contemporary art

Maxwell Rushton: Tagsmart Artist of the Week

#TagsmartArtistoftheWeek is Maxwell Rushton. Intertwining performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, Maxwell’s portfolio explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition.

The theme of homelessness has found its way into Maxwell’s practice on many occasions, including in his award-winning work, ‘Left Out’. Five separate edits of the original footage went viral, reaching over 40 million people.

A big hello to over 60 artists joining us this month

Welcome Alice Gur-ArieZena HollowayChris Keegan, and Aliette Bretel amongst many others! 


Don't forget, if you're a Tagsmart artist and want us to blog your work, get in touch!

Bambi’s First Ever Solo Show!

Opening today…THE REAL BAMBI Show! Bambi Street Artist has curated her first ever solo show at Joseph Fine Art.
Bambi is the pseudonym of a contemporary British street artist.  Known for her stencilled graffiti works, Bambi creates street art to offer social commentary and address political concerns, often through the depiction of notable contemporary figures.Bambi recently gained international acclaim for her piece entitled Lie Lie Land, which features a dancing Theresa May and Donald Trump in the pose made famous by the movie La La Land.

All works created by Bambi since 2016 are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and unique DNA Tag produced by Tagsmart to authenticate all original works.

The solo show at Joseph Fine Art will be running until the 9th of July.

For more info about Bambi visit: https://www.streetartistbambi.com

For more info about the show and about Joseph Fine art: https://www.josephfineart.co.uk

To contact Bambi’s team please email directly to: bambi@streetartistbambi.com

Tagsmart Weekly Discovery: Helen Brough’s perception of reality through the inner being

Helen Brough is a British painter, drawer, sculptor, and installation artist. She trained at Chelsea School of Art in London and achieved a BA Honors First Class and MA in sculpture.

Her awards include the Prix de Rome and the Prince Charles travel scholarship. The Soros foundation funded her exhibitions in Romania and Hungary. In America, she received funding from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Brough’s work focuses on urban, botanical, sea sceneries and landscapes. She is fascinated by the unconscious, the meaning of dreams and illusions that contribute to representing a hidden inner reality. The meaning of her works: landscape or abstract from monumental installations to small watercolours, represent the perception of reality and the force of nature.

She exhibited in the England, America, Sweden, and Norway with solo exhibitions and group shows. Her work has been selected from major collections among the Collins-Stewart-Hawkpoint-Conacord collection in London, Cantor Fitzgerald collection, William Louis Dreyfus collection in New York, National Art Museum in Budapest and Ashurst Corporation in London

Exhibitions:

Helena Brough’s exhibition Dahlia Cuore can be seen at Broadgate Gallery until the 3rd of November.

Adam Lee's ‘This Earthen Tent’ exhibition at Beers London

Adam Lee works from his studio in the hills of the Macedon Ranges, Australia, and he works mostly with traditional painting and drawing materials. His work references a wide range of sources including historical and colonial photography, biblical narratives, natural history and contemporary music, film and literature to investigate aspects of the human condition in relation to ideas of temporal and supernatural worlds.

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Lee’s This Earthen Tent exhibition at Beers London presents a new series of work in which he continues to explore pilgrimage and the experience of lamentation as a metaphor for the experience of painting. 

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Themes of family, shelter, and a sense of protection tend to represent the works, evoking a sense of ethereality or nostalgia, but ultimately reflecting his fascination with our longing for home, however evasive or mysterious that may appear.

As viewers, we quickly become aware of Lee’s interest in archaic figures and a tendency toward folkloric and fantastical imagery. From the idyllic to the pastoral, his paintings include shrine and tabernacles, funerary scenes or pilgrimage groups, often circulating around the hermit as a metaphoric figure or unknowing protagonist.

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Lee’s works are often accompanied by a sense of regeneration. It seems time converges; the past, future and present become one, and narratives become complex and uncertain.

Adam Lee: This Earthen Tent will be on display until September 30.