(20 May – 25 June, 2022) Represented by the gallery, this will be Fine’s second exhibition with Gazelli Art House – and will encompass a range of historic works starting from the early 1940s to the late 1980s.
Our curated guide to the best painting exhibitions in London
Opening This Week
(22 May – 11 June, 2022) Peter Matthews’ works have always been about how we, as individuals and a greater society of people, have to keep adjusting to the uncertainty and ambiguity of life and the natural world. Matthews presents his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, and as always, the nomadic artist effortlessly combines painting and drawing with a greater holistic view of the natural world as it shifts around us.
(19 May – 18 June, 2022) Mac Athlaoich often produces discrete bodies of work, with all of the paintings revolving around a central theme.
(18 May – 17 June, 2022) Spectral beasts haunt the paintings of Lera Dubitskaya. Emerging from undergrowth or luminous pattern, they sink away again into floridity, their long serpentine limbs dissolving into the haze. These creatures disperse the taxonomical boundaries between mammal and reptile, human and animal, person and place. Dubitskaya’s works evoke mythologies of metamorphosis, enacting chimerical shifts that take place before the viewer’s eyes and celebrating the transformative power of the imagination.
Closing This Week
(24 February – 21 May, 2022) Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Danish artist Per Kirkeby (1938-2018). Taking the form of a small retrospective, the show focuses on the artist’s lifelong engagement with landscape, geology, and the natural world.
Skarstedt London – Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel and Christopher Wool: Take a Picture Make a Picture
(24 February – 21 May, 2022) Sculptures explores a considered meld of an individual artistic gesture and popular imagery in iconic paintings by Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel and Christopher Wool – the key exponents of the generation which came of age in the 1980s.
(31 March – 22 May, 2022) Paloma’s paintings explore the darker side of society in a humorous yet poignant and gritty manner. Heavily inspired by cave paintings and other archetypal symbols, Paloma creates works which look to act as fossils of contemporary life tackling subjects such as politics and human behavior, to unpick the failings of modern society.
(1 April – 20 May, 2022) Sandra Vásquez de la Horra’s drawings are influenced by film, fairy tales, botanical and zoological textbooks, as well as from her personal background.
(8 April – 14 May, 2022) Commenting on her rapidly modernising country’s forgotten and marginal corners, Mahmudova uses art as an outlet to give a feeling of stability to co-exist in this unprecedented environment.
(7 April – 21 May, 2022) After a first iteration at The Pole Gallery in Paris (Mar–Apr 2022) – an outdoor display of single artworks on a street pole in Le Marais, where this genuine piece of urban furniture, witnessing the permanency of urban fluxes, operated as a testimony to the impossibility to fixate change – not before it has forgotten you is travelling to NıCOLETTı, London, where it presents commissioned and existing artworks by the four artists.
(7 April – 21 May, 2022) The first solo presentation in the UK of works by Rosemarie Castoro (1939–2015), a central figure in New York’s minimal and post-minimal art scene, spans four decades of her multidisciplinary practice.
(8 April – 21 May, 2022) Spread across all three gallery floors, over fifty previously unseen early drawings will be on view, depicting portraits of British figures both semi-fictional and real, derived from the worlds of film, fashion, royalty and aristocracy, as well as more general themes such as London city views.
(6 April – 15 May, 2022) Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Summer Unknown by Italian artist Caterina Silva, bringing together a new body of paintings from 2021 and 2022, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti.
(24 April – 21 May, 2022) Encounters consists of work across three mediums: painting, sculpture, and monoprint, and will be Fineman’s first solo show at Huxley-Parlour.
(13 April – 21 May, 2022) Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce German painter Georg Karl Pfahler’s inaugural presentation in London, a comprehensive survey of defining works from throughout the artist’s career. The exhibition showcases a collection of paintings and works on paper that celebrate the legacy of Germany’s first Hard Edge painter.
(8 April – 16 May, 2022) TRANSFERRED MEMORIES (Work No Dey) presents a new body of work distinguished by Nkoth’s fluid expressionism, using family portraits and scenes of daily life in Cameroon as his subjects.
