While spending last autumn in London, I have visited a lot of art exhibitions displaying works from an influential generation of post-war German artists : Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Living in Thailand, I had no idea about how great German artists and their influences are until I learnt from those shows, leaving me an inspiration and growing interest. Also, a lot of my German friends whom we work together during the internship experience, had introduced me to their powerful world and culture, in both art and fashion.
My London diary has a lot to do with going to galleries and museums, contemplating at artworks that some of which I can only appreciate visually. However, one of the most exciting pieces of art showing in London right now is an exhibition of new and recent works by a 82-year-old German painter Gerhard Richter. Consisting of over 40 works, with important bodies of new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ and ‘Doppelgrau’ paintings, the show will also include a large glass sculpture and a selection of key earlier pieces.
Originally from the US, Renegade Craft Fair is an exposition of handmade quality, celebrating DIY makers community – from independent artisans to craft businesses. Their London event was held at the Old Truman Brewery event hall in Brick Lane on Nov 22-23. I was there on Sunday, without the intention to buy anything but ended up with two packages in my backpack before I even realised. Because you can find everything you need for this gift-giving season, with more than 200 makers selling everything from holiday inspired stationeries and gift wrap, one-of-a-kind jewellery, ceramics, clothing, knits, to illustrated art prints and posters, housewares and much more.