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Very impressed by Tim Noble’s and Sue Webster’s sculpture at the Saatchi gallery, it may appear to be a pile of debris, but when lit at the right angle, a shadow is formed creating an astounding self portrait of the artists.

Impressive Self Portrait

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Samuel Bassett

Samuel Bassett

Sam Bassett has an imagination I’d like to marry… or maybe just walk around in and poke about for a while. His work it reminiscent of a couple of other Cornish artists I’ve been keeping my eye on for a while now, especially that of Danny Fox (review to follow). It’s the kind of work that you want to stand in front of from a distance, take a big breath in and just look at with a smile on your face. He describes his work as being an attempt to “make the mundane, dirty and uncontrollable things in life look pretty” and whilst he does this he also evokes some kind of reminiscence of childhood and of being vulnerable. There is an honesty and delicateness to the smaller pieces in the collection that couldn’t be created through anything but pure, unadulterated dedication to the moment that inspired it. He uses a muted orange and light blue palette throughout the collection, not in an overly obvious way but in enough of a way to make you feel at ease and comfortable with what you’re looking at. It seemed to be essential in making sense of the scattered-ness and inconsistency in style and medium he crammed beautifully into the small-ish gallery space. It baffles me how he manages to marry pretty little inky illustrations with huge powerful sculpture pieces so seamlessly and in such limited space.

Maybe the affinity I have with his work is something do to with the similarities is holds with some of my own, maybe not. What I can say is that it’s execution and concept is something perfection-like. I just love it. The exhibition is open till the 24th of April, but as most people on here wont be able to get down to Cornwall just take a look here: http://www.samuelbassett.co.uk/. He deserves a butt load more recognition and notoriety and i’m sure one day he probably will.

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Beyond the Valley

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Beyond the Valley has to be one of the most enthralling shops in London. A shop come gallery space, they specialise in showcasing raw design talent and art. Providing truly a one of a kind shopping experience. Beyond the Valley houses an inspirational fashion and lifestyle brand, concept store and gallery whilst supplying an innovative commercial platform for contemporary designers.
The brand came in the top three in The Best For Women’s Fashion category in The Daily Telegraph Shop Awards and is currently listed in Time Out’s 2011 Best Independent Store Guide. Beyond The Valley has been voted as one of the top 100 UK Cool Brands for the last five years and was by cited by The Observer as one of their Top 50 Design Brands. 

 

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Mirror Wall

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After a recent visit to the Saatchi Gallery, Jeppe Hein’s work really stood out to me. You can only really experience the work through participation. Infusing technology with an element of surprise and humour, his interactive works playfully remind viewers of their vital role in activating arts communicative potential.
At first his work appears to be a large straight-forward mirror, but as the viewer approaches the piece begins to move, vibrating. Prompting us to re-calibrate our relationship to what we see and where we are.

Mirror Wall, 2010
Jeppe Hein

Saatchi Gallery, SW3 4RY

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