(22 April – 17th May, 2022) A large scale exhibition series that brings together a diverse group of visionaries leading artistic innovations into the future. The series aims to present the deepening of nuance and connection that binds today’s contemporary art, emphasising the central role painting plays in bridging other mediums.
(21 April – 21 May, 2022) Opening a new window onto the artist’s subversive dream-world – an unsettling, equivocal space that emerges from a distinctively English cultural imaginary – ‘Rural Scenes’ finds Roissetter turning away from the pencil and crayon of her earlier work. Instead, she uses oil paint on gesso-primed timber surfaces. The layered translucency of the drawings cedes place to a markedly thicker, darker tonal register, yet in other ways the transition is a natural one: Roissetter’s earlier use of graphite and wax in combination with linseed oil already had a liquid, painterly quality about it, and the shift to oil paint allows this to emerge with a new and different force.
(5 May – 21 May, 2022) Samuele Visentin is pleased to announce the group show Danse Macabre. Borrowing from the artistic genre of the Late Middle Ages, the exhibition aims to explore and break down the visual representations of the allegory in the context of our present times. The artists included are Max Xeno Karnig, Alina Zamanova, Morteza Khakshoor, Mie Yim, Caroline Jackson and Antonio Fabozzi.
(27 April – 20 May, 2022) “My paintings tend towards the classical legacy of landscape painting (inevitably slightly romanticised), but without taking away from the nature of the map. I want to keep the image readable, the tempera of the painting and the printed filigree of the map’s surface must work together and balance their separate perspectives: one, a bird’s eye view that is read close to, the other, a landscape, viewed from the distance.” – Uwe Walther
(22 April – 21 May, 2022) Working in stages in her London studio, Kogan applies paint that she then scrapes away or paints over, leaving traces of its existence or memory, a process she likens to leaving her ‘fingerprints’ behind.
(1 April – 20 May, 2022) Hales is delighted to announce Flames Like Rainbows a solo exhibition of works by John Hoyland. This debut show with Hales focuses on paintings from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s — a key period in Hoyland’s oeuvre, marking a departure from pure abstraction, allowing the outside world to enter his art.
(22 April – 21 May, 2022) Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to present Weightless are the Hearts of the Trees, an exhibition of new paintings by the Danish artist Cecilia Fiona. On show are eight of the artist’s immersive rabbit glue paintings that explore the mythical ecosystems where man and nature melt together in a fantastical world imagined by the artist.
24 February – 5 June, 2022
16 February – 21 August, 2022
24 February – 25 June, 2022
4 March – 30 April, 2022
4 March – 18 June, 2022
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23 March – 15 May, 2022
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24 March – 29 August, 2022
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12 April – 28 May, 2022
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29 April – 28 May, 2022
27 April – 25 June, 2022
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14 April – 15 May, 2022
12 April – 28 May, 2022
29 April – 18 September, 2022
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22 April – 1 July, 2022
(11 May – 17 July, 2022) The first institutional exhibition of Maeve Gilmore (b. 1917–d. 1983, London, UK).
Maeve Gilmore was a painter, writer and illustrator, and much of her work was autobiographical.
26 April – 28 May, 2022
(4 May – June 18, 2022) In their first exhibition at our London gallery, OSGEMEOS will present a series of vibrant new paintings that invite viewers into their inner dream world. The São Paulo-based twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, known as OSGEMEOS, are celebrated around the world for their murals and public projects, as well as for their paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations which draw inspiration from graffiti, animation, film, dance, and music.
29 April – 11 June, 2022
27 April – 23 July, 2022
(13 May – 2 July 2022) Edel Assanti is pleased to present Underfoot, a solo exhibition by Nour el Saleh comprising five large scale paintings and work on paper. The exhibition contemplates life in the extremities deep below or high above ground level.
28 April – 4 June 2022
28 April – 4 June 2022
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23 April – 4 June, 2022
(4 May – 28 May, 2022) Fault Lines is an exhibition of new work by Remy Jungerman, marking the Dutch artist’s first solo presentation in the UK. Across his practice, Jungerman draws parallels between the geometric patterns of textiles indigenous to Maroon culture and to Modernism, particularly the Dutch strain epitomized by Piet Mondrian.
(4 May – 28 May, 2022) Goodman Gallery presents My Body, My Choice – Ghada Amer’s first solo show in London in twenty years. The exhibition brings together a new body of work, including Amer’s signature thread and canvas paintings as well as sculptures and a garden installation, never before realised in the UK.
(4 May – 27 May, 2022) VIGO is pleased to announce our fifth solo show with Johnny Abrahams to be held at our gallery in Masons Yard from 17-23 May 2022. Deceptively simple, these paintings present a unique vocabulary of satisfying meditative yet rhythmic shapes rendered with a rich texture which plays strongly with the negative space of the raw canvas.
(4 May – 28 May, 2022) Steel’s practice combines painting and performance to create expansive, sensual environments where women unravel and viewers are encouraged to explore the limitless potential of female sexuality and identity.
(5 May – 28 May, 2022) Including paintings, charcoal drawings and watercolours, Brickel’s new works continue his uniquely sensitive and eloquent explorations of the human figure.
(6 May – 4 June, 2022) Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to present Where cloudy waters collide, a multimedia group exhibition exploring notions of rootedness, opacity, and sociocultural relation.
(4 May – 4 June) The Sunday Painter is pleased to present Xanadu, the third solo show by Cynthia Daignault at the gallery. In Xanadu, Daignault shows oil paintings on paper, hung salon-style, and affixed flush to the wall. These are her first works painted on paper, and Daignault creates flat paintings, a step closer to their virtual references.
(7 May – 11 June, 2022) Featuring works by seven artists: Maya Bloch, Henry Curchod, Veronika Hapchenko, Antonia Kuo, Julia Maiuri, Maciej Nowacki and Areum Yang, opening on May 7th, 2022. The title of the show is inspired by Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, a collection of fantastic tales aimed at criticising 18th century Chinese society.
(7 May – 11 June, 2022) The exhibition is an exploration of gestural abstraction on Garwood’s terms. His relentless curiosity spans a rich and diverse practice that explores a colourful and vigorously gestural world of paint and a love of objects acquired from outside of his studios, resulting in multiple mediums of choice.
(6 May – 11 June, 2022) TJ Boulting is proud to present our fifth solo show with Boo Saville. Ma is her most personal show to date, incorporating her renowned colour field paintings and detailed drawings with a narrative that draws on her own reflections on motherhood and journey of involuntary childlessness.
(6 May – 18 June, 2022) Lychee One proudly presents Weathering with You, a solo exhibition of new work by London-based Chinese artist Lian Zhang. The exhibition is curated by Marcelle Joseph with the exhibition text written by Gabriella Pounds.
6 May – 25 June, 2022
(6 May – 30 June, 2022) BASTIAN London is delighted to announce, Emil Nolde — Anatomy of Light and Water. The presentation, which runs from 6 May to 30 June 2022, is comprised of 17 seascapes executed in watercolour by the artist between 1920 and 1946 in the region of Seebüll near the German-Danish border, where the artist spent most of his summer months.
29 April – 26 May, 2022
(11 May – 1 June, 2022) Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Lavar Munroe. This will be the artist’s eighth solo show with the gallery.
(13 May – 11 June, 2022) In Invisible Sensations, Sun Woo directs her attention to these unseen constraints and frailties encountered by both our bodies and social bodies, clouded by the reflective surface of technology.
(13 May – 25 June, 2022) Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary art, internationally recognised for his singular ability to distil disparate elements of the culture – from the gestural power of abstract painting and Modernist poetry to the bold colours of mid-century cinema and advertising – into vibrant depictions of modern life.
(13 May – 30 July, 2022) Featuring previously unseen works from Hurtado’s Sky Skin series, this exhibition centres on the artist’s pursuit of the other worldly and a broader reflection on life and death.
28 April – 28 May, 2022
29 April – 29 May, 2022
(12 May – 17 June, 2022) The exhibition will include a series of new small-scale paintings in which the artist brings together an array of images and objects sourced from her own archive onto the pages of fictional manuscripts, creating personal and poetic narratives.
(11 May – 11 June, 2022) We are delighted to present a joint exhibition by David Batchelor (b. 1955, Dundee) and Alfredo Volpi (1896 – 1988, São Paulo). This show celebrates Batchelor’s long relationship with Latin American art, and Brazilian art in particular.
