Michael Armitage

Out in the open: Michael Armitage on how the pandemic led him to paint en plein air

The Kenyan-born British artist is showing a new body of work in his solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel


Why did the €471m Caravaggio villa fail to sell?

Plus, artists create their own monuments at Goldsmiths CCA in London and Michael Armitage on Sane Wadu at the newly opened Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute

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The Big Review: Michael Armitage at the Royal Academy of Arts

Probing the legacies of colonialism, Armitage's seductive paintings on East African bark cloth root themselves in a non-European Modernist tradition


What songs do contemporary artists listen to while they work? Tune in to our Spotify playlist to find out

From Joni Mitchell to Radiohead and Sun Ra, Michael Armitage, Jenny Saville, Chantal Joffe and Rashid Johnson reveal their favourite tracks

A brush with... Michael Armitage

The Kenyan-British artist tells The Art Newspaper about the art, literature, music and media that inspire him