ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Eloise Govier, a new Evgeny Antufiev piece, those beautiful Julie Caves studies, Mark McGowan aka The Artist Taxi Driver, Bert Gilbert and Izzer Ers and those Liberation Suits…

Five pieces of art? Well why not? All this exciting art flowing past everyday on various feeds or wrapped up in press releases or jumping off gallery walls or wrapping chips. And so why not five pieces of art every week or so? We do it with music, why not paintings? Why not art? Can you think of one good reason why not to? Well besides the time involved and the this and the that and the dancing around a good looking brutalist building – can’t just let those Daily Mail covers from the Artist Taxi Driver go past on Facebloodybook with little more than a “like”, can’t just leave it to the evils of Facebook or the algorhythms of  instabloodygram. Five pieces of art then, a semi regular feature, just five pieces of art that have passed our way in the last few days, nothing more (or less) than that., nothing to do with an upcoming show or anything else, just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. How beautifully refreshing are those Julie Caves studies…

1: Eloise Govier – More from Welsh painter Eloise Govier, do love the way she uses paint in such a bold way, her painting look good enough to eat, so much in there…

Eloise Govier – Tenby – Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 40cm

Previous Organ coverage – ORGAN PREVIEW: A solo exhibition ‘Ar Lan y Môr’ featuring paintings by Welsh artist Eloise Govier as part of Wales Week London…

2: Evgeny Antufiev is an artist we’ve covered a number of times via these fractured pages – his show at Emalin here in East London in 2017 was a particular standout – ORGAN THING: Evgeny Antufiev at Emalin, Whoever he is and wherever we were, he has to be one of the artists of 2017…. This particular image of anew peice came our way via an Emalin Gallery mail out a couple of days back. I imagine you need ot know the artists already, a flat image of a new wall–based sculpture is only going ot tel lyou so much about a piece,the Russian is one of my favourite artists of recent times

Evgeny Antufiev
Untitled, 2020
bronze, lapis lazuli, patina
27.9 x 19.1 x 2.3 cm

3: Mark McGowan – “Two new artworks.. they look amazing and I think I’ve invented a new font” said the artist Taxi Driver. Mark, or the Artist Taxi Driver, is never very quiet about these matter as anyone who has encountered his glorious video rants (observations) from his taxi cab will know. He’s not far wrong in terms of the blatant crap and indeed contempt the Daily Mail throws at us every day…

Mark McGowan

And there are more pieces, you find them here, do like that seagull as well..

4: Julie Caves – Study No.8 for ‘Lost in the Woods’, 2020, acrylic on primed all-cotton paper, 21x15cm. – One of a number of Studies that can currently be seen as part of the Cultivate on-line show “Still” but we did say this page was not about shows although I di note Julie has work in the fortchoming show at Studio 1.1, the last art space left on the once art-rich street that was Redchurch Street, East London. We’ve known Julie as an artist for around ten years now, there’s soemthing very spaecial about those beautifully green studies.

5: Bert Gilbert and Izzer Ers and those Liberation Suits that were part of the Game of Life show at Canal Place here in East London last weekend. THey looked exciting at the back of the big gallery, that gap beyweeen fashion and art, that thing you only get with textile art, the way a pieces hangs (in a galler or on a person, the movement, the fold, the suits were exciting as part of the show and the concept of the Sinistry show, they would have been exciting in a shop window. – ORGAN THING: Partners in the Game of Life – The Sinistry, an intriguing show, an exciting show, a set of beautiful games at Canal Place, Hackney, London E8…

And that really is all there is two this page and this hopefully semi-regular feature, who kows, maybe we’ll do it again next week? or as the Artist Taxi Driver asks, who read this bollocks? More next week? Maybe? (sw)     

Meanwhile, The Still show is now open, the latest Cultiveon-line show can be explored via this link right here

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