The Saatchi Gallery is widely regarded as one of the best galleries in the world for contemporary art. The Gallery was founded in 1985 by Charles Saatchi, who was using the space to exhibit his own work.
For the 30+ years since then, the gallery has exhibited the works of thousands of unknown artists. This championing of the up and comer has earnt it a reputation as the starting point for those just beginning to find their feet and launch a career in the industry.
There are loads of fascinating exhibitions to marvel at while visiting the Saatchi Gallery, so be sure to make the most of your visit here. After a day spent appreciating the works on display, it’s just a short trip back to your hotel room at the Park Grand London Paddington where you can relax and discuss some of fascinating things you saw during the day.
Salon 003: Calder on Paper: 1960-1976
At the Saatchi Gallery from 27 September – 8 December 2018
This work consists of gouaches on paper by the American artist, Alexander Calder. The artist developed his gouache technique in the 30s while he was living in Paris and incorporates oil paint and watercolour, which he preferred to use because it dries quicker. The pieces include paintings of things such as the solar system, the animal world, primitive civilisations and basic geometric figures such as spirals, circles and triangles. All of his work is striking and makes use of a lot of bold, primary colours such as red and yellow.
Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism
16 November- 31 December 2017
This exhibit explores Russian protests over the last 25 years and how certain things have contributed to the hindering of individual freedom. Areas such as political ideology and religion are explored with a number of performance artists being featured in the work including Pyotr Pavlensky and Pussy Riot. Pyotr Pavlensky practices an art form known as ‘actionism’, which is popular in Russia. He has done a number of barbaric things in the name of his art form, including sewing his mouth shut and rolling around naked in barbed wire.
After learning all about the history of Russian protest you are likely to be ready to wind down for the evening, so head to one of our hotels near Great West Road where you will be able to enjoy an overnight stay in total comfort.
Iconoclasts: Art out of the mainstream
Dates to be confirmed
This upcoming exhibition features work from 13 contemporary artists including Maurizio Anzeri, Matthew Chambers, Daniel Crews-Chubb, Josh Faught and Aaron Fowler. All of the artists are from London and use a combination of daring methods to produce work that is both experimental and transformative. Such methods used in this fascinating exhibition include branding imagery onto human skin and sculpting curving structures out of crow feathers. The practices that these artists use are done in such a way as to break the mould and shy away from the typical artistic processes that are commonly used to create art. Their artworks portray their very own interpretations of cultural civilisations.