Donald Sultan: Dark Objects Works 1977-2019

The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan is to receive his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, opening June 5, 2019.  Arranged over two floors, the exhibition is comprised of 17 works produced between 1977 and 2019 and features three canvasses from his seminal Disaster Paintings series. Sultan has not shown in London in 10 years, so this exhibition is timely, providing an… Read More


Books for your Dad

Let’s face it, finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult. However, here to help Lux Life has compiled a list of the best gift ideas for those who are passionate about books. And with Father’s Day just around the corner, you can’t go wrong picking a luxury publication from The Folio Society for the dad who loves to read.   With more than… Read More


Josef Fischnaller Prächtig

Exhibition dates: 13 – 31 May 2019   Private View: Thursday 16 May, 6 – 8.30pm  Cadogan Contemporary 87 Old Brompton Rd London SW7 3LD www.cadogancontemporary.com Josef Fischnaller, Herbst (Autumn), 2013-2016, C-Print, aluminium dibond and acrylic, 75x100cm © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the Austrian artist Josef Fischnaller. Fischnaller’s artfully constructed photographs… Read More


Ilana Manolson Chance Encounters

Cadogan Contemporary 87 Old Brompton Rd London SW7 3LD www.cadogancontemporary.com  Exhibition dates: 23 April – 10 May 2019     Private View: Thursday 25 April, 6 – 8pm   Ilana Manolson, Autumn release, 2018, acrylic on yupo paper on board, 28in x 28in © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary ‘Manolson’s long practice of translating her experience of nature into invented landscapes firmly roots her oeuvre in… Read More


JOHNNIE COOPER throe on throe

SATTCHI GALLERY  Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road London SW3 4RY www.saatchigallery.com Exhibition Dates: 19 April – 4 May 2019   Pearl City, Shanghai, 2007, acrylic on paper, 53 x 73 cm © Johnnie Cooper, Courtesy of the artist A major survey of work by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper will take place at Saatchi Gallery, London, opening 19 April 2019. Entitled throe on throe,… Read More


New Mythologies

Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary PaintingExhibition dates: 12 April – 4 May 2019 Private View: Thursday 11 April, 7 – 8.30 pm Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, is delighted to announce New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, an exhibition featuring the work of seven contemporary artists including Eileen Cooper RA, John Copeland and Iris Schomaker. The exhibition explores the complexities inherent to image making and representation… Read More


Urbann Furniture Designers of the Year 2019 – Quebec

With more than 11 years’ experience creating awardwinning furniture, Urbann Products is a Canadian manufacturer that designs and offers modern and timeless products for business, institutions, and customers. We profile the firm to learn more. Founded in 2008, Urbann creates unique, contemporary products that express its dedication to the pursuit of style, simplicity and environmental responsibility. Today the firm has a global reach and… Read More


Mother’s Day; The most popular flower colour choices in the UK revealed

Mothers across the country will be showered with luxurious bouquets, deservingly honoured on one of the most special days of the year, Mothering Sunday. Picking out the perfect bunch can instantly show your love and appreciation, but what are the deeper meanings behind the colours we choose?    A recent study by Serenata Flowers, one of the UK’s leading online florists has uncovered the… Read More


The Book of Everyone: Wonderfully curious personalised books

Put simply, The Book of Everyone helps people to easily create gifts that carry true emotional value. In the internet age ‘personalised’ products are everywhere and easy to find but personalised does not necessarily mean personal. The Book of Everyone enables anyone to create unique gifts for unique people, designed to show how well they know them.  Founded by Jonny, Jason and Steve, three… Read More


Artist Hannah Shergold announces collaboration with Born Free Foundation for new Mayfair exhibition

Artist Hannah Shergold has announced a new collection in collaboration with the Born Free Foundation. The collection is inspired by the charity’s incredible work promoting the survival of threatened species in the wild and will be showcased at a two-week exhibition at La Galleria, Mayfair, from 17-29th June. A painting will be selected and auctioned at the Private View with all proceeds being donated… Read More


Masoud Akhavanjam presents two new sculptures in the Giardini Marinaressa alongside 2019 Venice Biennale

Masoud Akhavanjam – Dilemma of Man & Metamorphosis Giardini Marinaressa, East Garden, Venice Sunday 11 May 2019 to Friday 24 November 2019 Preview days 9-10 May (works in situ from 1 May) Iranian Iranian sculptor Masoud Akhavanjam will exhibit two large scale, stainless steel sculptures, as part of the GAA Foundation’s PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders exhibition, in the context of the 2019 Venice… Read More

+ SJ Fuerst, Astronaut Teal, 2019; Jellyfish Yellow, 2019; Daphne Pink, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Forest Fresh

Entitled Forest Fresh, the exhibition is comprised of eleven variously scaled oil paintings, along with sketches executed in the same medium on floppy disks. Playing off the exhibition’s title, which takes its name from one of the works in the show, the artist will create a walk through installation made up of sixteen undecorated, artificial Christmas trees, along with an audio soundtrack of birdsong and pine scented air-fresheners.

