London Art Fair 2021 highlights

Marie Claire Chappet, Harpers Bazaar, January 19, 2021
katharine le hardy

There is a lot to take in at Candida Stevens Gallery’s offering, where the pieces are a riot of colour and – frustratingly for an online show- texture. The curation-led platform has been around since 2012 and excels at bringing together art from the brightest new talent on the British art scene, often around a particular theme or enquiry. Their showing here boasts the embroidered, appliqued flags of mixed-media artist Anthony Stevens, the textile pieces of Cecilia Charlton and the beautiful and arresting oil paintings of Katharine Le Hardy.


Since 1989, the London Art Fair has been a bastion of emerging talent and a showcase for those at the forefront of the global modern and contemporary art scene. This year, its 33rd incarnation will, of course, be a little different - existing as a fully digital fair, from 20 - 31 January. While we may not be able to mull around the rooms with a glass of wine, we can still peruse the wide range of stunning art on display from the comfort of our own homes. The fair can be fully explored online; divided by artist and gallery, or filtered through expert curation. There are also a wealth of talks and workshops throughout the fair that are well worth checking out - not least their very own virtual wine tasting.