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Alex Evans: The Urban Geometrist

SEEN recently had the pleasure of seeing Alex Evans’ intricate cityscapes – and of meeting the artist himself – and we were immediately struck by the timeless nature of his work. Alex creates his architectural subjects by hand, demonstrating a breathtaking mastery of his technique and a profound recognition of the illusory nature of how we see the cities we live in – it’s never quite as we imagine it.

Alex in the Studio photo credit Malcolm Crowthers

SEEN recently had the pleasure of seeing Alex Evans’ intricate cityscapes – and of meeting the artist himself – and we were immediately struck by the timeless nature of his work. Alex creates his architectural subjects by hand, demonstrating a breathtaking mastery of his technique and a profound recognition of the illusory nature of how we see the cities we live in – it’s never quite as we imagine it.

His pen and ink works seem to be simultaneously full of threat, alienation and potential. In the city, everything and anything is possible. His combination of minute detail and tessellation give his cities bizarre and unsettling movement, suggesting the dizzying, eye-confounding perspectives of Escher, yet at the same time suggesting that cities are themselves organic, given to fractal explosion in the manner of plants and flowers, or even reproductive life at the cellular and molecular level. The more you look, the more there is to see.

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?