Monday, December 15, 2008

Sketching at Saatchi Gallery


I visited the Saatchi Gallery this evening to view the current exhibition " The Revolution Continues- New Art from China"
Its the first time I have been to a Saatchi Gallery and the first thing that hit me was the size of the gallery rooms!

There are some really really good works on show and I would encourage anyone in London to go and have an art feast. What I enjoyed best was the basement, it had 13 life size sculptures and 13 dynamo-electric wheel chairs of "Old Persons Home 2007". The works were done by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Please click on the link you'll be shocked at the striking life-likeness of these men in the wheel chairs- the funny thing is that they move around too!




I needed to sketch at least one of them but they all kept spinning.Then I asked one of the attendants to help me out. She then showed me one which she said won't move for the rest of the evening - I quickly sketched this guy before he started to move!



If you really want to sketch a human figure that won't let you down and is close to life, without any model fees try these guys- they are simply fantastic!

2 comments:

José said...

Hi,

Have you seen the works of Ron Mueck ?

Kind regards,

José

adebanji said...

Jose, Up till now I haven't but I checked him up and his work is powerful too! Thanks for the link!