Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas Stylist | Illustrated by Rob Ryan

Today sees the release of a very special collector's Christmas edition of Stylist, which has been produced in collaboration with the wonderful Rob Ryan and his East London studio.

The issue includes 38 pages of editorial featuring Rob Ryan's stunning paper-cuts, each of which was designed, hand-cut and photographed specifically for the magazine.

The result is a feast for the eyes, and we suggest going to your local shop, cafe or train station to grab yours before they're all snapped up!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Claire Brewster | Personal Territories | Geneva

Each year, to celebrate the publication of Interior Design Review, Interior Designer of the Year 2014 Jorge Canete gives carte blance to an artist to stage a temporary exhibition in his home, a Chateau near Geneva in Switzerland. This year Claire Brewster was invited to take part, and the resulting exhibition 'Personal Territories' is now open.

The exhibition invites you to explore the exquisitely ethereal world of Claire's work, whilst also entering the imagination of an eccentric collector.

Claire's artworks, which have been created using vintage maps and metal, present an expression of childhood dreams and memories brought to reality. The creatures on display take on a life of their own in a metaphor for our attempt to control nature, which in fact remains untameable, in a constant display of power and beauty.

The exhibition is open by appointment until December.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Susan Stockwell | World Bank Commission | Royal Shakespeare Company Artist In Residence


Susan Stockwell’s The World Bank, which was recently completed as a special commission, is a stunning world map meticulously hand-crafted by the artist using hundreds of individual bank notes. The work exemplifies Susan’s practice of transforming everyday materials into aesthetically beautiful artworks, that also comment on issues of ecology, geo-politics and global commerce.

Among Susan’s next projects is an exciting new residency at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She will be developing new work for exhibition at the RSC in April 2015, responding to their Spring 2015 season, which is to include Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Death of a Salesman. As well as looking at what is taking place on stage, her work will also consider the range of carefully choreographed hidden activity, from costume making to rigging, that exists behind the scenes.

Susan Stockwell | The World Bank, 2014 | Bank notes, paper and glue on back board | 140 x 294 cm

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Justine Smith | Show Me The Money | New Editions


Now available on our website are two stunning new limited edition prints by Justine Smith; A Bigger Bang Black - Diamond Dust, and Blow. The former (see above) was created especially for the exhibition 'Show Me The Money' which is currently being shown in two parts at Chawton House Library, Hampshire, and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton University.

The exhibition explores how art and culture has engaged with various aspects of the financial world over the last three centuries, illuminating its mechanisms and encouraging the viewer to think anew about the nature of finance.

Justine's exploration of currency is also present in Blow. This powerful and provocative print is the partner image of 2012's Boom, a highly successful limited edition, which was produced as a special commission for the Manchester City Galleries exhibition 'The First Cut.'

We will be exhibiting A Bigger Bang and Blow during Frieze Week at Moniker Art Fair, Shoreditch. During the fair's Private View Justine will be joining us on our stand to turn money into art with her 'Value English' and 'Luxury English' embossed, signed and numbered editions.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Moniker Projects | Living Walls | Moniker Art Fair

16-19 October | Stand 5 | The Old Truman Brewery | London | E1 6QR

This week sees the launch of Moniker Projects public art programme 'Living Walls' at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Featuring specially commissioned works from artists including Jeremy Deller, David Shillinglaw, Jo Peel and Mark McClure, the project connects the vibrant artistic community of East London with local businesses, residents and schools, in a celebration of local London.

Moniker Projects commitment to art's relation to urban culture is also highlighted in their annual flagship event, Moniker Art Fair, which returns to the Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch this October.

We are delighted to be taking part in the fair, where we will be exhibiting a selection of new works from artists including Stanley Donwood, Chris Mitton and Justine Smith. We have a limited number of complimentary invitations available for Moniker Art Fair. Please email us to request yours.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Adam Dant's '10 Creatures of London Legend' Portfolio Lottery Tickets Now Available

The hot-off-the-press print portfolio 'Ten Creatures of London Legend' consists of 10 Chiaroscuro Woodblock prints by celebrated draughtsman and printmaker Adam Dant. Each image is constructed in the manner of a medieval bestiary, and depicts legendary creatures of London lore, both ancient and modern.

