One of the leading galleries in London, the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea presents The Shape Of Things To Come: New Sculpture – a 20 artist strong exhibit featuring the work of David Altmejd, John Baldessari, David Batchelor, Peter Buggenhout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Matthew Brannon, Bjorn Dahlem, Folkert de Jong, Roger Hiorns, Martin Honert, Thomas Houseago, Joanna Malinowska, Kris Martin, Matthew Monahan, Dirk Skreber, Anselm Reyle, Sterling Ruby, David Thorpe Oscar Tuazon and Rebecca Warren.
The exhibit, running from end of May through to mid-October, has taken over the entire gallery space, celebrating recent artists in the field whose work has sought to re-write the traditional form of sculpture. Installations made using wood, foam, crystal, and even hair, come in the huge to the miniature, dark to glowing bright, and stunningly pale to kaleidoscopic arrays of colour. The diversity of works provide real insight into the varying degrees of contemporary sculptural practise, with works exploring scale, the decay of our urban environment, and conceptions of the human figure itself. By Jenny Cusack / dazed digital