+ Kindness is strength

World Kindness Day sees relaunch of super-limited “Kindness is Strength” print by Wonderland and letterpress design god Anthony Burrill

Launching on World Kindness Day (13th November), 100% of proceeds from the sale will be split between two worthy organisations: the Bristol homeless charity Caring in Bristol, and a whale and dolphin conservation project in Senegal.

+ Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer’s Swan Upping returns to Cookham

Built around one of the artist’s most celebrated works, Swan Upping at Cookham (1915 -1919), the exhibition brings together rarely seen paintings and drawings from the Gallery’s collection to reveal one of Spencer’s inspirations, the River Thames.

+ Pops of colour

Making Mexican Masterpieces

Known for her playful use of acrylics to create breath-takingly bold and hypnotic works of art, Marcela Solana is an up-and-coming artist from Mexico with a matchless passion and love of colour. Expertly combining an array of aesthetics and techniques, Marcela’s work is truly outstanding. Following her global success, we caught up with Marcela to learn more about what drives her, and how her love for art became a global sensation.

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The LUXLife Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and what better time than now to start Christmas shopping. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled the ultimate Christmas gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you’re looking for the latest technology, a yuletide beverage to share with friends or gifts for the children, our guide has it all.

+ Saatchi Gallery

French artist Cyril de Commarque transforms the Saatchi Gallery with major installation

Created as a response to Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, which will be displayed at Saatchi Gallery for six months from November to May 2020, the artist invites the viewer to contemplate notions of legacy and transition.

+ Quentin Blake

New works by Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake will be presented in an exhibition by Shapero Rare Books

Famous for his work with Roald Dahl — he provided the illustrations for The incredible Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and Chocolate Factory, amongst others — Anthology follows a highly-acclaimed presentation of Blake’s work at Hastings Contemporary in the summer.

+ InterContinental Alex

Iconic InterContinental Hotels commission luxury London Artist

Fresh from the success of creating an eye-catching art installation seen around the world, young artist Alexander Hall has revealed his latest commission…

+ Day Of The Dead

The Lux Life Halloween 2019 Experience Guide

Halloween is almost upon us and the spooky festivities are everywhere. Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant Day of the Dead themed parade, a murder mystery weekend, or child friendly experience to enjoy with the kids, our Halloween experience guide has something for everyone to enjoy.

+ Brain Cactus

Spooky Plants to Spruce up Your Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. The spookiest time of the year sees people of all ages get excited; pumpkin sales will go through the roof as we all try a new artistic design, while houses and establishments will be awash with fake blood, spiders’ webs, and skeletons. But, what if you could enhance your Halloween décor by including some of the world’s spookiest looking plants?

+ Nature Squared

Nature Squared have exhibited a series of new, sustainable and natural designs within the VIP suite at this year’s Independent Hotel Show

Nature Squared have been at the cutting-edge of sustainability and social responsibility for the past 18 years. They are one of the most esteemed natural material specialists in the interiors sector; collaborating with a variety of luxury brands, as well as designers, that include the likes of Rolls Royce, BMW, MontBlanc, Bethan Gray and Victorinox.

+ Deptford

South East London arts festival, Deptford celebrates its 21st with its largest programme to date

Deptford X, London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival, celebrates its twenty-first birthday this year with its largest programme to date. New director Nathalie Boobis has curated twelve major projects, five of which have been specially commissioned. These will be bolstered by almost 100 fringe events drawn from the local community.

+ Citadines

Retrace your literary heroes with Citadines

The London Literature Festival is returning to the Southbank Centre London this month for its 13th year. The festival brings together global literary greats, artists and emerging talents for 11 days of exclusive appearances, readings, performances, poetry, talks, debates, displays and book launches. To celebrate, Citadines, a collection of apart’hotels in London, has shared their top locations for literary fans to visit and retrace the steps of their heroes.

+ Eileen Cooper

Eileen Cooper RA, will be exhibiting her Personal Space collection at Huxley-Parlour Gallery from this week

The 15 new works presented fuse objective drawing from life, a new part of her practice, with the instantly recognisable, imaginative works she is known for. The focus of the exhibition is on the female figure in private and intimate spaces, expanding on themes Cooper has explored throughout her forty-year career, those of universal female experience, primarily fertility, sexuality and motherhood.

