This mini portrait of me was created in one minute solely using a typewriter, by talented artist Keira Rathbone. She was typing them on request at the Art Car Boot Fair in Kings Cross yesterday so I bought one. It was my first ever visit to the Art Car Boot Fair and I really enjoyed the concept.
Enjoyed the hot pink overhaul in the latest exhibition at RIBA. It's the kind of digital architecture we'd find in video games made real. Follow the QR codes on the wall and you get taken to the actual architecture that inspired it. I like the script flip where the digital is made real and the real relegated to the digital. It's free and on at RIBA until 7 September, and it's featured in my 14 exhibition reviews roundup (link in bio).
This wooden parliament has popped up at the entrance to Coal's Drop Yard in Kings Cross. You can go inside and reflect, debate or have a nice conversation. It's by Finsa and part of the London Festival of Architecture, it's been designed by Christina Diaz Moreno & Efren Ga Grinda. It's on until 30 June and free to pop in.
Here's a snap of some driverless cars in the excellent 'Driverless: Who is in control?' free exhibition at Science Museum. Find more snaps in my saved story and click the link in my bio for my ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review. My highlight was the morally taxing experiment that asks you who to save when the brakes fail - a real issue driverless cars may face in the future.
Mark this in your diaries as next Friday I'll be in conversation with Richard Woods, he of the colourful houses. It will be an evening filled with great conversation in an outdoor setting, in front of the house (RSVP link to talk in bio). It's part of the fab Kensington and Chelsea art weekend.
Today's the opening day of the Modernist British Printmaking exhibition 'Cutting Edge' at Dulwich Picture Gallery. I really enjoyed this exhibition, it's full of dynamism and energy. It's also a movement (😉) I didn't know that much about. First and third work by Cyril Power and second work by Sybil Andrews. The giant cut out crocodile is a contemporary intervention by Nahoko Kojima.
It's always fun to find art in unorthodox places and this pop up exhibition by Rejekt gallery is in an old public toilets in Whitechapel. This video triptych by Kle Men's shows men ascending to heaven on the left and women bound for damnation on the right. The other works in the show look at female martyrdom in scripture and the idea of female sacrifice. It's a short run show and is on until 23 June - the address is 83a Commercial Street. It just so happens that I'm posting this while watching Handmaid's Tale.
It's Monday morning so I'm going to hit you with something beautiful as that's what we all need on a Monday. This work is by Shuster & Moseley and it's part of a group show at Rosenfeld Porcini gallery called 'Contemplating the Spiritual'. The exhibition runs until 13 July.
I love the spotlights that The National Gallery does on artists I'm less familiar with. This time it's the turn of Spanish painter Bartolomé Bermejo to wow us with his paintings including this one of St. Michael slaying the devil. This was a popular theme at that time as Catholics had recently taken back Spain from the Muslims so many saw the devil as symbolising Muslims. The demonization of Muslims, guess some things haven't changed in 500 years 🙄. It's a free display in Room 1 and it's on until 29 September.