Urban Art at The Tate Modern London

On Tuesday I went to The Tate Modern again and again I went with someone so I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked.

Anyway, they have an Urban Art exhibition on the outside walls, which was amazing.  I was wondering how they got them up there because they are so big.

But as you see they did look great.

Evry time I go to The Tate I see something I didn’t see the last time and so far I have only managed to visit one floor.  I am really looking forward to the Rothko exhibition in September though.  Unfortunately, they had taken all the Rothko paintings away for the exhibition and replaced them with some rubbish that I really didn’t understand.  Plus the fact that I went with someone who really wasn’t interested in art at all, so that made it even more difficult, but nevertheless I enjoyed almost everything and I kind of switch off anyway when I am looking at this.

As usual I spent a long time enjoying the Pollocks’ namely Birth and Summertime.

Yesterday, I joined in my first group exhibition with the local artists society, but I think my work was a little too contemporary for the crowd there.  One of the participants asked me ‘How long did it take you to do?’.  I answered but I thought about the question afterwards and thought what a stupid question.  Who cares?  If you like something do you think about how long it took to paint?

She also said it was too expensive and by this time I was getting rather pissed in both the English and the American sense, and I just told her that the frame cost more than most of the paintings there.  After that I made my exit.


Author: James Presley

I am an artist and I love it. What do I have to do to live from what I love? I'm not dying or cutting me bloody ear off, that's for sure.

5 thoughts on “Urban Art at The Tate Modern London”

  1. Hum, sounds like the other participant was being a bit of a snot. I hate that question and never answer it now. I usually ask them why they want to know or just say I don’t know because I get so lost in my painting I lose track of time.
    Congrats on your first group exhibit 🙂
    Oh I would have LOVED seeing the Tate Exhibit, looks fabulous. Enjoyed seeing the pics of them and your painting, which does look dynamic on the brick wall (I LOVE that blue).


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