New Order II: British Art Today opens this week at the Saatchi Gallery, the second installment in the Gallery’s new programme of exhibitions dedicated to emergent British contemporary art.
The programme of exhibitions continues the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year-long support of emerging artists and its drive to make contemporary art as widely accessible as possible. Again this year is no exception, as an entire floor has been devoted to exhibiting artists in the early stages of their careers, enabling young artists to have their work displayed in a museum environment.
The 13 artists featured offer a fascinating insight into art being made in the UK today. From sculpture and painting, to installation and video, this selection of artists employ a hybrid of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials, which renew existing visual languages.
Abstraction returns in the shape of interior décor in George Little’s paintings, with satirical intent in Dan Rees’ plasticine covered panels, or revived in unconventional and contrasting materials in Dominic Beattie’s pieces. Virgile Ittah’s wax figures droop as they succumb to Virgile Ittah, Regarding The Pain Of The Other, 2013 gravity; Finbar Ward’s paintings are stacked on the floor like minimalist sculptures; and the sensory and sonic are embodied in Hannah Perry’s immersive installation.
Don’t miss your chance to discover some of the most exciting artists working in the UK.
24 January – 23 March 2014