From the 5th January to the 9th February, the Saatchi Gallery will host 50 x 50 II; an exhibition presenting 50 new works of art by 50 emerging artists. All the works are prints measuring 50 x 70cm and each print is priced at only £95 to maximise the opportunity for people to buy exciting new contemporary art. We. Want. In.
Each artist has collaborated with Jealous Print Studio to produce a limited edition of 36 signed and numbered prints. Forty-five of the works were selected as part of the Jealous Needs You programme which openly invited submissions from artists in the UK and abroad. Five of these initial 45 works were selected by a Saatchi Gallery curator. There are new works by Ana Bangueses, Darrell Hawkins, SKU, Elektro Team, and Phoebe Greenwood.
Owing to the open nature of the submission process, there are naturally a diverse range of printed works. Some works aim to titillate or shock whilst others are objects of decorative beauty. Some works are abstract or constitute meditations on colour or form; whilst others reflect upon current affairs or the human condition.
In addition to the 50 works to be exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, prints by a further 21 artists were produced by the Jealous Print Studio for their 2016 Jealous Needs You programme.
All the works can be viewed online at http://saatchistore.saatchigallery.com/125-50-x-50