(12 May – 18 June, 2022) Known for her work with ceramics and coloured pencil drawings; they create the shared ground of her interior and external world. This creative space draws on her childhood, Ukrainian mythology, the 1900 Wiener Werkstatte movement (Vienna Workshop), Soviet avant-garde, and the spread of Western pop-culture after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
(13 May – 18 June, 2022) Katy Moran’s abstract paintings conjure atmospheres – at times suggestive of landscape, still life, or figuration – through her exploration of form, gesture, colour and surface. While the legacy of Expressionism is evident in her painterly language, Moran’s work is firmly grounded in the materiality of painting as object. Her work has methodically concentrated on what kinds of alchemy can be offered up in the pre-existing surface of the readymade — found paintings, frames, or collage — as it combines with her own mark-making.
(10 May – 16 June, 2022) Levi van Veluw’s second solo exhibition at gallery rosenfeld will feature a new site specific installation entitled The Archive that will engulf the entirety of the downstairs space. Created in a darkened atmosphere where a repository of the artist’s objects are amassed together, exploring the relation between the rational, the spiritual and the material.
(12 May – 18 June, 2022) Oisín Byrne’s work considers how the self can be expressed or contained in the many layers that make up a person. The audience enters the gallery to a space where colour, sound, language, and texture collide. Standing on a carpet illustrating the edges of Byrne’s notebooks, with fluorescent post-it note tabs poking out, marking pages, and busily mapping the artist’s thoughts, there is a sense of exuberance, generosity and sharing. The sensory and affective exchange presents a queer performativity that is at once empowering and fallible.
(13 May – 24 June, 2022) Tabula Rasa Gallery London is pleased to present I thought it was dead; It thought it was spring, the first UK solo exhibition of the Chinese artist Dan Zhu for the 2022 edition of London Gallery Weekend.
(13 May – 25 June, 2022) Pace Gallery is pleased to announce Thunderbolt Disco, Robert Nava’s first exhibition in the UK. Taking over the entirety of Pace’s Hanover Square gallery, this exhibition showcases new paintings by the American artist in his distinctive visual lexicon of fantastical characters and forms.
(13 May – 25 June, 2022)
(13 May – 30 June, 2022) Developed during her residency at V.O Curations, ‘Economy of the Dust’ will present a series of new works, which draw from the artist’s personal experience of growing up in Luanda — speaking to the social and economic landscape of the city, and reflecting upon its accidental gifts.
(11 May – 2 July, 2022) Solo presentation of works on paper by Barbara Nicholls. Sculptures by Diogo Pimentao and Francesco Pessina
(11 May – 2 July, 2022) Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by London-based artist Victoria Cantons. Alongside film and text-based works, this exhibition features a thematic cycle of large paintings that track the artist’s own transgender history, to reflect on issues of identity and what it means to be a woman.
(26 May – 8 July, 2022) In Pariani’s paintings, the lines in oil and spray paint converge and superimpose to form images of striking vibrancy. Rendered in layers against the haptic ground, the raw shapes at times evoke figures and faces, as if suspended between the abstract and familiar.
(11 May – 11 June, 2022) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery is delighted to present the first exhibition by artists Sara Berman and Luella Bartley running from 11 May – 11 June 2022. The title, Armoured, is taken from a poem by fashion curator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, which inspired the two artists. Their show includes new works by Berman and Bartley, whose practices explore the female experience, specifically in relation to the body and space.
(25 May – 18 June, 2022) For her debut exhibition with Huxley-Parlour and her first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Ruth Laskey presents a suite of seven new weavings from her Twill Series: a sustained exploration of form, colour, and process that has defined fifteen years of artistic production. Her latest body of work, entitled Twill Series (Circles), comprises seven of Laskey’s largest weavings to date, each featuring three distinctly coloured circular motifs within a larger rectilinear colourfield.
(5 May – 18 June, 2022) This May, Sadie Coles HQ presents a solo exhibition of drawings by William N. Copley, marking the first presentation of his works on paper in the UK to date, along with a seminal painting from 1965, Philosophie dans le boudoir. Dating primarily from the 1980s and early ‘90s – the final decade of his life – the works on paper mark the zenith of Copley’s drawing practice, reanimating ideas and motifs that he began to employ in the 1950s and ‘60s.
