB | For more information visit our Exhibitions Page or the BAF Website

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Birthday Sir Peter Blake

...We love you too

We headed to the Mall Galleries last night to celebrate Sir Peter Blake's 80th birthday with CCA Galleries. Thank you to all involved for putting on such a great evening.

The 'godfather' of British pop art, Peter Blake mixes photographs, comic strips, advertising texts and popular printed media along with his own bold patterns to create striking new works. His limited edition prints are instantly recognisable for their balance of contemporary innovation and nostalgia.

A selection of his limited edition prints is available on our website. Contact us if you'd like to arrange to view them at our gallery space.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Stanley Donwood 'Lost Angeles' and the apocalypse

"Los Angeles is fucked. Everything is fucked, everything, and really, we all know this... The apocalypse is already here, and the saddest thing is that we’re trying to fool ourselves that it isn’t happening."

Last month, Stanley Donwood was the subject of a solo show at Subliminal Projects in LA. 'Lost Angeles' depicts the host city crumbling under fire, flood and meteor strikes. It builds on a theme he first addressed in 2006 with 'London Views,' which depicted England's capital in a similar state of apocalyptic disarray.

The works themselves are powerfully composed in sombre shades of black and grey, drawn in a "quasi-Mediaeval" style that fits the apocalyptic message. 'Hollywood Limousine' is printed onto a background of silver foil; a technique that dramatically animates the composition as it catches the light.

They're available to view at our gallery, and they'll be on display at the TAG Fine Arts stand at the Bloomsbury Art Fair in July. View them online here.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Susan Stockwell's 'Memento' World Map

Susan Stockwell was commissioned by the London Transport Museum to create a new work for their group exhibition 'Mind the Map' (18 May - 28 October 2012) using old train and tube tickets. Hundreds of the tickets were donated by the Friends of the Museum and the general public for the project, which she fashioned into a world map. The map harnesses the surprisingly rich and varied colours of the tickets to suggest changing climates and topography, from scorching sands around the equator to forest greens and deep cool blues at the poles. Each ticket is a reminder of one of the countless personal journeys that are made across the globe; they are records of particular trips, saved as keepsakes and tucked away in scrapbooks for years and sometimes decades. It's a thoughtful memento to the paper ticket, which is fast becoming a thing of the past, replaced by swipe cards and electronic systems.

Susan Stockwell | Memento | 2012 | Paper, glue and board | 100 x 230 x 5 cm | Commissioned for the London Transport Museum 'Mind the Map' exhibition, May - October 2012