There’s art for all tastes at exhibitions across Chelsea this winter and spring.

 

 

With a range of attractions from classic art to modern, paintings of horses to collage, collectors and enthusiasts will be tempted into galleries across the area.

 

London Art Fair

January 22-26.

The 2020 international art calendar opens with the London Art Fair.

It focuses on modern and contemporary art and connects collectors with the best galleries around the world.

More than 100 galleries are taking part.

Curated showcases will include photography and a space for emerging international galleries.

The London Arts Fair, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.

Tickets from £12.75, londonartfair.co.uk

Picture: Big Stripes, Woven tapestry, wool, linen, silk on cotton warp. Courtesy of Cavaliero Finn © Jacy Wall.

 

Winter Exhibition 

Until February 29

The winter exhibition at Cricket Fine Art is a fabulous opportunity to buy original pieces at a range of prices.

It offers a diverse selection of abstract and figurative artworks and sculpture in a variety of media.

Cricket Fine Art, 2 Park Walk, Chelsea, SW10 0AD. cricketfine.art.co.uk

Picture: Striving to find powder, Ski-ing series, collage.

 

Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Re-imagined

January 25-May 3

Step inside a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famous Peacock Room.

This was a sumptuous 19th-century dining room created by the flamboyant former Chelsea resident, painter and etcher.

American artist Darren Waterston has recreated each of the room’s individual elements with a twist.

V&A, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. vam.ac.uk

Picture: V&A Darren Waterston, Filthy Lucre. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Photo by Hutomo Wicaksono.

 

The Open Art Fair

March 18–24

Works spanning ancient antiquity to the contemporary will be on display at the Open Art Fair.

Thousands of objects from an eclectic mix of dealers will surprise and delight any enthusiast.

Delicious cocktails and artisanal food will also be on offer.

Duke of York Square. Tickets £20. theopenartfair.com

Picture: A View of the Rotunda and the Royal Hospital, Ranelagh Gardens from the south bank of the Thames. Joseph Nicholls (1726 -1755). © John Bennett Fine Paintings.

 

Nocturne 

January 29–February 22

Light is the protagonist in a new series of oil paintings by South African artist Sasha Hartslief.

The art allows for interpretation based on the viewer’s own thoughts, background and feelings.

Light illuminates apparently mundane moments and suffuses them with a significance that highlights the beauty of the everyday.

This ranges from the soft, milky light of dawn filtering through a window to the flickering candlelight on a table set for dinner.

Everard Read, 80 Fulham Road, South Kensington,SW3 6HR. everardlondon.com​

Picture (main picture and on right): Everard Read – Sasha Hartslief, Dawn.

 

Equus

February 13–29

Michael J. Austin is known for his bold and expressive figurative style, capturing the dynamism and machismo of the animals he depicts.

Using a limited palette of only four colours, the Devon based artist paints quickly, with a fluid “wet in wet” technique.

In 2003 he was invited by Prince Charles to accompany him to India and Oman as tour artist.

In 2016 he again accompanied Prince Charles, together with the Duchess of Cornwall, on a tour of the Middle East, visiting Oman, the UAE and Bahrain.

Jonathan Cooper, 20 Park Walk., Chelsea, London SW10 0AQ. jonathancooper.co.uk

Picture: Michael J Austin, Head XX, Oil on canvas, 36 x 22ins (91.4 x 55.9cm).