Fashion Abstraction

Viviane Sassen’s vibrant colours combine with abstract shapes and contorted lighting to create a surreal landscape where down is up, bodies turn green and nothing is quite what it seems. Born in Amsterdam, Sassen spent seven years studying fine art, photography and fashion design.

Geometric Architecture

Matthias Heiderich explores urban environments, finding surprising angles and colours within cityscapes. His shots are framed in a distinct way, focusing on corners, sides and small sections of buildings. Consequently, he does not just record what he sees; rather he transforms the ordinary into dream-like spaces that suggest a futuristic universe.

Anna Parkina, Contemporary Life & Avant-Garde Russian Art

Anna Parkina’s work defies categorisation; appropriating the human ephemera of modern day culture and society, she creates works that reflect the human experience and environment.

We Could Be Heroes, The Photographers’ Gallery

In 20 bittersweet photographs taken over the last century from master photographers, this exhibition explores youth culture and the various rites of passage towards adulthood.

Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East, Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Rawiya is the first all-female collective to emerge from the Middle East. With this show at Impressions Gallery they hold a specific focus on gender and identity.

Interview with Christopher Wilmot-Sitwell on Art Fund and cazenove+loyd

The Art Fund has teamed up with one of the most respected names in the travel industry, cazenove+loyd, to offer audiences insightful and luxurious art tours to international destinations.

Simon Norfolk: Stratographs, Benrubi Gallery, New York

Two series of long-exposure photographs document impressions on the surface of the planet, one capturing Kenya’s Lewis Glacier, the second depicting the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan.

Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas

In Nottingham Contemporary’s latest exhibition, 20 international artists reflect upon the ecological, economic, political, and cultural crises of our modern world.

Alec Soth Songbook, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

With 20 photographs Alex Soth moves away from the haunting and influential portraits and landscapes that he has become known for, and turns his lens toward life in the country.

Max Neumann: New Works, Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Bruce Silverstein shows large-scale paintings on canvas as well as a single over-painted photograph belonging to Max Neumann, who has been the focus of over 150 solo exhibitions.

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 – 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th edition of the London Art Fair runs 21-25 January.

Q&A with Sophie Hall, Gallery Director at Flowers Gallery, London

In the build up to its 45th anniversary, Flowers brings a diverse showcase of international practitioners to the London Art Fair. The family run gallery was established in 1970 by Angela Flowers.

Laurie Simmons, The Arts Club, London

The Arts Club in London presents a selection of work spanning the career of American photographer Laurie Simmons. Gender and sexuality are recurring themes in her work.

In Conversation with Anna Vogel

Anna Vogel transforms found photography with painting techniques, such as varnish, acrylic, ink and pigment, to manipulate the reality of the natural landscape into a surrealist scene.

Two Hundred Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: The Atlas Van Stolk

This spring, Kunsthal Rotterdam presents Two Hundred Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: The Atlas Van Stolk until 8 March. The exhibition includes hundreds of prints, drawings, photographs, cartoons and posters.

Nástio Mosquito: Daily Lovemaking, Ikon Gallery

Exciting, contemporary and devoid of delineation, Nástio Mosquito defies categorisation and points towards a new culture of art that combines pop, performance, fine art and politics.

Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York

Kevin Cooley considers our evolving relationship with technology, nature, and ultimately each other. The underlying conceptual framework of his work is how these forces contend with each other.

Hugh Arnold: Agua Nacida, Mead Carney Fine Art

For his first London exhibition, internationally acclaimed photographer Hugh Arnold presents Agua Nacida (water born), a truly unique collection of hauntingly beautiful large-scale nudes.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes, YARAT, Baku

Guest curated by Dina Nasser Khadivi and featuring a major new commission, this exhibition marks the opening of YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku.