The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

Matt Price, 2021

Sixty contemporary painters, including Tim Braden & Anna Freeman Bentley, born or living in Britain, discussed through national and international solo exhibitions of their work.


Following the success of ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ in 2018, a second volume has been created to showcase 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 here through documentation and discussion of solo exhibitions of their work in museums and galleries around the UK and internationally. Featuring artists at different stages of their careers, from senior figures exhibiting at major museums to emerging artists presenting 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 this country.


Artists and venues featured in this new volume include Tim Braden and Anna Freeman Bentley at Frestonian Gallery, London; Hurvin Anderson at Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo; Frank Bowling at Tate Britain; 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; Jenny Saville at Gagosian, New York; Anj Smith at MOSTYN, Llandudno; Tim Stoner at Modern Art, London; Phoebe Unwin at Towner Eastbourne, and many more.

The anthology, which features cover artwork by Jadé Fadojutimi from her spring 2019 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 catalogues, monographs and books including Phaidon’s international anthologies of painting and drawing ‘Vitamin P2’ and ‘Vitamin D2’, has written for magazines such as Art Monthly, Art Quarterly, ArtReview and Frieze.

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