These mystical creatures have been depicted in the environment they inhabit, either currently or previously, allowing viewers of the prints to tour the city of London and encounter the beasts in their 'natural' homes. 

To coincide with the launch of these wonderful prints, the artist and TAG Fine Arts will be holding a lottery raffle, in the fashion of 18th century popular print promotion. You can now purchase one of 200 personalised woodcut lottery tickets here, giving you the opportunity to win a complete boxed set.

Adam Dant | 10 Creatures of London Legend | 10 Chiaroscuro woodcuts, title page and description | Edition of 40 | Signed and editioned by the artist | Image size 20.3 x 25.4 cm; Paper size 25.4 x 35.5 cm | All images can be viewed here.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

London Original Print Fair | Royal Academy

24 - 27 April | RA Burlington House | London W1J 0BD | Stand 37

Next week we look forward to returning to the Royal Academy for the London Original Print Fair. We will be launching exclusive new works from artists including Ryan Callanan, Stanley Donwood and Robin Duttson.

The fair will be hosting a special 'Young Collectors' Evening' from 6 - 10 pm on Friday 25th April, with talks, tours and demonstrations by professionals taking place throughout.

As part of the event acclaimed paper-cut artist Justine Smith will be joining us on Stand 37 to launch her 'Value English' and 'Luxury English' embossed, signed and numbered open editions. Join us to see Justine turning money, including bank notes direct from the Royal Mint, into art, which will be available to purchase in exchange for donations to the charity St Margaret's Hospice.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Stephen Walter | Group Exhibition | Danielle Arnaud

123 Kennington Road | London | SE11 6SF | Until 13 April 2014
Open Fri, Sat and Sun, 2-6pm and by appointment

A group exhibition featuring the work of Stephen Walter is currently on show at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art. Titled Enclosure, it focuses on 6 contemporary artists and their exploration of ideas around utopian dreams, containment and escape.

Among the artworks on display is Stephen's extraordinary original drawing, Nova Utopia, which is being exhibited in its bespoke hagioscope frame. This map revisits Thomas More's famous fictional state of Utopia a century after it has been transformed by a capitalist revolution.

Stephen Walter | Nova Utopia | 2013 | Archival Inkjet Print Available

Monday, 24 March 2014

Heidi Whitman | Heaven, Hell and Here | Until April 20

Christopher Henry Gallery | 127 Elizabeth St. | New York | NY 10013

Heidi Whitman's stunningly intricate imagined maps can currently be explored at the artist's solo show, Heaven, Hell and Here at the Christopher Henry Gallery, New York City. 

The exhibition consists of three site specific artworks - Heaven, Hell  and Here - which have been created by the artist through the deconstuction and rearrangement of hundreds of sheets of paper.

Heaven resembles a delicately woven series of blue celestial islands that rise gracefully from the floor to ceiling of the gallery. Hell, which is partly inspired by the horrors of Dante's Inferno, is a compendium of reds and blacks that evoke an apocalyptic landscape and the fires of the underworld. Finally, Here brings the viewer back to the 'real' world with the charting of an individual's journey through the urban landscape, which is here visualised in a network of interconnected paper, string and wires.

Overall the unique vision put forward in Heaven, Hell and Here brings together the imagined and the real to create a wonderfully complex and ethereal paper universe.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Volta NY | Katsutoshi Yuasa | Armory Week

Volta NY |  Thurs 6 March - Sun 9 March | 82 Mercer NY10012

This week sees the opening of the Seventh Edition of Volta NY. Coinciding with the city's annual Armory Show, the fair showcases solo projects from the most exciting contemporary artists. These include Katsutoshi Yuasa, who is exhibiting a selection of his stunning wood-cut prints with YUKI-SIS Gallery, Tokyo.

