Now available: The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2

240pp, softback, 280 x 210 mm, c.200 images

Sixty contemporary painters born or living in Britain discussed through national and international solo exhibitions of their work.

Following the success of ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ in 2018, a second volume has been created to showcase solo exhibitions that have defined contemporary painting in Britain since the first volume. This new, larger anthology presents the work of sixty artists born or living here through documentation and discussion of solo exhibitions of their work in museums and galleries around the UK and internationally. Featuring artists at different stages of their careers, from senior figures exhibiting at major museums to emerging artists presenting some of their first commercial gallery exhibitions, ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2’ offers an overview of recent activity in the medium of painting in this country.

Artists and venues featured in this new volume include Hurvin Anderson at Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo; Frank Bowling at Tate Britain; Lisa Brice at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Gareth Cadwallader at Josh Lilley, London; Denzil Forrester at Nottingham Contemporary; Sophie von Hellermann at Pilar Corrias, London; Matthew Krishanu at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham; Joy Labinjo at BALTIC, Gateshead; France-Lise McGurn at Simon Lee, London; Jenny Saville at Gagosian, New York; Anj Smith at MOSTYN, Llandudno; Tim Stoner at Modern Art, London; Phoebe Unwin at Towner Eastbourne, and many more.

The anthology, which features cover artwork by Jadé Fadojutimi from her spring 2019 exhibition at PEER, London, has been compiled and written by London-based editor and writer Matt Price, who in addition to editing more than fifty catalogues, monographs and books including Phaidon’s international anthologies of painting and drawing ‘Vitamin P2’ and ‘Vitamin D2’, has written for magazines such as Art Monthly, Art Quarterly, ArtReview and Frieze.

Endorsements for the first volume of ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’:

‘It is hard to believe that nobody has thought to publish an anthology of this sort before, so valuable is it to current and future curators, artists and scholars, as well as audiences interested in the medium. A highly enjoyable read.’
– Charlotte Keenan McDonald, Curator of British Art, Walker Art Gallery / National Museums Liverpool

‘This insightful, richly illustrated anthology is a celebration of an artistic medium that is not only surviving but positively thriving. In discussing the work of […] diverse painters, author Matt Price proves a passionate and engaging artworld guide to British painting today.’
– Helen Sumpter, Editor, Art Quarterly, ART FUND


ISBN: 978-1-910221-27-3
RRP: £30 / €35 / $40
UK release date: 9 September 2021
US release date: 14 October 2021
Compiled and written by Matt Price
Designed by Joe Gilmore

Published by Anomie Publishing, London

© Denzil Forrester. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Stephen White & Co.
© Flora Yukhnovich. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London. Photo: Peter Mallet
© Gareth Cadwallader. Courtesy the artist and Josh Lilley, London. Photo: Benjamin Westoby
© Matthew Krishanu. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Peter Mallet
© Benjamin Senior. Courtesy the artist and BolteLang, Zurich. Photo: Peter Mallet
© Sophie von Hellermann. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Damian Griffiths