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The Art of Anna Mazzotta: Narrative is Queen

You should all hereby go to La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo in the basement of the Pelham Hotel in South Kensington, not only to try the excellent Italian food but to view the remarkable exhibition by Anna Mazzotta. Her paintings are cinematic mise-en-scènes where the characters, often clad in vintage clothes, seem to communicate with …

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Andy Warhol’s Godson: The Pop Art of Philip Colbert

SEEN had the pleasure and privilege recently of talking to British pop surrealist Philip Colbert at the Saatchi Gallery where eight of his large-scale paintings are on display for Frieze until 16th October. Wearing an outstanding outfit of red jeans, waistcoat and hat with a self-designed tie, the Scottish-born artist/designer was bubbling with enthusiasm for this latest series, displayed to excellent advantage in Saatchi Gallery’s light-filled space on the second floor.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.

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Making a Splash: The Art of Dean Rossiter

SEEN has long been an admirer of Dean Rossiter’s work through Focus LDN. His slick, amorphous paintings draw the viewer in, somehow; hinting at the mystery of artistic practice and deeper concepts perhaps – cell division, or the chaotic nature of the Universe… Rossiter is already represented by galleries in Shanghai and Madrid, and is frequently sought out for corporate commissions. He kindly agreed to talk to us about his process recently. Enjoy.

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Antonioni’s ‘Blow Up’ at Somerset House 

This summer marked 50 years since the psychedelic ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967. There wasn’t much evidence of a celebration in London however – maybe Highgate is just too far removed from Haight-Ashbury. However, in the neo-classical splendour of Somerset House recently, one Sixties icon attracted a huge crowd outdoors for its own fiftieth anniversary, even as the heavens opened.

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A River Runs Through It: Five Artists – One City

SEEN favourite and up-and-coming artist Tom Cox is part of art collective Urban Soup who will be presenting A River Runs Through It at Oxo Gallery on London’s bustling South Bank from September 6th – 10th. The exhibition will capture the mercurial nature of the city and its iconic landscapes.

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Doodle Marathon: We Built This City

SEEN was sorry to miss a 50-hour non-stop doodle marathon carried out by Mr Doodle on the storefront, inside and even on the merchandise sold by We Built This City, London’s coolest souvenir and gift shop. The event took place over the weekend of 18th-20th August.