Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London's art scene and passionately believes in making art accessible to everyone - something we wholeheartedly endorse at Enter Gallery!
Tabish visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene.
As a visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013, his contributions include reviews, previews, news, experiences and opinion pieces. He is also a regular contributor for FAD with a weekly top exhibitions to see in London and a column called 'What's wrong with art'.
We are honoured to receive a review of Tabish’s top 5 pieces available at Enter Gallery…
Lucy Sparrow: His n Hers
"Lucy Sparrow takes felt, the simplest of materials we all played with as children, and elevates it by making truly impressive art installations out of it. I’ve visited her recreations of a supermarket, a pharmacy, a bank heist and even a sex shop were all the products are made from felt. Normally his n hers items are used to show an outward declaration of love while here Lucy recreates his n hers bathroom cabinets - one of the most intimate items we normally conceal from everyone in a playful turn of events."
Elizabeth Waggett: Reflections of a Champion
"Gold has been used throughout art history to depict reverence, including in religious paintings across Europe. But what should we revere now? Horses are these days associated with racing but pre-industrialisation they played a huge part in allowing humans to plough fields, wage war and speed up transport considerably. Much like vanitas paintings that remind us that life is fleeting by using skulls as a motif, this skull is an ode to the many horses that have died in helping humanity progress."
Jayson Lilley: From the Horniman II
"London may be flawed but it’s always been my home, and as far as I can tell it always will be. Whenever I go travelling I come back and breathe the air and know that I’m home, even allowing for the pollution. The iconic skyline is made vivid in Jayson’s golden works and this one is extra special as it’s the view from just outside the Horniman Museum -- and museums are where you can find me most of the time. Plus the Horniman has an overstuffed walrus and who can say no to that."
Magnus Gjoen: Time is a storm in which we are all lost
"I’ve always been a sucker for artists who have their own contemporary take on the Old Masters of painting that came before them. Magnus’ work harks back to those days as we can see with a Baroque masterpiece placed upon the skull. His background is in fashion and it shows in his desire to create exquisite and beautiful artworks such as this one."
Yinka Ilori: Better days are coming
"Yinka’s works are wonderfully uplifting whether he’s creating a colourful new pavilion for Dulwich Picture Gallery or a basketball court in Canary Wharf. This positivity shines through in everything he does just like this work beaming its message out in bright colours. Every home and a building would be a brighter place if it had a work by Yinka in it, and would give you a lift every time you see it."