I have created a group chat on WhatsApp and included three of my fellow students, Michelle, Friederike and Matt. My train arrived 2 hours late. Nonetheless, we have all managed to meet up and view an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery together. It was a great pleasure to finally meet them in real life.
The current group show on display is titled:
”Black Mirror: Art As Social Satire”
The highlights of my visit are below:
Thses medium to large scale paintings on canvas were created using and addition of UV paints. The surface of them was covered with wrinkles and scabs of dried impasto in contrast to smooth and glossy backgrounds. The exhibition was displayed in controlled light conditions with spotlights pointing at each individual piece. I must say that the work was very visually appealing and quite fascinating to watch and discover intriguing and mysterious detail.
The artist made references to the degradation of nature and biological processes.
This is an exhibition of large pieces made from moulded metal with a heavy Emanuel layer, adding colour, dynamism and vibrancy. The artist is now in his 80s and is of a Russian origin.