LONDON.- Saatchi Gallery
presents Kaleidoscope, a new exhibition featuring the work of 9 international contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums, including Laura Buckleys interactive large-scale kaleidoscope Fata Morgana.
The immersive piece will be making its first major public appearance as a part of the exhibition. Dazzling and disorienting, Buckleys hexagonal walk-in installation invites the audience to be absorbed into the work through its mirrored walls, changing imagery and audio.
Kaleidoscope examines the distortion of human perception, moving from normal domestic spaces, to turbulent nautical vistas and eventually complete abstraction. From the disruptive work of Mia Feuer, who addresses the post-natural landscape and our effect on it, to Pierre Carreaus emotionally charged depictions of waves, the diverse media on display form a kaleidoscopic representation of the world, revealing a constantly changing sequence of elements and mediums.
Kaleidoscope presents an exciting mixture of contemporary artists from around the world. Other featured artists include Tillman Kaiser whose dynamic paintings and sculptural works are meditations of history, style and form; Whitney Bedford whose tempestuous seascapes act as motifs for connecting the past and the present, and the young painter Florence Hutchings who will be presenting a series of vivid still-life paintings inspired by everyday life.
Kaleidoscope is a timely exploration of our relationship with our surroundings, asking viewers to reconsider the way we engage with our environment - and indeed art itself - with our senses.
Whitney Bedford (born in Baltimore, lives and works in Los Angeles)
Bedford received her MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She had solo exhibitions in the US, New Zealand, France, Germany and Czech Republic.
Laura Buckley (born in Galway, lives and works in London)
Buckley trained at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and her work features in the Saatchi Gallery and Zabludowicz Collections, among others.
Pierre Carreau (born in Paris, lives and works in Saint Barth, Caribbean)
Born near Paris, Pierre moved to the Caribbean island of Saint Barth in 2004, where he works on high-speed photographic exploration of wave shapes.
Mia Feuer (born in Winnipeg, Canada, lives and works in Washington DC)
Feuer received her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and her MFA in 2009 from the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work was included in the first ever female only exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery.
Tom Howse (born in Chester, lives and works in London)
Howse trained at the Wimbledon College of Art, and has exhibited across Europe.
Florence Hutchings (born in Kent, lives and works in London)
Hutchings is undertaking a Painting degree at Slade School of Fine Art and has been awarded the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize (2016-2019).
Tillman Kaiser (born in Graz, Austria, lives and works in Vienna)
Kaiser had solo exhibitions in New York, Rome, Madrid, Los Angeles, Prague, and London, among others.
Peter Linde Busk (born in Copenhagen, lives and works in Berlin)
Busk trained at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Hunter Slade School of Fine Art, and has exhibited across Europe.
Benedetto Pietromarchi (born in Rome, lives and works in Berlin)
Pietromarchi studied classical sculpture at Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara, Italy, and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. His work has been exhibited in London, Bogotá, Rome, Berlin, and Cairo.