(13 April – 28 May, 2022) Seth Price has rarely shown in the UK; this exhibition marks his first solo gallery presentation in London since his film and video survey at the ICA London in 2017. Born in 1973 and based in New York, Price works in many media, experimenting with contemporary materials and themes to evoke a sense of “increasing abstraction, the alienated self, all the weird ways that material and immaterial go back and forth,” as he explained in a recent interview.
(6 May – 26 May, 2022) STUDIO WEST is pleased to present As Seen By Me, a duo exhibition co-curated by gallery Director Caroline Boseley and Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms, which showcases contemporary Black women and non-binary artists and the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture, an online learning platform decolonising art education. The show brings together paintings and sculptures by two British artists Roland Lawar and Anthony Laurencin. The exhibition title, taken directly from Lawar’s writing, speaks to the central themes of each artists’ practice: perception, personal interpretation, lived experience, and materiality.
(11 May – 6 June, 2022) JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition Society: Acts I – IV by emerging Chinese artist Ming Ying, opening today. Ming’s work looks to the many moments one experiences living in an era where status and image have become increasingly important. From flashy social scenes, to the mundane acts of day to day life, she explores themes of loneliness, desire, and identity in an effort to encourage viewers to reflect on who they are in today’s society.
(13 May – 11 June, 2022) IMAGINATION FOR FLYING ADVENTURE is Rokkaku’s first solo show in the U.K. Its title refers to emotional flights her paintings make possible. Rokkaku’s supple images transcend the conventions of both figuration and abstraction. Across the exhibition, bodies become vehicles for inspiration through careful attention to their capacity for nuanced sensation. Recurring motifs in Rokkaku’s paintings include manga-inspired, cartoon-like girls who play within the liminal spaces between them and their surroundings — their eyes brimming with both coquettishness and curiosity.
(11 May – 11 June, 2022) Through a new body of work created in dialogue, both artists explore the act of storytelling. Dissecting the linear narratives to which their practices and characters have been bound, they in turn reveal an unrestricted freedom of identity.
(12 May – 18 June, 2022) Charlotte Johannesson’s third exhibition at Hollybush Gardens provides an account of her extensive practice with digitally-conceived textiles and recent paintings alongside plotter prints and digital slideshows. The exhibition explores Johannesson’s continued engagement with symbolism, science, and the human pursuit of innovation.
(27 May – 25 June, 2022) Kate Bickmore takes one of the most classical subjects of painting – flowers – and gives new life to otherworldly creatures in a unique style and scale. They are uncomfortably alien and beautifully human all at once. Flowers are typically considered pretty decorative objects on the receiving end of our gaze, but Kate makes the viewer feel as if they are watching and wanting us. Possibly even making their own plans… — Jonathan Travis
(13 May – 25 June, 2022) Bringing together ancient and contemporary worlds, mythic stories with popular culture and subtle imprints of her own personal experience, A change (would do you good) is a solo exhibition of new works by Natalia González Martín that present the enduring power and symbolism of mythology.
(27 May – 9 July, 2022)
(11 May – 15 July) In this exhibition, Luisa Me present feelings and findings from their exploration into our ever-expanding cityscapes, supposed urban utopianism and the sun’s role as an omnipresent deity that oversees our search for community and human connection.
(13 May – 23 July, 2022) Alison Jacques is delighted to announce an exhibition spanning 50 years of work by Nicola L. (b. 1932, Morocco; d. 2018, US), which opens today from 6–8pm. Presented in partnership with the Nicola L. Collection and Archive, Los Angeles, this is the artist’s first UK solo exhibition and anticipates a forthcoming monograph, published by Apartamento in Autumn 2022, and a major survey at Camden Art Centre, London, in 2024.
(25 May – 30 July, 2022) Somewhere along the vertical axis of most of Lily Stockman’s paintings lies the suggestion of a dividing line, if not some length of a line itself. This makes a painting’s two sides roughly symmetrical.
(25 May – 30 July, 2022)
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