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Kieren Hughes: Urban Dreamscape

SEEN was instantly captivated by the work of the Cheltenham-born artist Kieren Hughes recently. His unsettling images seem born of modern-day anxieties about urban living, as in Chicago Fever Dream or the privileges accrued by a rich elite, as in The Last Privilege of an Oil Man. The apocalyptic vision of a last wave seems set to engulf unwitting figures in The Three Men who Rule the World. Age of Monitors gives us a little glimpse of a city’s rooftops, as if the viewer is checking for a means of escape.

The Three Men Who Rule the World
The Three Men Who Rule the World
Chicago Fever Dream
Chicago Fever Dream
Age of Monitors
Age of Monitors
The Last Privilege of an Oil Man
The Last Privilege of an Oil Man

But it’s not all dystopian neurosis. Though even the bucolic idyll of Figures on a Loch seems somehow imbued with a potential sense of loss; are the figures heading towards the waiting boat, or is it just about to drift away and abandon them? It is precisely the ambiguity of his work that fascinates the viewer. Kieren’s work is still on show at Jam in a Jar in Harringay’s Green Lanes.

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Ari B: Just Get Me

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Ruth Royall: ‘Heart on Fire’ & Hootananny live date – 24th February

Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Royall released a new single ‘Heart On Fire’ on the 9th of February 2018. The follow up to her recent ‘4U’ debut single, was recorded and self produced in the singer’s hometown and is available digitally through all the usual major outlets. Check out her fabulous video here: Ruth’s nu soul/jazz sound …

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Breks in the City: One Lombard Street Brasserie

SEEN is tireless in her quest to discover lovely places to eat in London. Here’s a tip: visit One Lombard Street Brasserie at about 10am (after the breakfast crowd has gone to work). This delightfully old-school restaurant looks like a film set with its central bar, surrounding tables and dark green banquettes. London has so …