Contemporary Artists

Kiera Bennett, The Painter', 2013 oil on canvas 90x75cm

Box of Tricks: on Kiera Bennett

Instantly recognisable in Kiera Bennett’s paintings are the trappings and tropes of early modernism: the feathered lines of early cubism/late Cézanne, the vibrating geometry of Boccioni or Carrá, the pulsing colours and tabletop domesticity of early Matisse.
Work by Andrew Sendor

Vanishing Point: on Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor’s recent paintings describe the future in terms of the past.
Alexis Harding, Crack Tip (cut out) [2011]. Image courtesy Mummery + Schnelle

On Alexis Harding

Alexis Harding’s works – which ooze and drip paint off their bottom edges – form a collective proposal: that painting’s grappling with unruly matter is, at heart, an act of almost comedic abandon.
Image courtesy Marco Chiandetti/Ancient and Modern

On Chiandetti/Polanszky

Ancient & Modern’s series of dialogues between artists of divergent generations continues in their show of Marco Chiandetti and Rudolf Polanszky, both of whom address Bruce Nauman’s legacy of the body caught in traces and objects.
Courtesy of Greene Naftali, New York © 2007 Paul Chan; Photograph © Sylvain Deleu

On Paul Chan

In 'The 7 Lights,' Chan has made a comprehensive imaginative world with a specific iconography of suburban ephemera, entropic nature and fallen humans.
Image courtesy of the Tate

On Mark Wallinger

Wallinger’s London installation is something different - a monument to the idea of public protest against the war.
Photo: Giulio Buono. Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne; Martine Aboucaya, Paris.

On Anthony McCall

The current show is McCall’s first major London exhibition, and a rediscovery of a body of film-based Post-Minimalist art of considerable note.

On Hans Schabus

For his installation in the Barbican’s Curve gallery, Schabus has attached 461 chairs to the wall of the crescent-shaped space.

On Catherine Story

Catherine Story’s show Angeles retells the synchronicities of early Modernism in works that evoke the recent aftermath of an archaeological dig.

On Guido van der Werve

Van der Werve's work encapsulates how we experience romanticism now: always filtered through self-deprecation and nudge-nudge irony.
Work by Tom Burr

On Tom Burr

Tom Burr is a sensual thinker. In his latest show at Modern Art, intellectual seduction comes in the form of draped and dangling textiles.
ST Roch by Marcin Cienski

On Marcin Cienski

In Cienski’s paintings, the traumatic subject is always deferred. The viewer, like the TV detective, is always a couple of steps behind; looking is a hapless scramble for sense.