Friday, February 4, 2011

Looking at art...

Tessa Farmer, Swarm
Yesterday I went on a long-overdue trip to London with a good artist friend to visit a number of exhibitions. This gave me a much needed and timely boost of inspiration... as you'd expect.

The first port of call was to the Saatchi Gallery to see Newspeak: British Art Now (part 2). After spending almost 4 hours in this beautiful space - I came away happy after seeing some incredible pieces by Tessa Farmer, Jonathan Wateridge, Marcus Foster, Steve Bishop and Idris Khan.
Jonathan Wateridge - Jungle scene with plane wreck, 2007

It was also a bonus to once again see Richard Wilson's 20:50 which has been installed in the lower ground floor. My mobile phone pics do not do this piece justice here! I never tire of seeing this work ... and can't help but admire it every time.

Richard Wilson - 20:50, 1987
Richard Wilson - 20:50

After Saatchi, took a trip across town for 'bangers and mash' and then off to Vyner Street, for first Thursdays. Most of the galleries were open - and it was buzzing. Richard Moon's paintings at Madder stood out to me.

Good times!

6 comments:

juno said...

oh i saw a solo show of Jonathan Wateridge's work, including that piece, 5 million years ago when i had a life, in Vyner street... his work is amazing!! he's cute too, i met him ;)

Natalie said...

So glad you agree Juno - just loved this one so much. ;)

Phil Illingworth said...

Great pics Natalie, and I'm thrilled to see the inspiration taking effect. Well deserved :)

Natalie said...

Thank you Phil :)

... daisy... said...

your blog is always so inspiring...

Natalie said...

Thank you Daisy :)

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