The All of Everything

January 16, 2010

 

 
When I first saw images in the press of this latest exhibition at University of the Arts London, I was despaerate to see it for myself. There was a particularly mad panic as the building in which the exhibition is held is due to be demolished at an unassigned date so the fate of this fantastic work hangs in the balance every day.

It’s the work of acclaimed artist Mike Ballard, held in the main exhibition space at Univeristy of the Arts London, just next door to Bond Street tube. This ambitious work turns the entire gallery space into an all-encompassing installation covering floors, walls and ceilings and is fittingly epic for the gallery’s final, pre-demolition showcase.

The artist self proclaims that his work transports “the viewer on a supersonic journey through a galaxy of hypermodern and prehistoric art”. Whether that seems OTT to you or not, it’s an undeniably impressive feat, disorientatingly stunning and immersive.

The images really speak for themself so if you’re tempted to “race back and project forward through art history…at blistering speed” then get down to University of Arts London, 65 Davies Street, while you still can! More info is available HERE.


Korean Eye: Moon Generation

July 19, 2009

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If you can make it up the stairs as far as the top floor of the Saatchi Gallery then the the Phillips De Pury Exhibition is well worth a visit. Phillips has been bringing new artists to the forefront of the contemporary art scene for many years now and the current exhibition focuses on Korea. ‘Korean Eye: The Moon Generation’ is a selling exhibition bringing together a group of leading Korean contemporary artists and galleries exhibiting some vibrant pieces to say the least.

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Yi Hwankwon ‘Jangdockdae’ 2008

The art scene in Korea is rapidly developing and this particular collection has proved extremely popular with the dates for it’s display having been extended from 5th July to 13th September at the request of Charles Saatchi himself – so there’s still time to nab your very own Korean masterpiece (funding permitting).

Korean Eye 03Yoon Jongseok ‘Masked Net’ 2008

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Whang Inkie ‘Pla Mountain’ 2009