Why do artists still make portraits and what do these images tell us about the sitters? The Art Channel investigates in a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The artist Y.Z.Kami moves between abstraction and portraiture, drawing on spiritual traditions from his native Iran and Fayoum portraits made as memorials in Roman Egypt. He is exhibiting a series of large, paintings at Gagosian in London’s King’s Cross. The Art Channel takes us inside the exhibition.
The review takes place on The Art Channel on YouTube. Each week I post reviews of Modern and Contemporary Art exhibitions in discussion with Grace Adam.
Tate Modern is now showing a large range of work made by the South African and Dutch painter, Marlene Dumas. Often using a technique that disperses diluted ink and paint, her paintings are created by using found photographs rather than life models, producing images rich in mood and psychological insight.
The exhibition runs until May 10, 2015.