Sunday, 23 October 2011

ART - Inspiration From the Saatchi Gallery

My boyfriend recently started a design course and I've been surprised by how much I am getting inspired from it. With projects to work on at home and tasks to complete I've been enjoying hearing all about it. One such task was to visit an art gallery or exhibition so we both went along to the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. It's free to visit and well worth taking a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon to wander round.

I took lots of pics and have picked out a few of my faves below...

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

These crunched cars are by Dirk Skreber and taking them out of the usual, and rather distressing setting, they actually become striking and intriguing. Quite how it was all put together I don't know, but it was great to be able to see everything up close.

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

I snapped this picture because the colours worn by the girl sitting in the foreground tied in with the art installation behind her. The hollow tree trunk had been filled with brightly coloured foam. Rather surreal, but good fun too. The pictured art is by Folkert de Jong, as are the next few pieces I photographed.

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Below are some rather ambiguous looking figures, sculpted by Rebecca Warren. They are crudely crafted with exaggerated body parts, and made from clay.

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

I loved this next piece as it reminded me of Tron. It's by Björn Dahlem and called The Milky Way. 

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

And here's another using light, this time coloured neon. I love the chaotic mix of brights which make up these two separate installations.The first is by David Batchelor. There seems to have been lots and lots of light used within modern art, and it doesn't show signs of slowing down if these are anything to go by.

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

Saatchi gallery Sept 2011

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