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Barkley L. Hendricks

Postmodernist reflection often undermine black culture. Apart from the advent of hip hop, not much gets a look in over white counterparts.¬†Barkley L. Hendricks’ portraits were striking in recognising the beauty of post-Civil Rights blackness and every decade after. The contrast of minimalism and abundant strength in his paintings were unfortunately overlooked by those in […]

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An entire article about gold things. Midas would be green with envy. For my 10th birthday, I got a Gameboy Color. I cried when I unwrapped it because a few months prior, my original Gameboy DMG was stolen along with 10 games. I also got a gold cover for it but I’ve yet to find […]

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2016 was a year to forget for most of us but there were some instances of wonder, notably in the world of art. Artsy is an online platform featuring over 500,000 works from the biggest galleries, foundations and museum collections on the planet. Their art review of the year (in conjunction with UBS’ Planet Art) […]

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Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is an international art centre. Opened in 2009, it holds a strong local purpose. This is my review. I’ve been in and around Nottingham for about 17 years. My sister moved in 1995 to attend Nottingham Trent University and I’d visited plenty of times. I lived in Luton at the time so it was […]

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Charles Bierk is a photorealist currently living in Toronto. His work includes¬†large-scale portraits of his friends that you’d swear were actual photographs. They aren’t. Bierk has been painting since childhood and is the son of late painter David Bierk. Photorealism is one of my favourite branches of art. I’m engrossed by the detail and dedication […]

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