Andrew Lambirth

Painting Now doesn’t represent painting now. Thank goodness

The exhibition at Tate Britain is dull with obviousness — for some real painting go for The Elemental North at Messum's

‘Untitled’, 2012, by Simon Ling
The death of painting has been so often foretold — almost as frequently as its renaissance — that any such prediction today is nothing short of foolhardy. Of course, painting is alive and well and living in London, but you wouldn’t know that from the current exhibition of five artists at Tate Millbank.

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