Saturday, 18 February 2012
Verdict: Go see it
Where: Opera Gallery, Mayfair
When: 17 February – 2 March 2012
Amongst the multitude of galleries on Bond Street, the Opera Gallery stands out for its focus on contemporary art and its willingness to showcase new artists that might not catch the eyes of their neighbours.
Their latest exhibition is dedicated to the artists that they consider to be the masters of contemporary art, and there are plenty of household names present such as Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Picasso and Andy Warhol.
However, the real stars are the artists you may not have heard of who are taking new and inventive approaches in their work. Arman’s use of paintbrushes in his homage to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry night over the Rhone’ is visually arresting and you will be amazed at how David Mach has managed to create a bust of Charlie Chaplin using nothing but matchsticks.
This is a small exhibition, with less than 50 paintings and installations on display over two floors, but the brilliant artworks on show will make you glad you paid it a visit.