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Graffiti as high art: Jean-Michel Basquiat

 Scrawled and scribbled, cartoon-like yet elegant, enigmatic yet engaging; American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork has an eccentric brilliance. Almost thirty years after his passing, Jean-Michel Basquiat remains a permanent fixture…
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Childhood and commodity culture in Takashi Murakami’s art

Coined ‘the Warhol of Japan’, Murakami is renowned for his ability to blur the lines between fine art and popular culture; ‘I want to make something new - that means…
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Yves Klein: the agency of colour

Yves Klein is considered a critical figure in post-war European art. Born in Nice, 1928, Klein’s highly influential practice is often viewed as an inspiration to and a forerunner of…
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Yayoi Kusama and psychedelic schizophrenia

Entering her 90th year and still constantly creating artwork, Kusama’s life has taken her from her quiet upbringing in provincial Japan, to New York’s postwar art scene and eventually Tokyo,…
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Re-imagining the cartoon world: KAWS

KAWS is an international cultural phenomenon with a skill-set which extends far beyond the constraints of the art world. Famously medium-agnostic, KAWS’ enormous body of work straddles both the art…
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Francis Bacon and externalising psychic interiority

Francis Bacon created some of the most crucial images of the wounded and traumatised humanity seen in post-war art. With a reputation as the masterful chronicler of the bleak human…
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Process as painting: Gerhard Richter

Across the course of his sixty-year career, Richter has interrogated the limits of representation – his experiments in abstraction are without comparison, and have greatly contributed to the medium of…
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Portraying the grotesque in Jenny Saville’s painting

Captivated by the endless aesthetic peculiarities of the malleable human form, Jenny Saville paints the female body with merciless and grotesque exaggeration. Despite her work frequently hailed a political statement…
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George Condo’s ‘psychological cubism’

Condo’s works are populated by a cast of contorted misshapen characters that bear only partial semblance to the human form. Self-declared as ‘psychological cubism’, George Condo’s style is instantly recognisable - his imaginary…
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WATCH NOW | Zhuang Hong Yi | Raw II

In March 2017, acclaimed Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi returned to Unit London for his highly-anticipated second major UK solo exhibition. Following on from the storming success of 'RAW' in…
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WATCH NOW | An Insight into the technique of the mighty Johan Van Mullem

In this insightful footage, the viewer is transported into Johan's world as he guides his visitors through his technique with a small painting exercise. 
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WATCH NOW | Ryan Hewett | Order

Ryan Hewett takes a significant step away from the chaotic process of construction and deconstruction, towards a more confident, mature and considered approach to painting. And the results are fascinating.
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WATCH NOW | BBC News visit Unit London

News reporter Brenda Emmanus visited the exhibition to talk to gallery co-founder Joe about the ethos of Unit London, and also met with the artist to talk about his experiences…
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WATCH NOW | In talk with Jake Wood-Evans

A Glimpse inside the studio of British painter Jake Wood-Evans, as he gears up for his first major UK Solo exhibition; Subjection and Discipline; at Unit London.
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WATCH NOW | Art Business Conference | In talk with Joe Kennedy

Watch Joe Kennedy, co-founder of Unit London, talk to the Art Business Conference, 2015. 
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