The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

Matt Price, 2018

Publisher: Anomie.

ISBN: 978-1-910221-16-7

Dimensions: 280 x 210mm

Pages: 160

There has been a huge injection of energy within contemporary painting in Britain in the past few years – part of a wider international dynamic that has seen the medium of paint explored with a renewed sense of interest, excitement and enjoyment. It is an energy that can be sensed all the way through the industry, from the art schools and the grass-roots painting community to the leading galleries, major museums and prominent festivals, biennials and art fairs.
The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Paintingconsiders and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been shaping and defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage.


The anthology documents the work of the invited artists by means of forty solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in independent, university, commercial and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions, giving both context and a sense of scale to the works.


The anthology features the work of forty artists, born or living in Britain, at various stages in their careers, from high-profile, internationally renowned artists to up-and-coming names. Featured artists and exhibitions include: Tom Anholt at Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Gillian Carnegie at Cabinet, London; Peter Doig at Michael Werner, London; Kaye Donachie at Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; Jadé Fadojutimi at Pippy Houldsworth, London; Nick Goss at Josh Lilley, London; Lubaina Himid at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Ryan Mosley at Eigen + Art, Leipzig; Chris Ofili at Victoria Miro Venice; George Shaw at Maruani Mercier, Brussels; Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Manchester; Clare Woods at DCA, Dundee; Rose Wylie at Serpentine Galleries, London; and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum, New York.


The anthology has been compiled and written by Matt Price, who in addition to editing around fifty monographs, catalogues and books including Phaidon’s international anthologies of painting

and drawingVitamin P2 and D2, has written for magazines includingArt MonthlyArt QuarterlyArtReviewFlash ArtFrieze and Modern Painters.


Featured Artists:

Tom Anholt
Michael Armitage
G L Brierley
Cecily Brown
Lindsey Bull
Gillian Carnegie

Andrew Cranston
Peter Doig
Kaye Donachie
Dickon Drury
Nathan Eastwood
Jadé Fadojutimi
Louise Giovanelli
Nick Goss
Andrew Grassie
Jane Hayes Greenwood

Lubaina Himid
Laura Lancaster
Cathy Lomax
Lucy McKenzie
Katy Moran
Eleanor Moreton
Justin Mortimer
Ryan Mosley
Hannah Murgatroyd

Chris Ofili
Christopher Orr

Richard Patterson
Celia Paul
Sally Payen
Anne Ryan
George Shaw
Raqib Shaw
Keith Tyson
Caroline Walker

Jonathan Wateridge

Hugo Wilson
Clare Woods
Rose Wylie
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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