artsy london

last weekend i was in london with my family, we went shopping to liberty and fortnum and mason, spent a morning in borough market and we did some artsy stuff too.

when the weekend was over my mum and i were talking about how much we enjoy seeing a good exhibition. it really fulfils me, learning more about a painter, his history, why he works the way he does, his style and his colour combinations. i must’ve gotten this from her!

i thought i’d share with you the three amazing exhibitions we went to.

yayoy kusama at the tate modern – if you like polka dots, you will adore this japanese contemporary painter, sculptor and novelist. one of the installations i saw was a dark room representing a living room filled with fluorescent polka dots!

alighiero boetti at the tate modern – this was the first solo exhibition of the italian artist. i was amazed by the embroidered maps in which each country is represented with it’s flag, and changed through time.

david hockney at the royal academy of arts – a bristish artist who lived in california, i specially liked his colour combinations. i was amazed by his collection of ipad drawings! see a short video of him at work on his ipad.

vik muniz

i’ve been a fan of vik muniz for a while, he is one inspiring artist, not only for his creativity, but also for the amount of work he’s done creating awareness to brazilian communities… a few weeks ago i went over to museu berardo, in lisbon, to see an exhibition on his retrospective. he uses dust, peanut butter, diamonds, caviar and even garbage for his pieces.

if you’re in new york, go check out a few of his work at sikkema jenkins & co art gallery.

ps – and if you’re interested in buying one of his art pieces, go here ;)