London art

imagine... - Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar

Really fascinating watch this, David Hockney was asked to create a stain glass window for Westminster Abbey in celebration of the Queen’s 65 years reign. It captures the man himself in the many stages of the project and it’s astonishing seeing how the Barley Studio, specialists in this craft, went about making such a large-scale stain glass window. It looks beautiful, a contemporary and very much Hockney-esque vision inside what is an otherwise ancient and traditional place. I must go see it in person!

imagine... - 2018: Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar

David Hockneys commission to design a stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey.

Takesada Matsutani - HauserWirth

In his Paris studio, Japanese-born artist Takesada Matsutani talks about how he came to join the Gutai Art Association in 1963, moved to Paris in 1966, and how vinyl adhesive glue and graphite have sustained a practice 'streaming into infinity'. Coming of age in postwar Japan, artist Takesada Matsutani found himself longing 'to make something beyond the canvas'.

Really nice video about Takesada Matsutani- a fascinating artistic process using vinyl adhesive glue and graphite. Very tactical in nature, for me his paintings, installations, sculptures have a real living/bodily quality to them- they are formed within an air of chance and happening.