Seeing in colour

February 15, 2010

Right now there’s a small exhibition of photographs by William Eggleston on in east London. Eggleston was one of the first people to get colour photography recognised as ‘proper’ art, in the 60s – up till him, you had to shoot in black and white to have your pictures taken seriously. Colour? That was the medium of advertising…

Well Eggleston is still at it. The saturated tones of his photos and the off-kilter framing look pretty familiar now, but he’s still got a pin-sharp eye for an image amongst the suburban detritus he takes as his subject.

The exhibition is just up the road from Old Street, at the Victoria Miro gallery, and it’s running for a couple more weeks (until 27 Feb). It’s really worth a visit.

andrew.

Pick Me Up

January 28, 2010

Just seen this is coming up soon at Somerset House; opens 23 April.

From the blurb:

Somerset House presents Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.

The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan and a pop-up print workshop from Print Club London.

More here.

By Andrew