Join us for an evening of discussion with Jadé Fadojutimi and acclaimed writer and artist Matthew Collings.
Matthew Collings is an artist and writer. He studied painting at the Byam Shaw art school and Goldsmiths. He went on to edit the magazine Artscribe between 1983 and 1987, and was the art critic on the BBC TV culture programme, The Late Show, between 1988 and 1994.
He has written many books on art including the popular best sellers, Blimey! (published in 1997 by 21, a company founded by David Bowie) and This Is Modern Art (published in 1998 by Weidenfeld & Nicholson). This Is Modern Art was based on a 6-part TV series broadcast by Channel 4, which Matthew wrote and presented, the series won a Bafta among other awards. Matthew also wrote British Abstract Painting 2001 (published in 2001 by Momentum), which surveys works by seventy British abstract painters.
Matthew collaborates on geometric patterned paintings with his partner, the mosaicost Emma Biggs. They exhibit under the name Biggs & Collings. Their work is in many collections globally and they are represented by Vigo Gallery. Matthew is currently writing a book on contemporary painting for Thames & Hudson, to be published next year.
Jadé Fadojutimi received her BA from Slade School of Fine Art in 2015 and her MA from Royal College of Art (RCA) in 2017. While at the RCA she was awarded the Hine Painting Prize 2017. She is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London and Galerie Gisela Capitain in Cologne.