+ Zoe Beloff, Still from film Future Emoji, 2017. Courtesy the artist

Emotions Go to Work

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present an interactive installation by the New York-based artist Zoe Beloff. Entitled Emotions Go to Work, the exhibition examines how technology, through a variety of means — be it internet marketing or Artificial Intelligence — is increasingly able to read our feelings and transform them into valuable assets.

+ susan pui san lok, Score for Voices, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist


Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present A COVEN A GROVE A STAND, a major exhibition by the artist susan pui san lok. The installation explores the folklore surrounding witchcraft and the history of the witch persecutions across East Anglia in the 16th and 17th centuries, including the campaign led by Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled ‘Witchfinder General.’


Luxury Watches: A Guide To Purchasing Your Perfect Timepiece

Truly luxury watches are an investment: alongside the thousands of pounds they cost, there is also the servicing and maintenance that they require to ensure they continue to run in perfect order. However, a luxury watch is also a masterpiece of engineering, and as such can last the wearer their entire life and, in some cases, be an investment for their future. LUXlife Staff… Read More


The Natural Materials company working with Frog Skin, Puffer Fish, Termite’s Nest and Tobacco Leaf to create luxury finishes

Application of heritage artisan skills is what we do. Sustainability of natural material is what we stand for. Environmental, economic and social well-being is our mission. Our company was founded in 2000 by two partners, Paul Hoeve and Lay Koon Tan, whose mission was to create meaningful, sustainable and exciting employment opportunities for people in developing countries. In an age of rampant globalisation and at the… Read More


Creating The Room Of Your Dreams

From simple solutions to entire overhauls, Wendy Interiors can change the look and feel of your home. Following her success in LUX Life’s End of Year Feature as the Innovative Interior Design Studio of the Year – 2018, we profiled the firm and caught up with Wendy who provided us with a glimpse into the innerworkings of her award-winning brand. As a designer, Wendy… Read More

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Fiumano Clase is delighted to announce this year’s Discoveries exhibition will take place from 13th February – 6th April 2019 at their contemporary London gallery, 21 Wren Street, WC1. The second ever Discoveries exhibition features work by three recently graduated emerging artists scouted by gallery directors, Francesca Fiumano and Andrés Clase over the past twelve months.

+ Echoes Qu Leilei


3812 Gallery is delighted to present Echoes, an exhibition of new and recent works by UKbased Chinese contemporary ink artist, Qu Leilei. Inspired by, yet simultaneously breaking with traditional Chinese ink painting, Qu creates starkly realistic works and intimate portraits. His paintings, executed in ink and water, demonstrate mastery in brush control and handling of monochromatic pigments. The result can be intensely photographic.

+ GeorgII Uvs, Landscape. Mesozoic #4 [UV Light Exposure], 2017, 140x210cm. Courtesy the artist

Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability

Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability, an exhibition of recent works by the acclaimed Russian artist GeorgII Uvs.

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Trate: Emotive Brutes

Entitled Emotive Brutes, the show is comprised of a suite of large-scale works in oil, all executed between 2017 and 2018. The paintings display Trate’s haunting, childlike aesthetic, chronicling the human condition through traceable brush strokes and reimagined facial traits, layered over distinctive colour patterns.

+ Resonate Interiors

Creating Memorable Environments and Exceptional Spaces

Resonate Interiors offers creative Interior Design & Architecture. Passionate about design and specification at every level, they imbue a sense of quality and rigorous detailing through everything that they do. Recently, we profiled Resonate Interiors and spoke to Principal, Pernille Stafford who provided us with a detailed insight into the award-winning design firm.


Twixmas Breaks with Mulberry Cottages

Taking a break between Christmas and New Year – the time also known as Twixmas – has become a popular option to make the most of annual leave, continue the celebrations, and to have a well-deserved break following the hectic Christmas period. For the ultimate Twixmas staycation, leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties with availability during Twixmas so that… Read More

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Beautiful Books To Bestow On Your Loved Ones This Christmas

Stunning books will brighten any bookshelf, and this Christmas there are some great offerings available for those who want the gift of knowledge, as our Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores.  What do you get the special person in your life who has everything? A beautiful book! In the age of technology, books offer a combination of tradition and flare that will never go out… Read More

+ Janette Kerr, Moonlight - low tide, 2018, oil on canvas, 27.8in x 55.3in (70.5cm x 140.5cm) © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary

