Manuel Mathieu: London Art Exhibitions to See

Advisory Perspective , Ocula, May 23, 2022



London Gallery Weekend saw some exceptional shows open across the city. Presentations by art stars such as Manuel Mathieu and Robert Nava made for exciting encounters, alongside some new discoveries. Among these, Olivia Jia's small-scale paintings of imagery she has collected over time, rendered in dusky shades of blue were a delight at WORKPLACE, as were Jem Perucchini's luminescent paintings at Corvi-Mora blending visual archetypes from different cultures. Below is a recap of some of our favourites.




Manuel Mathieu at Pilar Corrias


Manuel Mathieu brings together large-scale paintings and ceramics for his first solo exhibition with Pilar Corrias, having joined the gallery in March. Keeping Things Whole spans the gallery's two floors, and continues his quest in abstraction.

The artist has risen to stardom over the last few years, with major solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions including Longlati Foundation in Shanghai, Kavi Gupta in Chicago, and HdM Gallery in Beijing.


A painting by the artist was also included in Social Works II, Gagosian's 2021 group exhibition in London curated by Antwaun Sargent alongside artists including Isaac Julien, David Adjaye, Lubaina Himid, and Rick Lowe.

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