+ Ben Turnbull

Acclaimed artist Ben Turnbull will be showcasing his American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation collection at Bermondsey Project Space

The show is the artist’s first since his highly-acclaimed Saatchi Gallery presentation in 2017 and extends Turnbull’s ongoing exploration of American political and social culture.

+ country house

Traditional English Country House Interiors

You don’t have to have a grand ancestral home to recreate this enduring style. There are many ways you could give your modern house a nostalgic twist and create a setting worthy of a classic English novel.

+ Quriky Cards

Quirky cards that are ideal for quirky festivities

From your pet’s milestone achievements, to your friend’s end-of-boxset triumphs, we think that there should be a card for every occasion, no matter how unusual.

+ Lisa Wright

Coates and Scarry announce Infinite Forest, an exhibition of new paintings by British painter Lisa Wright

This dramatic sculptural installation at Suffolk’s High Lodge in Thetford Forest features ten life size figures based on classical motifs and representing custodians of the past looking over our forests.

+ Naomi Frears

Love Letters, the nostalgic work of Naomi Frears goes on display in London

In this new series of work Frears depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms, that simultaneously confront the viewer and appear lost in their own worlds. The exhibition will consist of over 25 new works using oil on canvas, acrylic on wood, dry point on linen and mono printing.

+ Elise Ansel

Cadogan Contemporary presents ‘yes I said Yes’, a solo exhibition of new paitings by acclaimed American artist Elise Ansel

Central to Ansel’s project is her practice of translating Old Master paintings into a contemporary pictorial language through the lens of feminine subjectivity. She uses an idiom of energetic gestural abstraction to mine art historical imagery for colour and narrative structure, abstracting and interrupting the representational content, in order to excavate and transform meanings and messages embedded in the works from which her paintings spring.

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Precious Mettle, a unique solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at contemporary London gallery Fiumano Clase

This show investigates emotional strength through Wassall’s intriguing use of a variety of materials: brass frames, suspended gold wires, granite, coins, wood, sound, and a silver marionette puppet. Complex processes, such as water-gilding, are combined with high concept ideas to create evocative artworks which pose questions on very human subjects, such as religion, war and gender equality.

+ Coffee table

7 luxurious ways to style your coffee table

Coffee tables have multiple functions as dining tables, footrests and games tables whilst infusing the living room space with functionality and comfort. If designed right, a coffee table has the potential to bring together a whole room and make the space appear more elegant. Speaking to the interior experts at Helen Green Design, they give us their best 7 coffee table styling tips to make your space look luxe.

+ Ave del Paraiso Florecido, c. 1995

Cecilia Brunson Projects is pleased to announce I am Awake, the first London exhibition of the celebrated Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión

Centurión, who died aged 34 in 1996 from the complications of AIDS, was a central figure of the ‘Arte Light’ movement of the late 80s, linked to the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. These artists were known for their flamboyant, irreverent works that embodied progressive attitudes to sexuality and lifestyle, emerging in tandem with the fall of right-wing dictatorships across Latin America.

+ Rebecca Harper

Huxley-Parlour Gallery is delighted to present the debut London solo exhibition of British artist Rebecca Harper

These new works build and expand on themes that Harper has explored throughout her career, particularly ideas of displacement and nostalgia. Harper is interested in how we interact with the world around us, specifically connected to the ideas of transience and alienation.

+ Venice

Citalia partners with Gennaro Contaldo to unveil the ultimate Italy itinerary for Autumn

Citalia, the specialist Italian tour operator, has launched Ultimate Italy, a new self-guided tour curated with Gennaro Contaldo to celebrate its 90th birthday. The comprehensive 25-day multi-centre itinerary showcases the very best of what the country has to offer and takes guests through Italy’s must-see destinations and famous landmarks, experiencing the country like a local with the help of Gennaro’s tips for lesser-known spots and of course his recommendations for restaurants and local specialities along the way.

