Mark Sheerin

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BRIGHTON, UK — Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2015, a contemporary visual arts festival, have put up their headline artist in a hotel notable for its design and feng shui.

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LONDON — The Scottish, London-based artist Ruth Ewan is being perfectly reasonable and polite when she says of the British monarchy: “It’s going to have to go at some point. Whether it’s through social struggle, or a natural event, they’re not going to be around forever.”

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ROCHESTER, UK — Thanks to an association with Charles Dickens, North Kent is better known for literature than for contemporary art. But a new project by Adam Chodzko connects the two.

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LONDON — Dr. Brad Butler, radical filmmaker, contemporary artist, and international traveller, is bantering with the down-to-earth staff of a bustling London café.

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Global recessions and armed crackdowns on protests are undoubtedly bad for art, but the old adage that hardship and suffering fuels creativity comes to mind when looking back at Brazil in the 1970s and considering the improbable success of Galeria Luisa Strina.

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Tom Dale’s Pursuit of Nothingness

by Mark Sheerin on February 3, 2015

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SOUTHAMPTON, UK — The British artist Tom Dale works at a time when speed has lost its innocence.

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BRIGHTON, UK — Attempting an interview with Chicks on Speed is a logistical challenge, as members of the art and music collective are dispersed around the world.

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LONDON — Regarding the use of photographs in painting, it’s no shortcut, at least not in the work of Ben Johnson.

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LONDON — If you like bacon and don’t have a menial job, here’s the show to make you feel bad.

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LONDON — Eighteen short months ago, Charles Thomson, the world’s most vocal champion of figurative painting, nearly hung up his brush. After some 30 years painting thick black lines and flat planes of color (“I called it Cloisonism, which was a 19th century practice which Van Gogh was involved with for a time”) the artist considered himself stuck. But this was only what the art world elite had always said about him.

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