The display, titled 'Woodcut As A New Way Of Photography,' examines how Katsutoshi combines his own digital photographs with the traditional Japanese technique of woodcutting to create haunting images that fuse objective reality with the artist's subjective perception.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Art14 | Olympia Grand Hall | 28 Feb - 2 Mar 2014

Thurs 27 Feb: 6pm - 9pm | Fri 28 Feb & Sat 1 Mar: 11am - 7pm |
Sun 2 Mar: 11am - 5pm

TAG Fine Arts are delighted to be exhibiting at Olympia Grand Hall, Kensington this week as part of Art14. In only its second year the event, which showcases over 140 international contemporary galleries, has been described by Time Out as 'a must for the art fair calendar.'

We will be exhibiting a range of artworks from artists including Ryan Callanan, Stanley Donwood, Ed Hodgkinson and Katustoshi Yuasa.

Also taking place during the fair will be an exciting series of talks from leading art world figures such as Iwona Blazwick, Julian Schnabel and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and a specially curated food programme, Food4Art, featuring four of London's Top Chefs

Friday, 7 February 2014

Rob Ryan | Colette, Paris | Valentine's Day

Colette | 213 Rue Saint Honore | 75001 Paris |
Exhibition: 3rd - 22nd Feb 2014 |  Valentine's Day Book Signing

This February the Parisian concept store Colette will be showing a selection of papercuts and screenprints by Rob Ryan in their gallery space, alongside a pop-up shop selling a range of Rob's products.

The display will include several works from Rob's highly accalaimed exhibition 'There Is Only Time,' held in Autumn 2013 by TAG Fine Arts, in collaboration with Sims Reed Gallery.

Rob will be signing copies of his books, including his most recent publication, the beautifully illustrated 'The Invisible Kingdom,' in store on Valentine's Day,
14th February, 5:00 - 6:30pm

If you can't make it to Paris, signed copies of The Invisible Kingdom are now available from our website. The perfect gift this Valentine's!

Rob Ryan |  It Was Just The Beginning | 2013 | Hand-cut papercut
Rob Ryan | Starry Night | 2010 | Limited edition screenprint

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Peter Dean | Time Travellers Invitation

Peter Dean - Time Travellers Invitation | 2014 | Limited edition Letterpress Print 
Printed at New North Press | Edition of 100 | Signed in pencil by the artist

Following on from last year's painstaking recreation of the poster behind the John Lennon-penned Beatles song, 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!', Peter Dean has created a new letterpress print, titled 'Time Travellers Invitation.' His latest work also takes inspiration from a British icon at the forefront of our collective popular consciousness, this time from the world of science, not music - Professor Stephen Hawking.

This stunning Victoriana letterpress poster is part of a real time-travel experiment devised by the world-renowned physicist. In an ingeniously simple experiment, designed to prove whether time travel to the past is possible, Professor Hawking held a 'Reception for Time Travellers.' The party was advertised solely after the event had taken place, meaning only those able to travel back in time could attend.

The success of this experiment depends entirely on the invitation poster being seen by time travellers. Therefore, in purchasing this print, you could help to prove that time travel to the past is possible.

Friday, 31 January 2014

6th Edition of India Art Fair Opens in New Delhi

India Art Fair | Stand B2 | NSCIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi |
30th January - 2nd February 2014

TAG Fine Arts are pleased to present a collaborative installation from English artist Wayne Warren and Australian artist Jayne Dyer during this year's India Art Fair. The two artists tackle global issues in a piece that brings together their fallen angel and antler works.

Wayne Warren | Golden Aspiration | 2014
Jayne Dyer | Surrender | 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

Tobias Till | Oranges and Lemons

Tobias Till | Oranges & Lemons | 2013 | Limited edition lino-cut print
Edition of 50 | Signed and editioned by the artist | 112 x 229 cm

Tobias Till's latest work is an incredibly detailed view of London which condenses an abundance of fascinating imagery and history about the city into an image based around the classic nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons.' Within the print figures and buildings from different historical periods have been illustrated side by side, creating multiple narratives and capturing the incredible character and diversity of London's history.

This project has taken 18 months to realise. In this time the artist has undertaken a vast amount of research and preparatory drawings, finally hand printing the image in 7 colours, using 5 separate colour blocks.