+ Haut de Gamme

Up-and-coming multi-media artist Alexander Hall and his Haut de Gamme brand are turning heads on the global art scene

Alex’s work is getting ever more in demand as his exposure expands across the globe. His prestigious clients include; F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Aston Martin, and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Peter Jones, who kick started Hall’s big break.

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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi + HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi + HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs Prison-arts charity Koestler Arts and music producers Serious announce their collaboration on a special one-off event, staged inside HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. In the first concert of its kind at the EFG London Jazz Festival, members of the public will be invited into the historic and atmospheric prison chapel to enjoy a musical programme… Read More

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Beaux Arts London announce Four Giants of British Modernism exhibition

Beaux Arts London announce Four Giants of British Modernism, an exhibition of celebrated British modern artists: Terry Frost, William Scott, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron.

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Artist David Downes paints public mural to launch new ITV drama Sanditon

British artist David Downes has been commissioned by ITV to create a large-scale public mural in Bournemouth ahead of the launch of their 2019 drama Sanditon in August 2019.

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Rebecca Harper, Concrete Shadows

Huxley-Parlour Gallery is delighted to present the debut London solo exhibition of British artist Rebecca Harper, showcasing five large-scale paintings all produced in 2019.

+ Front Cover

AN OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART GALLERY IS COMING TO LONDON HOSTED BY PREMIUM WATER BRAND ARTO LIFEWTR®

A free, pop-up art gallery is opening in Brick Lane Yard at Truman Brewery between Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August, where brand-new installations will be unveiled from four exciting, contemporary artists; master of storytelling through objects and in public spaces Yinka llori, exotic and colourful character illustrator Lynnie Z; and the bold and dynamic art duo Craig & Karl.  The alfresco gallery aims to encourage… Read More

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Sam Lock Now/here

Exhibition dates: 9 – 27 September 2019  Private View: Thursday 12 September, 6 – 8.30pm Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Now/here, a solo exhibition featuring new work by the acclaimed British artist Sam Lock. A key inspiration for Lock is the written word, in particular the work of the dramatists Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. As the latter famously said, ‘Underneath what is… Read More

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A Central European Authority in the Design Sphere

Dominika J. Rostocka is an Interior Architect, Designer and Managing Partner at DR Ltd. A stalwart in Poland’s interior design industry, she is also the Founder of both the School of Interior Production and Design, and the Art&Mind Foundation. Following her well-deserved recognition as ‘Warsaw’s Leading Interior Designer of the Year’ in the 2019 Leading Designers programme, we spoke with DR Ltd’s Business Development… Read More

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Branding Strategies to Help Your Company Flourish

Based in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands, Print City Design Studio is an award-winning familyowned graphic design and print firm that has been recognized locally and worldwide. We have spoken with Kim Mullett, Owner and Graphic Designer at Print City, to talk us through the firm’s expertise, client services, and future. COMPANY Technology has opened up the global marketplace to allow greater connectivity and easy… Read More

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TOP TIPS ON STARTING A CAREER IN THE ART INDUSTRY

Whether it is a career as an artist, gallerist or teacher, there are several career options within the art world. Despite this, a career in the arts is one of the most competitive in the world.  With research revealing more than 70% of the UK’s under 35s are suffering from a crisis in confidence when pursuing careers due to a lack of education, JOB… Read More

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THE 7UP KING OF CHILL RETURNS: FIDO DIDO INVITES YOU TO HANG AT HIS HOUSE TO FEEL CHILL

Reuniting with 7UP Free, Fido Dido, the iconic, laid-back King of Chill is marking his return from the 90s by opening the doors to his house this July. In a hyper connected world of choices, stresses and FOMO, 7UP Free, the refreshing lemon-lime beverage, recognises that now more than ever, Brits need to learn how to slow down and rediscover the lost art of… Read More

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Artist pays tribute to women powerhouses in her other-worldly portraits

Artist Samantha Louise Emery creates large scale multimedia portraits of influential female trailblazers, the modern female icons of our generation inspiring others through their actions. Through her work, Emery looks to bring awareness to the depth of the Feminine Spirit and the positive effects of female solidarity, celebrating wonderful women including activists, filmmakers and journalists who, through their work, inspire other women to rise… Read More