Janette Kerr: North

‘Janette Kerr, in my estimation, is the best painter of the sea in these islands… one of her greatest assets is the quality of her brushwork … it is dynamic and suggestive, and has an organic life of its own.’ – Brian Fallon, author and art critic

+ JEAN-BAPTISE SANTERRE, Le Lever, a portrait of a Lady reclining by candlelight, oil on canvas, 100x125cm

Sex & Sensuality from 16th – 20th Century

This winter, Rafael Valls hosts Sex & Sensuality, an exhibition examining eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude from 16th Century through to 20th Century. The exhibition will run from 26 November – 21 December 2018 at Rafael Valls Ltd, 11 Duke Street St James’, London SW1. Artworks range from about £5,000 – £1,000,000.


Face Value

SJ Fuerst, Trophy Wall, Oil on canvas, 96.5cm x 127cm Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Lot 5 Collective’s fourth exhibition, Face Value, will be staged at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, running from 8 – 17 November 2018. The six artists that make up the collective, Lizet Dingemans, SJ Fuerst, Lucas Garcia, Luca Indraccolo, Helen Masacz and Harriet Spratt, seek to… Read More

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Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light

Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light, held at Saatchi Gallery from 3-21 October 2018, brings together new three-dimensional works by artist Rashid Khalifa. His London debut invites the viewer to experience the beauty of textured shadows and light cast through polychromatic metal structures.


Exhibition of Renowned Japanese Artist Duo to Open at East London Gallery

Site-specific exhibition of renowned Japanese artist duo to open at East London Gallery in September Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix has announced a joint exhibition by contemporary Japanese artist duo Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito. The two independent artists started collaborating in 2000, and this will be the first time they will exhibit London. Curated by Hikotaro Kanehira, the exhibition will comprise of works recently created… Read More

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Wedding photography: a realm untouched

Smartphones have turned the British public into budding photographers. With the likes of Snapchat and Instagram offering a platform to immediately edit your photos thanks to their abundance of filters, we have the opportunity to totally transform our images. However, while society has increased its smartphone camera usage, wedding photography is one area that remains rooted in tradition. Hiring the right professional photographer to… Read More


Richard Hearns Journey

‘Richard Hearns is one of Ireland’s premier contemporary artists.’ – Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe Cadogan Contemporary, London, is delighted to announce Journey, an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns. This will be the artist’s first solo show in London and will feature a collection of abstract oil paintings that are concerned with the alchemy of painting, what Hearns… Read More


Lucy Smallbone: Edgelands

Lucy Smallbone: Edgelands Lucy Smallbone, Blue Vista, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 125cm, 2018 British Artist Lucy Smallbone’s second ever solo exhibition, Edgelands, opens 25th October and runs until 15th  December 2018 at Fiumano Clase, Unit 12, 21 Wren Street, London WC1X 0HF. Smallbone specialises in modern landscape painting and creates works which investigate the effect of memory in altering our perceptions of a… Read More


Roger Holtom: Boom

Roger Holtom: Boom Roger Holtom, Lady, 2018, 96 x 161 cm, mixed media on board Fiumano Clase is delighted to announce Roger Holtom’s fourth UK solo exhibition: “Boom”, from 13th September – 19th October 2018 at Unit 12, 21 Wren Street, London WC1X 0HF. British artist Roger Holtom’s practice is based on the principle of learning through experimentation. He has spent the last three… Read More


Beth Nicholas creates astonishing 8.5m paintings for the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai

Beth Nicholas creates astonishing 8.5m paintings for the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce artist and designer Beth Nicholas’s latest commission – five 8.5-metre-high paintings for the 63-storey Address Downtown hotel in Dubai. The dramatic artworks, which are executed in Nicholas’s signature style – swirling cosmoses of blues and whites, embellished with startling bursts of gold and silver… Read More

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‘Angel Cake’ The Visual Arts Summer Show Is Now Open

Angel Cake West Dean College of Arts & Conservation Visual Arts Summer Shows 2018 The West Dean Summer Show 2018 ‘Angel Cake’ showcases original work by emerging artists studying for their Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate MFA qualifications. The free exhibitions, held at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and then in London, display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting,… Read More


The Story of Hitomi Hosono and Wedgwood

Artist in Residence: The Story of Hitomi Hosono and Wedgwood The Wedgwood Artist in Residence programme celebrates Wedgwood’s renowned heritage of innovation and craftsmanship dating back to 1759. The newest artist to join the residency is the incredibly talented Japanese Ceramicist, Hitomi Hosono. Hitomi grew up in an area that she describes as ‘the Stoke-on-Trent of Japan’, surrounded by potteries. Her grandfather was a… Read More