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Frank Auerbach

The paintings in the first room of Frank Auerbach’s Tate Britain retrospective date from the postwar years, yet their glistening surfaces—almost sculptural in thickness—look as if they still may not h

Nick Goss

London-based artist Nick Goss has emerged in recent years as one of Britain’s most feted young painters. Yet it is precisely the unassuming restraint of his work—its lack of theoretical guile or styli…

Christian Marclay

It is perhaps unsurprising that Marclay’s latest exhibition at White Cube, following the success of The Clock (2010), conveyed an air of “after the party” dissipation.&nbsp…

Rashid Johnson

Checkering the walls of the first gallery of American artist Rashid Johnson’s exhibition “Smile” were multiple prints of a 1950 photograph by Elliott Erwitt, showing a young black boy grinning as he…

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl's new cycle of paintings depicting contemporary art fairs may seem a giddy leap from the subdued suburban eroticism of his seminal works.  

Ed Atkins

"A particularly complex and horrible film" is how Ed Atkins has described Ribbons (2014), the centerpiece of his recent exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries. Distributed between three screens…

Ged Quinn

Ged Quinn's latest pictures at Stephen Friedman Gallery stacked up a kind of bonfire of the painterly vanities. On view were several of the luscious and swarming scenes that have become his hallmark…

Tala Madani

A British series of educational books published in the 1960s and colloquially known as Peter and Jane (its proper title was Key Words Reading Scheme) was parodied to brilliant effect in artist/comedia

Jaki Irvine

The power of music to inflect mood is the underlying subject of Jaki Irvine's video Se compra: Sin é (2014), in which the artist conflates the musical traditions of her native Ireland with the sights…

Oscar Murillo

The rise of Oscar Murillo has been so meteoric that it is hard to approach his work in isolation from the hype now surrounding the 27-year-old artist