Exhibitions to see in London – February 2017

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The weather in London is still temperamental with rain on most days. Not ideal to paint or be outside for a longer time. This is why I compiled a list of exhibitions to in London visit below.

‘Time traveller artist man’ – popup show

London based Italian artist Giacomo ‘Run’ Buffarini holds a few day popup show at Jealous Gallery. The title of the exhibition refers to Run’s book release. Excellent if you like to meet the artist in person. On display: artworks by Run and also ‘artifacts’ from his painting sessions like his sketch books and painting tools. You can also pick his book up, signed by the artist with a hand-finished A5 print. The exhibition is running until the 5th of February at 53 Curtain Road. Nearest tube station: Old Street.

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Avant Arte x Unit London

This group show has the perfect mixture of contemporary and urban art with names like South African sculptor and painter Lionel Smit, Valencia’s artist duo Pichiavo, highly acclaimed Australian painter Anthony Lister, and Canadian¬†artist Sandra Chevrier. Bigger scale pieces dominate the gallery and with styles ranging from 3D pieces, mixed media, abstract and figurative works; it appeals to a wider audience. The exhibition is on now at Unit London, located at 147-149 Wardour Street. Nearest tube station, Tottenham Court Road or Oxford Circus.

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Sculptures by Lionel Smit

‘Lost Olympus’ by Okuda & ‘Bioforms and Blooms’ by Crystal Wagner

One of London’s leading urban art galleries Stolen Space have started 2017 on great form. Their two separate exhibition rooms usually have works by two different artists with an emphasis on the aesthetic requirement that the works have to compliment one another. They achieved this perfectly with works by Okuda San Miguel in one room while you can see 3D works by American contemporary artist Crystal Wagner in the other. What was for me very memorable (as a photographer) to see so many vibrant colours in both artist’s works. You can see the exhibition until the 26th of February at 17 Osborn Street. Nearest tube station: Aldgate East.

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Okuda San Miguel
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Work by Crystal Wagner

‘Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents . . . THE ROAD: SOHO’

British music collective UNKLE in anticipation of their upcoming album ‘THE ROAD’, brings their group exhibition to one of my favourite galleries in London; Lazarides. Lazarides always did things differently. I mean this in a good way. They are never afraid to experiment with 3D works, interactive works and video installations and somehow always getting it right. Works on display by Rob ‘3D’ Del Naja, Futura and many more. Exhibition is on until the 23rd of February at 11 Rathbone Place. Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road.

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Opera Gallery

Art dealer Jean-David Malat yet again curates a great group show at Opera Gallery. Large scale pieces on display by Miss Bugs, Nick Gentry, Joe Black just to mention a few. Make sure to check out the life-size hyper realistic sculptures by Marc Sijan. Opera Gallery is located at 134 New Bond Street. Nearest tube station: Bond Street.

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