Following the success of The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting in 2018, a second volume has been created to showcase more than sixty solo exhibitions that have defined contemporary painting in Britain since the first volume.
This new, larger anthology presents the work of sixty artists born or living in Britain through documentation and discussion of solo exhibitions of their work in museums and galleries around Britain and internationally. Featuring artists at different stages of their careers, from senior figures exhibiting at major museums to emerging artists staging some of their first commercial gallery exhibitions, The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2 offers an overview of recent activity in the medium of painting in Britain.
Artists and venues featured in this new volume include Hurvin Anderson at Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo; Lisa Brice at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Gareth Cadwallader at Josh Lilley, London; Denzil Forrester at Nottingham Contemporary; Sophie von Hellermann at Pilar Corrias, London; Matthew Krishanu at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham; Joy Labinjo at BALTIC, Gateshead; France-Lise McGurn at Simon Lee, London; Benjamin Senior at BolteLang, Zurich; Anj Smith at MOSTYN, Llandudno; Tim Stoner at Modern Art, London; and Phoebe Unwin at Towner Eastbourne.
The anthology, which features cover artwork by Jade Fadojutimi from her spring 2019 solo exhibition at PEER, London, has been compiled and written by London-based editor and writer Matt Price, who in addition to editing more than fifty monographs, catalogues and books including Phaidon's international anthologies of painting and drawing Vitamin P2 and D2, has written for magazines such as Art Monthly, Art Quarterly, ArtReview, Flash Art, Frieze and Modern Painters.
Endorsements for the first volume of The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting:
"This insightful, richly illustrated anthology is a celebration of an artistic medium that is not only surviving but positively thriving. In discussing the work of [...] diverse painters, author Matt Price proves a passionate and engaging artworld guide to British painting today." - Helen Sumpter, Editor, Art Quarterly, ART FUND
"It is hard to believe that nobody has thought to publish an anthology of this sort before, so valuable is it to current and future curators, artists and scholars, as well as audiences interested in the medium. A highly enjoyable read." - Charlotte Keenan McDonald, Curator of British Art, Walker Art Gallery / National Museums Liverpool.
Publisher: Anomie Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm